MSc, Bionanotechnology, 79% or 4 GPA @
University of Southampton
An experienced and motivated interdisciplinary research scientist for the development of commercially viable biosensors and point-of-care diagnostic devices. I have over five years experience in microfluidic chip design for several applications including sample preparation and small volume assay detection; clean room lithography process development; low-cost and disposable polymer chip development using hot embossing, laser and micro-mill machining;
An experienced and motivated interdisciplinary research scientist for the development of commercially viable biosensors and point-of-care diagnostic devices. I have over five years experience in microfluidic chip design for several applications including sample preparation and small volume assay detection; clean room lithography process development; low-cost and disposable polymer chip development using hot embossing, laser and micro-mill machining; hardware development; translation of biological/chemical assay to microfluidic format for biochemical, chemical and microbiological assays; electrochemical sensors; lipid bilayer electrophysiology and single molecule nanopore sensing. I possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Research Fellow @ • Research fellow on a project in industrial partnership with Sharp Laboratories of Europe and Public Health England. Managed the project and timely delivered the project milestones. Identified the challenges on the project and worked towards the providing solutions for the problems at different phases of the project.
• Developed assay protocols for rapid and sensitive detection of antibiotic resistance bacteria using DNA amplification techniques on Electrowetting-on-dielectric chips.
• Designed and fabricated low-cost and disposable microfluidic chip for loading and preparation of the sample to be used on Electrowetting devices.
• Designed and fabricated low-cost sample-in-answer-out microfluidic chip in a polymer for phenotypic detection of antibiotic resistance bacteria. From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Southampton, United KingdomPhD student @ • Developed a double exposure technique using Nanoscribe 3D lithography tool and mask aligner for fabrication of devices with shaped cross-section for membrane protein characterization incorporated in artificial cell membranes. Designed shaped apertures and demonstrated enhancement in stability of 5nm thick artificial cell membranes suspended in these apertures.
• Developed novel fabrication technique for low-cost and high-throughput fabrication of devices for membrane protein studies (2 patents filed).
• Actively involved in applying for an enterprise fund from EPSRC to commercialize the developed devices (and spin out a company) and reaching out to/convincing various multinational companies for liaison in product selling.
• Clean room equipment trainer for Nanoscribe Photonic Professional 3D lithography system, Zeiss scanning electron microscope and SCS Parylene coater.
• Mentored MSc Bionanotechnology and Nanoelectronics & Nanotechnology students and offered advice and feedback on academic issues.
• Co-supervised four project students working on artificial cell membranes using microvolume droplets and single molecule sensing using protein channels in cell membranes.
• Demonstrated and assisted lab sessions for development of an amperometric glucose biosensor chip. Tested the developed sensor for its selectivity, repeatability, reproducibility and sensitivity. From October 2010 to December 2013 (3 years 3 months) Biomedical engineer : trainee @ Attending to routine biomedical dept calls from various departments in the hospital including ICUs and OTs:repairing PIM of ECG machine, infusion/perfusion pumps, assitance in operation of medical equipments etc.
Assiting company's engineer(cathlab,MRI,CT) From June 2008 to December 2008 (7 months)
PhD, Engineering: Biomedical/Electronics and electrical @ University of Southampton From 2010 to 2013 MSc, Bionanotechnology, 79% or 4 GPA @ University of Southampton From 2009 to 2010 B.E, Biomedical Engineering, 77% or 4 GPA @ University of Mumbai From 2005 to 2009 Sumit Kalsi is skilled in: Nanotechnology, Electron Microscopy, Biomedical Engineering, Microfabrication, Microscopy, Matlab, Microfluidics, Spectroscopy, Clean Rooms, Experimentation, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Fluorescence Microscopy, Lithography, Lifesciences, Interdisciplinary Collaboration
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