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

  • Flexible electronics

  • Functional sensing materials

  • Sensing mechanisms

  • Transport and reactions

  • Micro/nano fabrication

  • Microfluidics

  • 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 - utilizing both printable flexible electronics based platforms as well as conventional silicon electronics based platforms. We study the physical modification and chemical modification 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 (including transistors and arrays). There is an effort towards understanding the sensing mechanisms. These chemical sensors (including biosensors) have applications in healthcare, environmental monitoring, industrial safety, and security.



  • IBM Invention Achievement Award    (2002-2006)

  • Jeet Bindra Research Fellowship        (2010-2013)


Selected Publications

  • D. Rath, S. Panda, “Enhanced capture efficiencies of antigens in immunosensors”, Chem. Eng. J., 260, 657 (2015). 

  • R. Chepyala, S. Panda, “Zeta potential and Reynolds number correlations for electrolytic solutions in microfluidic immunosensors”, J. Microfluidics Nanofluidics, 18, 1329 (2015).

  •  S. Dastidar, A. Agarwal, N. Kumar, V. Bal, S. Panda, “Sensitivity enhancement of Electrolyte-Insulator-Semiconductor sensors using meso- and nanotextured dielectric surfaces," IEEE Sensors J., 15, 2039 (2015).

  • N. Kumar, J. Kumar, S. Panda, “Sensitivity enhancement mechanisms in textured dielectric based electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor (EIS) sensors", ECS J Solid State Sci. Tech. 4, N18 (2015).

  • N. Kumar, J. Kumar, S. Panda, “Low temperature annealed amorphous indium gallium zinc oxide (a-IGZO) as a pH sensitive layer for applications in field effect based sensors”, AIP Advances, 5, 067123 (2015).

  • M. Sinha and S. Panda, "Effects of thickness, dopant type and doping levels of flexible nanoscale polyaniline films on responses to gases", Mater. Res. Express, 2, 076401 (2015)

  • D. Rath, S. Panda, “Contribution of rotational diffusivity towards the transport of antigens in heterogeneous immunosensors”, Analyst, 140, 6579 (2015).

  • S. Senapati, S. Panda, “Effect of Aging of V2O5 Sol on Properties of Nanoscale Films”, Thin Solid Films, 599, 42 (2016).

  • D. Rath, S. Panda, “Correlation of capture efficiency with the geometry, transport and reaction parameters in heterogeneous immunosensors”, Langmuir, 32, 1410 (2016).

  • S. Kumar, N. Kumar, S. Panda, “"Signal amplification in field effect based sandwich enzyme linked immunosensing by tuned buffer concentration with ionic strength adjuster”, Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., DOI 10.1007/s12010-016-1986-y (2016).

  • N. Kumar, J. Kumar, S. Panda, “Enhanced pH sensitivity over the Nernst limit of electrolyte gated a-IGZO thin film transistor using branched polyethylenimine”, RSC Adv., 6, 10810 (2016).

  • N. Kumar, J. Kumar, S. Panda, “Back channel electrolyte gated a-IGZO dual gate thin film transistor for enhancement of pH sensitivity over Nernst limit”, Elect. Dev. Lett, 37, 500 (2016).

Selected Patents

  • R. Chepyala and S. Panda, “A Portable Microfluidic Chip Holder”, Indian Patent Application 3643/DEL/2015.

  • R. Chepyala and S. Panda, “Microvalve for Fluidic Applications”, Indian Patent Application 3565/DEL/2015.

  • N. Sekar, R.D. Telore, V.S. Patil, V.S. Padalkar, C.R Suri, A.K. Paul, S. Panda, “Xanthane Based Compounds and Derivatives Thereof”, Indian Patent Application, 1542/MUM/2015.

  • C.R. Suri, N. Sekar, A.K.Paul, S. Panda, R. Verma, A. Kashyap, S. Dhar, “A System and Method for Detecting Nitrate Containing Compounds”, 689/DEL/2015.

  • A.K. Paul, C.R. Suri, N. Sekar, S. Panda, A.P. Bhondekar, V. Aaydha, S. Choudhary, “An Immunochemical Method and Device for Detecting Nitroexplosive compounds”, 4209/DEL/2015.

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