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List of Publications (During Last 5 Years) 

  1. Amit Prabhakar and Soumyo Mukherji, “Microfabricated polymer analysis chip with integrated U-bend waveguides for evanescent field absorption detection”, Lab Chip, 2010, 10, 748. (Impact Factor: 6.5).
  2. Amit Prabhakar and Soumyo Mukherji, “A novel C-shaped, gold nanoparticle coated, embedded polymer waveguide for localized surface plasmon resonance based detection”, Lab Chip, 2010, 10, 3422-3425 (Impact Factor: 6.5).
  3. Amit Prabhakar and Soumyo Mukherji, “Investigation of the Effect of Curvature on Sensitivity of Bio/Chemical Sensors Based on Embedded Polymer Semicircular Waveguides”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 171–172 (2012) 1303–1311, (Link: - (Impact Factor: 3.9).
  4. Sidhartha Triparti, Amit Prabhakar, Nishant Kumar & Shiv Govind Singh and Amit Agrawal, An Investigation of Blood Plasma Separation in Elevated Dimension T-shaped Microchannels, (Biomed Microdevices, 2013,  DOI 10.1007/s10544-013-9738-z). (Impact Factor: 3.5).
  5. Nishant Kumar, Amit Prabhakar, M. Tikekar, S.G. Singh, and A. Agrawal, Blood flow in non-circular microchannel under pulsating condition, Journal of Micro-Nano Scale Transport, 2014, Volume 4 · Number 1, 33-50. (Impact Factor: 2.0).
  6. AmitPrabhakar, Y V Bala VarunKumar, Siddhartha Tripathi, Amit Agrawal, A novel, compact and efficient microchannel arrangement with multiple hydrodynamic effects for blood plasma separation, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2014, (DOI: 10.1007/s10404-014-1488-6). (Impact Factor: 3.5).
  7. S. Tripathi, Y. V. B. V. Kumar, A. Prabhakar, S. Joshi, and A. Agrawal (2015), Perfor-mance Study of Microuidic Device for Blood Plasma Separation - A Designers Perspec-tive", J. Micromech. Microeng., (doi:10.1088/0960-1317/25/8/084004). (Impact Factor: 2.0).
  8. S. Tripathi, Y. V. B. V. Kumar, A. Prabhakar, S. Joshi, and A. Agrawal, Passive Blood Plasma Separation at Micro-scale: A Review of Design Principles and Microdevices, J. Micromech. Microeng (doi:10.1088/0960-1317/25/8/083001). (Impact Factor: 2.0).
  9. S. Tripathi, Y. V. B. V. Kumar, A. Prabhakar, S. Joshi, and A. Agrawal, Microdevice for plasma separation from whole human blood using bio-physical and geometrical effects, Scientific Reports (doi:10.1038/srep26749) (Impact Factor: 5.5).
  10. A. Prabhakar, N. Mishra and S. Mukherji, A Comprehensive Investigation of A Microfabricated U-Bend Polymer Waveguide with Analyte Micro-Reservoir for Versatile On-Chip Sensing Applications,Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 935 - 945, 2017. (Impact Factor: 2.0).
  11. A. Prabhakar, N. Mishra and S. Mukherji, “Embedded Duel Bend - Serpentine / Spiral Waveguides for an Efficient Evanescent Wave Absorption Based On-Chip Bio/Chemical Sensing Applications” (accepted in J. Micromech. Microeng.).


Papers in conference proceedings (Current):

  1. Rakesh Tripathi, Amit Prabhakar and Soumyo Mukherji, Comparison of micro fabricated C and S bend shape SU-8 polymer waveguide of different bending diameters for maximum sensitivity, 1st International Symposium on Physics and Technology of Sensors (ISPTS), Pune, India, 7-10 March 2012, Page: 228 – 231, IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/ISPTS.2012.6260931.
  2. Amit Prabhakar and Soumyo Mukherji, “C-shaped embedded polymer waveguide for evanescent field absorption based lab on a chip biosensor”, 2010 International Conference on Systems in Medicine and Biology, IIT Kharagpur, India, 16-18 December 2010, Page: 67–70,  IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/ICSMB.2010.5735347.
  3. Amit Prabhakar, P. Chattopadhyay & D. N. Tibarewala , “Development of a cost effective lactate biosensor”. Proceedings of Emerging trends in biomedical instrumentation Biomed 2005, BMI department (B.I.T, MESRA), April 29-30, 2005.
  4. Amit Prabhakar, YV Balavarun Kumar, Sidhartha Tripathi, Shiv Govind Singh and Amit Agrawal, An novel, compact and efficient microfluidic device for blood plasma separation, (Paper number 167,   FMFP 2012) The 39th National conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power organised at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat during December 13-15, 2012).
  5. Amit Prabhakar and Soumyo Mukherji, “A Gold Nanoparticle coated embedded polymer waveguide biosensor”, Biodevices 2012, International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, Rome (Submitted as full paper and accepted).
  6. Amit Prabhakar, Sonali Tripathy and Soumyo Mukherji, A novel approach to micro-total analysis systems, International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS-09), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (IITB), 1-5 Dec 2009.
  7. R. Bharadwaj, R. Tripathi, A. Prabhakar, S. Mukherji (2013), S-shaped SU-8 Optical Waveguide Immobilized with Gold Nanoparticles for Trace Detection of Explosives", Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2013.
  8. S. Tripathi, Y. V. B. V. Kumar, A. Prabhakar, S. Joshi, and A. Agrawal, Plasma Separation from whole Human Blood in a Hybrid Microdevice", (FMFP 2015).

Patents List (Filed)

Sl. No.

Name of Patent

Registration No.

Date of Award/


Awarding Country




Capillary electrophoresis chip.

US Patent Publication number: US 8715558 B2



Prof. Soumyo Mukherji


Polymer Analysis Chip.

US Patent Publication number: US8441645 B2



Prof. Soumyo Mukherji


A method and system for velocity measurement of a fluid in a channel.

Indian Patent Application No: 2891/MUM/2012



Prof. Soumyo Mukherji, Sonali Tripathy


Micro device for separating blood plasma from whole human blood and method for making the same.

Indian Patent Application No: 2344/MUM/2013.



Prof. Amit Agrawal, YV Balavarun Kumar


Lab-on-chip optical biosensor based on multiple focusing of incident beam.

(Recently applied for Indian patent).



Prof. Soumyo Mukherji, Sonali Tripathy


A cost effective and disposable micropump for lab on chip applications.

(Final stage of Patent Application).

Application No: O/Ref   MUM/14-15/00346-  JM/nm  



Prof. Amit Agrawal, B.S. Bharat.


SU-8 Optical Waveguide Based Chip-Scale Temperature and Humidity Sensor

Draft under Preparation



Neha Mishra, Vibhor Gupta


Patents (Under preparation)

  1. “Cost effective techniques for fabricating simple and crossed micro-channels”, solution report-in-700689, (Intellectual Ventures).
  2. “A low voltage - evaporation based micro-pump”, (Intellectual Ventures).
  3. “Cost effective capillary electrophoresis chip with optical absorbance detection method”, solution report-IN-800297, (Intellectual Ventures).
  4. “Contact less capacitive detection based Cost effective capillary electrophoresis chip”, solution report-IN-800300, (Intellectual Ventures).

“Microfabricated polymer analysis chip with integrated gold nanoparticles monolayer coated waveguides for localized surface plasmon resonance based label free detection”.


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