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Dr. Amit Jaiswal

Associate Professor

School of Biosciences and Bioengineering

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

Kamand, Mandi-175075

Himachal Pradesh, India

Tel: 01905-267-154

Email: j.amit[at]iitmandi[dot]ac[dot]in

ORCID: 0000-0002-9748-0404


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  • Ph.D. in Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (2013)

  • M.Tech. in Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (2010)

  • B.Tech. in Biotechnology, Heritage Institute of Technology, WBUT (2008)

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (Aug 2021- Present)

  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (2014- Aug 2021)

  • Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences Bangalore (2020 -Present)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Hossam Haick, The Laboratory of Nanomaterial Based Devices, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel (2014)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Srikanth Singamaneni, Soft Nanomaterial Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, USA (2013)

Awards and Honor

  • Emerging Investigator, Nanoscale, Royal Society of Chemistry 2023

  • Young Faculty Fellow Award 2023 by IIT Mandi

  • Emerging Investigator, Biomaterials Science, Royal Society of Chemistry 2022

  • Alumni Achievers Award (Research & Academics), Heritage Institute of Technology Kolkata, 2021

  • Awarded INSA Medal for Young Scientists 2021 

  • Team led by AJ bagged the SRISTI GYTI Appreciation Award 2021

  • Selected as an Associate at The Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 2020

  • Received the IIT Mandi Foundation Day award 2021 for excellence in institute service as the chief warden of the Institute.

  • Received a certificate of appreciation for highly cited author (top 5%) in the Royal Society of Chemistry Journals, 2019.

  • The Teaching Honour Roll Award by Indian Institute of Technology Mandi for excellence in teaching during the academic year 2017-18

  • The Young Scientist MAHE Award by the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial organs (India), 2018

  • ACS Pittcon Travel Award 2018

  • The Young Scientist Research Award by DAE-BRNS, 2016-17

  • The Best Young Investigator Award at the International conference on “Advances in Biological Systems and Materials Science in NanoWorld” (ABSMSNW-2017) organized by Indian Institute of Technology BHU

  • Dr. DS Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014

  • Selected as Young Researcher for expense free participation at the International Conference On Nanoscience And Technology (ICONSAT-2012)

  • CSIR-UGC-NET JRF, 2011

  • GATE 2007 and 2008 in Life Sciences 

  • Gold Medal in National Level Biotechnology Examination, 2009

  • Certificate for distinctive performance in 5th National Science Olympiad, 2003


  • IC136: Understanding Biotechnology and its Applications

  • BY501: DNA nanotechnology

  • BY505: NanoBiotechnology

  • BY514: Analytical Biotechniques

  • BY522P: Analytical and Molecular Biotechnology Lab

  • BY524P: Medical and NanoBiotechnology Lab

  • BE504: Biomaterials

Additional Responsibilities

  • Associate Dean (Research), IIT Mandi (October 2022 - Present)

  • Chairman, Students Welfare and Disciplinary Committee (SWDC), IIT Mandi (2021- 2022)

  • Chief Warden, IIT Mandi (2019 - 2021)

  • Reviewer: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Chemistry of Materials, Theranostics, npg 2D materials and applications, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Chemical Communications, Nanoscale, Langmuir, JMC-B, Lab on Chip, Analyst, Analytical Methods, Polymer Chemistry, RSC Advances, etc.

  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology and Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences (nanobiotechnology)

Invited Talks/Guest Lecture

  • Noble Metal-Based Plasmonic Nanostructures: Expanding Photonics Frontiers in Biomedical Applications, Invited Speaker, Photonics-2023, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.

  • Photothermally active nanomaterials for biomedical applications, Invited Speaker, 13th International e-conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials (APM-2022), CIPET: SARP-ARSTPS, Chennai.

  • Plasmonic Nanomaterials for Therapeutic Applications, Keynote Speakers, ICPMT2022, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim Manipal University

  • Deciphering the antibacterial mechanism of 2D MoS2 nanosheets, Invited Talk, National Conference on Nanomaterials in Biology (NCNB 2021), Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  • Plasmonic nanocapsules for photothermal therapy, Invited Lecture, 32nd Midyear Meeting, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 2021.

  • Advanced Nanomaterials for Theranostics, Invited Speaker,  "KARYASHALA" under Accelerate Vigyan Scheme of DST-SERB (2021) Advancements in In vitro Diagnostic Methods in Healthcare, MNNIT Allahabad.

  • Self-cleanable Mask for preventing SARS-CoV-2, Invited Speaker, Innovations in Biotechnology: Virus, Vaccine and Public Health, 2021, NIT Agartala.

  • Delivered Invited Lecture at the Graduate Seminar Series at Michigan Technological University, USA (2021).

  • Nanotechnology for Precision Therapy, Invited Lecture, Workshop on "Precision Medicine", Faculty Development Programme sponsored by AICTE (2021), DY Patil Deemed To Be University, Mumbai, India.

  • Self-Cleanable MoS2 nanosheet modified antibacterial fabric for repurposing of personal protective masks to prevent and protect from aerosolized particles, Oral Talk, Young Scientist’s conference, India International Science Festival (2020), New Delhi.

  • Sensing and Theranostic Applications of Rattle like Plasmonic Nanostructures, Invited Lecture, 5th International conference on Emerging Electronics (IEEE-ICEE 2020), IIT Delhi.

  • Engineering Nanomaterials for Catalysis, Sensing and Biomedical Applications, Invited Lecture,12th Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference (APMC-2020), Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI), Hyderabad.

  • Plasmonic Nanorattles for Theranostics, Invited Lecture, International virtual conference on “Bio-Inspired Materials for Bone tissue engineering and Theranostics applications (BMBT-2020), Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamilnadu.

  • Metal and semiconductor based nanocomposites for Theranostics, Invited Talk, National Conference on Nanomaterials in Biology (NCNB 2019), Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  • Nano-Biotechnological Applications of Plasmonic Nanostructures and 2-D Material-based Nanocomposites, Expert TalkChandigarh University on 2nd September 2019.

  • Plasmonic Nanostructures and 2-D Material based nanocomposites for applications in Biology, Catalysis and Sensing, Invited Lecture,  Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science (ACES-2019) Department of Chemical Engineering, IISER Bhopal.

  • Stimuli Responsive Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Photothermal Therapy, Invited Talk,  6th world congress on Nanomedical Sciences-ISNSCON-2018, Chemistry-Biology Interface 2019 and Conference on Science and Technology for the Future of Mankind (2019) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

  • Gold Nanorattles: an emerging nanoplatform for sensing and theranostic applications, Oral Talk, NanoBioteck 2018, 3rd Annual Conference of Indian Society of Nanomedicine, AIIMS, New Delhi.

  • Advanced nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications, Selected Talk, UK-INDIA Interdisciplinary Workshop on Advanced Biomaterials and Biosensors (2018), IIT Ropar.

  • Plasmonic Nanorattles: Engineering  its Structure for Applications in Catalysis, Sensing and Theranostics, Invited Talk, International conference on Biomaterials, Bioengineering and Biotheranostics (BioMET 2018), VIT Vellore.

Projects Completed

  • Nanoplasmonic SERS Substrate Design for Trace Analysis and Detection (DAE-BRNS-YSRA), 2017-2020

  • Stimuli Responsive Smart Nanocarriers for Theranostic Applications (SERB), 2015-2018

  • Engineering novel plasmonic nanocapsules for cancer therapy and diagnostics (DBT), 2016-2018

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