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Mainak Das

Ph.D (University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering (BSBE)

Research Interest

  • Bio-electricity
  • Green Energy
  • Physiology
  • Sensor


  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences (2004-2008): University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • MS in Animal Physiology (1994-1997): National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India
  • BS in Agriculture (1989-1994) College of Agriculture, Indore, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Jabalpur, MP, India



  • Bioelectricty & Bioelectronic Devices
  • Physiology
  • Bioelectricty & Bioelectronic Devices (BSE 653/653A)
  • Physiology (BSE 615/615A)
  • Organ System, Physiology & Anatomy (BSE211A)
  • Biomaterial, Physiology & Bio-MEMS Lab (BSE412A)

  • Fluorescent silk cocoon creating fluorescent diatom using a "Water glass-fluorophore ferry" Tejas Sanjeev Kusurkar, Ishita Tandon, Niroj Kumar Sethy, Kalpana Bhargava, Sabyasachi Sarkar, Sushil Kumar Singh, Mainak Das Scientific Reports. 2013, Nov 21;3:3290 DOI: 10.1038/srep03290
  • Graphene oxide from silk cocoon: a novel magnetic fluorophore for multi-photon imaging Manas Kumar Roy, Tejas Sanjeev Kusurkar, Sandip Kumar Maurya, Sunil Kumar Meena, Sushil Kumar Singh, Niroj Sethy, Kalpana Bhargava, Raj Kishore Sharma, Debabrata Goswami, Sabyasachi Sarkar , Mainak Das 3 Biotech. 2013, Paper accepted on March 1st, 2013, Published online on March 24th, 2013. Issue: February 2014, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 67-75, DOI: 10.1007/s13205-013-0128-2
  • Presence of stable carbon centric free radicals and ferromagnetic elements in the antennae and the wings of nocturnal silk moth: A magnetic nanostructure for magneto sensing Manas Roy, Sunil Kumar Meena, Sushil Kumar Singh, Niroj Kumar Sethy, Kalpana Bhargava, Sabyasachi Sarkar, Mainak Das Materials Express. 2013, 3, 43-50. DOI:


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