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Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Mahto
Assistant Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering, IIT (BHU)
skmahto.bme@iitbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
Cell and Tissue Engineering, Biomicrofluidics, Neuroengineering, Nanotoxicology

Education:

Ph.D. (August 2011)                                 Kongju National University, Rep. of Korea
M.Sc. (July 2006)                                      Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India                                   
B.Sc. (Honours) (June 2004)                   Hindu College, University of Delhi, India

Research Experience:

Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India (May 2014 – Present). 
Postdoctoral Research, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada (Sep. 2013 – Apr. 2014).
Postdoctoral Research, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Israel (Dec. 2011 – Sep. 2013).
Doctoral Research (Research Associate), Department of Chemistry, Kongju National University, Rep. of Korea (Mar. 2007 – Aug. 2011).
Industrial Training, R&D Centre in Analytical Department, Regent Drugs Limited (A Member of TEVA Group), India
(July 20, 2006 – August 18, 2006).

Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India (May 2014 – Present).
Teaching Assistantship, Department of Chemistry, Kongju National University, Rep. of Korea (Mar. 2007 – Jun. 2007).

Editorial Board Member:

American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
International Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics

Journal Covers:

Biochip Journal, 4(1), March 2010.

Memberships:

IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS)
Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE)
Israeli Vacuum Society (IVS)
Korean Chemical Society (KCS)
Korean BioChip Society (KBCS)
 

Research interests in Tissue Engineering and Biomicrofluidics (TEBM) Laboratory forge multidisciplinary teams covering expertise ranging from core engineering and biomaterials discovery to the in-depth understanding of human physiological systems. The primary research areas include the recreation of three-dimensional (3D) tissue constructs and functional entities of complex organs, biomaterial scaffolds, 3D bioprinting, Stem cells, biocompatibility assessment and characterization of microengineered tissue reconstructs, and testing of their physiological compatibility upon implantation in the animal models. In addition, we focus on integrating microfluidics technology with tissue engineering and implementing them in fabricating on-chip tissue and organ models. Fabrication of biomedical microelectromechanical systems (Bio-MEMs) and lab-on-a-chip platforms for low-cost point-of-care diagnostics (POCD) and biosensor development is one of our major goals.

Ongoing Research(s):

  1. Development of microfluidic tools for neuromuscular synaptogenesis and nanotoxicological studies.
  2. Skeletal muscle tissue engineering.
  3. Corneal tissue engineering for fabrication of physiological-level functional implants.
  4. Three-dimensional bioprinting of physiologically-relevant functional tissues.
  5. Development and characterization of optically sensitive mammalian cells for tissue engineering applications.
  6. Design and development of microfluidics-based point of care diagnostic (POCD) devices.
  7. Fabrication of tissue engineered 3D scaffolds. 

Research Outcome (till date):
 
The lab has successfully established primary culture conditions of a number of cells, including embryonic cortical and spinal neurons, corneal epithelial and fibroblast, hepatocytes and skeletal muscle specific stem cells. In addition, the lab routinely performs culturing of a variety of secondary cell lines to meet the deliverables of the research projects. Furthermore, we have designed and fabricated a variety of microfluidic platforms, in particular, concerning to microfluidic models of neuromuscular junctions, neural tissue arrays and liver sinusoids. Also, our research efforts have delivered an array of physiologically equivalent tissue engineered three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds. Recently, TEBM lab has established a custom-designed automated 3D bioprinting system and fabricated a prototype of physiologically functional 3D skeletal muscle tissues.
 
Lab Facilities:

Cell culture facilities: biosafety cabinet, CO2 incubator, ultra-low -80oC freezer.
Microscopy facilities: Inverted DIC and Fluorescence microscope.
Microfluidics-related facilities: Spin coater, Tensile testing machine, syringe pump, LCR meter.
 

Journals:

2017

  • Bandyopadhyay, A., Dewangan, V. K., Vajanthri, K. Y., Poddar, S., & Mahto, S. K. (2017). Easy and affordable method for rapid prototyping of tissue models in vitro using three-dimensional bioprinting. Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Poddar S and Mahto S. K., (2017) “Microfluidic Models of Neuromuscular Junctions”. Int J Biosen Bioelectron 2(3):00023.
  • Balavigneswaran, C. K., Mahto, S. K., Subia, B., Prabhakar, A., Mitra, K., Rao, V., ... & Misra, N. (2017). Tailored Chemical Properties of 4-Arm Star Shaped Poly (d, l-lactide) as Cell Adhesive Three-Dimensional Scaffolds. Bioconjugate chemistry28(4), 1236-1250.

