Dr. Sharda   Bharti

Department Bio Technology
Designation Assistant Professor
Educational Qualification M. Tech., Ph.D. (IIT Bombay)
E-Mail sbharti.bt@nitrr.ac.in, shardabharti05@gmail.com
Contact Number 8779222600
Areas of Interest

Environmental Microbiology, Applied Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Bioremediation, Applied Microbiology, Water and Wastewater Treatment


Journal Publications:

  • Bharti S., Mukherji S. & Mukherji, S. (2021). Antiviral application of colloidal and immobilized silver nanoparticles. Nanotechnology, 32, 20. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/abe489 (SCI)
  • Bharti S., Mukherji S. & Mukherji, S. (2020). Enhanced Antibacterial Activity of Decahedral Silver Nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 23, 36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-020-05106-z (SCI)
  • Bharti S., Mukherji S. & Mukherji, S. (2020). Extracellular Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Thiosphaera pantotropha and Evaluation of Their Antibacterial and Cytotoxic effects. 3 Biotech, 10, 237. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13205-020-02218-0 (SCI)
  • Bharti S., Mukherji S. & Mukherji, S. (2019). Water Disinfection using Fixed Bed Reactors Packed with Silver Nanoparticle Immobilized Glass Capillary Tubes. Science of the Total Environment, 689, 991-1000. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.482   (SCI) 
  • Bharti, S. & Sinha, S. K. (2018). Biochemical Characterization of Building Block of Condensed Tannin in Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.). VEGETOS: An international Journal for Plant Research and Biotechnology, 31 (4), 25-27. (Scopus) 
  • Bharti, S., Mukherji, S., and Mukherji, S. (2018). Photocatalytic action of silver titanium dioxide nanocomposites against pathogenic bacteria. Journal of Indian Chemical Society, Vol. 95, 1-8. (SCI)
  • Bharti, S., Agnihotri, S., Mukherji S. and Mukherji, S. (2015). Effectiveness of Immobilized Silver Nanoparticles in Inactivation of Pathogenic Bacteria. Journal of Environmental Research and Development, Vol. 9(3A), 849-856.
  • Sinha, S. K., Kumar, M., Kumar, A., Bharti, S., and Shahi, V. K. (2013). Antioxidant activities of different tissue extract of Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) containing phenolic compounds. Legume Research, 36(6), 496-504. (SCI) 

Book Chapter:

  • Bharti, S., Fatma, S., Kumar, V. (2022). AI in Waste Management: The Savage of Environment. In: Paul, P.K., Choudhury, A., Biswas, A., Singh, B.K. (eds) Environmental Informatics. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-2083-7_6 
  • Suparna Mukherji, Sharda Bharti, Gauri Shukla and Soumyo Mukherji (2018). Synthesis and Characterization of Size and Shape Controlled Silver Nanoparticles, in a book entitledChemistry of Nanomaterials: A Practical Guide.” DeGruyter publication (DOI: 10.1515/psr-2017-0082).


