My research stands at the forefront of healthcare microrobotics and interdisciplinary bioengineering, focusing on the precision target identification and therapeutic modulation of complex biological microenvironments.
Before joining IIT-Delhi, I held the position of Senior Researcher & PI at DTU Health Technology, Denmark, where together with my team we developed therapeutic lead molecules and microdevices for applications in the gastrointestinal tract, covering a comprehensive pre-clinical products pipeline.
In my doctoral thesis, I pioneered research on genetically-engineered bacteria for advanced materials. Guided by renowned metabolic engineering experts, Prof. Akihiko Kondo and Prof. Chiaki Ogino, I investigated how bacteria sense and interact with their micro-environments and adapt to stressors in unique ways.
Building upon this, I furthered my research in the area of microrobotics working with Prof. Oliver Schmidt at IFW Dresden, Germany. All robotics are nature-inspired after all. This firm conviction guided my expansion in metabolic engineering with Prof. Vikram G. Yadav, at the UBC, Vancouver, Canada.
Notable awards and recognition:
2023: Young Faculty Incentive Fellowship, IIT Delhi, India
2023: Ramanujan Fellowship (declined)
2021: Lundbeck Experiment grant, Denmark
2020: DTU Proof-of-Concept Award, Denmark
2019: Alumnus of the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in 2019, Germany.
2017: H.C. Ørsted MSCA Fellowship, Denmark.
2017: Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany (declined)
2016: MIT-DBT VSP Fellowship (US-India)
2014: DAAD-Leibniz postdoc fellowship (Germany)
2012: Japanese Government Doctoral Fellowship (MEXT, Japan)
2010: EU Masters Scholarship (Spain).
Contact address: Block III, Room 371, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi