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Dr. Pranjal Chandra PhD, FICS, MNASc, MRSC

Associate Professor & Ramanujan Fellow

Fellow, Indian Chemical Society

School of Biochemical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi,

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Post-doctorate, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Ph.D., Institute of Biophysio Sensor Technology, Pusan National University, South Korea

M.Tech., U.P. Technical University, Lucknow, India

Education

Professional Experiences

  1.  Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India (2022-Present)

  2. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India (2019-2022)

  3. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India (2015-2019)

  4. Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute of Biophysio Sensor Technology, Pusan National University, South Korea (2017)

  5. Visiting Scientist, Institute of Biophysio Sensor Technology, Pusan National University, South Korea (2015)

  6. Postdoctoral Research, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Haifa, Israel (2014-2015)

  7. Assistant Professor, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India (2013-2014)

  8. Senior Research Associate, Institute of Biophysio Sensor Technology, Pusan National University, South Korea (2013-2014)

  9. Lecturer, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India (2008-2009)

Administration

External Administration 

  1. EXPERT MEMBER in PARAKH program of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi

  2. MENTOR in the NIDHI Scheme (NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR DEVELOPING AND HARNESSING INNOVATIONS) of Department of Science & Technology, Gov. of India at CoE, KIIT Technology Business Incubator.
    Committee Member for the DST-NIDHI’s Promoting and Accelerating Young and ASpiring technology entrepreneurs (PRAYAS) PROGRAM.

  3. Screening Committee Member for the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology [MeitY], under TIDE 2.0 [Technology Incubation & Development of Entrepreneurs] Scheme. 

  4. MENTOR for Elvikon India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, through KIIT-TBI, under BIG-BIRAC.   

  5. EXPERT MEMBER  in Central Government Funding Agencies.

  6. Expert Reviewer of Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR/ CEFIPRA) under

  7. Department of Science and Technology (DST), GoI and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France.

  8. Expert Reviewer for Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) German Research Foundation Kennedyallee 40 53175 Bonn, Germany

  9. External Expert for Project evaluation for Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment under “back to lab” women scientist division.

  10. External Expert for PhD evaluation Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, 400076 Mumbai, Maharashtra

  11. External Expert for PhD evaluation in Biotechnology, Faculty of Science (FOS) Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Ref: UBD/FOS/N3(i), April 2019.

  12. External Expert for PhD evaluation in Bioengineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai, India. 

  13. External Expert for PhD evaluation in School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu, India. 

  14. External Expert for PhD evaluation for Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, India

  15. External Expert for PhD evaluation for Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi - Uttar Pradesh 221005, India

  16. External Expert for PhD evaluation for Assam University (Central University), Silchar Assam, India

  17. Expert Reviewer of the R&D Proposals under CSIR-Fundamental & Innovative Research in Science of Tomorrow [CSIR-FIRST] Scheme.

  18. Expert Reviewer of the various R&D Proposals for the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. 

  19. Expert Reviewer for the project under the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. 

  20. Expert Reviewer of projects under the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel. 

  21. Expert Reviewer of grants under DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance

  22. External Expert for Biosensor syllabus design of MTech (Medical Devices) course at NIPER-Guwahati.

  23. External Examiner for setting the question paper for the Central University of Haryana.

 

At IIT(BHU), Varanasi

  1. Senate Member, IIT(BHU), Varanasi; March 2021- till date 

  2. Convener: Departmental Postgraduate Committee (DPGC); September 2022 - till date

  3. Chairman: PhD Admission BCE 2022-2023 ODD Semester 

  4. Chairman: M.Tech Admission BCE 2022-2023 ODD Semester

  5. Chairman: M.Tech Admission BCE 2021-2022

  6. Member: Institute level IPR Committee 2022- till date 

  7. Expert Member in the Project Assessment Panel (PAP) under the "Design Expertise to Manufacturing MSME Sector", IIT(BHU). Implemented through the office of Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India. 2021- ongoing