2016

  • Vijayakumar, M. R., Vajanthri, K. Y., Balavigneswaran, C. K., Mahto, S. K., Mishra, N., Muthu, M. S., Singh, S. (2016) “Pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, in vitro cytotoxicity and biocompatibility of Vitamin E TPGS coated trans resveratrol liposomes”. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces145, 479-491.
  • Vijayakumar, M. R., Kumari, L., Patel, K. K., Vuddanda, P. R., Vajanthri, K. Y., Mahto, S. K., Singh, S. (2016) “Intravenous administration of trans-resveratrol-loaded TPGS-coated solid lipid nanoparticles for prolonged systemic circulation, passive brain targeting and improved in vitro cytotoxicity against C6 glioma cell lines”. RSC Advances6(55), 50336-50348.
  • Cao, M., Mahto, S. K., Yadid-Pecht, O. (2016) “Real-Time Optical pH Sensor With CMOS Contact Imaging and Microfluidics”. IEEE Sensors Journal16(10), 3611-3619.
  • Anjali, Poddar S, Mahto S. K., (2016) “Revisiting Pulmonary Disease using Microfluidic Technology”. Int J Biosen Bioelectron 1(1):00001.

2015

  • Monika, Mahto, S. K., Das, S., Ranjan, A., Singh, S. K., Roy, P., Misra, N. (2015) “Chemical modification of poly (vinyl chloride) for blood and cellular biocompatibility”. RSC Advances, 5(56),45231–45238.
  • Marom, A., Mahto, S. K., Shor, E., Tenenbaum‐Katan, J., Sznitman, J., Shoham, S. (2015)“Microfluidic Chip for Site‐Specific Neuropharmacological Treatment and Activity Probing of 3D Neuronal “Optonet” Cultures”. Advanced Healthcare Materials4(10), 1478-1483.
  • Mahto, S. K., Charwat, V., Ertl, P., Rothen-Rutishauser, B., Rhee, S. W., Sznitman, J. (2015) “Microfluidic Platforms for Advanced Risk Assessments of Nanomaterials”. Nanotoxicology9(3), 381-395.
  • Mahto, S. K. (2015) “Microfluidic Tools for Cellular Analysis at Physiological Scale”. Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterials, 5,6.

2014

  • Mahto, S. K., Tenenbaum-Katan, J., Greenblum, A., Rothen-Rutishauser, B., Sznitman, J. (2014) “Microfluidic Shear Stress-regulated Surfactant Secretion in Alveolar Type II Cells In Vitro”. American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cell and Molecular Biology, 306, L672-L683.

2012

  • Mahto, S. K., Tenenbaum-Katan, J., Sznitman, J. (2012) “Respiratory Physiology on a Chip”. Scientifica, Volume 2012, Article ID 364054, 12 pages.
  • Xiao, L., Mahto, S. K., Rhee, S. W. (2012) “Axon Orientation by Gradient of Cytochalasin D inside Microfluidic Device”. Biochip Journal, 6, 335-341.
  • Mahto, S. K., Rhee, S. W. (2012) “A Multi-Inlet Microfluidic Device fabricated for In Situ Detection of Multiple Cytotoxicity Endpoints”. Biochip Journal, 6, 48-55.

2011

  • Mahto, S. K., Song, H., Rhee, S. W. (2011) “Functional Synapse Formation between Compartmentalized Cortical Neurons Cultured inside Microfluidic Devices”. Biochip Journal, 5, 289-298
  • Mahto, S. K., Vinod, T. P., Kim, J.; Rhee, S. W. (2011) “Cytotoxic Potentials of Tellurium Nanowires in BALB/3T3 Fibroblast Cells”. Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 32, 3405-3410.
  • Lee, E., Jamal Ahamed, V. S., Mahto, S. K., Rhee, S. W., Moon, S. S., Hong, I. S. (2011) “Synthesis and Evaluation of Cytotoxic Effects of Hanultarin and its Derivatives”. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 21, 6245-6248.
  • Shin, H.*, Mahto, S. K.*, Rhee, S. W. (2011) “Exposure of BALB/3T3 Fibroblast Cells to Temporal Concentration Profile of Toxicant inside Microfluidic Devices”. Biochip Journal, 5, 204-219. *Equal contribution.

