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To establish personalized health wellness, I am focused on exploring 

  1. Green and Sustainable Chemistry

  2. High-performance Nano-Systems,

  3. Analytical Systems for environmental monitoring,

  4. Sensing technology, 

  5. Nanomedicine and drug delivery systems,

  6. Point-of-care testing,

  7. Intelligent personalized health wellness.

As Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineer by training, I am exploring nanotechnology, material science, thin films, miniaturized sensors, electrochemistry, electrochemical biosensors, nanomedicine, drug delivery to CNS, and biomedical engineering for health wellness at Department of Environmental Engineering of Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, USA


During my research, I have been engaged in design and development of various electro-active nanostructures for electrochemical biosensor and nanomedicine for health care. My research interests include nano-biotechnology, analytical systems, design & develop nanostructures, nano-carries for drug delivery, nano-therapeutics for CNS diseases, on-demand site-specific release of therapeutic agents, exploring personalized nanomedicines, biosensors, point-of-care sensing devices, and related areas of health care monitoring. 

Grant Contributions

  1. Structural evaluation of airborne proteins processed through air purification technology"

       PI: Ajeet Kaushik - FPU

       Co-PI: Jaspreet Dhau – Molekule Inc.

       Sponsor: Molekule Inc.   2021


Competed Grants

  • Nanotechnology based gene editing to eradicate HIV brain reservoirs in drug abusers,

Objective: The proposed research will elucidate the role of nanotechnology (MENPs) to deliver Cas9/gRNA across the BBB for the recognition and eradication of the HIV reservoir in the brain and to treat/prevent neurological deficits observed in morphine using HIV infected subjects

PI: Madhavan Nair, Co-PI: Ajeet Kaushik       NIH: RO1DA042706                              07/01/2016 - 06/30/2021

  • Nano-delivery of methanandamide across BBB to block cannabinoid induced effects in HIV infection,  

Objective: The proposed research will evaluate the effect of nanodelivery of HIV drug and Methanadamide, a stable analog of Anandamide across BBB to alleviate cannabinoid induced adverse effects in BBB and mouse models of HIV and Cannabinoid.

PI: Madhavan Nair, Co-PI: Ajeet Kaushik    NIH: R01 DA040537                                 09/30/2015 - 07/31/2020

  • Novel Magneto Nanodelivery of Drug to Eradicate HIV from CNS,

Objective: The proposed research was on the development of magnetoelectro (ME)-liposome based novel multi-ferrous nanoparticles with magneto-electric properties bound with anti-HIV drugs and deliver across the BBB for the eradication of HIV infection in the brain.

PI: Madhavan Nair, Co-PI: Ajeet Kaushik,            NIH: R21MH101025                       04/22/2013 - 03/31/2017

  • NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (National Science Foundation,

PI: Shekhar Bhansali, Co-PI: Ajeet Kaushik (ECE-FIU)         ASSIST-EEC-1160483                09, 2012 – 11, 2013

InstaCortisol-A real-time and continuous assessment of Cortisol in ISF, PI, sub-contract from Phase-II SBIR to Guided Therapeutics, National Institute of Health,

PI: Shekhar Bhansali, Co-I: Ajeet Kaushik (ECE-FIU)             NIH: R43MH085474-01         03, 2011 – 03, 2012

  • SIMS-Development of a Smart Integrated Miniaturized Sensor System for analytical challenges in diagnostics, industry and the environment, European Commission (257372).

PI: Tonny Killard, Co-PI: Ajeet Kaushik (Dublin City University, Ireland)                             Dec 2010-July 2011


Teaching Experience

Teaching and research at the interface of science, technology, and engineering in a highly collaborative environment. Development of cost-effective nano-biotechnologies, smart nanomaterials/structures, biosensors, advanced instrumentation, system development (primary), and nanomedicine for CNS diseases along with drug delivery systems to get into the brain (secondary) is always my focus during teaching.


