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.
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)
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.
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