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Faculty Profile : Dr. Shantimoy Kar

Name: Dr. Shantimoy Kar


Assistant Professor (Adhoc)
shantimoy.kar@niperhyd.ac.in
+91 8016274932
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ADDRESS, ROOM NO

Department of Medical Devices
NIPER Hyderabad
Balanagar, Hyderabad-500037, TS, INDIA



QUALIFICATION: (REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

  • Ph.D - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - February 2017
  • M. Sc. (Chemistry) - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - June 2011
  • B. Sc. (Chemistry) - University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India - June 2009



EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor, 2021 - Till date at NIPER, Hyderabad, India
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, 2019 – 2021 at Division of Biomedical Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Postdoctoral researcher, 2017 – 2018 at Department of Biology, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Research Associate, 2016 – 2017 at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Project funded by Royal Academy of Engineering, U. K.



COURSES HANDLING(PHD/M.PHARM)

M.Tech. Medical Devices:

  • MD-214: Biosensors
  • MD-218: Microfluidics and Lateral Flow Devices


PHD STUDENTS/MASTERS STUDENTS

None


AWARDS / HONOURS
  • Recipient of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award-2014 (in technological edge category), for demonstrating ‘paper-and-pencil’ microfluidic device for point-of-care diagnostics.
  • One of the selected participants for the 'Capacity Building Workshop for Science and Technology Based Social Entrepreneurship’ held at IIT Delhi on 3rd-4th February 2016 jointly organized with IIT Delhi, TATA Trusts and Harvard University South Asia Institute.
  • One of the selected participants for ‘IC-IMPACTS 2016 Summer Institute on Nanotechnologies for Safe & Sustainable Infrastructure, Integrated Water Management and Public Health’ held on University of Alberta, Canada from 28th May-4th June 2016.
  • One of the selected young scientists for ‘BRICS Young Scientist Conclave on Affordable Healthcare, Computational Intelligence and Energy Solutions’ held at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India from 25th September to 1st October 2016; organized by Department of Science and Technology, India.
  • Recipient of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award 2017 for the project titled “Affordable and Rapid Paper-based Test Kits for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Assays".
  • Furthermore, it has also been selected for BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Award grant of 15 lacs for its further development.
  • One of the research outcomes for the project entitled with “Paper-based test kits for easy testing of antimicrobial susceptibility” was selected for display in the Medical Technology Exhibition, on 9th March 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi; jointly organized by National Innovation Foundation (NIF)-India, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).


RESEARCH AREAS/INTEREST

    Point-of-care diagnostics, molecular diagnostics, microfluidics, biomedical devices, organ on chip technologies



FELLOWSHIPS / GRANTS
  • Selected for the Summer Research Fellowship Program (SRFP)-2010 of JNCASR, India.
  • The patent on the project titled “Affordable and Rapid Paper-based Test Kits for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Assays" received BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Award grant of INR 1.5m for prototype development and clinical testing.
  • Received travel grant (~400 Euro) from EMBL for attending the 'EMBL Conference Microfluidics 2016' held at Heidelberg, Germany on 24th-26th July 2016.
  • Received full travel grant for attending ‘IC-IMPACTS 2016 Summer Institute’ (a bilateral program of India and Canada) held on University of Alberta, Canada.
  • Received 5 years of fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India during my PhD for pursuing doctoral studies in India.
  • Contributed for Newton-Bhaba Fund Researcher Link Workshop Grants for 2020-21 (~ £32k) to establish successful collaborative initiatives between University of Glasgow, UK and IIT Kharagpur, India.

PUBLICATIONS / BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. S. Batabyal, S. Rakshit, S. Kar and S. K. Pal, “An improved microfluidics approach for monitoring real-time interaction profiles of ultrafast molecular recognition”, Reviews of Scientific Instruments, 83, 043113 (2012).
  2. N. Goswami, A. Giri, S. Kar, M. S. Bootharaju, R. John, P. L. Xavier, T. Pradeep and S. K. Pal, “Protein-Directed Synthesis of NIR-Emitting, Tuneable HgS Quantum Dots and their Applications in Metal-Ion Sensing”, Small, 8, 3175-3184 (2012).
  3. S. Kar, M. Dash, T. K. Maiti and S. Chakraborty, “Effect of Haematocrit on Blood Dynamics on a Compact Disc Platform”, Analyst, 140, 1432-1437, (2015).
  4. R. Dey, S. Kar, S. Joshi, T. K. Maiti and S. Chakraborty, “Ultra low-cost ‘paper-and-pencil’ device for electrically-controlled micromixing of analytes”, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 19 (2), pp 375-383, (2015). # (In this manuscript, RD and SK have equal contribution).
  5. S. Kar, T. K. Maiti and S. Chakraborty, “Capillarity-driven Blood Plasma Separation on Paper-based Devices”, Analyst, 140, 6473-6476, (2015).
  6. S. Kar, U. Ghosh, T. K. Maiti and S. Chakraborty, “Haemoglobin Content Modulated Deformation Dynamics of Red Blood Cells on Compact Disc”, Lab on a Chip, 15, 4571-4577, (2015).
  7. S. Kar, S. Joshi, K. Chaudhury, T. K. Maiti and S. Chakraborty, “Generation of Droplets to Serpentine Threads on a Rotating Compact-Disk Platform”, Applied Physics Letters, 107, 244101 (1-5) (2015).
  8. S. Kar, T. K. Maiti and S. Chakraborty, “Microfluidics-based Low-Cost Medical Diagnostic Devices: Some Recent Developments”, INAE Letters, 1 (2), 59-64, (2016).
  9. K. Chaudhury, S. Kar, and S. Chakraborty, “Diffusive Dynamics on Paper Matrix”, Applied Physics Letters, 109, 224101 (1-5) (2016).
  10. S. Samanta, R. Layek, S. Kar, M.K. Raj, S. Mukhopadhyay, and S. Chakraborty “Predicting Escherichia coli's chemotactic drift under exponential gradient”, Physical Review E, 96 (3), 032409 (2017).
  11. S. Kar, A. Kar, K. Chaudhury, T. K. Maiti and S. Chakraborty, “Formation of Blood Droplets: Influence of the Plasma Proteins”, ACS Omega, 3 (9) 10967-10973 (2018).
  12. S. S. Das, S. Kar, T. Anwar, P. Saha, and S. Chakraborty “Hydroelectric Power Plant on a Paper Strip”, Lab on a Chip, 18, 1560-1568, (2018).
  13. S. Samanta, R. Layek, S. Kar, S. Mukhopadhyay, and S. Chakraborty “Transient drift of Escherichia coli under diffusing step nutrient profile”, Physical Review E, 98, 052413 (2018).
  14. S. S. Das, S. Kar, S. Dawn, P. Saha, and S. Chakraborty “Electrokinetic trapping of microparticles using paper-and-pencil microfluidics”, Physical Review Applied, 12, 054017, (2019).
  15. S. Kar, S. S. Das, S. Laha, and S. Chakraborty “Microfluidics on Porous Substrates Mediated by Capillarity Driven Transport”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 9, 3644-3654 (2020).
  16. S. Biswas, S. Chatterjee, S. Bandopadhyay, S. Kar, N. K. Som, S. Saha, and S. Chakraborty “Smartphone-Enabled Paper-Based Hemoglobin Sensor for Extreme Point of Care Diagnostics”, ACS Sensors, 6 (3), 1077-1085 (2021).
  17. X. Guo, M. K. Arslan, I. Domingos, A. L. Michala, M. Adriko, C. Rowell, D. Ajambo, A. Garrett, S. Kar, X. Yan, J. Reboud, E. Tukahebwa, and J. M. Cooper “Smartphone-based DNA malaria diagnostics using deep learning for local decision support and blockchain technology for security”, Nature Electronics, Accepted for Publication (2021).

Book Chapters:

  1. Contributed to a book chapter entitled ‘Evolution of Paper Microfluidics as an Alternate Diagnostic Platform’ in the book ‘Paper Microfluidics’ published by Springer, Singapore; 2019. (ISBN: 978-981-15-0489-1).
  2. Contributed to a book chapter entitled ‘A progressive review on paper-based bacterial colorimetric detection and antimicrobial susceptibility testing’ in the book ‘Food, Medical and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides’ Paper Microfluidics’ published by Elsevier; 2021. (ISBN: 978-0-12-819239-9).



PATENTS
  1. “A ‘Paper-and-Pencil’-Based Diagnostic Kit for Ready and Simultaneous Detection of One or Multiple Analytes”; 701/KOL/2015 dated 23.06.2015.
  2. “A Portable Paper-based Microfluidic Platform for Rapid Diagnosis of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Assays”; 201631023867, dated 12.07.2016.
  3. “A Portable Gel Electrophoresis System”; 201831028977 dated 01.08.2018.
  4. “A Paper Disc Based Method for Determining the Drug Susceptibility of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis”, 202011018419 dated 29.04.2020. (PCT/IN2021/050414)


INVITED TALKS

Invited as a guest speaker to Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada from 6th -10th June 2016.



SPONSORED PROJECTS

None

Laboratory facilities developed for research / teaching.

None


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

None



ANY OTHER INFORMATION

  1. Participated in different outreach activities like Glasgow University Open day program, Biomedical Engineering Away day. I have actively participated in IITKGP CSR (corporate social responsibilities) conclave held on 10th January 2017 at IIT Kharagpur.
  2. Organized a one-day workshop as a part of the project entitled with ‘Centre of Excellence on Low-Cost Microfluidic based Point-of-Care Diagnostics’ sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering, UK held on 20th January 2020.
  3. Served as reviewer for peer reviewed journals like Scientific Reports (Springer Nature Publishing Group), Micromachines (MDPI), Sustainability (MDPI), IEEE Sensors 2019 Conference.
  4. Represented as Maintenance Secretary of our hostel during my doctoral days in 2013-14.