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 Web of Science Researcher ID: V-8953-2019

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Summary of research output

  • Total Peer reviewed journal publications:  70
  • Invited Book Chapters (All international): 06
  • Total no. of Patents filed: 13 (granted-05)
  • Best Research paper awards: 08 (international and national)
  • Number of PhD supervised : 11 (01 as Co-Supervisor)
  • Number of First Degree Thesis Supervised : (05)   



 Shreyas Deshpande, Sunil Bhand, Gautam Bacher

Finite element method based modelling and analysis of serpentine electrodes for biochemical sensing. MaterialsToday Proceedings Volume 57, Part 2, 2022, Pages 643-649


Manish SinghEstera S. DeySunil Bhand and  Cedric Dicko

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Impregnation of Gold Nanoparticles Demonstrates a New Route for the Fabrication of Hybrid Silk Materials.Insects 202213(1), 18;


Pavar Sai Kumar, Sunil Bhand, Ashis Kumar Das, Sanket Goel.

Microfluidic paper device with on-site heating to produce reactive peroxide species for enhanced smartphone enabled chemiluminescence signal.

Talanta 236 (2022) 122858



S. Mukherjee, S. Pal, P. Paria, S. Bhattacharyya, K. Ghosh, A. Pal, D. Ghosh, P. Sarkar,B. Kumar Behera, S. Chandra Sukla Das, S. Bhand, N. Bhattacharyya, On-spot Biosensing Device forOrganophosphate Pesticide Residue Detection in Fruits and Vegetables, Current Research in Biotechnology(2021) 

Rehan Deshmukh, Sunil Bhand, Utpal Roy (2021) BCIG-SMAC medium and PMA-qPCR for differential detection of viable Escherichia coli in potable water. IRAN. J. MICROBIOL. 13(5) 624-631


Deshpande, S., Bhand, S. & Bacher, G. (2021) Investigation of the effect of metallization ratio and side shift on the interdigitated electrodes performance for biochemical sensing. J Appl Electrochem.


Krishna Kumari Swain, Sunil Bhand (2021) A colorimetric paper-based ATONP-ALP nanobiosensor for selective detection of Cd2+ ions in clams and mussels. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Springer Nature  Free download link




Krishna Kumari Swain, R. Balasubramaniam & Sunil Bhand (2020) A portable microfluidic device-based Fe3O4–urease nanoprobe-enhanced colorimetric sensor for the detection of heavy metals in fish tissue, Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology, 50:10, 1000-1013, DOI: 10.1080/10826068.2020.1780611


Arun Kumar Prusty and Sunil Bhand. A Capacitive Immunosensor for Tetracycline Estimation Using Antibody Modified Polytyramine-alkanethiol Ultra-thin Film on Gold. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 863 (2020) 114055.


Rehan Deshmukh, Arun Kumar Prusty, Utpal Roy and Sunil Bhand (2020). A capacitive DNA sensor for sensitive detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in potable water based on the z3276 genetic marker: fabrication and analytical performance. DOI10.1039/C9AN02291KAnalyst 145, 2267-2278.




Deshmukh, R., Bhand, S. & Roy, U. A novel method for rapid and sensitive detection of viable Escherichia coli cells using UV-induced PMA-coupled quantitative PCR. Braz J Microbiol (2019).


Arun Kumar Prusty and Sunil Bhand. Molecular Imprinted Polyresorcinol Based Capacitive Sensor for Sulphanilamide Detection. Electroanalysis (2019) 31(9): 1797-1808


Rehan Deshmukh , Sunil Bhand and Utpal RoyA Novel Molecular Quantitative Method for Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Escherichia coli from Roof-Harvested Rainwater Anal. Methods (2019) 11, 3155-3167. (Cover page image of the issue)


S. Mukherjee, S. Pal, A. Pal, D. Ghosh, S. Sarkar, S. Bhand, P. Sarkar, N. Bhattacharyya.  UIISScan1.1: A Field Portable High-throughput Platform Tool for Biomedical and Agricultural Applications. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (2019) Vol. 174, 10 September 2019, Pages 70-80


Aruna Chandra Singh, M.H. Asif, Gautam Bacher, Bengt Danielsson, Magnus Willander, Sunil Bhand. Nano immunosensor Based on ZnO Nanorods for Ultrasensitive Detection of 17β-EstradiolBiosensors and Bioelectronics (2019) 126, 15-22.


Namita Ashish Singh, Naresh Kumar, H. V. Raghu, Sunil Bhand, Sudhir Chandra, Pradeep Kumar Sharma.  A spore-based miniaturized novel assay for rapid aflatoxin detection in milk. Environmental Chemistry Letters (2019) 17:1097–1103 (First Online: 13 November 2018)




Krishna Kumari Swain and Sunil Bhand. A dual-readout magnetic nanoparticle-based enzyme assay for the sensitive detection of Hg (II) ions in drinking water. ACS Earth Space Chem. (2018)  2, 1312−1322. DOI:10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00142.


Sharma R. Khan, , G. CatananteT.A. Sherazi S. BhandA. Hayat and J.L. Marty. Designed Strategies for Fluorescence-Based Biosensors for the Detection of Mycotoxins Toxins (2018) 10(5), 197




Arun Kumar Prusty and Sunil Bhand. PoPD Modified ITO Based Capacitive Immunosensor for Sulphathiazole. Electroanalysis (2017)  29 (8), 1867-1875 DOI: 10.1002/elan.201700070 (Wiley).


Arun Kumar Prusty and Sunil Bhand. A capacitive sensor for 2,4-D determination in water based on 2,4-D imprinted polypyrrole coated pencil electrode. Mater. Res. Express (2017) 4 035306 (IOP).


Aruna Chandra Singh, Gautam Bacher, Sunil Bhand. A label free immunosensor for ultrasensitive detection of 17β-Estradiol in water Electrochimica Acta (2017) 232:30-37.


Atul Sharma, Georges Istamboulie, Akhtar Hayat, Gaëlle Catanante, Sunil Bhand, Jean Louis Marty. Disposable and portable aptamer functionalized impedimetric sensor for detection of kanamycin residue in milk sample.Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2017) 245:507-515.


Atul Sharma, Kotagiri Yugender Goud, Akhtar Hayat, Sunil Bhand and Jean Louis Marty “Recent Advances in Electrochemical-Based Sensing Platforms for Aflatoxins Detection” (review). Chemosensors (2017)  5(1):110.3390/chemosensors5010001




Atul Sharma, Aruna Chandra Singh, Gautam Bacher, Sunil Bhand “Recent Advances in Aptamer- Based Biosensors for Detection of Antibiotic Residues  (Invited review)  Aptamers and Synthetic Antibodies (2016) 2(2): 43-54.


Deshmukh, R. A., Joshi, K., Bhand, S. and Roy, U.  “Recent developments in detection and enumeration of waterborne bacteria: a retrospective minireview” Microbiology Open (2016) 5(6): 901-922.


Atul Sharma,   Akhtar hayat,   Rupesh Kumar Mishra,   Gaelle Catanante,   Shakir Ahmad Shahid, Sunil   Bhand and  Jean-Louis Marty “Design of fluorescence aptaswitch based on the aptamer modulated nano-surface impact on the fluorescence particles” RSC Adv (2016) 6: 65579-65587. DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10942J DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10942J!divAbstract


Atul Sharma, Gaëlle Catanante, Akhtar Hayat, Georges Istamboulie, Ines Ben Rejeb, Sunil Bhand, Jean Louis Marty “Development of structure switching aptamer assay for detection of aflatoxin M1 in milk sample” Talanta  (2016) Vol 158, Pages 35–41. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2016.05.043




Atul SharmaAkhtar Hayat Rupesh K. MishraGaëlle CatananteSunil Bhand and Jean Louis Marty  “Titanium Dioxide  Nanoparticles (TiO2) Quenching Based Aptasensing Platform: Application to Ochratoxin A Detection” Toxins 20157(9), 3771-3784; doi:10.3390/toxins7093771


Lizy Kanungo, Ruchi Tiwari, Souvik Pal, Sudhir Chandra, Sunil Bhand “A novel fluorescence imaging array device for  aflatoxin analysis” Feature Article in Science Advances Today.(2015)


Souvik Pal, Sunil Bhand “Zinc oxide nanoparticle-enhanced ultrasensitive chemiluminescence immunoassay for the carcinoma embryonic antigen” Microchim Acta ( 2015) Vol 182;1643-1651. DOI 10.1007/s00604-015- 14895