As an expert scientist: (2004-)

  • I have delivered numerous invited lectures related with nano-biotechnology for personalized health care for educational development at various reputed institutions.

  • Assisted collaborators in course modification according to advancements in cutting edge research.

  • Currently thesis advisor of four PhD students


As an Instructure (2017-2018)

BME-4311 Bio-molecular Engineering: Fall-2017 & 2018

  • Introduced advanced research of nano-toxicity, biosensor, system development, nanomedicine, and drug delivery systems in on-going ME-4311 course.

  • Guided students for senior design project  


Co-taught (2011-2013): Intro-to-Nano (ECE-Fall 2011, 2012), Electrical Engineers, aim: - be a problem solver using reduced form factors,

Guest Lecture (2017-): GMS6904-Scientific Writing Course 2018 & 2019: how to prepare and present a scientific poster/manuscript/patent


At Florida Polytechnic University (2019-)

  • CHM-1 (2045), CHM-1 LAB (2045L)

  • CHM-2 (2046), CHM-2 LAB (2046L)

  • Objectives: “Think Like a Chemist” and “Execute Like an Engineers” and “Act like a Leader”

  • Advanced training and skill development.

  • Promoting culture of research & development among young engineers.

Federal Peer Reviewers

  • National Health Institutions (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

  • Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust, for 2018 Advanced Research Grant Program.

  • National Council of Science and Technology, Mexican Govt. for “Frontier Science 2019 call

  • French National Research Agency-Generic Call 2021


Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Faculty Representative Council

  2. Department Curriculum Committee

  3. Chemistry Course Coordinator

  4. Faculty Search Committee Member

  5. Scenarios of Future (to explore aspects of COVID-19 pandemic to Florida Poly re-opening and campus life)

  6. Search committee Chair (Chemistry)

Towards Detection and Diagnostic of Ebola Virus Diseases at Point-of-Care: Biosensors and Bioelectronics-25, 2015, 254-272.

The potential of magneto-electric  nanocarriers for drug delivery, Expert Opinon on Drug Delivery, 11 (10), 2014

Recent update in NanoCure of NeuroAIDS,

ScienceJet, 4: 172, 2015 (NanoScience Award Paper)

Biomicrofluidics, 7, 034108 (2013)Analyst, 139(9), 2014, 2088-2098

Microchimica Acta, 181, 2014, 1759-1780

International Journal of Nanomedicine, 10, 2015, 677-685, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 62, 2014, 249-254

Electrochemical cortisol immunosensors based on sonochemically synthesized zinc oxide 1D nanorods and 2 D nanoflakes, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 63 (2015) 124-130 

Ag@AgO-polyaniline hybrid nanocomposite, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 50 (2013) 35-41 

 Chemical Reviews,  115, 2015, 4571-4606 

Invited Talks

  1. Smart Green Materials, Sønderborg Climate Neutrality Conference, Session: Smart green materials, September 28-29, 2021 at Southern University of Denmark

  2. Invited Lecture: Manipulative Nano Systems for Personalized Healthcare in”4th National Conference in Chemistry -2021, August 6-7, 2021, Discipline of Chemistry, Indian Institute (IIT) Gandhinagar, INDIA

  3. Invited speaker: Manipulative Nano Systems for Personalized Healthcare in “International Conference on Smart Materials: Application to Devices, May 18, 2021, Kamla Nehru Mahavidyalya, Nagpur-INDIA

  4. Expert Talk: High-performance Manipulative Nanomedicine for Personalized Healthcare, Los Angeles City College, April 26, 2021

  5. NeuroScience Committee Lecture, High-performance Biosensors and Nanomedicine for Intelligence Healthcare, Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, April 09, 2021.

  6. Expert talk: Atmanirbhar Bharat: India as Manufacturing Hub for Global Health (Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Medical Devices and TeleHealth)' ICMR Centre for Innovation & Bio-Design (CIBioD), PGIMER, Chandigarh 26-27 November 2020

  7. Panelist, Charles Walter Society for Innovation and Research, to discuss new education Policy: Oct. 2020

  8. Magneto-electric nanoparticles for personalized health care management, International Webinar on Materials Synthesis and Characterization (IWMSC-2020), July 11 to 13, 2020

  9. Special Speaker, Engineered Nano-Structures for Therapeutics and Biomedical Applications, RPS Group of Institutions, India, July 3, 2020

  10. Magneto-Electric Nanoparticles Based Nanomedicine for Personalized Health-Wellness, Virtual Meeting on Advances and Challenged in Nanomedicine, June 23, 2002

  11. Smart Biosensor for personalized health Care in the Virtual meeting on Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips Virtual Meeting, May 28, 2020

  12. Plenary Speaker, “Securing of Yourself”, National Seminar cum Workshop on Academic Integrity, Plagiarism & Intellectual Property Rights at Panjab University, Chandigarh from DEC. 23-24, 2019.

  13. Special Lecture on “NanoBio-Technology for Health Wellness, BioNEST-Panjab University, Dec 23rd, 2019

  14. Keynote Speaker, SCPINM-2019 “International Symposium on Synthesis, Characterization & Processing of Inorganic, Bio and Nano Materials”, Chandigarh University, Chandigarh, Dec 20th, 2019.

  15. Invited Speaker on “Biomedical nanotechnology for getting into the brain for health wellness”, Nano/Bio-Technology 2019, Organized by Special Center of Nanoscience at Jawahar Lal University and National Institute of Immunology, Dec 19, 2019.

  16. Biomedical Nanotechnology; Getting into the brain for personalized health wellness, 4th Universal Scientific Education Research Network (USERN), Nov 8-10, 2019, Budapest Hungary. Award Lecture.

  17. Chip based electro-physiology monitoring of HIV-infected cells in setting of drug abuse, 4th Universal Scientific Education Research Network (USERN), Nov 8-10, 2019, Budapest Hungary.

  18. Nano-biotechnology for getting into the brain for health wellness, International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), Blood-Brain Barrier: From Basic Physiology to Neurological Disorder Nov. 4 to 8, 2019. Chandigarh, India.   

  19. Nano-biotechnology for personalized health care, 2019 Green Chemistry Engineering Technology at Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL-USA Oct 25, 2019

  20. Magnetically guided delivery of nanomedicine to the brain, in Nano-NeuroScience session of 16th Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutic, LA, USA. March 15 to 17, 2019

  21. Chip based electrophysiology monitoring of HIV-infected cells in setting of drug abuse, in Nano-Bioelectronics session of 16th Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutic, LA, USA. March 15 to 17, 2019

  22. Magneto-electric nano-particles for drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier to manage CNS diseases, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, Feb 1, 2019.

  23. Aspects of Nano-Bio-technology for drug Delivery to manage CNS diseases, 11th Annual Nanoscience an Engineering Research Conference, Nano-Florida 2018, Oct 5-7, 2018 Florida Technical university, FL, USA.

  24. Biomedical application of magneto-electric nanoparticles, Special Center of Nanoscience of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, April 17, 2018

  25. Biomedical application of magneto-electric nanoparticles, International Symposium on Functional Materials, Chandigarh, India, April 13, 2018

  26. Biomedical application of magneto-electric nanoparticles, Department of Chemistry, Doon University Dehradun, India, April 10, 2018

  27. Smart Biosensors for Personalized Health Care, Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC), at University of Florida, Feb 28, 2018.

  28. Aspects of Biosensors and Nanomedicine to manage Brain Cancer, Cognitive Neuroscience Society of FIU, Feb 7, 2018

  29. Magnetically guided delivery of magneto-electro nanoparticles to the brain of non-human primate, Society for Personalized Nanomedine, Nov. 2-3, 2017.

  30. Electrochemical system for HIV-infection monitoring in presence of substance of abuse and/therapeutic agent, NIAA Neuro-HIV and alcohol abuse satellite meeting-2017.

  31. Nano-biotechnology for Personalized Health care. NanoFlorida-2017

  32. Nano-Biotechnology for Personalized Health Care, Department of Chemistry of Panjab University Chandigarh, July 20th, 2017.

  33. Nano-Biotechnology for Personalized Health Care, CSIR-Center for Scientific Instrument Organization (CSIO), July 20th, 2017

  34. Magnetically guided brain delivery of drug-nano-carrier to the brain, Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, April 18-20, 2017, LA, USA

  35. Magnetically guided brain delivery of magnetic drug-nanocarrier, NanoFlorida, Sept. 24-25, 2016 University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA.

  36. Electrochemical chip-based approach to detect HIV-1 infection in alcohol and cannabinoids users, NeuroHIV and Alcohol Abuse Meeting, Florida International University, Miami May 18, 2016

  37. CNS delivery of Magneto-electro nanoparticles and its toxicity evaluation” Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, April 8-10, 2016, Miami, USA

  38. Electrochemical Plasma Cortisol Detection of HIV Positive Patients, Nano-Florida 2014, University of Miami, USA, Sep. 25-26, 2014

  39. India-Japan Workshop on ‘Biomolecular Electronics & Organic Nanotechnology for Environment Preservation’ (IJWBME) Dec. 13-15, 2009 DTU, India.

  40. Fifth International Conference on Molecular Electronics & Bioelectronics (M&BE5), Miyazaki, Japan. March 2009,

  41. Nano-bio-engineering and Spintronics (nBEST), Chungnam National University, Korea, Nov, 2009.

  42. India-Japan Workshop on Biomolecular Electronics & Organic Nanotechnology for Environment Preservation (IJWBME 2009), NPL, India, Dec. 2009.


Mentoring and supervision

Name                                                                    Degree                 Area

Thesis Adviser

  1. Alexendar Gage           UG-FPU                                Miniaturized Sensor for efficient diagnostics.

  2. Kaitlyn Brunson           UG-FPU                                Nanomedicine for personalized healthcare.

  3. Jayesh Soni                 Ph.D.FIU                               Deep learning enabled efficient diagnostics.

  4. Allen Caobi,                 Ph.D. FIU                              Therapeutics of Zika-Virus infection.

  5. Prashant Korea           Ph.D. KW-South Korea          Point-of-care diagnostics systems


Thesis Awarded  

  1. Chet Ojha, HWCOM-FIU                        Ph.D.                     Autophagy and Zika virus infection

  2. Sneham Tiwari, HWCOM-FIU                Ph.D.                     Therapeutics delivery to the brain to manage AD

  3. Khalid Pasha, ECE-FIU                          Ph.D.                     FET based biosensor systems

  4. Arash Ahmadivand-ECE-FIU                  Ph.D.                     Plasmonic nano-sensing-platforms



  1. Kiran Phanny, ECE-FIU,                            Ph.D.                     Trapping of multiple cell spheroids

  2. Prateek Shah, BME-FIU                            Ph.D.                     Electrical properties of biomolecules

  3. Eric Huey, ECE-FIU                                   Ph.D.                     Silica Nanowire for bio-sensing application

  4. Abhay Vasudev, ECE-FIU                          Ph.D.                     Electrochemical immuno-sensing of Cortisol

  5. Nicolas Narena, ECE-FIU                         REU                       Fabrication of electrochemical biosensor

  6. A. F. D. Cruz , ECE-FIU                              REU                      Fabrication of electrochemical biosensor

  7. Ariel Ruiz, ECE-FIU                                   UG                        Magnetic Nano-carriers for drug delivery 

  8. Tiyas Porira, HWCOM-FIU                        Ph.D. Trainee         Magnetic carriers for drug delivery

  9. Puja Yatham, CMEM-FIU                          Volunteer                Nano-formulation

  10. Fong Nham, HWCOM-FIU                        Volunteer               Cas9/gRNA-based Nanomedicine for NeuroHIV           


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