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Dilip Kumar Agarwal, PhD

Dilip Kumar Agarwal PhD

Research Assistant
Northwestern University
AB Wing, Tech Institute
2145 Sheridan Road

Tech AG90
2170 Campus Drive
Evanston IL, 60208-3113

Educational Background


Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University


Post Doctoral Fellow, Univeristy of Tufts

2012-2019 Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
2005 M.SC., Biotechnology (Life Sciences), University of Hyderabad (HCU), India

Research Objectives and Approach

Development of point-of-care sensor platform for biomedical applications.

References and Publications

• Sonatan Das, Dilip Kumar Agarwal, Tapanendu Kundu, Bikas Mandal “Development of a novel ATR-mediated local surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) based optical biosensor for Chilli leaf viral DNA detection,” Biosensors and bioelectronics (in review).
• D. K. Agarwal, N. Maheshwari, S. Mukherji and V. R. Rao, "Asymmetric immobilization of antibodies on piezo-resistive micro-cantilever surface", RSC Advances, 2016, vol. 6, pp. 17606–17616.
• Dilip Kumar Agarwal, Abhinav Prasad, Madhuri Vinchurkar, Sahir Gandhi, Deepika Prabhakar, Soumyo Mukherji and V. Ramgopal Rao “Detection of heart-type fatty acid binding proteins (h-FABP) using microfabricated piezoresistive polymer cantilevers,” Applied Nanoscience, 2018, vol. 8, pp. 1031-1042.
• Dilip Kumar Agarwal, Manoj Kandpal and Sandeep G. Surya, “Characterization and detection of cardiac Troponin-T protein by using ‘aptamer’ mediated biofunctionalization of ZnO thin-film transistor,” Applied Surface Science, 2018, vol. 466, pp. 874-881.
• S. G. Surya, S. Nag, N. M. Duragkar, D. Agarwal, G. Chatterjee, S. Gandhi, S. Patil, D. K. Sharma and V. R. Rao, "Low-Power Instrumentation System for Nano-electromechanical-Sensors for Environmental & Healthcare Applications", Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE), 2012, vol.8, pp. 1-7, 2012.
• Dilip Kumar Agarwal, Arindam Kushagra, Soumyo Mukherji and V. Ramgopal Rao, “Study of surface stress and flexural rigidity affecting the dynamic behaviour of differentely biofunctionalized microcantilevers”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2020, vol. 30, pp. 025009.
• Dilip Kumar Agarwal, Arindam Kushagra, Mamta Ashwin, Ambika Shukla and Vijay Palaparthy “Sensitive detection of cardiac Troponin-I protein using fabricated piezoresistive microcantilevers by a novel method of asymmetric biofunctionalization,” IOP Nanotechnology, 2020, vol. 31, pp. 115503.
• Sandeep G Surya, Sanjit M Majhi, Dilip K Agarwal, Karumbaiah Nanaiah, Khaled N Salama, “A label-free aptasensor FET based on Au nanoparticle decorated Co3O4 nanorods and a SWCNT layer for detection of cardiac troponin T protein” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2019, vol. 8, pp. 18-26.
• Shreedevi Kulkarni, Dilip Kumar Agarwal, Pallavi Andhe, “Development of a novel method for the analysis of the drug in low concentration using an antidiabetic drug ‘Voglibose’ for the Study,” Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 2017, Vol. 19, pp. 1-9.

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