I am a tinkerer, an entrepreneur and a nanotechnology and HCI enthusiast with great interest in the field of bioengineering and infection biology. I have the aim to make economical and efficient devices that could help in the rapid diagnosis of chronic diseases and could facilitate drug delivery processes. Currently, I’m in the final year of my bachelors in Engineering Physics and I am in EPFL, Switzerland for a long-term semester project till January, 2020 in McKinney Lab. I’m working on bioprinting structures that can mimic lung physiology (alveoli, air-blood-barrier etc.) to develop models for studying lung-infection like M.Tb in in-vivo-like conditions. I’m also studying the host-pathogen iteraction dynamics of Mycobacterium Abscessus infection by doing timelapse microscopy over a few days with M.Abs infection of Bone-Marrow-Derived-Macrophages.
In the past I’ve worked on the designing and fabrication of 3D Microfluidic Channels, LOC (Lab-On-A-Chip) device for rapid POC (Point-of-Care) diagnosis of Circulating Tumor Cells and fabrication of 3D Printed flexible bioelectronic sensors under the guidance of Prof. Soumitra Satapathi, Dept. of Physics, IIT Roorkee in Satapathi Lab.
I have also co-founded a nanotechnology hardware instrumentation company, LabX Scientific Pvt. Ltd. where we are trying to make nanofabrication instruments with advanced algorithms and embedded artificial intelligence. I started this with the conceptualization and subsequent fabrication of a Smart Spin Coater and now we developing similar devices in order to better realise the aim of personalised nano-fabrication. I look forward to working with people in the field of Microfluidics, 3D Printing and Lab-on-a-Chip devices to make affordable Point-of-Care diagnostic systems or(and) improve our understanding of biological systems using microfluidic Organ-on-Chip devices.