Dr. Arnab Guha

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Room No. D-303
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Acoustic Biosensors from Loughborough University, UK (2014 - 2018)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Alberta, Canada (2012 - 2014)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur (2008 - 2012)
Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering Department, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India (March 2023 - Present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Mechanical Engineering Department, University College London, UK (September 2021 - March 2023) 
  • Research Manager - Research & Development Section, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India (October 2020 - July 2021) 
  • Technical Manager - Nutech Calibrators & Engineers, Kolkata, India (December 2019 - September 2020)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate - Mechanical Engineering Department, Loughborough University, UK (January 2019 - November 2019)
About the Faculty
Dr. Guha completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with Honours from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur in 2012. Subsequently, in 2014, he obtained a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Alberta in Canada. He received his PhD in the field of acoustic biosensors from Loughborough University (LU) in UK in 2018. He was the recipient of Wolfson School Indian International Excellence Studentship for his doctoral studies at LU. During his PhD, he developed a novel analytical method for determination of resonance frequency and dissipation for acoustic resonators using a fixed frequency drive. The developed method was applied for detection of a wide range of biomolecules with molecular sizes ranging from 200 Da to 190 kDa and having relevance to infectious and non-communicable diseases. The novel technique allowed greater signal-to-noise ratio and time resolution.
Following his PhD, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dynamics and Healthcare Engineering laboratories in LU for 11 months. During his postdoctoral tenure, he worked on vibration reduction in automotive powertrains using nonlinear vibration absorbers and liaised with Ford Motor Company at Dunton Technical Centre in UK for proof of concept validation. In parallel, he also developed a microfluidics based non-linear acoustic platform for bacterial sensing. He worked as part of a multi-disciplinary research team and with leading academic collaborators in the field, including Stanford, Cambridge, Leicester and Stockholm University during doctoral and postdoctoral studies. After his short postdoctoral stint in LU, he was self-employed as a Technical Manager for 10 months in a national accredited metrology laboratory in Kolkata, India. Soon after, he served as a Research Manager in the Research & Development (R&D) Section at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) until July 2021, where he managed the technical activities of R&D section and assisted academics in writing and developing research proposals. Thereafter, he moved to University College London in UK and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to develop microfluidics-based point-of-care (POC) biosensors for detection of urinary chemokines, serving as the biomarkers for acute kidney transplant rejection. He joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus as an Assistant Professor on March 28, 2023.
NoteStudents who are interested to work on microfluidics, sensors and healthcare diagnostics are welcome to contact me.