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Delivered invited online lecture “Biosensors for Environmental Analysis -approaches for low level detection of contaminants” on Oct 22 2021, at DAE Symposium, Current Trends in Analytical Chemistry (CTAC -2021), organized by BARC Mumbai and AEACI, India during Oct 20-23, 2021. Also acted as Member, National Advisory Committee for the Symposium.


Delivered invited lecture “Label free detection using Impedimetric and piezoelectric nano-biosensors” at webinar series “Prospects of Multifunctional Biomaterials for smart Diagnostic” Theme 2 –Biomaterials organized by National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Madras TN, Oct. 07, 2021.


Invited as expert panelist for the Panel discussion on “Food Quality, Safety and Process automation” held during CIPHET IIFA 2021 organized on occasion of 33rd Foundation day celebration of ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana, Punjab, Oct 3&4 2021.


Delivered an invited lecture (webinar) “Biosensors for environmental analysis” organized by CSIR –National Institute of Oceanography, Goa on Aug 12, 2021 (Coordinator: AcSIR School of Oceanography).


Delivered invited lecture “Real time analysis using label free piezoelectric and Impedimetric biosensors” at online FDP “Biosensors in point-of-care Diagnostics: Strategies and Implementation” organized by Sahrdaya College of Engineering & Technology, & KTU, Thrissur Kerala April 19, 2021.



Delivered an invited talk at BIRAC-SRISTI Ahmedabad organized Biotech Innovation Ignition School-7 (BIIS) webinar on Biosensor Technology: Potential Applications, Scope, Challenges and Opportunities” on Thursday 17th December, 2020 held during Dec 1-21 2020


Delivered an invited talk at BIRAC-SRISTI Ahmedabad organized Biotech Innovation Ignition School-6 (BIIS) webinar on Biosensors (types and application)” On Monday 28th September 2020 held during Sept 22 to Oct. 12 2020


Prof Sunil Bhand delivered an invited talk (webinar) Introduction to the biosensors, fundamentals to applications with focus on environment and food safety on Sept 24 2020 under Sensor Technology FDP program, supported by AICTE New Delhi organized by National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru  during Sept 21-25 2020.


Delivered invited lecture “Molecularly imprinted polymer based capacitive sensors for chemical contaminant analysis” and also Chaired a session at 107th Indian Science Congress Bengaluru  in Chemical Science section: Chemical science in Human Health Care during Jan. 3-7, 2020 at Univ of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru India.




Delivered two invited lectures as resource person at UGC-Refresher Course in Life Sciences at Goa University for the Faculty Members of University and colleges focus on Environmental Sciences and other life-sciences streams held during 13 Nov 2019 to 6 Dec 2019, Goa.


Invited by IKP Knowledge park Hyderabad as participant in “Roundtable discussion on Role of Cluster Networks in Enhancing Innovation Output" at International Knowledge Millennium Conference (IKMC 2019)  held at HICC Hyderabad November 8 and 9 2019.


Chaired a session and delivered an invited talk “Biosensors for analysis of antibiotic residues” at International Conference on “Recent Advances in Fundamental and Applied Sciences (RAFAS -2019) organized by Lovely Professional University during Nov. 5th  & 6th 2019 at Phagwara, Punjab.


Participated as invited expert researcher at “South Asia Higher Education Symposium -New Regional Approaches” (SAHED) organized by Hollings Centre for International Dialogue and US Department of State during April 23-28,  2019  held at Istanbul, Turkey.


Delivered invited talk “Rotomoulding Centre for Education and Research RMCER- opportunity for Industry Academia Collaboration” at StAR 2019 Annual Conference and Trade Show held at Coimbatore, Jan 23-25 2019.  




Delivered Invited talk “Novel sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymers” at National seminar “IoT inspired Food Safety & Residue Detection”  organized by  CDAC Kolkata, MeitY, Govt of India and RD Tata Trust in Association with BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus and Jadavpur University Kolkata on 18 Dec 2018 at Kolkata.


Delivered an invited lecture “Chemical contaminant analysis using biosensors” at  Indo-Israel Workshop on Nano electronic Materials and Devices (I2NMD) 2018 held on 2nd November, 2018, organized by Department of Electrical and electronics Engineering BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus in association with Tel Aviv University, Israel.


Delivered an invited lecture “Recent developments in biosensors for food toxin analysis” at  International Conference on Life Science Research & its Interface with Engineering and Allied Sciences (LSRIEAS 2018) organized by BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus during Nov. 1-3, 2018.


Delivered invited lecture “Frontiers in Interdisciplinary research –from invention to innovation”  as Mentor at INSPIRE Internship Science Camp organized by Christ College, Rajkot affiliated to Saurashtra University, during 10-14 July 2018 Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, DST N Delhi (Govt. of India).


Delivered Invited talk “New frontiers in Societal applications of Biosensors” at National Seminar on Trends and Applications of ICT in Agriculture (TRACT,2018) organized jointly by CDAC Kolkata and India Metrology Society (IMS), March 13, 2018 Kolkata.