  8. Nodal Member, BCE  Institute Annual Report 2020-21

  9. Nodal Member, BCE  Institute Annual Report 2021-22

  10. Member Secretary, Purchase Committee, School of Biochemical Engineering. 2020- 2021

  11. Member, Purchase Committee, School of Biochemical Engineering. 2020- till date

  12. Member, Departmental Undergraduate Committee (DUGC). 2020- ongoing

  13. Member, Departmental Postgraduate Committee (DPGC). 2020- ongoing

  14. School of Biochemical Engineering Representative in the Institute Library Committee. 2020- 2022

  15. Exam Convener, School of Biochemical Engineering. 2020- ongoing

  16. Joint - Convener, Website Maintenance, School of Biochemical Engineering. 2020- ongoing

  17. Deputy Presiding Officer (2022-2023) for Election duty for Student Parliament.

 

At IIT Guwahati

  1. Member, PhD Admission 2015-2019

  2. BTP Coordinator, 2016 – 2018

  3. Faculty Advisor, 2018 M.Tech BT batch

  4. Member, IPDF shortlisting committee for BSBE

  5. Member, Department Postgraduate Programme Committee (DPPC) 2018 - 2019

  6. Faculty coordinator of the course Nanobiotechnology

Awards, Accolades, Invited Talks & Presentations  

  1. Awarded "Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize 2020" by the INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH (ICMR). 

  2. Selected for the  prestigious Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Young Scientist Lecture Award  - 2022 by the National Academy of Sciences - NASI, Prayagraj, India.

  3. Elected as FELLOW of Indian Chemical Society (FICS) http://indianchemicalsociety.com/

  4. Received EAT RIGHT RESEARCH AWARD-2022 by FSSAI - FDA Bhawan on the "World Food Safety Day" from the Honorable Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya.

  5. Selected for the Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB http://www.iscbindia.com/) YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD In BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Section for the Year 2022.

  6. Selected as Member of the Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) (https://inyas.in/), a body of INSA, New Delhi.

  7. Advisor for the Biomedical Sensors Domain and Sensor Networks Systems at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, LONDON, United Kingdom

  8. Editors-in-Chief: Handbook of Nano bioelectrochemistry: Application in Devices and Biomolecular Sensing, Springer Nature LINK

  9. Book "Diagnostic Strategies for COVID-19 and other Coronaviruses" has been Listed among TOP 10 (No. 5 position) in the area of #Medicine > Medical Science Books (Virology) #World Wide to read in 2022, as featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – Book Authority, United States. LINK

  10. Book "Advanced Micro and Nano Manufacturing Technologies Applications in Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering" has been Listed among TOP 10 (No. 7 position) the area of #Medicine > Biomedical Engineering #World Wide to read in 2022, as featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – Book Authority, United States. LINK

  11. INVITED MEMBER  of the International Center for Sensor Science and Engineering, Chicago, United States. 

  12. Associate Editor, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Lausanne, Switzerland (Specialty Section: Biosensors and Biomolecular Electronics) (Indexing in Scopus / SCIE etc: Impact Factor: 5.89), 2021.

  13. Editorial Board Member of "Scientific Reports, Nature Publication Group (Indexing in SCI etc: Impact Factor: 4.37), 2021.

  14. Sensors International, CAS-Elsevier Science

  15. Associate Editor, Exploration of Digital Health Technologies

  16. Guest Editor along with Prof. Akiyoshi Taniguchi National Institute for Materials Science, Japan and Prof. Yen Nee Tan Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK in the Journal MOLECULES (Indexing in Scopus, Impact Factor: 4.41), 2021.

  17. Guest Editor of International Journal of Biological Macromolecules on the theme: Nano-bio-engineered macromolecules and surfaces fabrication for biosensing applications. (Impact Factor: 8.02), 2022.

  18. Editorial Board Member of Microchemical Journal, Elsevier Science (Impact Factor: 5.30)

  19. Editorial Board Member of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews (Impact Factor: 4.20)

  20. Editorial Board Member of Material Science for Energy Technologies, CAS-Elsevier Science (Indexing in Scopus) (2018-2023)

  21. Editorial Board Member "PLOS ONE" 2021.

  22. Editorial Board Member of  Frontiers in Sensors, Lausanne, Switzerland (Specialty Section: Micro- and Nano- Sensors), 2021.

