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Dr. Avanish Singh Parmar
Assistant Professor
Physics
asparmar.phy@iitbhu.ac.in
8601733330
Area of Interest: 
Biophysics, Nanotechnology, Soft Condensed Matter, Materials Science

BIOPHYSICS AND NANOTECHNOLOY LABORATORY (BNL)

BNL is situated in the department of Physics, IIT (BHU), Varanasi headed by Dr. Avanish Parmar. An interdisciplinary group working in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology with major emphasis on health, energy, and environmental application. The main focus of the group is to understand the physical interaction between biomolecules and nanomaterials like Quantum dots, 2D- materials to synthesize functional hybrid materials for various application related to health care (biosensors, medical diagnostic devices) , energy (Photovolatic solar cells, OLED), and environment (gas sensors, toxic metal detection). Our primary goal is to give inexpensive technology to the society. 

EDUCATION

  • PhD  Applied Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA (Aug. 2009)
  • M.Sc. Physics, Banaras Hindu Univeristy, Varanasi, India (May 2002) 
  • B.Sc. Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (May 2000)

 
WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi, UP, India (Sept. 2015 – present)
  • Young Scientist under DST SERB Start-Up Research Grant (Physical Sciences), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India (Jan. 2015 –Sept. 2015)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08904, USA (Sep. 2011- Sept 2014) with Dr. Vikas Nanda
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA (Sep. 2010- Aug 2011) under Prof. Barbara Brodsky
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, UMDNJ- Robert Wood  Johnson Medical School, NJ, USA (Aug. 2009 – Aug 2010) under Prof. Barbara Brodsky
  • Summer Intern, Solid State Chemistry Group, Bristol- Myers Squibb Co. 2008 New Brunswick, NJ, USA

 
 
 
Awards/ Fellowships

  • Ramanujan Fellowship 2015 (DST, India)
  • Duckwall Fellowship 2009 (University of South Florida) awarded as a summer research fellowship for significant accomplishments as a graduate student.
  • Tharp scholarship 2008 (University of South Florida) awarded as a summer research fellowship for significant accomplishments as a graduate student and in support of continuing research and scholarship activities.
  • Duckwall Fellowship 2008 (University of South Florida) in recognition of significant accomplishments as a graduate student
  • Travel Grant Award 2007 (NSF-IGERT) for presenting the poster at 3rd Annual USF Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Symposium 2007.
  • Chancellors Fellowship 2004 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) from Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for outstanding Graduate student.
  • Carbon quantum dot synthesis, purifiation, using different Ayurvedic plants for biomedical and nanotechnology applications.
  • Device fabrication like OLED, OPV, Gas sensors.
  • Bio Imaging
  • Graphene oxide and 2D materials intraction with DNA, Protein, Peptides.
  • Self-assembly of DNA, protein and peptides.

Principal Investigator
Dr. Avanish Singh Parmar

PhD students
Devyani Shukla
Kanchan Yadav
Md Bayazeed Alam
Harshita Trivedi

Master Thesis
Aryan Islam Rocky
Dipanshu Kasade
Subhaya Bose

Undergraduate
Smarjit Paul Choudhary

 

Publications

2015 Onwards

  1. Jayeeta Lahiri, Avanish Parmar, Satya Yadav. Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Nanocomposites: Recent Development and Future Perspective. Reports on Progress in Physics ( under review).
  2. Devyani Shukla, Jayeeta Lahiri, and Avanish Singh Parmar (2018) Characterization of Self- Assembled Protein Scaffolds from Collagen-mimetic peptides, Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer Nature, NY (in press)  
  3. Smritee Singh , Priya Mishra, Ivneet Banga , Avanish S Parmar , Prem Prakash Tripathi , Sonu Gandhi (2018) Chemiluminescence based immunoassay for morphine detection in biological fluid Bioimpacts, 2018;8(1):53-58  
  4. Kathryn Drzewiecki, Daniel Grisham, Avanish Parmar, Vikas Nanda, and David Shreiber (2016) “Monitoring Collagen Fibrillogenesis Using Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy: A New Use for an Old Technique" Biophysical Journal, 111 (11), 2377-2386 (IF: 3.632)
  5. Avanish S. Parmar, Jose K. James, Daniel R. Grisham, Douglas H. Pike, and Vikas Nanda (2016) Dissecting Electrostatic Contributions to Folding and Self-Assembly Using Designed Multicomponent Peptide Systems, Journal of American Chemical Society, 138, 4362–4367 (IF: 13.858) 
  6. Avanish S. Parmar, Fei Xu, Douglas Pike, Sandeep Belure, Nida Hasan, Kaatryn E. Drzewiecki, David I. Shreiber, and Vikas Nanda. (2015) Metal Stabilization of Collagen and de Novo Mimetic Peptides, Biochemistry, 54, 4987-4997 (IF: 3.01)  

