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Dr. Alok Pandya

Assistant Professor

Contact No.:- +91-79 30514132
Email:- alok.pandya@iar.ac.in

Professional & Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D.: Nano-Chemistry (Gujarat University, 2013)
  • Post Graduation: Organic Chemistry (Sardar Patel University, 2008)
  • Graduation: Chemistry (NVPAS, Sardar Patel University, 2006)
  • Work Experience: 8 Years in Teaching & 5 Years in Research (Post PhD)
  • Additional Responsibilities: Coordinator, Industry-Academic Relation Cell Member, Startup Cell Coordinator, Training & Placement Cell

Current Research Interest and Area Working On

  • Nanobiotechnology
    • Development of rapid and low-cost paper-based devices for diagnostics and environmental contaminants.
    • Design and development of In Vitro and In Vivo disease diagnostics/monitoring device.
    • Novel nanoconjugates for improved therapeutic effects in cancer.
  • Nanochemistry
    • Supramolecular nano-assemblies based new detection strategy for chemo sensing applications.
    • Microwave-assisted bio-inspired nano-catalyst and its industrial application.
    • Smart nanotechnologies in agriculture and food.
  • Forensic Nanotechnology
    • Paper-based nanosensor for forensic analysis at trace level.
    • Document preservation using nanomaterials.
    • Fingerprint enhancement using nanomaterials.

Latest Publications

  1. Pinkesh G Sutariya, Heni Soni, Sahaj A Gandhi, Alok Pandya, Single-step fluorescence recognition of As 3+, Nd 3+ and Br−using pyrene-linked calix[4]arene: application to real samples, computational modelling and paper-based device, New Journal of Chemistry, 2019, 43, 737-747
  2. Pinkesh G Sutariya, Heni Soni, Sahaj A Gandhi, Alok Pandya, Novel luminescent paper-based calix [4] arene chelation enhanced fluorescence-photoinduced electron transfer probe for Mn 2+, Cr 3+ and F-, Journal of Luminescence, 2019, 208, 6-17
  3. Krupa Kansara, Pal Patel, Ritesh K Shukla, Alok Pandya, Rishi Shanker, Ashutosh Kumar and Alok Dhawan, Synthesis of biocompatible iron oxide nanoparticles as a drug delivery vehicle, International Journal of Nanomedicine. 2018, 13, 79-82.
  4. Alok Pandya, Harsh Dave, Neha Bhandari, Bhavya Mod, Ritesh Shukla, Multifunctional silver cellulose nanocomposite as a promising plasmonic sensing platform, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2018, 18, 8, 5461-5469.
  5. Niha Ansari, Anand Lodha, Alok Pandya, Shobhana Menon, Determination of cause of death using paper-based microfluidic device as a colorimetric probe, Anal. Methods, 2017,9, 5632-5639(IP:1.9).


Book/Book Chapter

  1. Book: Alok Pandya, Pinkesh Sutariya and Keyur Bhatt, Nanomaterials to Nanoassemblies and their application, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (ISBN-13: 978-363966603), 2014
  2. Book Chapter: Alok Pandya, Heena Goswami, Anand Lodha and Pinkesh Sutariya, Supramolecular Nanoassembly and it’s potential, Book Name: Advance Functional Materials, WILEY-Scrivener Publisher, USA, DOI:10.1002/9781118998977.ch8, 2015
  3. Book Chapter: Alok Pandya and Madhuri Bollapalli, Nanodevices for Early Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease: Advances, Challenges, and Way Ahead, CRC Press, ISBN-13: 978-1498721424,2018.

Awards & Achievements

  • Early career research award under the SERB, India
  • Start-Up Young Scientists Research Grant award under the SERB, India
  • SERB-Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship for the year 2015-16
  • GSA-CHARUSAT Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in Chemical Sciences -2015
  • Meritorious Students Fellowship(UGC-BSR): Junior Research Fellow (JRF) 2010-11, Senior Research Fellow (SRF)
  • Best poster presentation has been awarded for paper entitled ”Host guest mediated sensing of biologically relevant small molecules using supramolecular nanoassembly” which is organized by International Conference on Human Genetics and 39th Annual Meeting of the Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG), Jan-2014

Additional Information

  • Convenor of “Eureka-2018-Annual Science Conclave” organized on 27th-28th Feb, 2018 at IAR.
  • Convenor of "A Day with Scientists" program for school students at IAR and organized with 6 schools.
  • Convenor of “High School Nanoscience Program” is organized for 12th standards students organized on 11th November, 2017 at IAR.
  • Reviewer of Journal of Materials Chemistry- B, Analyst , New journal of Chemistry and RSC Advances, Science of Total Environment,  MICS Journals, Analytica Chimica Acta
  • Member of American Journal of Nano Research, Science Publishing Group
  • Member of Chemical and Molecular Engineering, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Program Committee Member of T-NANO,2014 (International Conference of Translational Nanomedicine,2014) organized by institute of Life Sciences , Ahmedabad University
  • High School Nanoscience Program” is organized for 12th standards students organized from 15-30 Dec,2018 at IAR
  • “Industrial expert lecture series” is organized with Industrial expert organized on 31 st August, 2018 and 16 th October at IAR
  • Convenor of “Eureka-2019-Annual Science and Startup Conclave” organized on 11th-12th Jan, 2019 at IAR.

Courses Taught at UG / PG / PhD

  • Organic Chemistry (UG)
  • Chemical safety and intellectual properties rights (PG)
  • Analytical chemistry I & II (UG&PG)
  • Nanobiotechnology (PG)
  • Spectroscopy (PG)
  • Nanobiosensor (Interdisciplinary Research) (PhD)

Ongoing Projects

  • Young Scientist Startup-Grant (SERB) (2016 – 2019) (Principle Investigator) Project : Development of nanodevice for early detection of cardiovascular disease
  • Early Career Research Award (SERB) (2017 – 2020) (Co-Principle Investigator)
  • Project : Design and development of nanodevice for rapid identification of body fluids


  • Dr. Steve Park, KAIST, South Korea
  • Dr. Ritesh Shukla and Dr. Sanjay Singh, Ahmedabad University
  • Dr. Nakul Gupta, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi
  • Dr. Pinkesh Sutariya, Sardar Patel University
  • Reckon Diagnostics (Industry collaboration)
  • Vikas Cropcare (Industry collaboration)
  • Reciclar technologies (Industry collaboration)

Important Links to follow

Any students seeking to research work in the area of nanobiotechnology or Nanochemistry or forensic nanotechnology, please kindly write your interest at alok.pandya@iar.ac.in.