Special Issue "Phytogenic Nanomaterials for Biomedical and Environmental Applications"

Submission Deadline: 28 February 2022
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Guest Editors
Arpita Roy, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University, India.

Dr. Arpita Roy is working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology (Department of Biotechnology) at Sharda University, Greater Noida. She obtained her MTech (Industrial Biotechnology) and Ph.D. (Biotechnology) from Delhi Technological University. Her areas of interest include Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Green nanoparticle synthesis and Microbiology. She has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals (h-index 14; i-index 23; Total citation >550) and 14 books chapters. She has qualified GATE, CSIR-UGC-NET and ICAR-ASRB NET. She is also a recipient of “Commendable Research Excellence Award DTU 2019, 2020 and 2021” from Delhi Technological University, Delhi. She has presented more than 15 papers in national and international conferences.

H. C. Ananda Murthy, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia.

Dr. H. C. Ananda Murthy has been a sincere, committed and dedicated faculty member at various prestigious universities in India, Tanzania and Ethiopia for the last 24 years. He is currently working as Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Adama Science and Technology University, Adama, Ethiopia, East Africa. He completed his B.Sc. (1995) and M.Sc. (1997) in Chemistry from Bangalore University, India. He also obtained M.Phil. (2016) from Bharathidasan University, India. Then he was awarded Ph.D. (2012) for his work on composite materials from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India. Prof. Ananda has authored 5 books, 6 compendia, 4 book chapters and published more than 85 research articles in the journals of international repute and presented many papers in national as well as international conferences. He has 4 patents to his credit. He has delivered many invited talks at various platforms. He has taught various chemistry courses to UG, PG, and Ph.D., students of the universities and supervised many 7 M.Sc. and 1 Ph.D., students. He is currently guiding 2 M.Sc. and 6 Ph.D. students. His research interest mainly includes synthesis and applications of composite materials and Nano-materials. He has successfully completed a project titled “Amphibious bicycle” sanctioned by National Innovation Foundation of India (NIFI) in the year 2009. He is currently associated with research projects related to green synthesis of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles for multifunctional applications.


Nanoparticles possess unique characteristics due to their large surface area-to-volume ratio and unusual catalytic activity, electronic properties, optical properties, and antimicrobial activity. Different types of nanoparticles can be synthesized using various methods. Currently, green synthesis of nanomaterials is getting attention in the fields of bio-nanotechnology. As compared to the chemical and physical method of synthesis, the synthesis of nanoparticles using green material is more environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and avoids the use of toxic chemicals. There is a better opportunity of green synthesis of nanomaterials using plants. Extract of plant secondary metabolites are the main component for the green synthesis of nanomaterials.

Aim of this Special Issue is to solicit research/review articles that are highlighting current research relevant to environmental and biomedical applications of plant synthesized nanomaterials.


Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

• Plant-derived synthesis metal nanoparticles and their environmental applications

• Environmental applications of metal oxides nanoparticles

• Plant-derived nanomaterials and its biomedical applications

• Antibacterial activity of metal nanoparticles

• Antifungal activity of nanoparticles

• Dye degradation activity of nanoparticles

Plants, Nanobiotechnology, Nanomaterials, Green synthesis, Biomedical applications, Environmental remediation