Biosketch


Areas of interest

My areas of interests include, amongst others, developing microfluidics devices with lab-on-a-chip concept; capillary electrophoresis microchip devices; conventional and non-invasive biosensors; bioinstrumentation and immobilization and stabilization of biomolecules in synthetic and natural polymers. My recent interests are in DNA aptamers and molecular imprinting for prolonged stability of recognition elements.

Positions held

Oct 2013- Present        Assistant professor, Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. Research area: Biosensors; Bioinstrumentation, Lab-on-a-chips, microfluidic chips.

Aug 2012-Sep 2013     Associate professor, Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Banasthali University, India. Research area: Biosensors and Bioelectronics

Oct 2011–Jun 2012     Research professor, Research Institute of Engineering & Technology, Korea University, South Korea. Research area: LSPR based nanoparticle detection on lab-on-a-chip platform; on-chip flow cytometry of malaria infected cells, Laser assisted pinched flow fractionation of nanoparticles.

May 2010–Sep 2011   Research professor, Department of Nano science & Engineering, Myongji University, South Korea. Research areas: Microfluidics, lab-on-a-chips, Electrochemical biosensors and Virtual instrumentation; teaching assignments: Special issues in electrical and electronic materials, electrochemical engineering.

Sep 2009–Apr 2010    Assistant professor, School of Biotechnology, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar. Teaching assignments: Industrial and food microbiology, Biochemistry, Biosensors, Biophysics, Structural biology and Practical food microbiology, Practical forensic molecular biology. (two semesters)

Nov 2007–Aug 2009   Postdoc, Department of Nano science & Engineering, Myongji University, South Korea. Research areas: Developing microfluidics devices for lab-on-a-chip concept including PCR microchip fabrication; capillary electrophoresis detectors.

Apr 2007–Oct 2007     Research Associate, Nanotechnology Centre, Electrical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. Research area: Capacitance based detection of creatine kinase-M on an EIS capacitor structure.

Oct 2006-Mar 2007     Visiting faculty, Changu Kana Thakur college of Arts Commerce & Science, Panvel, Navi Mumbai, India

May 2006–Sep 2006   Research Assistant, Molecular Biology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. Research area: Development of transgenic cyanobacteria for linaA2 over expression and developing an assay protocol for the gene.

Sep 2002-Aug-2005       CSIR SRF, Nuclear Agriculture & Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India (Ph.D. research)

Aug 2000-Aug-2002       CSIR JRF, Nuclear Agriculture & Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India (Ph.D. research)

 

Educational qualifications

2007  Ph. D. (Biochemistry), 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.

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:

  • 2016     Convener, Medicine and Health group, National Brainstorming-cum-Consultative Workshop on Panchgavya (SVAROP); Dec 18-19, IIT Delhi, New Delhi India
  • 2017     Program committee member, Nano India 2017, March 17,18, 2017; IIT Delhi, New Delhi
  • 2018      Program committee member of International conference on ‘Biomedical Electronics and Devices’ - Biodevices/Biostec 2018, Madeira, Portugal
  • 2017    Program committee member of International conference on ‘Biomedical Electronics and Devices’ - Biodevices/Biostec 2017, Jan 21-23, Porto, Portugal
  • 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