Nisha Mehta

PhD student

Melbourne Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

School of Chemistry

The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010

Australia

Room: 172 (Masson Building)

E-mail: nisham AT student.unimelb.edu.au

 

Biography

09/2017 – present: PhD student, School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Australia

05/2017 – 07/2017: Summer Researcher in the group of S. Yashonath, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Karnataka, India

07/2015 – 05/2017: Masters of Science (Chemistry), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

12/2016: Researcher in The Associated Cement Companies (ACC) Limited, ACC Thane Complex, Thane (West), Mumbai, India

05/2016 – 07/2016: Summer Researcher in the group of Dr. D.L.V.K. Prasad under Summer Undergraduate Research and Postgraduate Excellence program (SURGE-2016), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

07/2012 – 05/2015: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Awards

2017: Melbourne International Engagement Award, The University of Melbourne, Australia

2017: Melbourne Research Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, Australia

2017: Sangeeta Pradhan Memorial Medal, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

2017: JUNIOR RESERCH FELLOWSHIP (JRF), University Grants Commission (UGC), India

2017: B P Srivastava Scholarship, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

2016: recipient of UTokyo-IIT PhD Scholarship (declined)

2016: acceptance letter from The University of Oxford and University College London (UCL)

2016: Dr. Elizabeth and Dr. Verkey Cherian Award for SURGE -2016 Best Project, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

2016: Scholarship for Top Class Education, Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Employment, India

2016: ACC Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

2015: Among the 12 selected students for MS-PhD integrated programme IISER, Bhopal among 381 students shortlisted for interviews (declined)

2013: Nominated for The International Educational Excellence Program to U.K, University of Delhi (declined)

Professional Memberships and Academic Service

2017 – 2018: Non-executive member of IIT-IISc Graduates Group Committee, The University of Melbourne, Australia

2016 – 2017: Student representative of Department Undergraduate Committee (DUGC), Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Publications

1. N. Mehta, M. Casanova-Páez, L. Goerigk, “Semi-empirical or non-empirical double-hybrid density functionals: which are more robust?”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 201820, 23175-23194. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP03852J (front-cover article, 2018 Hot Article)