2010

  • Mahto, S. K., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2010) “A New Perspective on In Vitro Assessment Method for Evaluating Quantum Dot Toxicity by Using Microfluidics Technology”. Biomicrofluidics, 4, 1-8.
  • Mahto, S. K., Chandra, P., Rhee, S. W. (2010) “In Vitro Models, Endpoints, and Assessment Methods for the Measurement of Cytotoxicity”. Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences, 2, 87-93.
  • Mahto, S. K., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2010) “Cytotoxic Effects of Surface-modified Quantum Dots on Neuron-like PC12 cells Cultured inside Microfluidic Devices”. Biochip Journal, 4, 82-88.
  • Mahto, S. K., Park, C., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2010) “Assessment of Cytocompatibility of Surface-modified CdSe/ZnSe Quantum Dots for BALB/3T3 Fibroblast Cells”. Toxicology in Vitro, 24, 1070-1077.

2009

  • Mahto, S. K., Shin, H., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2009) “Multicompartmented Microfluidic Device for Characterization of Dose-dependent Cadmium Cytotoxicity in BALB/3T3 Fibroblast Cells”. Biomedical Microdevices, 11, 401-411.

2008

  • Mahto, S. K., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2008) “Characterizing Cell Death Events Using a Microfluidics-based Method”. Biochip Journal, 2, 242-247.

Conferences:

2018

  • Agarwal Piyush Sunil, Poddar, S., Mahto, S.K (2018) “Evaluation of Psyllium husk as a potential biomaterial for Tissue Engineering applications” Institute day 2018, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, 2018.
  • Neelima Varshney, Sahi, A., Mahto, S. K. (2018) “Poly (dimethylsiloxane) Based Three-Dimensional Scaffold for Skin Tissue Engineering” Institute day 2018, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, 2018.
  • Rakesh Kumar Sidu, Vajanthri, K. Y, Mahto, S.K (2018) “Mimicking structural organisation of skeletal muscle cells by using micropatterning” Institute day 2018, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, 2018.
  • Yashasvi, Bandari Pranaya, Rakesh Kumar Sidu, Vajanthri, K. Y, Mahto, S.K (2018) “Development of portable mini microscope” Institute day 2018, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, 2018.
  • Fahad Abdulla Fazjar, Kazi Arshad Aslam, Vajanthri, K. Y, Mahto, S.K (2018) “Design and fabrication of a cage incubator for live cell microscopy” Institute day 2018, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, 2018.
  • Rakesh Kumar Sidu, Vajanthri, K. Y, Mahto, S.K (2018) “Controlling Skeletal Muscle Cell Behaviour using Topologically Controlled Environment “International Symposium on Emerging Areas in Biosciences and Biomedical Technologies (eBBT-2018), Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India, 2018

2017

  • Yadav, P., Vajanthri, K.Y., Mahto, S. K. (2017) “Development and Characterization of Optically Sensitive Skeletal Muscle Cells” National Conference on Biotechnology and Environment (NCOBE-2017), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, 2017.
  • Poddar, S., Vajanthri, K. Y., Mahto, S. K. (2017)Fabrication of Microfluidic Device for Neuromuscular Junction Modelling.” National Conference on Biotechnology and Environment (NCOBE-2017), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, 2017.
  • Mahto, S. K., Poddar, S., Vajanthri, K. Y., (2017)Development of Microfluidic Tools for Neuromuscular Synaptogenesis and Nanotoxicological StudiesINSPIRE Faculty Monitoring-cum Interaction Meet, IISER Pune, Maharashtra, India, 2017.
  • Sahi, A. K., Mahto, S. K. (2017) “Histological characterisation of corneal tissue for fabrication of physiologically functional tissue construct” Institute day 2017, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India, 2017.
  • Poddar, S., Vajanthri, K. Y., Mahto, S. K. (2017) “Neuromuscular synaptogenesis on a Microfluidic chip” Institute day 2017, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, 2017.
  • Dewangan, V. K*., Bandyopadhyay, A.*, Mahto, S. K. (2017) “Three-Dimensional Bioprinting of Physiologically-Relevant Functional Tissues” Institute day 2017, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, 2017.
  • (* equal authors)
  • Bandyopadhyay, A., Dewangan, V. K., Mahto, S. K. (2017) “Manipulating Micro- and Nano-Scale Environments of Cells Using Three-dimensional Bioprinting for Fabricating Functional Tissue Constructs” International Conference on Advances in Biological Systems and Materials Science in the Nano World (ABSMSNW), IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India,2017.

