Soft Materials Lab

Soft/Nanomaterials for Biological Applications

Nanomaterials possess tremendous potential for a wide variety of biological applications as antimicrobial and antitumor agents, biosensors, bioimaging, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. Thus, owing to their increasing exploitation in numerous areas, it is very essential to develop environmentally friendly processes of nanomaterial synthesis, such as biological methods using microorganisms, enzymes, and plants/plant extracts.
Our group deals with engineering strategies for functionalizing and creating biocompatible nanomaterials with reduced toxicity and enhanced biological activity. We are also working on developing biosensors for diseases like UTI.

  •   • Mamata, Ankush Agarwal, Anjali Awasthi, Kamlendra Awasthi, Anirban Dutta
  •      Antibacterial activities of GO–Ag nanocomposites with various loading concentrations of Ag nanoparticles
  •      Applied Physics A 129 (12), 838. More
  •   Ankush Agrawal, Ruhani Sharma, Ankita Sharma, Kailash Chand Gurjar, Sanjay Kumar, Samit Chatterjee, Harsh Pandey, Kamlendra Awasthi, Anjali Awasthi
  •   Antibacterial and antibiofilm efficacy of green synthesized ZnO nanoparticles using Saraca asoca leaves
  •     Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 30 (2023), 86328-86337 More
  •     Ankita Sharma, Ankush Agrawal, Gaurav Pandey, Sanjay Kumar, Kamlendra Awasthi, Anjali Awasthi
  •     Carbon Nano-Onion-Decorated ZnO Composite-Based Enzyme-Less Electrochemical Biosensing Approach for Glucose
  •     ACS Omega (2022). More
  •    • Ankita Sharma, Ankush Agrawal, Kumud Kant Awasthi, Kamlendra Awasthi, Anjali Awasthi
  •     Biosensors for diagnosis of urinary tract infections: Advances and future challenges
  •    Materials Letters: X 10 (2021): 100077. More