Pal, Souvik; Sharma, Manoj; Chatterjee, Ratnamala; Bhand, Sunil “Multi-platform nano-immunosensor for aflatoxin M1 in milk" Materials Research Express (2015) Vol. 2 Number 4; 045010. doi:10.1088/2053-1591/2/4/045010 (IOP)


Pranali P Naik, Geetesh Kumar Mishra, Bengt Danielsson, Sunil Bhand “Android integrated urea biosensor for public health awareness” Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research (2015) 3:12-17  Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.sbsr.2014.11.001


Rupesh K. Mishra Gustavo A. AlonsoGeorges IstamboulieSunil BhandJean-Louis Marty “Automated flow based biosensor for quantification of binary organophosphates mixture in milk using artificial neural network” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2015) 208:228-237.doi:10.1016/j.snb.2014.11.011


Geetesh K. Mishra, Atul Sharma, Sunil Bhand “Ultrasensitive detection of streptomycin using flow injection analysis-Electrochemical quartz crystal nanobalance (FIA-EQCN) biosensor” Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2015) 67:532–539 (SPECIAL ISSUE BIOSENSORS 2014)  


Geetesh K Mishra, Gautam Bacher, Utpal Roy, Sunil Bhand  “A label free impedemetric immunosensor for detection of Escherichia coli in water” Sci. Lett. J. 2015, 4: 76


Bhagaban Behera, Souvik Pal, Lizy Kanungo, Sunil Bhand, Sudhir Chandra “Synthesis and characterization of ZnO-ZnAl2O4whiskers and their application in biosensors” Sci. Lett. J. 2015, 4: 102




Geetesh K. Mishra,  Atul Sharma, Kanchanmala Deshpande and  Sunil Bhand “Flow Injection Analysis Biosensor for Urea Analysis in Urine Using Enzyme Thermistor”  Appl Biochem Biotechnol (2014) 174:998–1009.  (DOI 10.1007/s12010-014-0985-0). Special Issue: India-Japan Workshop on Biomolecular Electronics and Organic Nanotechnology for Environment Preservation’13. 


Lizy Kanungo, Gautam Bacher, Sunil Bhand "Flow-Based Impedimetric Immunosensor for Aflatoxin Analysis in Milk Products" Appl Biochem Biotechnol (2014) 174:1157–1165.   DOI 10.1007/s12010-014-0995-y. Special Issue: India-Japan Workshop on Biomolecular Electronics and Organic Nanotechnology for Environment Preservation’13.


Geetesh K. Mishra and Sunil Bhand “Biosensor for urea analysis in adulterated milk” (Invited Article -Special Volume National Agricultural Innovation Project) Indian Farming 64(2):115-117, May 2014


Souvik Pal, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Bengt Danielsson, Magnus Willander, Ratnamala Chatterjee, Sunil Bhand “A  miniaturized nanobiosensor for choline analysis” Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2014) 54, 558-564.


Lizy Kanungo and Sunil Bhand “A survey of Aflatoxin M1 in some commercial milk samples and infant formula milk samples in Goa, India” Food and Agricultural Immunology (2014)  25(4): 467-476. pp 1-10




Lizy Kanungo and Sunil Bhand “Fluorimetric Immunoassay for Multianalysis of Aflatoxins” Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, (2013), Article ID 584964, 8 pages 


Rupesh K. Mishra, Geetesh K. Mishra, Dharma Teja V, Bengt Danielsson, Sunil Bhand “A visual colorimetric dual readout bioassay for determination of pesticide residues in drinking water” Chemical Sensors 3 : 12 (2013)  (most viewed article) 


Maria Yakovleva, Sunil Bhand and Bengt Danielsson  "The Enzyme Thermistor - a Realistic Biosensor Concept (review article) Analytica Chimica Acta Volume 766,  Pages 1–12 (2013) (front cover image from the article in the journal issue) 




Rupesh K Mishra, George Istamboulie, Sunil Bhand, J-L Marty Detoxification of organophosphate residues using phosphotriesterase and their evaluation using flow based biosensor. Analytica Chimica Acta.   745, 64-69 (2012). 


Gautam Bacher, Souvik Pal, Lizy Kanungo, Sunil Bhand; A label-free silver wire based impedimetric immunosensor for detection of aflatoxin M1 in milk. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2012) 168, 223–230. 


Rupesh K. Mishra, Rocio B. Dominguez, Sunil Bhand, Roberto Muñoz, Jean-Louis Marty. A novel automated flow-based biosensor for the determination of organophosphate pesticides in milk. Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2012) 32(1): 56–61. 




