Udit pursued his BSc (Physics Hons) from University of Delhi and MSc (Physics) from the Indian Institute of Technology [IIT(ISM)], Dhanbad, India. During the undergrad course, he was selected for a scientific project (SSNC 2016) on "Plasmonic Nanostructures in Chemical and Biological sensing" and worked on the “bottom-up” approach for various size/shape-selective synthesis of nanostructures with controlled geometries & studied their efficacy with different dye molecules.
In the Master’s thesis, he worked to fabricate Au-Si-Au LSPR sensor chip and used it as an optical sensing platform for studying different solvents. After completing his Master degree, Udit worked as a research fellow in Nanophotonics Lab, IIT (ISM) on a research project funded by DST (Gov. of India) “Development of Surface Plasmon Resonance Ellipsometry as Label-free Optical Biosensor for Ultrasensitive Detection of Chemical and Biological Species”. During these scientific journeys, he co-authored three papers in different scientific journals.
Udit’s core focus in the MONPLAS project is on "Rapid and low-cost detection platform for micro- and nano-plastics" at Laboratory of Advanced Micro- and Nanodiagnostics (AMINO), Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), Queen’s University Belfast under Prof. Cuong Cao and Prof. Chris Elliott. In the work, different plasmonic nanostructures (metamaterials, nanorod arrays, and other optically active surfaces) (size/shape 1-100 nm) will be fabricated using EBL, 3D nanoprinting technique and wet chemical routes. These can be incorporated into microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip components to study efficiency, efficacy and rapidity of the proposed detection platform.
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