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)

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”, US Patent 8,783,948 (2014), Indian Patent Application 1520/DEL/2010.

  • 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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