2016

  • Dewangan, V. K., Bandyopadhyay, A., Mahto, S. K. (2016) “Three-Dimensional Bioprinting of Physiologically-Relevant Functional Tissues” Chemference, IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India,2016.
  • Dewangan, V. K., Bandyopadhyay, A., Mahto, S. K. (2016) “Bioprinting of Three-dimensional Tissue Constructs” International Conference on Soft Materials (ICSM), Jaipur, India,2016.
  • Bandyopadhyay, A., Dewangan, V. K., Mahto, S. K. (2016) “Three-Dimensional Bioprinting: An Enabling Technology for Creating Complex Tissue Models” International Conference on Functional Materials (ICFM), IIT Kharagpur, India, 2016.
  • Poddar, S., Vajanthri, K. Y., Mahto, S. K. (2016) “Development of a Microfluidic Model of Neuromuscular Junction for Clinical Diagnosis” SYSCON 2016- Recent advances in Biomedical Research, AIIMS, New Delhi, India, 2016.
  • Shreya, G., Poddar, S., Mahto, S. K. (2016) “Studying the Durotaxis Effect on Axonal Growth Behaviour” SYSCON 2016- Recent advances in Biomedical Research, AIIMS, New Delhi, India,2016.
  • Anjali; Sahi, A. K., Mahto, S. K. (2016) “Development of affordable and portable microfluidic device for estimation of Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids in human milk” SYSCON 2016- Recent advances in Biomedical Research, AIIMS, New Delhi, India, 2016.
  • Anjali, Sahi, A. K., Mahto, S. K. (2016) “Development of an Affordable Microfluidic based POCD for Estimation of DHA in Human Milk” Institute day 2016, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, 2016.
  • Vajanthri, K. Y., Saxena, S., Poddar, S., Periwal, A., Agarwal, P., Mahto, S. K. (2016) “Fabricating Functional Skeletal Muscle Tissue Constructs Using Decellularized Matrices” Institute day 2016, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, 2016.
  • Vajanthri, K. Y., Saxena, S., Poddar, S., Periwal, A., Agarwal, P., Sahi, A. K., Chaudhary, A., Mahto, S. K. (2016) “Fabricating Functional Skeletal Muscle Tissue Constructs Using Decellularized Matrices” Indian Medical Device Expo, a joint initiative by IIT Bombay, COE Pune and VNIT Nagpur, held at College of Engineering, Pune, India, 2016.

2015

  • Mahto, S. K. (2015) “Microfluidic Tools for Cellular Analysis at Physiological Scale” 6th World Congress on Biotechnology, New Delhi, India, 2015.
  • Mahto, S. K. (2015) “Microfluidic tools for cytotoxicity testing at physiological scale” Two Days Course on “Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Techniques” jointly organized by DSS Imagetech Pvt. Ltd., Olympus Medical Systems India Pvt. Ltd. And Photometrics (USA) at Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi,2015.
  • Chaudhary, A., Utkarsh, P., Ray, A. K., Mahto, S. K. (2015) “Developing 3D Neural Tissue Constructs Integrated Within a Microfluidic Device” Institute day 2016, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, 2015.
  • Cao. M., Mahto, S. K., Yadid-Pecht, O. (2015) “Contact Optical On-line pH Biosensor with Microfluidics” 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milano, Italy, 2015. 
  • Vajanthri, K. Y., Mahto, S. K. (2015) “Microfluidic Platforms for Skeletal Muscle Tissue Engineering” INUP Familiarization Workshop on Nanofabrication Technologies conducted at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2015.
  • Poddar, S., Chaudhary, A., Pancholi, U. V., Vajanthri, K. Y., Mahto, S. K. (2015) Fabrication of Microfluidic-based Neuromuscular Junctions” International Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Bioengineering Biomedical Devices Platforms, Indian Technology Congress, Bangalore, India, 2015.

