Undergraduate Institution: M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India
Master Institution: KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Graduate Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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I received my undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2008 from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and in 2013 MSc. degree in Nanotechnology from KTH. I conducted my graduation project research at Holst Centre, HTC, Eindhoven, working on the characterization and simulation of laser material interactions during Laser Induced Forward Transfer process. In 2013, I started my PhD in Energy Technology group of Mechanical Engineering department under the supervision of Dr. Arjan Frijns. During my PhD research I have largely focused on the design, development and fabrication of a disposable polymeric device for in-line electrolytes monitoring during dialysis. The sensing principle is based on reversible fluorescence quenching by photo-induced electron transfer (PET) sensor molecules. I have fabricated PDMS devices with a microchannel for fluid flow and integrated optical fiber(s) for fluorescence collection. The microchannels are surface functionalized with PET sensor molecules to determine sodium concentrations in a flowing medium. In January 2018, I started as a post-doctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Ilja Voets at the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology.
My current research focuses on the development a proof-of-concept to study structure (shaping & growth) and activity of ice-binding proteins using optical microscopy.
- On-line monitoring of electrolytes in hemodialysis: on the road towards individualizing treatment. M.K. Sharma, F.P. Wieringa, A.J.H. Frijns, J.P. Kooman. 2016. Expert review of medical devices 13 (10), 933-943
- A fluorescent micro-optofluidic sensor for in-line ion selective electrolyte monitoring. M.K. Sharma, R. Göstl, A.J.H. Frijns, F.P. Wieringa, J.P. Kooman, R.P. Sijbesma, D.M.J. Smeulders. 2018. IEEE Sensors Journal