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Dr. Shalini Gupta, Ph.D.

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Meenakshi Singh (co-supervisor Gaurav Goel)
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Shalini

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 282, Block II
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
New Delhi 110016, India

 

Areas of Interest:  Soft Matter, Nanobiomaterials, Colloids and Interfacial Science, Self-Assembly of Molecules, Directed Assembly of Colloidal Particles in AC Electric Fields, In Vitro Diagnostics, Biosensors, Drug Delivery, Microfluidics, Cancer and Bacterial Infections

Education

Ph.D. (with Orlin Velev and Peter Kilpatrick), Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA (09/2007)

B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, IIT-BHU, Varanasi, India (05/2002)

 

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (12/2016 – Present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (12/2010 – 12/2016)

Postdoctoral researcher (with Molly Stevens), Department of Materials, Imperial College London, UK (01/2008 – 09/2009)

 

Honors, Awards and Professional Activities

  • National award for young woman showing excellence through application of technology for societal benefits, by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India (Feb 2020)
  • Longitude Discovery boost award worth Rs. 75 lakhs to our startup NanoDx Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. for SeptifloTMtechnology by Nesta, UK (Dec 2018)
  • Longitude Discovery award worth Rs. 22 lakhs to our startup NanoDx Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. for SeptifloTMtechnology by Nesta, UK   (Dec 2017)
  • Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) award to research team entailing research grant prize of Rs.15 lakhs by SRISTI-BIRAC, India (Mar 2016)
  • Founder & Technical Advisor of research startup NanoDx Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. (since Dec 2015)
  • Invited discussion leader, Noble Metal Nanoparticles Gordon Research Conference, USA (Jun 2014)
  • Young Faculty Incentive Fellowship sponsored by Delhi Pollution Control Committee (2011-2013)
  • AIChE NSEF best research poster award as a PhD student, Cincinnati, OH (2005)

 

Conference Presentations Delivered

Gupta S. , “Tunable On-chip Colloidal Assembly into Functional Structures using AC Electrokinetics”, Invited Talk, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Jan (2020)

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Gupta S. “Detection of Bacterial Infections and Cell Viability Testing on a Chip: On Demand” Invited Talk, Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip, Select Biosciences, Mumbai, Sep (2019)

Dualosome: A drug delivery platform to co-target cancer and intracellular bacteria in cancer’, Invited Talk, 2nd Global Forum on Adv. Materials & Techs for Sustainable Development (GFMAT-2), Toronto, Canada, Jul (2019)

Gupta S. “Nanoengineering approaches for infectious disease management” Invited talk, Multidisciplinary Centre for Advance Research and Studies (MCARS), Jamia Milia Islamia, Apr (2019)

Gupta S. “Untraditional approaches in drug delivery, diagnostics and biomaterials fabrication” Invited talk, National Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering & Science (ACES)IISER Bhopal, Mar (2019)

Gupta S. “Management of bloodstream infections in blood and cancer: A holistic approach” Invited talk, International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials (ICFNM), IIT-BHU Varanasi, Feb (2019)

Gupta S. “Untraditional approaches in drug delivery, diagnostics and biomaterials fabrication” Invited talk, BSSE Symposium, IISc Bangalore, Jan (2019)

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Gupta S. “Colloidal assembly using AC electrokinetics” Invited talk, International Conference on Soft Materials (ICSM), MNIT Japipur, Dec (2018)

Gupta S. “On chip colloidal assembly using AC electrokinetics: Toward single cell analysis” Invited talk, CompFlu, IIT Roorkee, Dec (2018)

Gupta S. “Tunable on-chip colloidal assembly of microscopic functional structures: From Science to engineering” Open lecture, IIT Mandi, Sep (2018)

Gupta S. “Tunable on-chip colloidal assembly of microscopic functional structures: From Science to engineering” Invited Talk, Dept. of Chemical Engg. and Life Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Aug (2018)

Gupta S. “Tunable on-chip assembly and characterization of colloidal particles using AC electrokinetics” Invited Talk, Mechanical Engineering, IISc Bangalore, Aug (2018)

Gupta S. “Tunable on-chip assembly and characterization of colloidal particles using AC electrokinetics” Celebrating Science Lecture Series, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK, July (2018)

Gupta S.Size-tunable patterning of colloids in microarrays using AC electrokinetics” Dielectrophoresis, Univ. of Surrey, UK, July (2018)

Gupta S. “Detecting Bacteremia by the bedside” Invited Talk, Biosensors, Biomarkers and Diagnostics international conference by SelectBio, Bangalore, May (2017)

