P. Padmanaban (Prasanna)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Bioengineer interested to work in the integration of science and engineering mainly for on-chip technology and biofabrication platform


Development of computational models and in vitro assays for controlling vascular network growth within artificial tissue constructs. 


Prasanna received his Bachelor Engineering degree (2011) from Anna University, India with specialization in Biotechnology. He worked on quantification of Ibuprofen in human plasma by HPLC method for his bachelor thesis at Biocon, Bengaluru. In parallel with his bachelor studies, he also obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Nanobiotechnology from LSFI, India. In 2012, he worked as a Sales Engineer Trainee dealing with Pre-sales activities of liquid handling consumables at Thermofisher Scientific Bengaluru, India. Later in 2013, he started working as a MEMS Design Engineer at Society for Integrated Circuit Technology and Applied Research (SITAR) India, where he has developed Lab-on-chip devices for medical applications.

In 2014, he started the Elite Master Course in Advanced Materials and Processes at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. During his master studies (2015-2016) he worked on nanoelectrodes fabrication and microfluidic integration of photonic crystal fibers for biosensing and particle guidance applications under the supervision of Prof. Philip Russell at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen. Later in 2016, he received an Erasmus traineeship aboard scholarship for which he worked at UCB Belgium. At UCB, he worked on optimization of cell culture and bioreactor systems for monoclonal antibody production. Also, he received an Focused Recognition Award for enabling his team to make data-driven decision on the cell line assessment study. In 2017, he worked on spatial fractionation of RNA in an inhomogeneous temperature gradient, related to the origin of life experiments under the supervision of Dr. Moritz Kreysing at Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) Dresden. 

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W100
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W100
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands