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Shri Bhanu Prakash


We work at the interface of Physics and engineering of microfluidic devices.

Synthesis and applications of nanostructures using microreactor technology.

Microfluidic devices for sensing and other biomedical applications.

Fabrication of micro/nano devices for a variety of plasmonic and SERS based applications. 


Research Interest

  • The research work in Bhanu's laboratory is aimed at the interface of Physics and engineering of microfluidic devices. The research is focused on experimental microfluidics and micro-nano fabrication for device applications. Synthesis of novel nanostructures using microfluidic route for photocatalytic and photovoltaic applications is ongoing work. We are also developing new microfluidic platform for continuous and droplet microfluidics via time effective and low cost route avoiding the use of expensive lithographic setups. To combine surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and plasmonics with microfluidics for different device based applications is also being explored. The work is focused towards designing new devices for energy conversion/harvesting and development of sensors for food safety, environmental safety and in particular homeland security applications. My research involves thin film deposition, lithography, bonding, dry (plasma) as well as wet etching, laser/focused ion beam assisted etching, deep reactive ion etching and working in a clean room environment. Apart from this, in collaboration, we are also working on synthesis of soft nanostructures and development of devices for biomedical use within INST and externally with NDRI Karnal and IIT Delhi

Research Highlights

  • Research at Bhanu's laboratory at INST is focused on the following:

    • We work at the interface of Physics and engineering of microfluidic devices.
    •  Synthesis and applications of nanostructures using microreactor technology.
    • Microfluidic devices for sensing and other biomedical applications.

    Fabrication of micro/nano devices for a variety of plasmonic and SERS based applications.


  • Mayank Baghoria

    Email: mayank.baghoria@gmail.com

    Reg. No.: IN-XYZ

    Working Since Jun, 2019

Project - JRF/SRF

  • Vibhav Katoch

    Email: vibhavkatoch@yahoo.com

    Reg. No.: RP-XYZ

    Working Since May, 2019

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  1. One Step Fabrication of Enzyme Immobilized Reusable Polymerized Microcapsules from Microfluidic Droplets: Rohit Varshney, Shubhra Sharma,Bhanu Prakash,J Laha ,D Patra, (2019) ACS Omega, - Just Accepted. DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b01321

  2. Gold Nano-/Micro-Roses on Levodopa Microtubes for SERS-Based Sensing of Gliomas: Taru Dube, Nitin Kumar, Avneet Kour, Jibanananda Mishra, Manish Singh,Bhanu Prakash,Jiban J Panda, (2019) ACS Appl. Nano Mater, 2,5: 2663. DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00155

  3. Microreactor based synthesis and photocatalysis of Ag3PO4 nanoparticles with greater photostability and antimicrobial efficiency: Astha Singh, Arabinda Baruah, Kalpesh Vaghasiya,Ashok Ganguli,Bhanu Prakash, (2018) ournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 364: 382. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2018.05.017

  4. Droplet-microfluidics for the controlled synthesis and efficient photocatalysis of TiO2 nanoparticles: Arabinda Baruah , Astha Singh , Vandana Sheoran,Bhanu Prakash,Ashok K Ganguli, (2018) Materials Research Express, 5: 7. DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/aaafed

  5. Growth of highly crystalline and large scale monolayer MoS2 by CVD: The role of substrate position: Nand Kumar, Ruchi Tomar, Neha Wadehra, M Manolata Devi,Bhanu Prakash,S. Chakraverty, (2018) Crystal Research and Technology, 1800002: 53. DOI: 10.1002/crat.201800002

  6. Electronic structure modification of the KTaO3 single-crystal surface by Ar+ bombardment: N. Wadehra,R. Tomar,S. Halder,M. Sharma,I. Singh,N. Jena,B. Prakash,A. D. Sarkar,C. Bera,A. Venkatesan,S. Chakraverty, (2017) Physical Review B, 96: 115423(6). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.115423

  7. Ar+ bombardment induced electronic band modifications in KTaO3 single crystal surfaces: N Wadehra, R. Tomar, S. Halder, M. Sharma, I. Singh, N.Jena,Bhanu Prakash,A. Venkateshan,S Chakraverty, (2017) Physical Review B,, 96: 115423.

  8. Microfluidic reactors for the morphology controlled synthesis and photocatalytic study of ZnO nanostructures: Arabinda Baruah, Amandeep Jindal, Chhayakanta Acharya, Suddhasatwa Basu,Bhanu Prakash,Ashok K Ganguli, (2017) Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 27: 035013. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6439/aa5bc4

  9. Realization of single terminated surface of perovskite oxide single crystals and their band profile (LaAlO3)0.3(Sr2AlTaO6)0.7, SrTiO3 and KTaO3 case study: Ruchi Tomar, Neha Wadehra, Vaishali Budhiraja,Bhanu Prakash,S Chakraverty, (2017) Applied Surface Science, 427: 861-866. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.08.101

  10. Biocompatible ferrite nanoparticles for hyperthermia: effect of polydispersity, anisotropy energy and inter-particle interaction: Neha Wadhera, Ruby Gupta,Bhanu Prakash,D Sharma,Suvankar, (2017) Materials Research Express, 4: 025037. DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/aa5d93

  11.  Biocompatible ferrite nanoparticles for hyperthermia: effect of polydispersity, anisotropy energy and inter-particle interaction Mater: N. Wadehra,R. Gupta,B. Prakash,D. Sharma, S. Chakraverty, (2017) Material Research Express, 4: 25037. DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/aa5d93

  12. Graphene/Nanoporous-Silica Heterostructure based Hydrophobic Antireflective Coating: S. De,J. Singh,B. Prakash,S. Chakraverty, K. Ghosh, (2016) Materials Today Communications, 8: 41-45. DOI:  10.1016/j.mtcomm.2016.04.016

  13. Realization of single-terminated nano step-and terrace-like surface of SrTiO3 single crystals: Bhanu Prakash,S Chakraverty, (2015) Current Science, 108: . DOI: 10.1016/j.ssc.2015.04.009

  14. Realization of atomically flat steps and terraces like surface of SrTiO3 (001) single crystal by hot water etching and high temperature annealing: Bhanu Prakash,S Chakraverty, (2015) Solid State Communications, 213-214: 28-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssc.2015.04.009

  15. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from semi-continuous silver film templates etched by focused ion beams: Bhanu Prakash,S Dhamodaran, (2010) Journal of Nanophotonics, 4: 049504. DOI: 10.1117/1.3502030

  1. International Conference of Layers, Films and Membranes for Green, Environmental and Biomedical Sciences 2018 (LFM2018), 14-16th May 2018: attended as invited speaker in Taipei, Taiwan, (2018) .

  2. Chemical Frontiers, 17-20th August 2017,: attended as invited speaker in Goa India, (2017) .

  3. Seventh ISSS International Conference on Smart Materials Structures & Systems ( ISSS 2014 ): held on 08th - 11th July, 2014 in IISc Bangalore India, (2014) .

  4. Advanced Materials: Current Trends and Future Prospects: held on 28th - 31st May, 2014 in Manali India, (2014) .

  5. International Conference on Nano Science and Technology- ICONSAT 2014: held on 3rd -5th March, 2014 in Punjab University, India, (2014) .

  6. Workshop on Engineering at Nanoscale: From Materials to Bio-sensors: held on 10th-12th December, 2012 in I.I.T. Indore India, (2012) .

  7. XVI International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices: held on 19th -22nd Dec., 2011 in I.I.T. Kanpur, India, (2011) .

  8. INDO-US Meeting on New Functional Materials: held on 2nd- 7th June, 2011 in Manali, India, (2011) .


  • Low temperature growth of carbonaceous hetero-structures for magnetic and thermal applications 3 Years, DST Nano Mission
    Funding Amount: 292 Lakhs
    PI: Shri Bhanu Prakash
  • Low cost diagnostic system for public health surveillance targeting bacterial enteric pathogens 3 Years, DST Nano Mission
    Funding Amount: 279 Lakhs
    PI: Shri Bhanu Prakash
  • Magneto-opto-electronic properties and applications of 2D electron gas systems 3 Years, Nano Mission
    Funding Amount: 760 lakhs
    PI: Shri Bhanu Prakash

  • Ph.D

    Panjab University

  • Master of Science (Physics)

    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

  • Bachelor of Science (Physics Honors)

    Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, India.

  • Scientist C:Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (Punjab), India (January 2017 to Present till date )

  • Scientist B:Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (Punjab), India. (March 2014 to December 2016 )

  • Project Fellow:Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. (August 2011 to December 2012 )

  • Senior Project Fellow:Department of Chemical Engineering,, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (January 2013 to February 2014 )

Awards & Honours

  • Recipient of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award (Year 2014) at the third national innovation competition organized by ‘Society for Research Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI)’ awarded by National Research Professor and President of Global Research Alliance, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar.
  • Received Certificate of Merit for the academic excellence and awarded ‘Sh. Jiwa Ram Shakuntala Kaushal Prize’ and ‘Smt. Lajwanti and Rajrani Memorial Prize’ both in the year 2007 in Hans Raj College (University of Delhi), India.
  • Received Certificate of Merit for the award of ‘Shri J. P. Guha’ scholarship in Hans Raj College (Delhi University), India in the academic year 2007-2008.
  • Placed among Top 10% in National Graduate Physics Examination conducted by ‘Indian Association of Physics Teachers’ (IAPT-2008).

Professional Recognitions

  • Member of American Chemical Society

  • Member of Indian Nanoelectronics User Program (INUP), IIT Bombay and IISc Bangalore, for basic and advance training.