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Gupta S. “Detecting bacteremia: A bumpy ride from lab to bedside” Invited Talk, Advances in Biological Systems and Materials Science in the Nanoworld (ABSMSNW) international conference, IIT-BHU, Varanasi, Feb (2017)

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Gupta S. “Concentration-dependent AC Conductivity of Metallodielectric Colloidal Suspensions” Dielectrophoresis conference, MIT, USA, July (2016)

Gupta S.Lab-on-a-chip Microfluidic Systems for Biomedical Applications” Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton USA, May (2016)

Gupta S. “A Method for Rapid Endotoxin Detection by the Bedside of Critically-ill Patients” Invited Talk, INDOGFOE Symposium, Potsdam, Germany, May (2016)

Gupta S.Critical Role of Nanomaterials in New-age Point-of-care DiagnosticsInvited Talk, ChEmference, IIT Hyderabad, December (2015)

Gupta S.Critical Role of Nanomaterials in New-age Point-of-care DiagnosticsInvited Talk, Indo-UK workshop on Micro and Nano Fluidics for Health and Diagnostics, CEER-Pilani, August (2015)

Gupta S.Developing Rapid, Point-of-care, Diagnostic Bioassays using Functional NanoparticlesInvited Talk, Nanoparticle concentration, chemistry and interfaces workshop, UK, April (2015)

Gupta S. “Rapid Diagnostics and POCT Devices: Role of Nanomaterials” Invited Talk, BioAsia conference, Hyderabad, February (2015)

Gupta S. “Biocolloidal Functional Assemblies for Healthcare: A Bumpy Road from Science to Engineering”, NRF IIT Delhi; January (2015)

Gupta S. “Colloidal Engineering on a Chip for Healthcare and Microelectronic Applications”, Invited Talk, Symposium on Rheology of Complex Fluids, JNCSAR, Bangalore; December (2014)

Gupta S. “Electrically-driven Assembly of Quantum Dots into Photoconductive Microwires”, Poster Presentation, 2nd Soft Matter – Young Investigators Meet, Pondicherry; December (2014)

Gupta S. “Biocolloidal Functional Assemblies for Healthcare: A Bumpy Road from Science to Engineering”, Invited Talk, IISc Bangalore; October (2014)

Gupta S. “Biocolloidal Functional Assemblies for Healthcare: A Bumpy Road from Science to Engineering”, Invited Talk, IIT Delhi; August (2014)

Gupta S. Invited Discussion Leader, GRC – Noble Metal Nanoparticles 2014 , South Hadley, MA, USA; June (2014)

Gupta S. “Rapid Bionanomaterials Assembly and Bioassay Readout on a Chip”, Invited Talk, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Gurgaon; June (2014)

Gupta S. “On-chip Assembly of Bionanomaterials and Bioassay Readout”, Oral Presentation, Soft Matter – Young Investigators Meet, Pondicherry; January (2014)

Gupta S. “Electronically Engineered Assembly of Biocolloidal Composites and their Phase Behaviour”, Oral Presentation, Symposium on Rheology of Complex Fluids, IIT Delhi;     December (2013)

Gupta S. “Applications of Colloids in Biology”; Invited Talk, Royal Society of Chemistry West India Section, Nagpur; September (2013)

Gupta S. “Opto-electronic Strategies for Colloidal Assembly and Imaging: Toolbox for Biomolecular Diagnostics”; Invited Talk, 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT), Suntec, Singapore; July (2013)

Gupta S. “Electronically Engineered Biocolloidal Assemblies”; Oral Presentation, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore; June (2013)

Gupta S. “Nano-biotechnology and its Applications”; Invited Talk, Symposium on Trends in Biotechnology, Institute of Life Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad; March  (2013)

Gupta S. “Direct Detection of Enteric Fever By Evanescent-wave Optical Illumination”; Poster Presentation, 5th Nano Conference, Bangalore; December (2012)

Gupta S., Andresen H.A., and Stevens M.M.; “Kinetic Investigation of Nanoparticle Bioassembly as a Function of Ligand Design”; Oral Presentation, ACS Colloids Meeting, Baltimore, MD; June (2012)

Gupta S.,; “Exploiting Interactions at the Nano-Bio Interface to Assemble Microscopic Functional Structures”; Oral Presentation, Industrial Meet on Problems Related to Surface and Interfacial Science, IIT Delhi; April (2012)

Gupta S.; “Responsive Nanoparticle Assembly for Bioapplications”; Invited Talk, Amity University, Noida; February 2012