  23. Editorial Board Member "Green Analytical Chemistry", Elsevier, 2021.

  24. Editor Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology,  Springer Nature, (Indexing in Scopus / SCI etc: Impact Factor: 3.09) 

  25. RAMANUJAN FELLOWSHIP from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

  26. Early Career Research Award (ECRA), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

  27. Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) Award 2020 on "Paper based portable kit for the naked eye detection of milk pasteurization indicator based on alkaline phosphatase"

  28. Selected as a Member of National Academy of Science (MNASc), India (NASI), Prayagraj, India, 2020.

  29. Selected as a Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), London 2022.

  30. Dr. O. P. S. Sengar Memorial Young Scientist Award – 2016 by Nano Molecular Society

  31. Coveted Honour of the Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) Young Scientist Award - 2017

  32. Young Engineers Award – 2018 by the Senior Engineers Forum-Guwahati

  33. Coveted Honour of ‘Young Scientist Award - 2019 ’ of the Society for Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences (SBBS).

  34. HIGHLY CITED Corresponding author in The ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, Cambridge, London in Top 10% cited articles.

  35. Post-doctoral research fellowship of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

  36. Life member of Biotech Research Society India. LM: 2006

  37. Brain Korea-21 Fellowship, Pusan National University, Busan South Korea

  38. National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship, MEST, South Korea

  39. Listed Among the WORLD'S TOP 2% SCIENTIST - YEAR 2020. List prepared by the Stanford University, USA

  40. Listed Among the WORLD'S TOP 2% SCIENTIST - YEAR 2021. List prepared by the Stanford University, USA

  41. Listed Among the WORLD'S TOP 2% SCIENTIST - YEAR 2022. List prepared by the Stanford University, USA

  42. Listed in the Research.com for the YEAR 2023 the Discipline of Engineering and Technology Discipline

  43. International travel grants of 1500 USD from Technion- Israel Institute of Technology   (IIT), Israel.

  44. Outstanding Faculty Award in terms of Teaching and research 2013.

  45. Certificate of reviewer recognition by the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

  46. Outstanding Reviewer Award from various journals of Elsevier  

  47. INVITED SPEAKER in the self-financed short-term course on “Molecular Techniques in Biotechnology” organized by Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology-Allahabad (NIT-A), 16-22 January 2015.

  48. INVITED SPEAKER CSIR-IICT Platinum Jubilee International Conference on Biotechnological Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development XV BRSI Convention 22-25 November, 2018.

  49. Expert Resource Person for the UGC sponsored Refresher Course in “Nano Science & Nano Technology” organized by Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Guwahati University, Assam. 22nd March – 11th April, 2017

  50. Research work done as Principal Investigator has been highlighted in 450+ News agencies in India, USA, China, Canada, Taiwan, Singapore, UK, Ireland, Malaysia, etc).  

  51. Invited as Visiting Scientist at Institute of Biophysio Sensor Technology, Pusan National University, South Korea in July 2016. 

  52. External Expert for Project evaluation for Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment under “back to lab” women scientist  division.

  53. KEYNOTE SPEAKER in RUSA "राष्ट्रीय उच्चतर शिक्षा अभियान", (A Centrally Sponsored Scheme of MHRD, Govt. of India) sponsored Pre- conference workshop on “Transforming Technology to Commercial Products”.

  54. KEYNOTE SPEAKER in International Conference on “Advanced Technologies for Societal Applications” during 20-21 December 2016, supported by   राष्ट्रीय उच्चतर शिक्षा अभियान (RUSA), BOARD OF RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR SCIENCES (BRNS), and Solapur University.

  55. Travel grant of 1200 USD in June 2017 from Pusan National University to visit as visiting scientist in the Institute of Biophysio Sensor Technology

  56. INVITED SPEAKER in the DBT Stake-holders Meeting to evolve a comprehensive Cancer Research program in NER during 26th – 27th October’ 2017, Hotel Palacio Guwahati.

  57. INVITED SPEAKER in the School of Biomedical engineering, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is a Central University, Shillong, Meghalaya during      15-16 March 2018.

  58. Outstanding Reviewer Award for Contribution to the quality of the journal “Vacuum” (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), June 2018.

  59. Expert Reviewer of Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR/ CEFIPRA) under Department of Science and Technology (DST), GoI and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) of France.