2014

  • Tenenbaum-Katan, J., Mahto, S. K., Minai, L., Fishler, R., Rothen-Rutishauser, B., Sznitman, J. (2014) “Insights on Alveolar Epithelium Function and Permeability Using Biomimetic Microfluidic Models of Distal Airways” 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston, USA, 2014.
  • Mahto, S. K., Yadid-Pecht, O. (2014) “Low Light CMOS Contact Imager with Integrated Dual Band Emission Filters for Fluorescence Detection” 7th International Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronics held on the occasion of the 225th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), Orlando, Florida, USA, 2014. 

2013

  • Mahto, S. K., Marom, A., Sznitman, J., Shoham, S. (2013) “Hydrogel-based Microfluidic Chip for Site-specific Chemical Treatment of 3D Neuronal “Opto-nets”” 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, San Diego, California, USA, 2013. 
  • Mahto, S. K., Marom, A., Sznitman, J., Shoham, S. (2013) “Microfluidic Chip for Site-specific Drug Delivery to 3D Neuronal “Optonets”” Society for Neuroscience (SFN), San Diego, California, USA, 2013. 
  • Tenenbaum-Katan, J., Mahto, S. K., Sznitman, J. (2013) “Microfluidic Shear Stress-mediated Surfactant Production in Alveolar Epithelial Cells” 19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), University of Patras, Greece, 2013.
  • Mahto, S. K., Tenenbaum-Katan, J., Sznitman, J. (2013) “Influence of Flow-mediated Cytoskeletal Stress on Surfactant Secretion of Alveolar Epithelial Cells in Microfluidic Devices” Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE) Conference, Israel, 2013.

2012

  • Tenenbaum-Katan, J., Mahto, S. K., Minai, L.; Sznitman, J. (2012)Role of Shear Stress for Surfactant Production during Fetal Lung Development” Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE) Conference, Israel, 2013.
  • Tenenbaum-Katan, J., Mahto, S. K., Minai, L.; Sznitman, J. (2012)Role of Shear Stress for Surfactant Production during Fetal Lung Development” 2nd Annual Meeting of the Micro-Nano Center, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, 2012.
  • Mahto, S. K., Sznitman, J. (2012)Microfluidic Models of Lung Airways for Studies of Surfactant Secretion in Alveolar Epithelial Cells” The 30th Israel Vacuum Society conference - IVS 2012, Israel, 2012.
  • Tenenbaum-Katan, J., Mahto, S. K., Minai, L., Sznitman, J. (2012)Role of Shear Stress for Surfactant Production during Fetal Lung Development” Engineering Conferences International (ECI) Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Medicine and Biology in Conjunction with 7th International Biofluid Mechanics Symposium, Israel, 2012.

2011

  • Xiao, L., Mahto, S. K., Rhee, S. W. (2011)Orientation of Axons by Chemical Stimulation in a Microfluidic Device” 108th National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, Rep. of Korea, 2011.
  • Mahto, S. K., Rhee, S. W. (2011) “A Microfluidic Approach for the Formation of Functional Synapses” 107th National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, Rep. of Korea, 2011.
  • Lee, E., Jamal Ahamed, V. S., Mahto, S. K., Rhee, S. W., Moon, S. S., Hong, I. S. (2011) “Synthesis and Evaluation of Antitumor Activities of New Lead Compounds of Hanultarin” 107th National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, Rep. of Korea, 2011.

2010

  • Mahto, S. K., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2010) “A Microfluidic Approach for Evaluating Quantum Dot Cytotoxicity” 3rd International Conference on Environmental Health Science (ICoEHS 2010), pp 214-214, Rep. of Korea, 2010.
  • Chandra, P., Mahto, S. K., Rhee, S. W. (2010) “Assessment of Cell-Surface Interaction on Physicochemically Modifed Surfaces” 106th National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, Rep. of Korea, 2010.
  • Mahto, S. K., Vinod, T. P., Kang, M. S., Kim, J., Rhee, S. W. (2010) “Cytotoxic Potential of Tellurium Nanowires in Fibroblast Cells” 106th National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, Rep. of Korea, 2010.