Gupta S.; “Engineered Dielectrophoretic Assembly of Bioinorganic Composite Materials”; Invited Talk, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune; February 2012

Gupta S.; “Bioresponsive Nanoparticle Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles and Its Characterization”; Oral Talk, Indo-US Bilateral Workshop on Nanoparticle Assembly: Fundamentals to Applications, New Delhi; December 2011

Gupta S.; “On-Chip Assembly of Novel Biosensors and Composite Functional Biomaterials from Colloidal Particles”; Oral Talk, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi, New Delhi; August 2010

Gupta S.; “On-Chip Assembly of Novel Biosensors and Composite Functional Biomaterials from Colloidal Particles”; Oral Talk, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi; March 2010

Gupta S.; “On-Chip Assembly of Novel Biosensors and Composite Functional Biomaterials from Colloidal Particles”; Oral Talk, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, UP; March 2010

Gupta S., Andresen H.A., Ghadiali, J.E., Lowe S.L. and Stevens M.M.; “Gold Nanoparticles for Kinase Enzyme Detection”; Poster Presentation, Gordon Research Conference – Chemistry of Supramolecules and Assemblies, Waterville, ME; June 2009

Gupta S., Alargova R.G., Kilpatrick P.K., Velev O.D. “Engineered Co-assembly of Biocomposite Materials from Live Cells and Inorganic Particles Using Dielectrophoresis on a Chip”; Oral Talk, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA; April 2007

Gupta S., Alargova R.G., Kilpatrick P.K., Velev O.D., “On-Chip Electric Field Driven Assembly of Biocomposites from Live Cells and Functionalized Synthetic Particles”; Poster Presentation, Bioseparations and Bioprocessing Development Symposium, Biotechnology Center, Raleigh, NC; October 2006

Gupta S., Huda S., Kilpatrick P.K., Velev O.D., “Characterization and Optimization of Gold Nanoparticle Based Silver Enhanced Immunoassays”; Poster Presentation, Bioseparations and Bioprocessing Development Symposium, Biotechnology Center, Raleigh, NC; October 2006

Gupta S., Alargova R.G., Kilpatrick P.K., Velev O.D. “On-Chip Electric Field Driven Assembly of Biocomposites from Live Cells and Functionalized Synthetic Particles”; Poster Presentation, SBE’s 2nd International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Santa Barbara, CA; September 2006

Gupta S., Alargova R.G., Kilpatrick P.K., Velev O.D., “Dielectrophoretic Co-Assembly of Live Yeast Cells and Latex Particles”; Oral Talk, University of Delaware, DE; July 2006

Gupta S., Alargova R.G., Kilpatrick P.K., and Velev O.D.; “Controlled Dielectrophoretic Assembly of Bio-inorganic Composite Materials using Lives Cells and Functional Particles”; Oral Presentation, Schoenborn Competition, McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC; January 2006

Gupta S., Alargova R.G., Kilpatrick P.K., Velev O.D. “Controlled Dielectrophoretic Assembly of Bio-Inorganic Composite Materials using Lives Cells and Functionalized Particles”; Oral Talk, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH; November 2005

Gupta S., Huda S., Velev O.D., Kilpatrick P.K., “Designing Silver-Enhanced Nanoparticle Immunoassays for Antigen/Antibody Detection”; Poster Presentation, AIChE 2005 Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH; October 2005

Gupta S., Alargova R.G., Kilpatrick P.K., Velev O.D., “Controlled Dielectrophoretic Assembly of Bio-Inorganic Materials using Lives Cells and Functional Particles”; Oral Talk, Young Researcher Workshop, University of Hull, UK; June 2005

Gupta S., Alargova R.G., Kilpatrick P.K., Velev O.D., “Dielectric Assembly of Composite Arrays from Live Cells and Colloidal Particles”; Oral Talk, 78th ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium, New Haven, CT; June 2004

Gupta S., Velev O.D., Kilpatrick P.K., “Designing Silver-Enhanced Nanoparticle Immunoassays for Antigen/Antibody Detection”; Poster Presentation, 78th ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium, New Haven, CT; June 2004

Gupta S., Velev O.D. and Kilpatrick P.K.; “Developing Immunoassays and Cell Based Biosensors with Electrical Signal Transduction”; Invited Talk, Particles conference, Orlando, FL; March 2004

 

Personal Information

Married to Ashish Bhatia (CEO & founder, LabsAdvisor and Itmenaan Lodges) and has an 8 yr old daughter Mira.

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