Project Staff

Devbalaji P
Research Assistant
Biomedical and Electronic (10-6-10-9) Engineering Systems Laboratory

Devbalaji Prabhakar completed his integrated Master’s degree in Medical Nanotechnology (M.Tech) and Bioengineering (B.Tech) from SASTRA University, India, in 2016. He is proficient in bioengineering, nanotechnology, electronics and software engineering and engages in interdisciplinary projects. He was a Research Assistant at Shafiee lab, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He has founded an e-commerce business, ShopAtOnce, which provides groceries and everyday needs to its users. He has worked in several interdisciplinary projects in the last four years. Some of them include, a microfluidic platform to screen chemotherapeutic drugs based on electrical impedance, construction of a 3D bioprinter, exhaled breath analyzer, construction of an Android mobile based spray pyrolysis setup, Internet of Things (IoT) based automation platform, home automation using Android mobile, ATmega microcontrollers, arduino, Raspberry pi, 433 MHz RF module, HC-05 bluetooth module and WiFi. He has published the following Android applications in Google Play Store, ShopAtOnce, Gambol, Bunk Logs.

Aparna N V

Aparna N V completed her Bachelor’s degree (B.E) in Medical Electronics from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India in 2017. Her interests lie in biomedical engineering applications, instrumentation as well as engaging in interdisciplinary projects. She was a part of the undergraduate project team in Medical Imaging Research Centre (MIRC) where she worked on very low field MRIs. She has also worked on other projects like a speech synthesizer that aids communication for speech impaired patients using Arduino, a robotic arm that performs wash mechanism in biochemistry analysers, designing and building gradient coils.

Gulabi Mandal

Gulabi Mandal completed her Electronics and Communication Engineering (B.Tech) from Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India, in 2017.  She is proficient in Analog and Digital Electronics, Embedded Systems Engineering, Embedded C Programing, PYTHON Programming and has also engaged in interdisciplinary projects.  She was an intern at M/S Techno Science Instruments during her BE. Her project, The Smart Water Meter using Wireless Networking using GSM modules and PIC microcontroller, proposed a new volume based tariff system for distribution of water. Her project got selected for the 40th series SPP,KSCST state level exhibition 2016-17. Apart from academics she also has a passion for hockey. She trains at Karnataka State Hockey Academy (KSHA) and will be giving her selections for the Women’s Senior National Hockey Team, Sept-2017.​

Advaitha M

She is currently pursuing her research in Semiconductor Device Physics on “Fabrication and Characterization of 2D material based device” in NITK, Mangalore through IISc Bangalore. She graduated Master’s in Applied Electronics from NIT, Trichy. She is well versed in semiconductor device fabrication methods. She worked in NPMASS projects on MEMS Pressure Sensors and Micropump Check Valves at IIT Madras as a part of her Master’s thesis. Expertise in Wet Chemistry, Diffusion, Lithography, Deposition Methods in semiconductor and solar cell manufacturing industries at SITAR (DRDO) Bangalore, TATA BP Solar – Bangalore, Websol Energy System Limited, Kolkata and Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc Bangalore, before joining BEES-DESE, IISc Bangalore.

She is also interested in Traveling, Explore New Places, Music, Classical Dance, Handicrafts, Cooking, House Keeping, Reading Poems and Fictional Novels.

Apoorva Nagabhushan

She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore in 2017. She had previously worked as a project intern at Biocon Pvt Ltd where she worked on Strain improvement for higher productivity of Secondary Metabolites using Classical Mutagenesis. She has also worked as an observatory intern at Bangalore Hospital under departments of microbiology, haematology, histopathology and biochemistry.

Her interests lie in microbiology, molecular biology as well as being part of NGO’s like Igniting young minds-Bengaluru Chapter, Youth Red Cross and I-Care group that benefit the society.