Biosketch


Research areas

Non-invasive clinical biosensors; capillary electrophoresis microchip devices for clinical, environmental and biopharmaceutical applications; microfluidic Lab-on-a-chips for PCR and on-chip cytometry; on-chip COD analysis; biosensors for pathogen detection, on-chip neurochemical analyzer.

 

Positions held

Mar 2019- Present: Associate professor, Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Research area: Biosensors; Bioinstrumentation, Lab-on-a-chips, microfluidic chips.

Co-ordinator, Clemson University- IIT Delhi Centre for Innovative Medical Devices & Sensors 'CIMEDS'

Associated faculty at:

    Department of Biomedical Engineering, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi

    School of Inter-Disciplinary Research, IIT Delhi

    Nanoscale Research Facility, IIT Delhi

    Centre of Excellence Biopharmaceutical Technology, IIT Delhi

Sep 2013-Mar 2019      Assistant professor, Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Aug 2012-Sep 2013      Associate professor, Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Banasthali University, India.

Oct 2011–Jun 2012       Research professor, Research Institute of Engineering & Technology, Korea University, South Korea.

May 2010–Sep 2011     Research professor, Department of Nano science & Engineering, Myongji University, South Korea.

Sep 2009–Apr 2010      Assistant professor, School of Biotechnology, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar.

Nov 2007–Aug 2009    Postdoc, Department of Nano science & Engineering, Myongji University, South Korea.

Apr 2007–Oct 2007      Research Associate, Nanotechnology Centre, Electrical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.

 

Educational qualifications

2007  Ph. D. (Biochemistry), Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre / Mumbai University, Mumbai, India.

2000  M. Sc. (Industrial Biotechnology), Punjabi University, Patiala, India (University Gold medallist).

1998  B. Sc. (Chemistry Honours with Physics and Mathematics), Calcutta University, Kolkata, India.

Awards/ honors / fellowship etc.

  • Awarded with University Gold medal by Honorable Governor, Punjab Mr. F. C. Jacob for standing first in the order of merit at M. Sc. (Biotechnology) Final examination at Punjabi University, Patiala, India on April 7, 2001.
  • Qualified Joint CSIR–UGC National Eligibility Test (India) for Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship twice in Life Sciences in Dec 1999 & June 2000.

Administrative roles

  • Coordinator: Clemson University- IIT Delhi Centre for Innovative Medical Devices & Sensors 'CIMEDS’ Sanction and seed funds obtained for 4 FIRP proposals
  • Co-Chair: “Openhouse 2019” IIT Delhi
  • Member, Core committee, Nanoscale Research Facility, IIT Delhi (Since 2016)
  • Coordinator (Aug 2015-Present): thrust area- ‘Agriculture’ NNetra
  • President: BRCA quiz club (June 2017-Present)
  • Successfully co-organized Rendezvous 2017, 2018
  • Organizing committee member “Openhouse 2018” IIT Delhi
  • Faculty Lead: Inter-IIT Cultural Fest contingent for IITD to IIT Roorkee; etc.

Academic achievements/ roles

  • Member, Board of Studies (BOS), Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, 2017-2018
  • Founding and life member of Biosensor society of India
  • Reviewer for journals: Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Nanoscale, Lab on a Chip, Analyst, Chemical Communications, Talanta, Sensors and Actuators B, Electroanalysis, RSC Advances, J. Electroanal. Chem, Analytica Chimia Acta, Sensors and Actuators A, Analytical Letters, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, IEEE Sensors Journal, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Express polymer letters, Sensors (MDPI), Asian Journal of Physics, Current Science, International J. of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry (RSC), J. Material Science, ACS Chemical Neuroscience, Sensing & Biosensing Research, Proc. National Academy of Sciences, India Biological Sciences, Food chemistry, ACS Sensors

Conference/Seminars organized:

·         2018 Session chair and program committee member: Bioprocessing India 2018 (16-18 Dec 2018, IIT Delhi)

  • 2018   Organizer: IUSSTF-DST WAQM Project meeting on ‘Integrated low-cost water sensors for real- time river water monitoring and decision- making’ Oct 12th, IIT Delhi, New Delhi India
  • 2018   Organizer for session on ‘Agricultural Biotechnology’ at ‘University of Queensland, IIT Delhi Inaugural Research Symposium’, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, 24-25 Sep 2018
  • 2018   Convener: Brainstorming cum seminar on river water quality monitoring May 18th, IIT Delhi, New Delhi India
  • 2018   Program committee member of international conference on ‘Physiological computing systems’ PhyCS 2018, Sep 19-21, Seville, Spain
  • 2018      Program committee member of International conference on ‘Biomedical Electronics and Devices’ - Biodevices/Biostec 2018, Funchal, Portugal
  • 2017     Program committee member, Nano India 2017, March 17,18, 2017; IIT Delhi, New Delhi
  • 2017    Program committee member of International conference on ‘Biomedical Electronics and Devices’ - Biodevices/Biostec 2017, Jan 21-23, Porto, Portugal
  • 2016    Convener, Medicine and Health group, National Brainstorming-cum-Consultative Workshop on Panchgavya (SVAROP); Dec 18-19, IIT Delhi, New Delhi India
  • 2016    Program committee member of International conference on ‘Biomedical Electronics and Devices’ - Biodevices/Biostec 2015, Feb 21-23, Rome, Italy
  • 2016    Program committee member of international conference on ‘Physiological computing systems’ PhyCS 2016, Jul 27-28, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2015    Program committee member of International conference on ‘Biomedical Electronics and Devices’ - Biodevices/Biostec 2015, Jan 12-15, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2015    Program committee member of international conference on ‘Physiological computing systems’ PhyCS 2015, Feb 11-13, Loire Valley, France
  • 2014    Program committee member of International conference on ‘Biomedical Electronics and Devices’ - Biodevices/Biostec 2014, Mar 3-6, Angers, Loire Valley, France
  • 2014    Program committee member of international conference on ‘Physiological computing systems’ PhyCS 2014, Jan 7-9, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2013    Program committee member of International conference on ‘Biomedical Electronics and Devices’ - Biodevices/Biostec 2013, Feb11- Feb 14, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2012    Program committee member of International conference on ‘Biomedical Electronics and Devices’ - Biodevices/Biostec 2012, Jan 31- Feb 4, Algarve, Portugal
  • 2011    Session chair, International conference on ‘Biomedical Electronics and Devices’ - Biodevices/Biostec 2011, Jan 26-29, Rome, Italy