  60. INVITED SPEAKER in International Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (FICS - 2018) from 6- 8th December, 2018. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, Assam, India

  61. BEST PAPER AWARD in Material Science for Energy Technologies, Elsevier – CAS. 2018.   

  62. INVITED SPEAKER in New Horizon in Food Processing Technology and Nutrition” (NHFPTN-2019) during SLIETCON-2019, Under TEQIP - III (Twinning Program) organized by S.L. Institute of Engineering& Technology (MHRD, Govt. of India), Punjab, India. March 1-2, 2019 at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh.

  63. INVITED SPEAKER in 2nd International Conference on Computational Methods in Manufacturing (ICCMM 2019), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, March 8-9, 2019

  64. INVITED EXPERT SPEAKER in Next Generation Diagnostics Summit, 13 - 14 APRIL 2019 | THE PARK, HYDERABAD under the Auspices of CME Foundation of India.  Title: Nano-bioengineered Sensors: An Innovative Tool for Next Generation Point-of-Care Clinical Diagnostics

  65. INVITED SPEAKER, Department of Biochemistry, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is a Central University, Shillong, Meghalaya. 19th April 2019.

  66. Appointed as External Examiner for PhD evaluation in Biotechnology, Faculty of Science (FOS) Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Ref:UBD/FOS/N3(i), April 2019.

  67. Appointed as External Examiner for PhD evaluation in Bioengineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai, India. 

  68. Appointed as External Examiner for PhD evaluation for Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, India

  69. Appointed as External Examiner for PhD evaluation for Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi - Uttar Pradesh 221005, India

  70. INVITED SPEAKER in 4th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Nanomedicine "NANOBIOTECK 2019" Global BIOINDIA during 20th - 23rd November 2019. Aerocity, New Delhi. Title: Nano-Bio-Engineered Surfaces for Point-of-Care Diagnostics 

  71. 3 Biotech volume 9, Article number: 57 (2019), Springer listed among the TOP three highly cited article of 2019. 

  72. INVITED SPEAKER in the international webinar on “Challenges and Scientific Advances for SARS-COV-2” organised by Department of Microbiology Assam University in Collaboration with Springer Nature and Society of Environmental Sustainability 27th August 2020. Title: Nanobioengineered Sensing Systems and Their Prospects in COVID-19 Diagnosis

  73. Expert Reviewer of the R&D Proposals under CSIR-Fundamental & Innovative Research in Science of Tomorrow [CSIR-FIRST] Scheme.

  74. Expert Reviewer of the various R&D Proposals for Department of Biotechnology (DBT),Government of India. 

  75. Expert Reviewer for project under Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE),Government of India. 

  76. Expert Reviewer of projects under Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel. 

  77. INVITED SPEAKER in the Short Term Course (STC) on "Recent advances of 3D printing and its Bio-medical Engineering Applications"  jointly organized by the National Cheng Kung University Hospital (NCKUH), Taiwan, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya, India and Royal Global University, Guwahati, Assam, India from 12th to 16th October, 2020 Title: Nanoengineered 3D Dendrites and their Composites for Biomedical Applications

  78. INVITED EXPERT LECTURE at BIRAC's SITARE BIIS (Biotech Innovation Ignition School-6) Webinar , organized by SRISTI in collaboration with BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) 10th October, 2020. Title: Application of nanotechnology in biosensing devices

  79. INVITED EXPERT LECTURE at BIRAC's SITARE BIIS (Biotech Innovation Ignition School-8) Webinar , organized by SRISTI in collaboration with BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) 9th February, 2021. Title: Paper Based Diagnostics: Emerging Technologies and Commercial Aspects

  80. INVITED SPEAKER in the National Conference in Biosensing, organized by Hansraj College, University of Delhi on 3rd April, 2021. Title: Bio / Nano Engineering aspects in Design and Development of Commercially Viable Sensor Systems.

  81. INVITED SPEAKER in International Webinar on "Emerging Trends in Biomedical Applications of Nanostructured Materials" organized by Department of Physics, Ranjiv Gandhi Cnetral University, Arunanchal Pradesh on 14th July, 2021. Title: "Nanobioengineering Approaches in Point-Of-Care and Personalized Diagnostics".

  82. INVITED SPEAKER in "KARYASHALA: One Week Online High-End Workshop on Advancements in In vitro Diagnostic Methods in Healthcare " under Accelerate Vigyan Scheme of DST-SERB from 19th-25th July 2021. Organised by Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad.Title: Nanobioengineering Approaches in Bedside and In vitro Diagnostics. 

