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The Biosensor Lab.

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 BIOSENSOR LAB.
 
 
 
   
 
 

Thrust areas: The research in our group is focused on development and miniaturization of various biosensor platforms with applications in food safety & quality, environmental and clinical analysis, Bio-Cyber Physical Systems under NM-ICPS

 The key areas of research are:

  • Transducers: Optical, Electrochemical and piezo (QCM), thermal
  • Field portable biosensors and micro devices
  • Receptors (natural and artificial receptors): antibodies, enzymes, Aptamers,Imprinted polymers
  • Bio-chip based biosensors (Bio-MEMS)
  • High Throughput high sensitivity analysis
  • Micro fluidics for chemical and biological applications

 Number of  Ph.D. Thesis Supervised: 11 (10 as Supervisor), 01 as Co-Supervisor

Total Number of ongoing registered Ph.D. students as notional Supervisor: 03

 Number of ongoing registered  Ph.D. students (as Co-Supervisor) : 02

1 each with Dr Gautam Bacher (EEE&I Department, Goa)  and Prof SK Verma (Biosci, Pilani)

 

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Group Leader

SUNIL BHAND, Ph.D.

 
 
“Biosensors and bio-analytical chemistry, Environmental chemistry, mycotoxin and Bacterial pathogen detection,  pesticide and antibiotic residue analysis, endocrine disruptor, heavy metal analysis using Optical, thermal, Piezoelectric and Impedimetric biosensors, Flow injection analysis, Field portable biosensors, Biochips and Microfluidics for chemical and Biological analysis, Nanotechnology, Prototype development, Field kits.” Actively contributing in biosensors since 2001 till date

 

Contact:

+91 832 2580340 (Office)

Email: sunilbhand@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in
 

Current Members

SAPNA SUDAN

Ph.D. Student, Institute Scholar

Area of research: “Nanomaterials, Biosensors, Antibiotics, AMR”

ID No: 2019PHXP0051G

SHOBHA MULE

 

Ph.D. Student,  Funded by Birla Carbon Project

 

Area of research: “Biosensor, Bio- nanomaterial, remediation”

ID No: 2020PHXP0048G


NEELAMMA MK

 

PhD Fellowship  funded by  BITS BoCyTiH Foundation

 

Area of research: Electro-chemical Biosensors and Mycotoxin Analysis, nanotechnology

ID No: 2021PHXP0011G

SHREYA DESHPANDE

 

 ID No: 2017PHXF0422G

Proposed Topic: Development of Micro/Nano Interdigitated Electrodes Devices For Ultra-sensitive and Reliable Biosensors

Supervisor: Dr. Gautam Bacher (EEE&I)

Co-Supervisor) : Prof Sunil Bhand (Chemistry) 










Ph.D. Alumni

  Dr. (MRS) KANCHANMALA DESHPANDE

(Ph.D. awarded in 2012)

Area of research: “Novel Biosensor Techniques for Environmental Analysis of Pesticides and Heavy Metals”

Currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Goa University.

Thesis Title: “Novel Biosensor Techniques for Environmental Analysis of Pesticides and Heavy Metals”

Dr. RUPESH KUMAR MISHRA   

(Ph.D. awarded in 2013)

Area of research: “Biosensors, Biochips and Pesticide residue analysis”

PDF in France and UC San Diego, currently working at Discovery Park, Purdue

Thesis Title: “Development of Novel Biosensing Micro Techniques for Analysis of Pesticide Residues and Heavy Metals in Water and Milk”

Dr. LIZY KANUNGO

(Ph.D. awarded in 2014)

Area of research: “High sensitivity assay, Aflatoxins, Milk and Peanuts, Immunoassays”

Currently working as Research Associate at Department of Biological Sciences, BITS, Pilani-KK Birla Goa Campus.
 

Thesis Title: “Development of Novel Biosensing Techniques

for Analysis of Aflatoxins in Food Products”

Dr. GEETESH KUMAR MISHRA

(Ph.D. awarded in 2015) 

Area of research: “Flow Injection analysis, Enzyme thermistor, Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Urea and Antibiotic residues, Bacterial Sensing”

Post-Doctoral fellow Sabanci University, Turkey,

Sr Scientist in Industry.

Thesis Title: “Novel Biosensor Techniques for Analysis of Food Contaminants and Clinical Analytes”

Dr. GAUTAM BACHER, M.Tech., Ph.D.

(Ph.D. thesis awarded in 2015)

Area of research: “Micro-devices, Bio-Impedance, Interdigitated Electrodes”

Currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of EEE&I, BITS, Pilani-KK Birla Goa Campus. Dr Bacher is actively collaborating with the Biosensor Lab. in various projects as Co-PI. 

Thesis Title: “Development of Novel Micro-biosensor Devices for Bioanalysis”

Dr. SOUVIK PAL 

(Ph.D. thesis awarded in 2016)  

Currently working at CDAC Kolkata

Area of research: “Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles, Biosensors, environmental and clinical analytes”

Thesis Title: “Nanoparticle Based Biosensors for Environmental and Clinical Analysis

Dr. ATUL SHARMA,.

(Ph.D. thesis awarded in 2018)  

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Louis MARTY, University of Perpignan, FRANCE

Area of research: “Antibiotic Residue Analysis, Biosensors”

PDF : Monash University Australia

Thesis Title: Development of Novel Aptasensing Techniques for Detection of Mycotoxins and Antibiotic Residues in Food and Beverages

Dr. ARUNA CHANDRA SINGH

Area of research: “Endocrine Disruptors and Xenobiotics, Biosensor”

Ph.D. thesis awarded (2019)  

Area of research: “Antibiotic Residue Analysis, Biosensors”

PDF : Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Thesis Title: Development of Novel Biosensors for Detection and

Analysis of Endocrine Disruptors 17β-Estradiol and Bisphenol A in Water,

Dr. ARUN KUMAR PRUSTY

Ph.D. thesis awarded (2020)  

Area of research: “Bioelectronics, Antibiotics, Herbicides”

Thesis Title: Development of Polymer Based Capacitive Sensors for Analysis of Herbicide and Antibiotic Residue in Water and Milk

Dr. REHAN DESJMUKH

Ph.D. thesis awarded (Dec 2020) 

Supervisor (Prof Utpal Roy, Biological Sciences)

Co-Supervisor (Prof Sunil Bhand, Chemistry)  

 

Area of research: “Microbial Biosensing and RTPCR techniques

Thesis Title: Development of Rapid and Sensitive Molecular Methods for the detection and quantification of E. Coli. in water

Dr. KRISHNA KUMARI SWAIN

Ph.D. thesis awarded (2021)  

Area of research: “Inorganic Chemistry, Bacterial detection, Environmental Chemistry, Bio-analytical Chemistry”

Currently: Assistant Professor

Thesis Title: Development of Miniaturized Enzyme Nanoprobes for Analysis of Heavy Metal Ions in Water and Seafood using Optical Biosensors

Other Past Members

1. Mr. Divya Pratap Singh: 2009 - 2010. Project Fellow CSIR project

2. Mrs. Deepti C. Parab : 2009 - 2011. Office Assistant (NAIP Project)

3. Ms. Pranali Naik: 2013 - 2014. (Technical Asst. NAIP project)

4. Mrs. Ritika M. Patras: 2013. Project Fellow NAIP Project

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