Kanchanmala Deshpande, Rupesh K Mishra, Sunil Bhand, Determination of Methyl Parathion in Water and Its Removal on Zirconia Using Optical Enzyme Assay, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 164(6):906-917 (2011). 


Kanchanmala Deshpande, Bengt Danielsson, Sunil Bhand, Flow injection analysis of choline in milk and dietary supplements using an enzyme thermistor, Chemical Sensors. 2011; 1(1):16. 


Lizy Kanungo, Souvik Pal, Sunil Bhand, Miniaturised hybrid immunoassay for high sensitivity analysis of aflatoxin M1 in milk, Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 2011; 26(5):2601-6. 




 Geetesh K Mishra, Rupesh K Mishra, Sunil Bhand, Flow injection analysis biosensor for urea analysis in adulterated milk using enzyme thermistor Biosensors and Bioelectronics.2010, 26 (4): 1560-1564.    *Selected Paper from the World Congress on Biosensors,Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2010. 


Sunil G Bhand, Srimathi Soundararajan, Ioana Surugiu-Wärnmark, Jaqueline Simona Milea, Estera Szwajcer Dey, Maria Yakovleva, Bengt Danielsson, Fructose-selective calorimetric biosensor in flow injection analysis;Analytica Chimica Acta. 2010; 668(1):13-18.


Rupesh K. Mishra, Deshpande Kanchanmala, Bhand Sunil, A High-Throughput Enzyme Assay for Organophosphate Residues in Milk , Sensors 2010, 10, 11274-11286


Deshpande Kanchanmala, Rupesh K. Mishra, Bhand Sunil, A High Sensitivity Micro Format Chemiluminescence Enzyme Inhibition Assay for Determination of Hg(II) Sensors 2010, 10(7), 6377-6394




Klas Risveden, Kimberly A Dick, Sunil Bhand, Patrik Rydberg, Lars Samuelson, Bengt Danielsson, Branched nanotrees with immobilized acetylcholine esterase for nanobiosensor applications Nanotechnology. 12/2009; 21(5):55102. 




Klas Risveden, Sunil Bhand, J. Fredrik Pontén, Thomas Andén, Nils Calander, Magnus Willander, and Bengt Danielsson, Signal frequency studies of an environmental application of a 65 nm region ion sensitive field effect transistor sensor Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 2007; 127(1):198-203. 




Sunil Bhand, Ioana Surugiu, Anatoly Dzgoev, Kumaran Ramanathan, P V Sundaram, Bengt Danielsson, Immuno-arrays for multianalyte analysis of chlorotriazines, Talanta. 02/2005; 65(2):331-6. 


Bhand, Sunil, Yilmaz, E, Danielsson, Bengt, Coupled biosensor, biomimetic and chemometrics strategies for analysis of the metals in complex environmental matrices, Journal de Physique IV, 2003; 107:169-172




S. Pirvutoiu, E. Dey, S. Bhand, A. Ciucu, V. Magerau, B. Danielsson, Application of the Enzyme Thermistor for Determination of Mercury and Other Heavy Metals Using Free and Immobilised Alcohol Oxidase. Roum. Biotechnol. Lett. 2002; 7(6):975-986. 




Mukhopadhyay I., Mishra N.N. and Bhand S.G., Prediction of microwave transitions, torsional energies and transition matrix elements of   CHD2OD.  Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy  55(12) 2375-2382 (1999). 


Mukhopadhyay I., Bhand S.G. and Mishra N.N., Torsional energies, matrix elements and predictions of microwave transitions in CH2DOD Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy  55(12) 2485-2493 (1999). 




S.G. Bhand and K.K. Chaturvedi, AAS and ASV in detection and speciation of cations. Ind. J. Environ. Prot. 15(6): 426-429 (1995).   


Publications -Peer reviewed conference proceedings

Geetesh K. Mishra and Sunil Bhand* “FIA-EQCN biosensor for analysis of sulphadiazine residues in milk” IEEE Proceedings of “6th International Conference on Sensing Technology ICST 2012” with focus on sensors in agriculture, 18-21 Dec. 2012 Page(s): 672 - 676 DOI: 10.1109/ICSensT.2012.6461762.