  83. INVITED SPEAKER in the Faculty Development Program (FDP) from 4th - 8th August 2021, in 'Smart and Functional Nanomaterials' at National Institute of Technology Calicut. Title: Nanobioengineered Diagnostic Technologies for Ultrasensitive Detection of Clinically Relevant Molecules.

  84. RESOURCE PERSON to deliver Expert Talk in the "Indo- Korea Joint Webinar" on "Advances in BIOSENSORS" jointly organized by Shastra University and Sungkyun University, South Korea. The event is organized under the umbrella of MHRD-SPARK Gov. Of India and NRF South Korea.

  85. DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER in the Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (शिक्षा संस्कृति उत्थान न्यास) (North-East) Expert Lecture Series, 25th Sept 2021. Title: Role of Research & Innovation for AatmaNirbhar Bharat (आत्मनिर्भर भारत).

  86. KEYNOTE SPEAKER in the program आत्मनिर्भर भारत organised by Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (शिक्षा संस्कृति उत्थान न्यास) (Maharashtra Unit)  and Agnihotri School of Technology, Wardha, Maharashtra  7th October 2021. Title:AatmaNirbhar Bharat : Research & Innovation for (आत्मनिर्भर भारत: अनुसन्धान तथा नवाचार ).

  87. INVITED SPEAKER in the The 32nd Annual General Meeting of Material Research Society of India (MRSI) and the 3rd Indian Materials Conclave, December 20-23, 2021 organised by Indian Institute of Technology Madras Title: Nanobioengineering Approaches in Point-Of-Care and Personalized Diagnostics Devices. 

  88. INVITED SPEAKER in The National Academy of Sciences, India, 91st Annual Session & Symposium on ‘Interface Between Biological and Physical Sciences Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat’ Date: 4-6 December. 2021. Title: A Handheld optoelectronic Nanobiosensing Device for Point of Care Clinical Diagnostics

  89. INVITED SPEAKER in Industry Expert Lecture Series, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Rama University. Date:  December 7, 2021  Title: Healthcare Sensing Technologies: Story from Idea to Commercial Products.

  90. NASI-Swarna Jayanti Puraskar and Second Prize in poster (BIO/PS/2021/018) presentation ​ by Ms. Rohini Kumari (PhD Student) in the The National Academy of Sciences, India, 91st Annual Session & Symposium on ‘Interface Between Biological and Physical Sciences Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat’ Date: 4-6 December. 2021. Title: Nanoengineered surface comprising dendrite for biomolecular analysis in clinical perspective. Authors: Rohini KUmari and Pranjal Chandra* (Student Award)

  91. KEYNOTE SPEAKER in the Three-Day International Conference On “Electrochemical Techniques and their Applications in the Development of Sensors” (ETADS-22) organized by Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, 20-22nd, January-2022. Title: Three Dimentioanl Nanoengineered Materials for Molecular Sensing.

  92. INVITED SPEAKER  in the faculty development programme “On Precision Agriculture and Nano- technology: Making Agriculture Future Ready” 20-24th Jan, 2022, sponsored by AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy Faculty Development Programme NOIDA INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY. Title: Nansensors: Design and Implication in Agriculture.

  93. INVITED as "GUEST SPEAKER" in the TECHNICAL FEST "PLEXUS'22" on 28 Jan' 2022 organised by Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Science For Women ,University of Delhi, India. Title: Biosensors: An intelligent Diagnostic Tool.

  94. Receive SECOND PRIZE in poster presentation in Three-Day International Conference On “Electrochemical Techniques and their Applications in the Development of Sensors” organized by Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, 20-22nd, January-2022.  presented by ​Ms. Daphika S Dkhar (PhD Student). Title: Nanoengineering of Bioreceptor in Clinical Settings for Fasciola gigantica Detection.

  95. INVITED to deliver "EXPERT TALK" under the flagship programme of "Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav / आजादी का अमृत महोत्सव " organised by Central University of Haryana Mahendergarh (Haryana)-123031, INDIA, 11 February'2022. Title: Sensor based Healthcare Devices : Design and Commercial Impact in India.

