Ph.D. (July 2003- Dec 2008) Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India Thesis: Design and Development of Label-Free Optical Biosensors Two novel, cost effective and field deployable sensing schemes for detection of bacteria and proteins have been demonstrated.
Bachelor of Engg. (1998-2002) Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India (Electronics & Instrumentation)
Clinical diagnostics and therapeutics using nanomaterials and nano-devices
Sensors for environmental monitoring, detection of toxins & explosives
Fiber optic sensors, nanotechnology, noble metal nanoparticles
August 2017 – Present Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras
August 2011 – Present Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras
Mar 2009 – Feb 2011 Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID Worked on development of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) based DNA biosensor, receptor mediated detection of explosives and applications of nanomaterials for development of drug delivery systems for anti-sense and anti-gene oligonucleotide based therapeutics.
Jan 2009 - Continued a part of Ph.D work Research Associate, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India The development of sensing modalities for field deployable biosensors. Improvements to the existing sensor probes were proposed. Some of the proposed sensor designs have been demonstrated successfully.
August 2002 – June 2003 Lecturer, GVP College of Engg, Visakhapatnam, India Responsibilities consisted of teaching courses and running lab sessions.