Faculty Profile

  • Name Dr. Monika Khurana
  • Qualification Postdoc (Emory University, GA, USA) & Dr. rer. nat. (Dortmund University, Germany)
  • Department School of Engineering & Technology
  • Position Associate Professor and PhD Programme Coordinator – AU
  • Email monikakhurana@sushantuniversity.edu.in

Professional biography

Recipient of Max-Planck Gesellschaft scholarship for PhD in Germany & Post-doctorate fellowship from Emory University, USA, Dr. Monika Khurana is committed to excellence in learning & teaching. Her mission is not to impart what is known, but to expand frontiers of knowledge by providing free, open & hands on experience to her young students.

Experience: 12 Years

Courses taught: UG/PG level: Engineering Chemistry, General Chemistry and Environmental Sciences

PhD level - Literature Review

Researches done

Completed a project as PI entitled “Effect of Gold Nanoparticles Incorporation on Lateral Organization of Model Biomembranessanctioned and approved by DST-SERB.

Current research

  • Structure, Dynamics and Phase Behaviour of Model Biomembrane Systems
  • Solid Supported Biomembranes
  • Lipid-Peptide/Protein Interactions
  • Biophysical characterization of Lipid Systems and Lipid Rafts
  • Interactions of Gold Nanoparticle with Lipid Membranes

Contribution to profession

  • Ph.D. Programme Coordinator
  • Chief Editor for International Conference on Smart Cities held from March 8-9, 2019 at Ansal University.
  • Guest Editor of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment Journal, Emerald Publishing.
  • Project incharge of the research project entitled "Effect of gold nanoparticles incorporation on lateral organization of model biomembranes" sanctioned by DST-SERB.
  • Faculty in charge-Chemistry Lab
  • Member of Examination Disciplinary Committee
  • Member of Ethical committee
  • Member of Board of Studies (BOS)
  • Member of School Research Committee (SRC)
  • Set up of Biophysical Research Lab at Innovation Centre of Ansal University.
  • Curriculum Development
  • Organizing Secretary for International Conference in Nanotechnology (ICNANO 2013)
  • Faculty Colloquium Coordinator, AIT
  • Faculty in charge - Library, AIT
  • Member of Departmental Research Committee (DRC), AIT

Awards and Honours 

  • FAST track grant for Young Investigators, DST (2015-2018)
  • Post-Doctorate Research Fellowship Emory University, Atlanta, GA USA (2006-2007)
  • Doctoral Research Fellowship Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund,Germany (2003-2006)


  • Temperature and pressure effects on structural and conformational properties of POPC/SM/Chol model raft mixtures – a FT-IR, SAXS, DSC, PPC and Laurdan fluorescence spectroscopy study. Biochemica et Biophysica Acta – Biomembranes, 2006, 1758, 248-258.SCI Indexed, Impact Factor – 3.4, citations - 71 
  • Pressure Perturbation and Differential Scanning Calorimetric Studies of Bipolar Tetraether Liposomes Derived from the Thermoacidophilic Archaeon Sulfolobus Acidocaldarius.

Biophysical Journal, 2005, 89, 1841-1849.

SCI Indexed, Impact Factor – 3.6, citations - 34 

  • Solid State Structural and Solution Studies on the Formation of a Flexible Cavity for Anions by Copper (I) and 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane.

          Polyhedron, 2002, 21, 2433-2443.

           SCI Indexed, Impact Factor – 2.3, citations – 23

Faculty Development Programmes (AICTE Approved – NPTEL)

  • Non-Conventional Energy Resources
  • Introduction to Research

Online Courses:

  • Academic Writing (July – October 2019 with score of 96%) - Swayam
  • Introduction to Research (July – October 2019 with Silver Medal) - NPTEL
  • Non-Conventional Energy Resources (January – April 2019 with Silver Medal)- NPTEL
  • Workshop on e-Learning to e-Training: A Comprehensive Guide for all your Administrative Work (25th May – 5th June 2020) – University of Delhi
  • Induction Training/Orientation Programme for Faculty in Universities/Colleges/Institutes of Higher Education (4th June – 1st July 2020) – University of Delhi