Prof. Soumyo Mukherji

Professor & Director, BITS Hyderabad
Department of Biological Sciences

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Research Interest

Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation: This includes physical, chemical and biological sensing systems (macro and micro) for application in health (protein markers of diseases, bacteria, viruses, etc.), water quality (organic and inorganic contaminants) and environmental monitoring. In particular optical fiber and optical waveguide based systems, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy based systems are the focal points of research in the lab.

Cardiac Electrophysiology: The electrochemical events leading to and happening during acute myocardial ischemia and infarction: Molecular and electrical markers.

Academic Background

  • B.Tech. Instrumentation Engineering, IIT-Kharagpur
  • M.S. Colorado State University (Fort Collins, USA)
  • PhD. University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, USA)

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor: Biomedical Engg., IIT Bombay
  • Professor: Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, IIT Bombay

Awards / Honors

  • “Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India” (FNASc)
  • “Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering” (FNAE)
  • Board of Governors Fellowship of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1992-1995)
  • Awards from Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (1986) and Association for Improvement of Mathematics Teaching (1984)
  • DST Young Scientist Award, 1999