I am a bioengineer, trained as a physicist. I have a profound interest in developing microfluidic tools and in-vitro bio-mimetic tissue models to study human pathophysiological conditions. I dream of a world where nobody dies due to a shortage of donated organs or failed implants. A world where medical diagnostics has advanced to the point that a complete health screening could be done rapidly, and non-invasively.
In the past, I have worked on developing a 3D-bioprinted Lung-on-Chip model and investigating Mycobacterium abscessus infection dynamics using live-cell timelapse microscopy (in McKinney Lab, EPFL), and developed several microfluidic tools for enabling point-of-care diagnostics (in Satapathi Lab, IIT Roorkee). I have 2 related patent applications, founded Lab-on-Chip systems student research group in IIT Roorkee, and co-founded a personalized nanofabrication startup ‘LabX Scientific’ where I worked on developing a ‘smart spin-coater’ with real-time film thickness control.
1. Kumar, A, Satapathi, S & Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 2018, 3D Printed Peristaltic Pump with Automated Gear Assembly Fabrication, IN 201811031020. (Patent publication can be accessed at https://ipindiaservices.gov.in/publicsearch).
2. Kumar, A, Das, N, Roy, P, Satapathi, S & Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 2019, Cell Cytotoxicity Assay Device and Method of Manufacturing, IN 201911036596.
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