  96. GUEST SPEAKER on "National Science Day" function - 28th February, 2022 in Live National Webinar Session organized by IES College of Technology Bhopal affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), Bhopal in association with Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. Title: Application of Biosensors

  97. GUEST SPEAKER on "National Science Day" function - 28th February, 2022 organized by Shodh Prakalp (Assam) Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (शिक्षा संस्कृति उत्थान न्यास ), Title: Science, Technology, and Its Protection Via Patents.

  98. INVITED SPEAKER  at BioSangam 2022: “International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology” on March 10-12, 2022 organised by Department of Biotechnology Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj-211004 (UP) India. Title: Nanoengineered Systems for Tracking Biomarkers In Miniaturized Settings.

  99. INVITED SPEAKER in the "Advanced Research Strategies for Sustainable Development" during 3-4 June' 2022 Organised by: Career College, Bhopal and Research Foundation of India & RFI-CARE Title: Sustainable stratagies for develpment of miniaturized sensing devices.

  100. KEYNOTE SPEAKER in the "International Congress of Biotechnology 2022" during 10 - 11 June' 2022 Organised by Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Title: Nanoengineered Sensing Systems for Detecting Biomarkers In Miniaturized Settings.

  101. INVITED SPEAKER / RESOURCE PERSON in the Faculty Development Program on “FUTURISTIC INTERVENTIONS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY: THE ROADMAP AHEAD” organized by Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Chhattisgarh from 4th-8th July 2022. Title: Intelligent Nanobioengineered Surfaces for Biomolecular Sensing

  102. GUEST SPEAKER in the All India IGEM Meet (AIIM) 2022 at The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. 23rd–25th July 2022.  Title: Nanoengineered Smart Sensors : Design Engineering and Commercial Impact

  103. GUEST SPEAKER in the iGEM'22-Workshop - Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER_Mohali), India. 30th July 2022. Title: Emerging role of Aptamers in Diagnosis and Therapeutics.

  104. GUEST SPEAKER in the ASPIRE-BioNEST BIG Partner program "Guidance Session for BIG 21st Call" orgasised by University of Hyderabad in collaboration with Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship -SINE Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

  105. MENTOR for Elvikon India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, through KIIT-TBI, under BIG-BIRAC.   

  106. MENTOR  in the NIDHI Scheme (NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR DEVELOPING AND HARNESSING INNOVATIONS) of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India at CoE, KIIT Technology Business Incubator.

  107. Committee Member for the DST-NIDHI’s PRomoting and Accelerating Young and ASpiring technology entrepreneurs (PRAYAS).

  108. Screening Committee Member for the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology [MeitY], under TIDE 2.0 [Technology Incubation & Development of Entrepreneurs]. 

  109. EXPERT of selection committee for BIRACs initiative -Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Fund ("SEED Fund") 

  110. EXPERT of selection committee for BIRAC Launching Entrepreneurial Driven Affordable Products Fund ("LEAP Fund") 

  111. External Expert  for Jammu and Kashmir Science & Technology Innovation Council, Department of Science and Technology, Gandhinagar, Jammu- 180004

  112. INVITED SPEAKER at PES University, Bangalore, India. Title: BIOSENSORS: Application in Biomedical Engineering.

  113. INVITED SPEAKER in the Faculty Development Programme On "Advances in Biological Wastewater Treatment Methods: Teaching and Learning Strategies" 5 - 9 December 2022 organized by the Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology Warangal, India. Title: Nano-Bio-Engineered Surfaces for Detection of Metals and Xenobiotics in Surface Water Samples: Implication Toward Riverside Analysis. 

  114. INVITED SPEAKER in the International Conference on "Advances in Biosciences and Biotechnology- 2023: 18-20 January, 2023 organized by Department of Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India. Title: Design and Implementation Translational Sensor Systems for Real World Applications. 

  115. DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER in the International Conference under the thematic title of “Conference on Electrochemistry in Industry, Health and Environment (EIHE 2023)”, at Department of Atomic Energy  Convention Centre, The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai - 400094 during February 7 to 11, 2023. 

