Siddhartha Panda

B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, I.I.T. Kharagpur, 1992.
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1995.
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Dec 1999.

Staff/Advisory Engineer, IBM Semiconductor R&D Center,
Hopewell Junction, New York, 2000-2006.

Phone: +91-512-2596146 (office)     

Fax: +91-512-2590104
email: spanda[AT]
Office: Southern Laboratories (SL) 114


Research Interests

  • Chemical sensors

  • Transport and reactions

  • Microfluidics

  • Micro/nano fabrication

  • Semiconductor devices


Brief Overview


Our research activities are in the areas of transport phenomena, reaction engineering, materials processing and micro/nano fabrication leading to the technology development of chemical sensors. We study the physical modification (e.g. utilizing nanostructures) and chemical modification (e.g. utilizing self assembled monolayers) to fabricate functional sensing surfaces, transport phenomena of the analytes to these surfaces (including in microfluidic units), the specific recognition reactions at these surfaces, charge transport in the semiconducting materials, and device design. These chemical sensors (including biosensors) have applications in healthcare, environmental monitoring, industrial safety, and security. We utilize both silicon based platforms and flexible printable organic electronics based platforms for these devices.



  • IBM Invention Achievement Award    (2002-2006)

  • Jeet Bindra Research Fellowship        (2010-2013)


Selected Publications

  • S. Dastidar, R. Chahar, V. Bal, S. Kumar, S. Panda "Fabrication of meso and nanotextured silica surfaces for tunable densities of functionalized molecules", Coll. Surf. A: Physicochem. Eng. Asp., 412, 38 (2012).

  • D. Rath, S. Kumar, S. Panda " Enhancement of Antigen-Antibody Kinetics on Nanotextured Silicon Surfaces in Mixed Non-flow Systems", Mat. Sci. Eng. C, 32, 2223 (2012).

  • S. Kumar, S. Panda, “ Correlation of kinetics and conformations of free and immobilized enzymes on non- and nanotextured silicon biosensor surfaces”, BioNanoScience, 2,171 (2012).

  • H.A. Ahmad, D. Nayak, S. Panda, “ Temperature sensitivities of doped polyaniline nanoscale films on flexible substrates”, J. App. Polym. Sci., 129, 230 (2013)

  • R. Chepyala, S. Panda, “ Tunable surface free energies of functionalized molecularlayers on Si surfaces for microfluidic immunosensor applications”, App. Surf. Sci., 271, 77 (2013)

  • R. Chepyala, S. Panda, “ Flow characteristics of polar liquids in microfluidic immunosensors”, J. Microfluidcs Nanofluidics, DOI 10.1007/s10404-013-1257-y (2013).

Selected Patents

  • S. Panda and A. Agarwal, " A process for fabrication of an electrolyte insulator semiconductor device having multistep reservior", Indian Patent Application 219/DEL/2010( 2010).

  • S. Panda and H.A. Ahmad "Flexible Temperature Sensor and Sensor Array", Indian Patent Application 1520/DEL/2010, US Patent Application 13/142,843(2011)

  • S. Panda and S. Dastidar, "Nanotextured Dielectric in Electrolyte Insulator Semiconductor Devices for Enhanced Sensitivity", Indian Patent Application 1852/DEL/2010 (2010).

  • S. Panda, "Cancer detection system", Indian Patent Application 3348/DEL/2011 (2011)

  • S. Panda and S. Kumar, "A nanotextured surface immobilized structure-modified enzyme biocatalyst", Indian Patent Application 2966/DEL/2012 (2012).

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