2009

  • Yoon, T. H., Lim, K., Kim, M. J., Yoo, H., Park, C., Shin, H., Mahto, S. K., Rhee, S. W. (2009) “High-throughput and High-contents Screening of Nanoparticle Cytotoxicities by using Cell-on-chip Microfluidic Devices” 4th International conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, University of Vienna, OC29, Austria, 2009.
  • Mahto, S. K., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2009) “Neurotoxicity Study of Quantum Dots Using Microfluidic Devices” National Spring Meeting of the Korean BioChip Society, KAIST, Daejeon, Rep. of Korea, 2009.
  • Kim, H. C., Mahto, S. K., Shin, H., Rhee, S. W. (2009) "Application of Hollow Silica Beads for Cell Migration Inside Microfluidic Device” pp. IV33p188, 103rd National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, COEX, Goyang, Rep. of Korea, 2009.
  • Mahto, S. K. (2009) “Assessment of Cytocompatibility of Surface Modified Quantum dots Using Multicompartmented Microfluidic Devices” 1st Chunjeong Chemistry Symposium of the Korean Chemical Society, Rep. of Korea, 2009.

2008

  • Yoon, T. H., Park, C., Lim, K., Kwon, D., Lee, J., Choi, K., Mahto, S. K., Rhee, S. W. (2008) “Spectroscopic Speciation of Colloidal Quantum Dot Nanoparticles under Various Chemical and Biological Environments: Effect of UV Radiation and Organic Ligands on Their Colloidal Stability and Cytotoxicity” 3rd International Conference on Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, pp 27-27, The University of Birmingham, UK, 2008.
  • Mahto, S. K., Park, C., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2008) “Assessment of Cytocompatibility of Surface Modified Quantum Dots using Multicompartmented Microfluidic Devices” 102nd National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, pp. IV32P23, International Convention Center-Jeju, Jeju, Rep. of Korea, 2008.
  • Shin, H., Mahto, S. K., Kim, H. C., Rhee, S. W. (2008) “Generation of Time-dependent Concentration Gradient inside Microfluidic Channels” 102nd National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, pp. IV32P21, International Convention Center-Jeju, Jeju, Rep. of Korea, 2008.
  • Mahto, S. K., Shin, H., Kim, H. C., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2008) "Assessment of Quantum Dot Cytotoxicity Using Multicompartmented Microfluidic Devices" National Spring Meeting of the Korean BioChip Society, KAIST, Daejeon, Rep. of Korea, 2008.
  • Mahto, S. K., Shin, H., Kim, H. C., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2008) "Cytotoxicity Analysis of Cadmium Using Multicompartmented Microfluidic Devices in BALB/3T3 Fibroblast Cells" 40th National Meeting of the Korean Society of Analytical Sciences, RIST, Pohang, Rep. of Korea, 2008.
  • Mahto, S. K., Shin, H., Yoon, T. H., Rhee, S. W. (2008) “Characterizing Dose-dependent Cadmium Cytotoxicity in Balb/c 3T3 Fibroblast Cells Using Multicompartment Microfluidic Device” 101st National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, KINTEX, Goyang, Rep. of Korea, 2008.

Invited Talks:

  • Presented a talk entitled “Exploring Tissue Engineering Constructs using Enabling Technologies” in a “BIRAC-IIT (BHU) Workshop on Bio-entrepreneurship, Grant-writing & Intellectual Property Management” jointly organized by BIRAC, Govt. of India and IIT (BHU) at IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India (Sep. 27-28, 2016).
  • Presented a talk entitled “Microfluidic Tools for Cellular Analysis at Physiological Scale” in the “World Congress on Biotechnology” at Delhi, India (Oct. 05-07, 2015).
  • Invited as a speaker and presented a talk entitled “Microfluidic Tools for Cytotoxicity Testing at Physiological Scale” in a two days course on “Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Techniques” jointly organized by DSS Imagetech Pvt. Ltd., Olympus Medical Systems India Pvt. Ltd. And Photometrics (USA) at CIFC, IIT (BHU) (Aug. 07-08, 2015).
Sl. No. Period Sponsoring Organization Title of Project Amount of Grant Co-Investigator(s),if any
1.
 