  116. BEST PAPER PRESENTATION (CP-187-EIHE 2023) by Ms. Rohini Kumari (Ph.D. Student) at the International Conference under the thematic title of “Conference on Electrochemistry in Industry, Health, and Environment (EIHE 2023)”, at Department of Atomic Energy  Convention Centre, The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai - 400094 during February 7 to 11, 2023.  Title: Designing an Engineered Nanodendritic Sensing Probe for Acetaminophen Detection in Human Urine, by Rohini Kumari and Pranjal Chandra* (Student Award)

  117. DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER on the Research Scholar Day 2023 during 4th - 5th March 2023 of the Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Bihar. Title: Design and Engineering Aspects of Translational Microdevices and Sensors. 

  118. INVITED SPEAKER in the International Conference on Biomaterials and Health Care (BioHeal-2023) at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, India on 13th – 16th  April 2023 in association with Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; Better Life Training Institute, Roorkee, Manipal School of Life Sciences, MAHE; Indian Photobiology Society, Kolkata and Bengal Academic Society for Interactive Sciences, India. Title: Application of Microdevices in Healthcare Technologies (could not attend). 

  119. BEST Poster Award to Daphika S Dkhar (Ph.D. Student) in the International Conference on Biomaterials and Health Care (BioHeal-2023) at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, India on 13th – 16th  April 2023 Title: Nanohybrid for serotonin detection in biological fluids and human embryonic kidney cell microenvironment. Authors: Daphika S Dkhar and Pranjal Chandra* (Student Award)

  120. BEST Poster Award to Darshana (PhD Student) in the International Conference on Biomaterials and Health Care (BioHeal-2023) at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, India on 13th – 16th  April 2023 Title: PCL/Nano-Hydroxyapatite Based Solution Blow Spun Nanofibrous Scaffold for Bone Tissue Regeneration Applications. Authors: Darshana, Pranjal Chandra*, Pradeep Srivastava*(Student Award)

  121. INVITED SPEAKER in the international workshop on 8th 10th May 2023 on Smart Healthcare Systems organized by Taichung Veterans General Hospital (TCVGH),  Taichung, Taiwan. Title: Nanobioengineering Approaches for Deployable Biosensing Systems.

  122. INVITED SPEAKER at the Department of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry, Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan on 9th May 2023. Title: Nanobioengineering for Medical Diagnosis.

  123. INVITED SPEAKER in the 7th International Conference on Biotechnology (BIOSPECTRUM) during 25-26th November 2023 at the University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, IEM/UEM Group. Title: Analytical Aspects in Bio-Sensing Devices for it Translational.  

  124. INVITED SPEAKER and SESSION CHAIRMAN in the 16th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST2023) | December 17 to 20, 2023 Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, India Title: Interfacial Nanobioengineering for Deployable Bio-Sensing Devices based on Nanodendrites.

Projects Handled 

11​​

Design and Validation of Field Deployable Miniaturized Nano-Bio-Sensing System for Detection of the Parasitic Liver Fluke Fasciola gigantica

Role: Principal Investigator

Funding agency: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India

Status: Ongoing

10​​

Paper-based Analytical Device

Role: Principal Investigator

Funding agency: IDAPT-HUB Foundation

Status: Ongoing

9

Analytical Methods for Microplastics

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Funding agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India

Status: Approved

8

Multiplex Biosensor for Cardiac Disease Diagnosis

Role: NPDF-Mentor

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST)-SERB, India

Status: Ongoing

7

Facile Development of Nanoengineered Surfaces for Direct Detection of Some Clinically Relevant Biochemicals

Role: Principal Investigator

Funding agency: IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Status: Ongoing

6​

Bacterial exotoxin detection

Principal Investigator

Funding agency:  Department of Science and Technology (DST), India

Status: Completed

5

Development of bi-functional electrochemical nanobiosensor for bacterial exotoxin detection: Implication towards screening of toxin-producing bacterial isolates

Principal Investigator

Funding agency:  Department of Science and Technology (DST), India

Status: Ongoing

4

Development of electrochemical sensor integrated microfluidic system for label-free multiplex detection of neurotransmitters in neuronal cell line

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency: DBT, India

Status: Completed

3

Nonenzymatic aptamer-based electrocatalytic biomedical device prototype for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

Principal Investigator

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), India

Status: Completed

2

Paper-based point-of-care biomedical devise prototype for pathogenic microorganism detection

N-PDF Mentor

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST)-SERB, India

Status: Completed

1

Development of electrochemical genosensor for detection of biological warfare agents

Role: Principal Investigator

Funding agency: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati

Status: Completed

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