  • Bharti, S., Mukherji, S., and Mukherji, S. “Impact of Various Factors on Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using a Bacteria Capable of Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification”. National Seminar on Current Perspectives in Environmental Pollution: Challenges and Opportunities held during June 7-8, 2019 at Tezpur University.
  • Bharti, S., Mukherji, S., and Mukherji, S. “Antiviral activity of Colloidal and Immobilized Silver Nanoparticles”. National Environmental Conference (NEC-2019) held during Jan 31-Feb 2, 2019 at IIT Bombay
  • Bharti, S., Mukherji, S., and Mukherji, S. “Silver Nanoparticles Immobilized on TRIS-Functionalized Glass Serve as an Efficient Disinfectant against Opportunistic Bacterial Pathogens”. AWWA India Annual Conference and Exposition: Total Water Solution (AICE 18), held at The Institute of Engineers (India), Hyderabad, during Nov 16-17, 2018.
  • Bharti, S., Shukla, G, Mukherji, S., and Mukherji, S. “Synthesis of anisotropic silver nanoparticles and their potential application in bacterial inactivation”. International conference on Environmental Nanotechnology for Socio Economic Development of India (ENTSED 2018), held at DIT University, Dehradun, during September 28-29, 2018 (Oral presentation, (Received 2nd best oral presentation award).
  • Bharti, S., Mukherji, S., and Mukherji, S. “Point-of-use water disinfection using silver nanoparticle immobilized capillary tube packed fixed bed reactor”. Annual Conference and Exposition: Innovating the Future of Water (ACE 18), held at Mandalay Bay Convention Centre, Las Vegas, USA, during June 11-June 14, 2018 (Oral presentation).
  • Bharti, S., Mukherji, S., and Mukherji, S. “Photocatalytic action of silver-titanium dioxide nanocomposites against pathogenic bacteria” at National Conference on “Sustainable Advanced Technologies for Environmental Management (SATEM 2017), held at IIEST Shibpur, Kolkata during June 28-30, 2017 (Oral presentation).
  • Bharti, S., Agnihotri, S., Mukherji, S., and Mukherji, S. “Biocidal activity of silver nanoparticles immobilized on surface functionalized glass on yeast”. International Conference on new frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering (INCEEE-2015) held at NIT Warangal, during 20-21st March, 2015 (Oral presentation, Received the best paper award).
  • Bharti, S., Agnihotri, S., Mukherji, S., and Mukherji, S. “Effectiveness of Immobilized Silver Nanoparticles in Inactivation of Pathogenic Bacteria”. 7th International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER-14) held at R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, during 26-28 December, 2014 (Oral presentation). 
  • Bharti, S., Mukherji, S., and Mukherji, S. “Synergistic Photocatalytic Activity of Silver-Titanium dioxide Nanocomposite in Water Disinfection”. Indo Canadian Workshop on Clean Water Technologies, held at IIT Bombay on 25th Nov, 2016 (Poster).
Other Info.
Courses Taught:
  • Environmental Studies
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Proteomics
  • Animal Cell and Plant Tissue Culture
  • Grnomics and Proteomics
Lab Courses taken:
  • Microbiology and Biochemistry Lab
  • Microbial Technology
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, NIT Raipur [July 2021 - Present]
  • Associate- Content Development, Byju's: Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd., [July 2019-July 2021]
  • Guest Faculty, Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam [Spring Semester, 2019]
Research Seed Grant Project   
    Principal Investigator : Dr. Sharda Bharti
     Sponsored by:
 NIT Raipur (Govt of India)
    Status :

Administrative responsibities:
  • Coordinator, Biotechnology Department Student Association, BITSA - August 2021- Present
  • Member, Anti Ragging Committee, NIT Raipur: April 2022 - Present
  • Faculty Advisor for the B. Tech Students Batch of 2020, Department of Biotechnology, NIT Raipur: July 2021- Present
  • NIRF Coordinator, Department of Biotechnology, NIT Raipur: July 2022- Present
Other participations/Certifications:
  • Participated in Summer Institute: Nanotechnologies for Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure, Integrated Water Managementheld at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada during 28th May to 4th June 2016.                                  
  • Participated in an Indo-US Winter School onInternational Perspectives on Quantitative Microbial Risk assessment”, organized by Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) Hyderabad during 22nd-27th March, 2015 as a part of the project of the Obama Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
  • Summer internship at Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR), Varanasi to learn various Molecular Biology techniques and Tissue Culture Techniques [June’2010]
  • Rio+21 IYWC India Certification Programs Role of Water in Sustainable Development’ [2013-14]
  • Student Chapter President, American Water Work Association India IITB student Chapter [Jun’2018-2019]
  • Started the first AWWA India student chapter, launched Water Wonderful book at KV IIT B among students of class 3-6.
  • Reviewer  in a reputed international journalApplied Nanoscience, Journal of The Institution of Engineers: Series A, and Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology”