Anuya Nisal

Anuya Nisal

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

Research interests in our group include development of novel polymeric materials, blends and composites, their structure-property-processing relationships with a special focus on biomedical applications. For the last few years, our efforts have been focused at developing novel value added applications for the textile silk material.  We have published several research papers and filed multiple patents on microstructure of silk fibroin, novel and unique processing protocols and modification of silk fibroin surfaces. Our work has also resulted in a technology start-up BiolMed Innovations Pvt. Ltd., which is commercializing bone graft substitutes based on silk fibroin. We have also been actively involved in information research and technology assessment projects.  

Professional Experience

May 2006 – Present; Scientist, National Chemical laboratory, Pune, IND

Silk-based biomaterials; Electron microscopy; Intellectual property landscape and techno-commercial assessment; Polymer blends and nano-composites

Feb 2015 – Present; Co-founder & Non-Executive Director, BiolMed Innovations Pvt. Ltd., Pune, IND

Technology start-up developing bone void filler materials based on silk fibroin; Incubated at Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park Campus; Recipient of the prestigious Biotechnology Ignition Grant – Round 4

Feb 2003 – April 2005; Scientist, GE India Technology center, Bangalore, IND

Expertise in micro-analytical characterization of polymer systems; Customer issue resolutions in styrene based polymeric systems; Development of thermally conductive composites

Selected Publications

  • Parul Dubey, Laxman Nawale, Dhiman Sarkar, Anuya Nisal And Asmita Prabhune, Sophorolipid assisted tunable and rapid gelation of silk fibroin to form porous biomedical scaffolds, RSC Advances., 5, 33955 (2015), DOI:10.1039/c5ra04317d.
  • Anuya Nisal, Kanika Trivedy, Hasan Mohammad, Suyana Panneri, Sayam Sengupta, Ashish Lele, Ramesh Manchala, Nirmal Kumar S., Mugdha Gadgil, Harish Khandelwal, Snehal More And Seeta Laxman R, The uptake of azo dyes into silk glands for production of colored silk cocoons using a green feeding approach, ACS Sustainability and Engineering., 2, 312 - 317 (2014), DOI:10.1021/sc400355k.
  • Anuya Nisal, Chirag Kalelkar, Jayesh Belare And Ashish Lele, Rheology and microstructural studies of regenerated silk fibroin solutions, Rheologica Acta., 52, 833 - 840 (2012), DOI:10.1007/s00397-013-0723-5.
  • Soumen Das, Debasis Pati, Neha Tiwari And Anuya Nisal and Sayam SenGupta, Synthesis of silk fibroin-glycopolypeptide conjugates and their recognition with lectin, Biomacromolecules., 13, 3695 - 3702 (2012), DOI:10.1021/bm301170u.

Research Interest

  • Biodegradable Polymers

Contact Details

Scientist, CFPE group
942, Polymer Science and Engineering Bldg. 
National Chemical Laboratory,
Pune- 411008, INDIA
Phone: 91-20-25903013