Jul., 2014 – Jun., 2019 (5 years)
 
Department of Science and Technology (DST), India Development of Microfluidic Tools for Neuromuscular Synaptogenesis and Nanotoxicological Studies Rs. 35,00,000/- none
2. Oct., 2014 – Mar., 2015 IIT (BHU) (seed grant) Development of a New Tissue Engineering and Biomicrofluidics Laboratory Rs. 10,00,000/- none
3. Oct., 2015 – Sep., 2017 (2 years) IIT (BHU) (Institute Research Project (for Individual Faculty) Scheme 2015-16) Fabrication of Microfluidic-based Neuromuscular Junctions on a Chip Rs. 15,00,000/ none
Sl. No. Year Title International/National Status
1. 2013 Optically Sensitive Cell Network International (US 20130171116 A1 and EP 2612908 A2) Granted
2. 2017 A Method for Rapid 3D Prototyping of Skeletal Muscle Tissue Constructs Using a Novel Composition of Bio-ink National (Application No. 201711004598 (Ref. No. P.1295.IN)) Filed
3. 2017 A Novel 3D Isabgol/Gelatin Hydrogel Scaffold National Filed
  • Institute Best Project Award (Gold Medal) during Institute Day, 2018 at IIT (BHU), Varanasi. (Agarwal Piyush Sunil, Poddar, S., Mahto, S.K “Evaluation of Psyllium husk as a potential biomaterial for Tissue Engineering applications”)
  • Selected for “Bharat Vikas Award” by the Institute of Self Reliance, Bhubaneswar, Odisha on the Occasion of Citizen’s Day to be held on Nov. 19, 2017.
  • Received a DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award 2013 (Session II) (Jul. 2014 – Jun. 2019).
  • Selected as one of the Panel Moderators for the Thematic Area “Synthetic Organs/Tissues” in a DHR/ICMR – MHRD Medical Diagnostics and Devices Innovation Partnership Workshop held at Indian International Centre in New Delhi, India (Sep. 2014).
  • Selected for participation in the INUP Hands-on Training Workshop on “Nanofabrication Technologies” held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Dec. 09-18, 2014).
  • Invited to participate as a guest speaker/delegate in the “World Congress on Biotechnology” to be held at Delhi, India (Oct. 05-07, 2015).
  • Received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Calgary, Canada (Sep. 2013 – Apr. 2014).
  • Received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel (Dec. 2011 – Sep. 2013).
  • My paper was featured as a Cover Page in the Biochip Journal (Volume 4, 2010).
  • Received a Fellowship from Korean Research Foundation (KRF), Rep. of Korea to support Graduate Studies (Aug. 2008 – Jul. 2011).
  • Received a Full Tuition Scholarship from Kongju National University, Rep. of Korea (Mar. 2007 – Aug. 2009).
  • Received the Best Poster Presentation Award at 2008 Annual Spring Meeting of The Korean BioChip Society (KBCS) held in Daejeon, Rep. of Korea (Jun. 2008).
  • Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test Examination’ 2006 (GATE) conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kharagpur, India) in Life Sciences with All India Rank (AIR)-102 and Score-508 (about 99 percentile).
  • Qualified in National Eligibility Test (NET) Examination conducted by Council of Scientific and Industrial research-University Grant Commission, (CSIR-UGC, India) for consideration for award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and Lectureships (LS) in Life Sciences (Dec. 2005, Jun. 2006, and Dec. 2006).

 

Teaching Courses (UG/PG):

BM 101: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
CY 103: Biochemistry
BM 203: Cell Mechanobiology
BM 205: Analytical Techniques
BO 201: Introduction to Bioengineering
BM 401: BioMEMs and Biosensors
BM 5103*/7108: Tissue Engineering
BM 5103/7103: Bioinstrumentation
BM 4103/5103/7103: Biomedical Instrumentation
BM 5207: Bioceramics
BM 2301: Biochemistry Practical
BM 5401: M.Tech. Laboratory
 

Workshops:

Participated as one of the Panel Moderators for the Thematic Area “Synthetic Organs/Tissues” in a DHR/ICMR – MHRD Medical Diagnostics and Devices Innovation Partnership Workshop held at Indian International Centre in New Delhi, India (Sep. 2014).