  G.Bacher, L Kanungo and S. Bhand, Miniaturized label-free impedimetric immunosensor for analysis of Aflatoxin B1 in peanut IEEE Proceedings of “6th International Conference on Sensing Technology ICST 2012” with focus on sensors in agriculture, 18-21 Dec. 2012 Kolkata India Page(s): 29-35, DOI: 10.1109/ICSensT.2012.6461690

K. Deshpande, R.K. Mishra, S. Pal, B. Danielsson, M. Willander, S. Bhand, A novel on chip analysis of dissolved Hg(II) in drinking water Nanotech2010, 3:133-136.

Bhand S, Srimathi S, Danielsson B, Novel Bioanalytical Tools for Environmental Analysis, in Arsenic in the Environment: Biology and Chemistry; Biogeochemistry of trace elements (Eds) Rai Kookana, Mike McLaughlin, Enzo Lombi, Carine Saison, Rebecca Hamon, Sandra Tyrrell, Contribution no 332 (CD-ROM) Adelaide, Australia 2005.

Bhand S. and Danielsson B, Potential biosensor techniques for monitoring arsenic contamination and remediation. Proc. Of 7th ICOBTE ‘Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements’ George Gobran and Nicholas Lepp (Eds.) Vol. 4,124-125 (2003). (Best research paper award).

Bhand S.G. and Chaturvedi K.K, ‘Trace elements in benthic diatoms from sediments -a case study of river Narmada, India. In 11th Annual International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment (2000) (J. Nriagu, Editor), Contribution #1214. University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (CD-ROM).

Bhand S. G., Kapoor S.i and Chaturvedi K.K., Biogeochemical assessment of  trace metals in river sediments, Wenzel, W., D. Adriano, B. Alloway, H. Doner, C. Keller, N. Lepp, M. Mench, R. Naidu and G. Pierzynski (Editors).. Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (2 volumes). Vol 1 pp472-473 1999, Austria.

S.G. Bhand   and Kamal K Chaturvedi, Vanadium and lead determination in the workplace Environment. In Heavy Metals in the Environment. R.D.Wilken, U. Förstner and A. Knöckel (Eds.);Vol. 2: 325-328 (1995) CEP Consultants Ltd. UK

Invited Book Chapters (International)

1.    Gautam Bacher, Sunil Bhand, Shreyas Deshpande

Chapter 14 - Electrical biosensors for virus detection,

Advanced Biosensors for Virus Detection, Smart Diagnostics to Combat SARS-CoV-2: 2022, Pages 241-259 Academic Press


2.    Sunil Bhand and Aruna Chandra Singh

IMMUNOSENSORS  CHAPTER 2 : Structure, Function, Orientation, Characterization and Immobilization of Antibodies for Immunosensor Development  (Eds): M.U. Ahmed, M. Zourob, E. Tamiya. pp 21-41. Royal Society of Chemistry Aug 28, 2019

3.    M.H. Asif, A Razaq, S. Bhand, M. Willander, B. Danielsson (2018) Nanotechnology and Biosensors. A volume in Advanced Nanomaterials. pp 29-49.Chapter 2 – Biosensors for Intracellular and Less Invasive Measurements Based on Nanostructured Metal Oxides. (Eds.) Dimitrios Nikolelis Georgia Paraskevi Nikoleli. ELSEVIER. DOI:


4.    Bhand S., Bacher G. (2018)

Impedimetric Sensors in Environmental Analysis: An Overview. In: Bhattacharya S., Agarwal A., Chanda N., Pandey A., Sen A. (eds) Environmental, Chemical and Medical Sensors. Energy, Environment, and Sustainability. Springer, Singapore



5.    Sunil Bhand and Geetesh K Mishra (2017)

Series Title: Methods in Molecular Biology Volume Number : 1572

Chapter 18: Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Nanobalance (EQCN) Based Biosensor for Sensitive Detection of Antibiotic Residues in Milk:

Book Title : Biosensors and Biodetection Editors: Rasooly, Avraham, Prickril, Ben. ISBN: 978-1-4939-6910-4, Springer Vienna


6.    Sunil Bhand, Lizy Kanungo and Souvik Pal (2016)

Chemiluminescence and Fluorescence Optical Biosensor for the Detection of Aflatoxins in Food (Chapter 7)

Food Biosensors, 2016::pp 161-181 , DOI:10.1039/9781782623908-00161

Editors: Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Mohammed Zourob, Eiichi Tamiya

Published by Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.)!divbookcontent

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