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Dean (university wide), Sponsored Research and Consultancy
Professor, Department of Chemistry


Office : + 91 832 2580 332 (O) 721 (R)

E mail: deansrcd[at] 

Personal contact Details

Chamber No. C-211







 Holkar Science College (DAVV) Indore



 Physical Chemistry

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



 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


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


Dec. 2002 - June 2005

BITS, Pilani-K.K. Birla Goa Campus


Jan 2000 - Dec. 2000

Medi-Caps Institute of Technology & Mgt, Indore


Administrative Experience at BITS, Pilani

Dean (University wide)
Sponsored Research & Consulting

 Jun 2014 - 2018 (1st term), July18 -IInd term    for 3 years)

Associate Dean Sponsored Research & Consulting

Jan., 2014 - June 2014

Board of Director (Technical ) BITS BIRAC BioNEST Incubator


Head of the Department, Department of Chemistry

 2009 - Nov.2013

Group Leader, Chemistry


Convener, Departmental Research Committee (DRC)

 2010 -Jan2014

Convener, Additional Competitive Grants for new faculty


Appointed Member of Research Board

 2012 onwards

Chairman, Department Level Shortlisting Committee for faculty recruitment

 2013 onwards

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


Coordinator,  ABG sponsored Industry projects



Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Secretary, Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) Goa Chapter 2017-
  • Convener (Exhibition Committee) NMD-ATM 2017.
  • 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".
  • 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 06 researchers. He had Published 53 research papers, 4 International Invited Book Chapters and is inventor in 6 Indian and 5 International patent applications. He had presented  45 research papers in national and international conferences (within India and abroad). Received funding for 14 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) etc.  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-present), life member (i) Biosensor Society of India (ii) Indian Laser association (iii) Indian Institute of Metals (iv) Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry of India.
  • 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,Gothenberg Sweden 2016) Rome Italy 2017, Philadelphia USA 2019 and Istanbul Turkey 2019.
  • 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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