Rajendra Prasad Shukla (1990) received his B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology; 2008-12) degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Agra College, Agra and M.E.(Master in Engineering; 2012-14) degree in Microelectronics from BITS Pilani University, Hyderabad campus, India. Rajendra has been a visiting research scholar in CEN (Center of excellence in Nanoelectronics) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and R&D Engineer in CeNS (Center for Nano and Soft Matter Science) Banglore, India. After that he joined Nanobioelectronics Laboratory (NBEL) as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Hadar Ben-Yoav in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He has recently completed his Ph.D. thesis (August-2020). Rajendra has joined the BIOS Lab-on-Chip group of the MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology at the University of Twente as a postdoctoral researcher in November 2020 for the Electromed Project.
About ElectroMed project: Proteomics for precision or personalized medicine applications requires the development of an effective screening instrument capable of detecting proteins at low concentrations. The ElectroMed project's objective is to build and validate a proof-of-concept prototype of a programmable high-throughput peptide microarray. It is based on integrating electrochemical synthesis of peptide bioreceptors with nano-functionalized FinFET sensors for high-performance data acquisition within a microfluidic-driven multiplexed platform for parallel screening. The developed lab-on-chip prototype will be further validated in laboratory-relevant conditions for the screening of peptide sequences in cancer vaccines. This project will provide a revolutionary technology for next generation precision medicine with a faster, aﬀordable, and more eﬃcient technology than current protein screening instruments.
My tasks in ElectroMed project: The ElectroMed project is carried out by several European partners each with their own responsibility and work package. It is my task to develop a label-free (Fin)FET sensor. The design and simulations of this sensor are carried out together with one of the project partners and It will be my job to microfabricate and characterize the sensor device. Their characteristics can possibly be improved by modifying the gate oxide with nanorods. Additionally, after validation, I will develop multiplexing of the (Fin)FETs and subsequently fabricate the multiplexed sensor chips resulting in a prototype to be validated in laboratory-relevant conditions.
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