Dr G Roshan Deen

Lecturer in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Office: +973 1666 0149

Area of Expertise

Current research interest: Biomaterials, Green synthesis of nanoparticles for biomedical applications, Stimuli-responsive polymers, Hydrogels, Energy-storage materials, Medical education.


  • 2001 - PhD in Polymer Science; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 1997 - MSc in Materials Science; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 1993 - MSc in Applied Chemistry; Anna University, India
  • 1991 BSc Chemistry; University of Madras, India.

Awards and Honor:

  • 2018, Outstanding mentor award from Ministry of Education, Singapore.
  • 2018, Dedicated partner award from National Junior College, Singapore.
  • 2017, Distinguished partner award from Anderson Junior College, Singapore.
  • 2007–2008, Danish medical and health science research council fellowship, Denmark.
  • 2005 – 2007, Danish natural science research council fellowship, Denmark.
  • 1994 – 1996, Research scholarship from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • 1997 – 2000, Research scholarship from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • 1988, Jawaharlal Nehru science talent award for outstanding science student, (India).

Professional Affiliations

  • Danish Colloid Society
  • Danish Neutron Scattering Society
  • Belgian Particle and Interface Society

Current areas of activity

  • Supervising Summer School Research Projects.
  • Supervising IC3 Student Selected Projects.
  • Supervising TILDA Projects.
  • Developing Animated E-Textbooks in Fundamentals of Chemistry.
  • Research collaborations with Aarhus University, and Nanyang Technological University.
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  • Design and Synthesis of metal nanoparticles for biomedical applications using green chemistry.
  • Development of stimuli-responsive hydrogels and hybrid materials for medical applications.


  • Medwal, R., Gautam, S., Gupta, S., Chae, K., Asokan, K., Roshan Deen, G., Rawat, R.S., Katiyar, R., & Annapoorani, S (2018). Self-stabilized carbon-L10 Fe Pt nanoparticles for heated dot recording media. IEEE Magnetics Letters, 9 DOI. 10.1109/LMAG.2018.2840990.
  • Wang, J., Tian, L., Luo, B., Ramakrishna, S., Kai, D., Loh, X.J., Yang, I.H., Roshan Deen, G., & Mo, X, (2018). Engineering PCL/lignin nanofibers as an antioxidant scaffold for the growth of neuron and Schwann cell. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 169, 356-365.
  • Mah, C.H., Wu, Q.Y., & Roshan Deen, G. (2018). Effect of nature of chemical crosslinker on swelling and solubility parameter of a new stimuli-responsive cationic poly (N-acryloyl-N’-propyl piperazine) hydrogel. Polymer Bulletin, 75 (1), 221-238.
  • Roshan Deen, G., & Loh, X.J. (2018). Stimuli-responsive cationic hydrogels in drug delivery applications. Gels, 4, 1-13.
  • Mortensen, H.G., Madsen, J.K., Andersen, K.K., Vosegaard, T., Roshan Deen, G., Otzen, D.E., & Pedersen, J.S. (2017). Myoglobin and alpha lactalbumin form smaller complexes with the biosurfactant rhamnolipid than with SDS. Bio Physical Journal, 113, 2621-2633.
  • Yang, D.P., Linn Oo, M.N.N., Roshan Deen, G., Li, Z., & Loh, X.J. (2017). Nano-star-shaped polymers for drug delivery applications. Macromolecular Rapid Communication, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700410.
  • Loh, X.J., Lee, T.C., Dou, Q., & Roshan Deen, G. (2016). Utilising inorganic nanocarriers for gene delivery. Biomaterials Science, 4, 70-80.
  • Roshan Deen, G., & Mah, C.H. (2016). Influence of external stimuli on the network properties of cationic poly(N-acryloyl-N'-propyl piperazine) hydrogels. Polymer, 89, 55-68.
  • Roshan Deen, G., Teo, T.W., & Lee, K.F. (2016). New stimuli-responsive polyampholyte: Effect of chemical structure and composition on solution properties and swelling mechanism. Polymer, 104, 91-103.
  • Roshan Deen, G., & Chua, V. (2015). Synthesis and properties of new stimuli-responsive nanocomposite hydrogels containing silver nanoparticles. Gels, 1, 117-134.