2014 and Early

  1. Kathryn E. Drzewiecki, Avanish S. Parmar, Ian D. Gaudet, Jonathan R. Branch, Douglas Pike, Vikas Nanda, and David I. Shreiber (2014) Methacrylation Induces Temperature Dependent, Reversible Self-Assembly In Collagen Gels. Langmuir, 30 (37) 11204-11211 (IF: 4.46)  
  2. Avanish S. Parmar,Douglas Pike, and Vikas Nanda. (2014) Computational Design of Metalloproteins. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1216, 233-249  
  3. Avanish S. Parmar, SohailZahid, Sandeep Belure, Robert Young, Nida Hasan and Vikas Nanda (2014) Design of Net-Charged Collagen abc-type Heterotrimers.  Journal of Structural Biology, 165 (2), 163-167 (IF: 3.23)  
  4. Fei Xu, I. John Khan, Kenneth McGuiness, Avanish S. Parmar,Teresita Silva, Sanjeeva Murthy and Vikas Nanda (2013) Self-Assembly of Right and Left-Handed Molecular Screws Journal of American Chemical Society, 135 (50), 18762–18765 (IF: 13.858)
  5. Avanish S. Parmar, Mihir Joshi, Patrick Nosker, Nida Hasan, and Vikas Nanda (2013) Control of Collagen Stability and Hetrotrimer Specificity through repulsive electrostatic interactions Biomolecules3(4), 986-996  
  6. Avanish S. Parmar, Ana Monica Nunes, Jean Baum and Barbara Brodsky (2012) A peptide study of the relationship between the collagen triple helix and amyloid. Biopolymers, 97 (10) 795-806 (IF: 2.38)  
  7. Avanish S. Parmar, Shannon Hill, Ajay Vidyasagar,Carlos Bello, Ryan Toomey, and Martin Muschol (2012)Frequency and Temperature Dependence of p-NIPAAM Gel Rheology. Journal of Applied Polymer Science127 (3), 1527–1537 (IF: 1.76)  
  8.  Eileen S. Hwang, Geetha Thiagarajan, Avanish S. Parmar, Barbara Brodsky (2010) Interruptions in the collagen repeating tripeptide pattern can promote supramolecular association. Protein Science 19 (5), 1053-1064 (IF: 2.73)  
  9.  Avanish S. Parmar and Martin Muschol (2009) Lysozyme as a Tracer for Measuring Aqueous Solution Viscosity. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 339 (1), 243-248 (IF: 3.36)
  10.  Avanish S. Parmar, and Martin Muschol (2009) Hydration and Hydrodynamic Interactions of Lysozyme: Effects of Chaotropic vs. Kosmotropic Ions. Biophysical Journal 97 (2), 590-598 (IF: 3.972)
  11.  RamyaJagganathan, Avanish S. Parmar, SugunaAdyanthaya, AsmitaPrabhune, Martin Muschol, and Pankaj Poddar (2009) In-situ observation of Antibiotic Mediated Concurrent Growth of Two Distinct Homogeneous Populations of Gold Nanoparticles in Solution Phase. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 113, 3478-3486 (IF: 4.772)NOTE: (Highlighted in NATURE INDIA on 16th March 2008.)
  12.  Shri Singh, Avanish S. Parmar, and Abhilasha Singh (2008). Phase Transitions in Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Phase Transitions.81, 815-855. NOTE: (Identified as among five most interesting work of year 2008 in Phase Transitions.) (IF: 1.06)
  13.  Avanish S. Parmar, Paul E. Gotschall, and Martin Muschol (2007). Pre-assembled Clusters Distort Crystal Nucleation Kinetics in Supersaturated Lysozyme Solutions, Biophysical Chemistry. 129, 224-234Volume 129, issue 2-3, p. 224-234 (IF: 1.986)

PRESENTATION(Conferences/Symposium/talks)

  • Avanish S. Parmar, Vikas Nanda. “Metal Stabilization of Denovo Designed Collagen Mimetic Peptides for Biomedical Applications” at 3rd International Conference on Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, 5th-7th February 2016, Pune, Maharashtra, India (2016) 
  • Invited talk: Avanish S. Parmar “Probing and Tuning Protein/Peptide Interactions for Biomedical and Nanotechnology Applications” at Worksop on Advanced Nanomaterials: Characterization and Applications, 2nd – 8th Nov. 2016, Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (2016) 
  • Avanish S Parmar, Douglas Pike, Patrick Nosker, Daniel Grisham, Nida F Hasan, David Yin, Yuan Chen, Faith Njoku, Jenny Lockard, Vikas Nanda “PH Reversible Conjugates of Graphene Oxide with Peptides and Proteins” at Biophysical Society Meeting, February’14 San Francisco, CA USA (2014) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, Fei Xu, Douglas Pike, and Vikas Nanda. “Design of Structural Metal Sites in Heterospecific Collagen Peptides” at Biophysical Society Meeting, February’13 Philadelphia, PA USA (2013) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, Nida F. Hasan and Vikas Nanda. “Structural Metal Mediated Self Assembly of Collagen Mimetic A:B:C Heterotrimer Peptides into Higher Oder Structures” at Biophysical Society Meeting,February’13 Philadelphia, PA USA (2013) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, Fei Xu, Douglas Pike, and Vikas Nanda. “Design of Structural Metal Sites Enhances Folding and Stability in Heterospecific Collagen Peptides under Physiological Conditions” at Biodesign Megameeting, City College Harlem, January’ 13, New York, USA 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, Fei Xu, Douglas Pike, and Vikas Nanda. “De novo design of a Specific Metal Binding Site directs the Self Assembly of Collagen-like Peptides into Heterotrimers” at New York Academy of Sciences 5thBiomolecular Engineering Symposium, April’12, New York, USA 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Study of Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”at Physical Sciences, IISER, Bhopal,  May’11, Bhopal, INDIA (2011) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Study of Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”at CABM, Rutgers UniversityFeb’11, Piscataway, NJ, USA (2011) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Study of Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”at Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials, University of Hyderabad,  Aug’10, Hyderabad, INDIA (2010) 
  • Invited Lecture: Avanish S. Parmar “Investigating Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”inSummer school held at Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University , Varanasi, Aug’10, Varanasi, INDIA (2010) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Study of Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”at Department of Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Aug’10, New Delhi, INDIA (2010) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Study of Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”at Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Aug’10, Chennai, INDIA (2010) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar“Probing Protein Interactions and Aggregation with Light Scattering” at National Institute of  Health (NIH), Apr’10, Bethesda, MD, USA (2010) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar,Eileen Hwan, and Barbara Brodsky “Interruptions between the triple helix peptides can promote the formation of amyloid like fibrils” at American Physical Society March Meeting, Mar’10, Portland, OR, USA (2010) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Physical Characterization of Macromolecules, Nanoparticles and their Effect on Phase Separation Behavior” at UMDNJ- Robert Woods Johnson Medical School, Apr ’09 Piscataway, NJ, USA (2009) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Studies on Particle Structures of Nano-sized API Particles and their Dissolution Rates” at Bristol-Myers Squibb Intern Symposium, Aug ’08 New Brunswick, NJ, USA (2008) 
  • Avanish S. ParmarApplication of Dynamic Light Scattering for Pharmaceutical Industry” at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Jul’08 New Brunswick, NJ, USA (2008) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, and Martin Muschol “Salt Specific Effects on Direct and Hydrodynamic Interactions of Lysozyme” at Biophysical Society Meeting, February’08 Long Beach, CA, USA (2008). 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, and Martin Muschol “Lysozyme Clusters Alter Nucleation Kinetics in Supersaturated Solution” at Biophysical Society Meeting, March’07Baltimore, MD, USA (2007). 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, and Martin Muschol “Lysozyme Clusters Alter Nucleation Kinetics under Crystallization Conditions” at 3rd Annual USF Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Symposium, April’07University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA (2007).

2017-18: Even Semester
EP342: Biophysical Techniques
EP441: Advance Biophysics
 
2017-18: Odd Semester
PHY101: Classical, Quantum and Relativistic Mechanics
EP341:  Biophysics
PHY541: Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and Environment
 
2017: Summer Semester
PHY101: Classical, Quantum and Relativistic Mechanics
 
2016-17: Even Semester
EP201: Instrumentation, Measurement and Analysis
EP342: Biophysical Techniques
 
2016-17: ODD Semester
EP341: Introduction to Biophysics
AP-7101: Classical and Quantum Physics
 
2016: Summer Semester
EP201/AP2102: Quantum Physics
 
2015-16: Even Semester
EP201: Instrumentation, Measurement and Analysis
PHY101: Classical, Quantum and Relativistic Mechanics
 
2015-16: ODD Semester
PHY101: Classical, Quantum and Relativistic Mechanics
 

Facilities

Lab Facility
Eppendorf Centrifuge 
Eppendorf Biospectrometer Kinetic UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
Anton-Paar Rheometer
Merck Elix Type II Water Purification System
pH Meter (Thermo Scientific- Orion Star and Eutech Instruments)
Metlar Weighing Balance
Vortex mixer
Spin coater 
Ultrasonicator
Cooling Waterbath
Furnances
Trident Laboratory Hydrothermal Autoclave
Refrigerator

Departmental Facility
Spectrofluorometer (PL)
FITR
XRD

Central Facility 
TEM
SEM, HRSEM
XRD,HRXED
SPM
MPMS
EDS

 

Dr. Avanish Singh Parmar
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics,
IIT(BHU), Varanasi-221005
Phone- 08601733330

Email id- asparmar.phy@iitbhu.ac.in