Short-term courses organised:

A short-term course on Tissue Engineering was organised under the Quality Improvement Programme(QIP) sponsored    by AICTE, New Delhi (Jan. 09-14, 2017)

Other activities:

Attended “International Conference on Molecular Pharmacology, Drug Discovery and Nanopharmaceuticals (MPDDNP-2015)” held at Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University (Mar. 27-28, 2015).
Attended “Two-Week ISTE Workshop on Pedagogy for Effective Use of ICT in Engineering Education” held at the QEEE Center, IIT (BHU) (Jun. 12-14, 2014).
Attended “One Day Workshop on Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (MOODLE)” held at IIT (BHU) on Sep. 06 and Oct. 31, 2014, respectively.
 

(i) Doctoral Level

Sl. No. Name of the Student(s) Year of completion or in Progress Name of Institution Title of Thesis Guide or Co-guide
1. Mr. Kiran Yellappa Vajanthri In progress (PhD)
Joining date: July 2014
IIT (BHU) Skeletal Muscle Tissue Engineering Guide
2. Ms. Suruchi Poddar In progress (PhD)
Joining Date: December 2014
IIT (BHU) Microfluidic Tools for Neuromuscular Synaptogenesis and Nanotoxicological Studies Guide
3. Mr. Ajay Kumar Sahi In progress (PhD)
Joining Date: July 2015
IIT (BHU) Engineering Corneal Tissues for the Development of a Novel Corneal Implant Guide
4. Ms. Neelima Varshney In progress (PhD)
Joining Date: July 2016
 
IIT (BHU) Fabrication of a Physiologically Functional Skin Tissue Construct using 3-Dimensional bioprinting System Guide
5. Mr. Sankaranarayanan S. In progress (PhD)
Joining Date: July 2016
IIT (BHU) Development of Microfluidic Neural Tissue Array for High-Throughput Drug Screening Guide
6. Mr. Uvanesh K In progress (PhD)
Joining Date: July 2015
IIT (BHU) Evaluating Cellular Responses using Impedance-based Analysis Co-Guide

(ii) Master’s Level

Sl. No.
Name of the Student(s)
Year of completion or in Progress
Name of Institution
Title of Thesis
Guide or Co-guide
1.
Mr. Rakesh Kumar Sidu
In progress
IIT (BHU)
Manipulating surface topography and chemistry for fabricating biosensors and controlling cellular behaviour
Guide
2.
Mr. Om Prakash
In progress
IIT (BHU)
Modeling drug transport from bloodstream into the complex 3D tissues.
Co-guide
3.
Mr. Ashutosh Bandyopadhyay
2017
IIT (BHU)
Development of a Custom Designed 3-Dimensional Tissue Bioprinting System for Recreating Physiologically Relevant Tissue Construct
Guide
4.
Mr. Vimal Kumar Dewangan
2017
IIT (BHU)
Fabrication of Functional Skeletal Muscle Tissue Constructs using a FDM Based 3-Dimensional Bioprinting System
Guide
5.
Ms. Parul Yadav
2017
IIT (BHU)
Developing Optically Sensitive mammalian Cells for Biosensing Applications
Guide
6.
Ms. Anjali
2016
IIT (BHU)
Microfluidic device for quantitative estimation of polyunsaturated  fatty acids in human milk
Guide
7.
Ms. Rutuja Chhajed
2016
IIT (BHU)
Study of Electrical stimulation to the Oculomotor nerve
Guide
8.
Ms. Shreya Gupta
2016
IIT (BHU)
Studying the durotaxis effect on axonal growth behaviour
Guide
9.
Mr. Amarendra K. Chopra
2016
IIT (BHU)
Fabrication of porous PDMS scaffolds and its application in biosensing
Guide
10.
Mr. Utkarsh Vinodchandra Pancholi
2015
IIT (BHU)
Fabrication of a 3D microfluidic array device for biomedical applications
Co-Guide
11.
Ms. Anjali Choudhary
2015
IIT (BHU)
Development of tissue engineered
3D neural tissue constructs
Co-Guide