Delivered oral presentation “Biosensors for Food Traceability” at Indo-Norway First RE-Food Symposium “Sustainable technologies for food processing and preservation” jointly organized by BITS Pilani, IIT Kharagpur and SINTEF Ocean NORWAY.  Feb 8 & 9 2018 at BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus, India.




Delivered invited talk: “Nanomaterials integrated biosensing platform: Application in ultrasensitive chemical and biological analysis”. Session -Biocompatible systems for medical applications, theranostics and devices for drug delivery at 6th International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities ISIF 2017 organized under aegis of Material Research Society of India (MRSI), Dec 10-13, 2017 N. Delhi India.




“TECO Networking conference under EU-India Research and Innovation partnership” Nov. 16-17, 2016 N Delhi India. Delivered invited talk: Miniaturized sensor for monitoring antibiotic residues in water “TECO Networking conference under EU-India Research and Innovation partnership” Nov. 16-17, 2016 N Delhi India.


Invited Lecture: Chemiluminescence Probes for optical biosensing in environmental analysis, BRNS-AEACI Twelfth School in Analytical Chemistry (SAC-12) Nov. 15-22, 2016 BITS Goa.


Delivered Mentor LectureEnvironmental Analysis-Challenges and opportunities at “INSPIRE Internship Science Campus 2016 at Christ College Rajkot Oct. 22, 2016, Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology N Delhi.

Delivered Invited talk: Nanomaterials based biosensors: applications in environmental and clinical analysis, at 1st International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, organized by Centre for Nanotechnology Research VIT Vellore, 19-21 Oct. 2016.




Delivered invited faculty lecture: Novel biosensors based on nanomaterials: an overview “National Conference on Nano & Functional Materials NFM-2014) 7-8 Nov. 2014 BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.


Delivered invited lecture “Recent developments in Micro biosensor devices- Indian Perspective” at 3rd theme meeting on Micro-nano technology in service of rural India” organized jointly by BRNS and DST India during 25 & 26 April 2014 at SVERI Pandharpur India.




Delivered invited lecture “ Ultrasensitive micro-biosensor devices for analysis of pesticide residues and aflatoxins” at"INDIA-JAPAN Workshop on bio-molecular electronics and organic nanotechnology for environment preservation” December 13-15, 2013 Organized by Delhi Technology University & Kyushu Institute of Technology Japan, at DTU, N Delhi India.


Delivered invited lecture "Miniaturized ultrasensitive micro biosensor devices: Two day Interaction Meeting on X-ray Lithography and Microfabrication, Organized by Indus Synchrotron Utilization Division, RRCAT DAE Indore December. 5 & 6, 2013


Delivered invited lecture “Ultrasensitive Biosensors for Environmental Analysis " at UGC sponsored National Conference on “Emerging Trends and Techniques in Chemistry " organized by Department of Chemistry, YC Institute of Science Satara (Maharashtra) Oct. 10-12 (2013).


Delivered invited talk “Novel Biochip technology for high throughput screening of pesticide residues in milk” Special invitee at Agri Tech Investors Meet organized by NAIP, ICRISAT & ICAR at N. Delhi, July (2013).


Delivered invited lecture 'Biosensors -practical applications at Symposium on "Trends in Biochemistry, biotechnology and Agriculture -societal aspects" organized by Biomedical Group, BARC Mumbai April 29 (2013).




Delivered invited lecture "Miniaturized biosensor devices for bacterial detection and antibiotics. One day workshop on Micro nano technology MGM Medical University, Mumbai Dec 04,2012


Delivered invited lecture "Microfluidic Lab on chip devices -concepts and applications at 5th SERC School on Synchrotron X-Ray lithography SRXL organized by RRCAT, DAE Indore Oct. 29-Nov 02. 2012.


Delivered invited lecture Novel online biosensor for analysis of food contaminants National Workshop on non destructive methods for quality evaluation of food, CIPHET Ludhiana, ICAR, Govt of India, Feb. 9-10 2012.


Invited lecture, Miniaturized biosensor for water quality analysis, First theme meeting on Micro Nano Engineering in service of Rural India Organized by Precision Engineering Group, BARC Mumbai Jan 04, 2012




Delivered invited lecture "Novel impedimetric immunosensor" at ISEAC International Symposium cum workshop on Electrochemistry organized by Indian Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry Dec. 7-10 2011 Cidade De Goa India.


Delivered invited lecture entitled "Novel metal oxide based biosensors" at Department of ITN, Campus Norköping, Linköping University, Sweden August 2011.


Delivered invited lecture Novel biosensor techniques for environmental monitoring National Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry, Chemistry Group BITS, Pilani Feb. 19021 2011.




Delivered invited talk “Novel Biosensors and Bio-analytical techniques” organized by Indian Society of Biochemistry NDRI Karnal chapter 2010.




Delivered Keynote lecture BioMEMS for environmental analysis, at First Indo-German frontiers of engineering symposium organized by Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) foundation, Germany, & DST India, Chennai Nov 2009.


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