Reviewers from New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr Di is a Research Assistant Professor at Department of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology. He completed his PhD at Department of Psychology, Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China) and worked in the lab of Prof Bharat Biswal at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Newark, USA). His research interests focus on brain connectivity and brain networks using functional neuroimaging techniques.
Sagnik Basuray, Ph.D., completed his doctoral studies from the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Chemical and Bio-Molecular Engineering in 2011, where he won the best thesis award. Since 2012, he was working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri, at the Center for Micro/Nano Systems and Nanotechnology, in the area of materials science, nanotechnology and optics. Before his stint at Missouri, he was working as a Research Scientist at 454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company, building the next generation semiconductor-based sequencing platform.
At Notre Dame, he worked extensively in nanofluidics, microfluidics with core competency in biomedical diagnostics to research interfacial electro-kinetic properties like dielectrophoresis. He designed robust, cost-effective Point-of-Care devices with electrochemical sensors as an alternative to real time PCR and DNA sensing. The sensor work has been licensed and developed by F Cubed LLC. and is now in clinical trials. His research was highlighted during the 2010 Michigan-Notre Dame football game at halftime as an ad to showcase the research activities at the University of Notre Dame. During his postdoctoral stint, he has developed top-down fabrication protocols (soft lithography) to fabricate hierarchical nano-ordered plasmonic/photonic structures which show extraordinary electromagnetic field enhancement. These were used to investigate single biological molecules like DNA, RNA, FRET pairs and to develop multi spatial/temporal techniques (Raman, Fluorescence) from a single platform. Sagnik has always worked closely with groups from biochemistry, biology, biological engineering across many collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects.