Point-of-care diagnostics

  1. Cellular level classification of breast and lung cancer through proteomic markers using nanochannel impedimetric array sensors
  2. Nanomonitors for ultra-sensitive detection of cardiac biomarkers
  3. Electrical nanowell diagnostic sensors for rapid profiling and detection of infectious and cancer protein markers
  4. Neurotransmitter detection
  5. Flexible molybdenum electrodes towards affinity based protein swab biosensor

Wearable diagnostics

  1. Lancet-free and label-free diagnostics of glucose in wearable sweat based biosensor
  2. Metal-oxide nanostructures for electrochemical biosensors on flexible substrates
  3. Wearable biochemical sensors for continuous monitoring of alcohol consumption lifestyle

Cellular electrokinetics

  1. Electrokinetic characterization of cells towards lab-on-chip platform development
  2. Electrochemical cellular impedance spectroscopy for impedimetric analysis of single cells

Environmental and gas sensing

  1. Novel ultrasensitive biosensor platform for fungicide detection
  2. Room temperature ionic liquids based biosensor for the detection of volatile organic compounds
  3. Detection of plant pathogen using electrochemical immunosensor
  4. Electrochemical sensor design for detection of antibiotic contaminants in water
  5. Biomimetic characterization of diatomaceous earth towards heavy metal detection in water samples

Research in BMNL can be segmented into 4 research thrust areas. They are (a) “point-of-care” diagnostics, (b) wearable diagnostics, (c) Environmental and gas sensing and (d) cellular electrokinetics. The lab has been successful in making significant contributions in all these areas primarily due to developing, nurturing, and participating in collaborative, multi-disciplinary research teams that integrate engineering with basic and clinical science. We believe that the underpinning of a successful technology is an in-depth understanding of the fundamental mechanisms and processes that guide the technology design. Hence @BMNL we persevere in answering the fundamental questions pertaining to materials/surface interactions and characterization techniques and methods towards developing reliable and robust sensing and diagnostics technologies.