He is University SWAYAM Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Deptt of Pharmaceutical Sciences, HNB Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar Garhwal Uttarakhand.
He is M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutics), MBA (Operations Management); Ph. D., PDF Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan; Academic, research, and industrial experience of about 18 yr.
Dr. Semalty has more than 100 hrs of online course/ AV- e-content development experience. He has successfully developed and run two SWAYAM MOOCs (Academic Writing and Industrial Pharmacy I) with 80 hrs of Teaching Learning Materials including more than 40 hrs of video lectures; Contributed 4 e-modules (2 hr) for ARPIT course of GJU Science & technology Hisar; More than 12 hr educational videos for SWAYAMPRABHA Channel of Govt of India; Ranked number 1 in India in exam registration for his online course among hundreds of courses; His course is on top 30 online courses of the world as declared by Press Information Bureau Govt. of India. He has conducted more than 30 hr of successful live mega-webinars on various topics.
He has delivered more than 50 invited lectures (on Open Educational Resources (OERs), Academic writing, Nanoparticle research, Research methodology, Research ethics, Software in research, MOOC, blended/ flipped learning, research proposal writing, academic integrity, plagiarism, etc.) in various training programs in Faculty Development Centers (FDCs), Human Resource Development Centres (HRDCs) and other institutions.
He has completed 10 research projects funded by various agencies worth more than 01 Crore; 02 projects ongoing. He has published 74 papers, 6 books (including the best seller "Essentials of Pharmaceutical Technology" by Pharma Med Press), 2 patents (01 granted). He has presented papers in more than 100 conferences; Highly cited researcher of the field (h index 24; total citations 1723); Awarded Daiko Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and invited by Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan as visiting scientist for research for FY 2011-12; Awarded with the prestigious national Research Award (Pharmacy) by UGC, New Delhi (2016-18) and Young Scientist Award of the year 2007 by Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology (UCOST); Expert reviewer of Iceland Research Foundation Iceland; Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Israel and Scientific Expert (REPRISE) for Ministry of Institution and University Research (MIUR), Italy;
He is member of The Asian Council of Science Editors, APTI and IPA; Editorial Board Member and peer reviewer of various national and international reputed journals; Supervised 25 M. Pharm research projects; Research interest include cyclodextrin and lipid complexes, Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), nanoparticles, natural products for drug delivery like obesity and hair loss.