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A Bit About Me

As a researcher, I always enjoy learning new things. At IIT BHU, I am learning and exploring the ways to develop simpler methods and devices for sensing important biomarkers. My project is mainly focussing on the chronic kidney disease detection process as it is one of the most emerging diseases of 21 st century. During my at IIT Guwahati, I have learned and explored the method and microorganisms that can help in the degradation of plastic. I believe, "If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough".

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Bioengineered cellulosic paper micro-device for serum albumin detection in clinical range
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Divya, P Chandra*

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 258 (1), 128921, 2024

(Impact Factor: 8.025)

ZIF-67- MWCNT Nanohybrid Based Electrochemical Immunosensing Device for Diagnosing Kidney Dysfunction
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Divya, P Chandra*

IEEE Sensors, 2023

(Impact Factor: 5.4)

Design and Engineering of a Palm-Sized Optical Immunosensing Device for the Detection of a Kidney Dysfunction Biomarker
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Divya, S Mahapatra, P Chandra*

Biosensors, 12(12), 1118, 2022

(Impact Factor: 5.743)

Engineered Nanomaterial based Implantable MicroNanoelectrode for in vivo Analysis: Technological Advancement and Commercial Aspects

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Divya, MG Dastidar, S Mahapatra, R Kumari, DS Dkhar, S Roy, P Chandra*

Microchemical Journal, 187, 108431, 2023 

(Impact factor: 5.304)

Ligand conjugated lipid‐based nanocarriers for cancer theranostics

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R Kumar, DS Dkhar, R Kumari, Divya, S Mahapatra, A Srivastava, VK Dubey, P Chandra*

Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2022 

(Impact factor: 4.530)

Lipid-based nanocarriers: Production techniques, concepts, and commercialization aspect
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R Kumar, DS Dkhar, R Kumari, Divya,  S Mahapatra, VK Dubey, P Chandra*

Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 74, 103526, 2022

(Impact Factor: 5.06)

Antibody-receptor bioengineering and its implications in designing bioelectronic devices
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DS Dkhar, R Kumari, S Mahapatra, Divya, R Kumar, T Tripathi, P Chandra*

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 218, 2022

(Impact Factor: 8.025)


Engineering Design, Implementation, and Sensing Mechanisms of Wearable Bioelectronic Sensors in Clinical Settings
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DS Dkhar, R Kumari, S Mahapatra, Divya, P Chandra*

Electroanalysis, 2022

(Impact Factor: 3.223)


Nano-bioengineered Sensing Technologies for Real-time Monitoring of Reactive Oxygen Species in in vitro and in vivo models
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R Kumari, DS Dkhar, S Mahapatra, Divya, R Kumar, P Chandra*

Microchemical Journal, 107615, 2022

(Impact factor: 4.821)


N-acetyl-D-glucosamine Decorated Nano-lipid-based Carriers as Theranostics Module for Targeted Anti-cancer Drug Delivery

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R Kumar, Divya, S Mahapatra, VK Dubey, P Chandra*

Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2022

(Impact Factor: 4.094)


Ultrasensitive Aptasensors for the Detection of Viruses Based on Opto-Electrochemical Readout Systems

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Divya, DS Dkhar, R Kumari, S Mahapatra, R Kumar, P Chandra*

Biosensors, 12(2), 2022

(Impact factor: 5.743)


Nano-Bio-Engineered Silk Matrix-based Sensing Devices for Molecular Bioanalysis

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A Sammi^, Divya^, S Mahapatra, R Kumar, P Chandra*

Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2022 ^Equally Contributed

(Impact factor: 4.530)


Materials for wearable sensors

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B Purohit, Divya, NP Shetti, P Chandra*

Wearable Physical, Chemical, and Biological Sensors

Imprint: Elsevier, USA, 2022


Electrochemical Biosensors for Monitoring of Bioorganic and Inorganic Chemical Pollutants in Biological and Environmental Matrices
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UP Azad, S Mahapatra, Divya, A Srivastava, NP Shetti, P Chandra*
Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation
Imprint: Elsevier, USA, 2021


Nanobioengineered Sensing Technologies Based on Cellulose Matrices for Detection of Small Molecules, Macromolecules, and Cells

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Divya, S Mahapatra, VR Srivastava, P Chandra

Biosensors, 2021, 11(6), 168

(Impact Factor: 5.743)

Attended Courses

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(Jan- July 2021)
1. MCR-536: Materials for Biomedical Applications
2. BM-510: Biomaterial Technology
3. BM-531: Tissue Engineering
4. CY-523: Electroanalytical Chemistry
5. BC-516: Bio-Separation Processes

Teaching Assistantship in IIT(BHU)

1. BC-221: Fundamentals of Microbiology & Laboratory
2. BC-516: Bioseparation processes
3. Distribution Team member in 10th Convocation (2021), 11th Convocation (2022)
4. TA duty in M.Tech and Ph.D. admission process (2022, 2023)

PMRF Teaching Assistantship
Saraswati Higher Education and Technical College of Pharmacy – Course: Biochemistry, Jan - April 2022

NPTEL Course (12 Weeks) - Course: Industrial Biotechnology, July - December 2022

Saraswati Higher Education and Technical College of Pharmacy – Course: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Jan - April 2023


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  1. 7-day online workshop Karyashala on the "Advancements in in vitro Diagnostic methods in Healthcare" 19th-25th July 2021 theme under Accelerate Vigyan Scheme of DST-SERB.

  2. 5-day Faculty Development Program, ‘Smart and Functional Nanomaterials’ 4th-8th Aug 2021 at National Institute of Technology Calicut.

  3. International Conference on Advanced Materials and Mechanical Characterization (ICAMM), 02-04 Dec 2021

  4. HEALTH 2021 Virtual Conference on “Cancer Biology: Advances and Challenges”, held from November 11th -13th, 2021.

  5. 7th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, 14-17 Dec 2021.

  6. 3rd Indian Materials Conclave (IndMac) and 32nd Annual General Meeting of MRSI, December 20-23rd, 2021

  7. Bionsangam 2022 International Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Biotechnology’, 10 th – 12 th March,

  8. International Conference on Electrochemistry for Industry, Health, and Environment, EIHE–2023, 7th – 11th February 2023, at BARC, Mumbai.

  9. 5-day workshop on “Computer Aided Drug Design and Structural Bioinformatics (CASSSB – 2023)”, 13th – 17th March 2023, at IIT-BHU.

  10. BioHeal-2023, International Conference on Biomaterial and Health Care, 13th – 16th April 2023, at Rishikesh.

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Education &
Work Experience

2020 - Present

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi

PhD Scholar (PMRF Fellow)

Laboratory of Bio-physio Sensors & Nanobioengineering

School of Biochemical Engineering

Research Area: Biosensors, Disease Detections, Device Designing

2018 - 2020

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Master of Technology

Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering

2014 - 2018

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology

Bachelor of Technology

College of Biotechnology

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