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Prof. SUNIL BHAND, Ph.D.

Dean (university wide), Sponsored Research and Consulting

 

Office : + 91 832 2580 332/129

E mail: deansrcd[at]goa.bits-pilani.ac.in 

Personal contact Details

Chamber No. C-211

Email: sunilbhand@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in, sgbhand@gmail.com

Phone: +91 832 2580 332 (Office) 2580 340 (Lab.)

 

Education

 Ph.D.

 1996

 Chemistry

 Holkar Science College (DAVV) Indore

 M.Sc.

 1990

 Physical Chemistry

 School of Chemistry, D.A.V.V.  Indore (first position in Merit)

 B.Sc.

 1988

 Phys. Chem. Math.

 D.A.V.V. Indore

 

Research Experience

Visiting Scientist

 June 2016

Acromed Invest AB Lund Sweden

Visiting Scientist

 June 2013

FBS,University of Leeds  U.K.

Visiting Scientist

 Jul-Aug  2011

Acromed Invest AB, Lund, Sweden

Visiting Scientist

2003, 2004,
2005, 2007, 2009

Lund University, Sweden

Post-Doctoral Associate

Jan. 2001 - Dec. 2002

Lund University, Sweden

Visiting scientist

1997 - 1999

RRCAT, DAE Indore           

 

Teaching Experience

Professor

Feb. 2013 -

BITS, Pilani-K.K. Birla Goa Campus

Associate Professor

June 2010 -  Feb. 2013

BITS, Pilani-K.K. Birla Goa Campus

Assistant Professor

June 2005 - May 2010

BITS, Pilani-K.K. Birla Goa Campus

Lecturer

Dec. 2002 - June 2005

BITS, Pilani-K.K. Birla Goa Campus

Lecturer

Jan 2000 - Dec. 2000

Medi-Caps Institute of Technology & Mgt, Indore

 

Administrative Experience at BITS, Pilani

Dean (University wide)
Sponsored Research & Consulting

June 16, 2014- till date

Associate Dean

Sponsored Research & Consulting

Jan 16, 2014 - June 2014

Nominations Committee of Senate

March 24, 2014 (1 year)

Head of the Department, Chemistry

 2009 - Nov.21, 2013

Group Leader, Chemistry

 2006-2009

Convener, Departmental Research Committee (DRC)

 2010 -Jan 2014

Member, Senate

 2010 onwards

Appointed Member of Research Board

 2012 onwards

Member, faculty recruitment committee

 2010 onwards

Task Force leader -Research and Consultancy
(under Vision 2020 Mission 2012) (Consultancy & Marketing)

2009-2012

Coordinator,  ABG sponsored Industry projects

 2011

 

Honors and Awards

  • Prof. Sunil Bhand has been presented “Joseph Wang Award 2015”, by Cognizure publishing in recognition of his research excellence in the area of Analytical Chemistry.
  •  Member, expert committee (international program) Department of Biotechnology N. Delhi India (2014-16).
  • Appointed Senior Editor for the journal  "Science Advances Today".http://www.lognor.com/editorialboard.aspx
  • Member, National Advisory Committee, 5th SERC School on “Developments in Microfabrication with Focus on Synchrotron Radiation based Deep X-ray Lithography” RRCAT Indore 2012.
  • Received certificate of appreciation from American Chemical Society ACS USA as a reviewer for ACS Journals 2012.
  • Faculty opponent at the Department of Science and Technology, Linköping University Sweden, Dissertation No. 1376 Sept 02,  2011.
  • Appointed member of the editorial board for the journal “Chemical Sensors” 2011.
  • Received certificate of appreciation from ICAR, Govt. of India at “National Meet on Technology Innovation in Agriculture” New  Delhi, 2009.
  • Invited key note address on Bio-MEMS at the 1st Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, organized by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Germany & DST India. IIT Madras Nov. 2009.
  • Co-Chairman, the 8th IAEAC sponsored workshop on biosensors at BITS Goa 2007.
  • Convener, Indo-Swedish Workshop on Biosensors at BITS Goa 2006.
  • Best research paper award (USD600) from International Society for Trace Element Biogeochemistry ISTEB, at 7th International Conference on Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements Uppsala University Sweden 2003 & Conference scholarship for early career scientists USD1000 at 7th ICOBTE Uppsala Sweden 2003.
  • Recipient of Dr. U.V. Rao memorial Young Scientist award in Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, by Indian Chemical Society 1999. 
  • Secured first position in University Merit for M.Sc. Physical Chemistry 1990, DAVV Indore.
  • Prof. Bhand is currently leading biosensor group with 07 researchers. He had Published 36 research papers and is co-inventor in 6 Indian patent including 3 International . He had presented more than 40 research papers in national and international conferences (within India and abroad). Received funding for National and International sponsored projects from CSIR, DRDO, ICAR and The World Bank and the Swedish Research Council, Sweden and Indo-UK (UKIERI-DST as Co-PI). His research areas cover bio-analytical techniques micro and nano-biosensors for environmental analysis, biochips and micro fluidics.
  •  Prof. Bhand is collaborating with national and international researchers (Prof Bengt  Danielsson, Lund Sweden, Prof Magnus Willander, Linkoeping Univertsity Sweden, Prof Jean-Louis Marty, University of Perpignan France, Prof. Paul Millner, Leeds UK, Prof M-Pilar Marco, Spain, Prof S Chandra IIT Delhi, Dr Naveen Navani IIT Roorkee, Dr Naresh Kumar, NDRI Karnal, Prof N Verma Patiala, Dr S.F. D’Souza and Dr V.K. Suri,  BARC Mumbai, Dr GS Lodha RRCAT Indore.
  • Prof Bhand is member of IUPAC  since 2008 (affiliate member), member of International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry IAEAC,Switzerland, Member American Association for Advancement of Science AAAS (since 2012) and is  life member, Biosensor Society of India and Indian Laser association.  
  • He has participated in various international conferences (Edmonton, Canada 1995, Hamburg, Germany 1995, Uppsala, Sweden 2003, Grenoble France 2003, Berlin, Germany 2004, Kusadasi Turkey, 2006, Bristol UK 2009, Glasgow UK 2010, Strasbourg France 2011, Cancun Mexico 2012, Melbourne Australia 2014).
  • He is reviewer for various scientific journals such as Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Elsevier). J. Agri Food and Chemistry (ACS, USA), Lab on Chip and Nanoscale Research (RSC), Anal.Chim Acta. (Elsevier), Analytical Methods (RSC), Biochemical Engg. Journal, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology(Springer), Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Springer), IEEE Sensors, Chemical Sensors, Analytical Letters, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry etc. He is member of the editorial board for the Journal "Chemical Sensor" since 2012, was appointed as Associate Editor and also as senior editor since Jan. 2013
     

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