Smart Sensors

Nano Bio Sensors

Research Highlights

  • Metal oxide gas sensor design and development for various gasses viz. NH3, CO, H2S, NOx, C2H5OH, C3H7OH and C6H6
  • Design and development of GaN HEMTs based module for Cancer Detection.
  • AlGaN/GaN HEMTs based polar liquid sensor
  • Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN)
  • Design and Simulation of Digital Circuits based on Single Electronics
  • Nano-dimensional Patterning
  • Design and Fabrication of 600 V GaN based HEMT for Solar PV
  • Design and Fabrication of Fluid-FET: An Ionic Controller for Lab-On-a-Chip
  • Design and Fabrication of Micro-Viscometer to detect and monitor viscosities for a variety of Biochemical applications
  • Silicon nanowire based chemical/ bio-chemical sensing platform development using top down approaches
  • Micro-heater design and development for gas sensing application
  • Design, Fabrication and Characterization of ISFET-based Chemical/Biochemical Sensors and sensing platform
  • Design and Development of MEMS Differential Capacitive Accelerometer
  • RF-MEMS redundancy switch design for switch matrix applications
  • Spin-torque devices for bio-inspired computing
  • Organic materials for chemical/biochemical sensing and energy harvesting applications
  • Electrochemical sensors for chemical and biological sensing applications

Current Research Activities

  • Metal oxide gas sensor design and development for environmental monitoring
  • Design and development of GaN HEMTs based module for Cancer Detection
  • AlGaN/GaN HEMTs based polar liquid sensor
  • Carbon Nanotubes and graphene based devices fabrication for biological and gas sensors applications.
  • Shadow mask fabrication for chemical free patterning
  • Nano-dimensional pattering
  • Design and Fabrication of 600 V GaN based HEMT for Solar PV
  • Solid/liquid interaction, behavior of ions in nanochannels, relation between viscosities of different liquids to its dielectric properties.
  • Design, Fabrication and Characterization of ISFET-based Chemical/Biochemical Sensors
  • Design and Fabrication of MEMS-based Accelerometer
  • Design and Development of Microcantilevers-based piezoresistive sensor for biological agents

On-going Projects

S. No. Project Sponsor Year
1 AlGaN/GaN HEMTs based polar liquid sensor CSIR-BMBF 2017-2018
2 Gas sensor for environmental monitoring CSIR 2016-2018
3 Development of Salivary Glucose Sensing System VitalSence, Bangalore 2016-2017
4 Development of MEMS-based Accelerometer CSIR 2016
5 Microcantilevers-based piezoresistive sensor for biological agents DRDO 2015

Past Research Activities

S. No. Project Sponsored Year
1. MEMS Gas sensor CSIR 2012-2017
2. Silicon nanowire platform for chemical sensing applications CSIR 2012-1017
3 Gallium Nitride based HEMT Biosensors for Cancer Detection CSIR Supra-Institutional 2012-2017
4 MEMS Microfluidic Platform CSIR, India 2012-2017
5 Micro/Nano fluidics for Health and diagnostics UKEIRI-DST 2014-2016
6 Micro-fluidic lab-on-a-chip sensor to detect and monitor viscosities for a variety of Biochemical applications DST, India 2014-2016
7 Design and Fabrication of ISFET/EGFET Platform CSIR 2012
8 Design and Development of Nano-ISFET platform CSIR 2012
9 Nano-ISFET platform under “R-Nano: Research Initiative on Nano-Devices and Nano-sensors (PSC-0102)” CSIR, New Delhi 2012- 2017
10 Design and Development of MEMS Differential Capacitive Accelerometer CSIR 2012
11 ISFET /EGFET platform under “Advanced Microsensors and Microsystems: Design, Development and Applications (PSC-0201)” CSIR, New Delhi 2012- 2017
12 Creating intellectual property and capabilities for the development of improved security features and substrates for the
Indian currency note (FUTURE)
CSIR 2012 – 2017
13 Development of Biosensors Based On Micro- and Nano-Fabrication Technologies DST, New Delhi 2010 -2013
14 A New fabrication technique using Dip-Pen Nanowriting (DPN) for Carbon Nano-tube (CNT) based devices for biological and chemical
sensing applications (Phase I and II)
CSIR 2010 – 2014
15 Deposition of Silicon Nano-particles/Films for Photovoltaic Applications CSIR 2009 -2012
16 Development of Technology for Quantum Structures and Their Applications in Futuristic Silicon Based Nanoelectronic Devices DeitY 2005 – 2009