Seemesh Bhaskar
Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Lab


M.Sc. Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, 2018
Ph.D. STAR Lab, Central Research Instrument Facility, SSSIHL, 2021

Post-Doctoral Fellow, NanoStructured Materials Lab, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2022


Dr. K. V. Rao Scientific Society (KVRSS) research award; Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR); Young Achiever Award; MSc Chemistry & BSc All-rounder Gold Medals; DST Inspire Fellowship & Scholarship 

Research Interests

Current disease detection technologies are expensive and demands well-trained specialists. In this context, my research at Nanosensors develop nano-engineered photonic crystals for fluorescence-based smartphone detection of molecules/biomarkers related to different diseases. My research focuses on novel approaches for public health monitoring through early cancer diagnostics using quantum dots, m-RNA, photonic crystal-based cost-effective platforms, specifically amenable for resource-limited settings.

Research Experience  

Indian Institute of Science (IISc): Optofluidics and Nanoscience, SASTRA university: Surface Enhanced-Raman Scattering (SERS) and biosensing, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay: Nanofabrication and Raman spectroscopy, Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research and Consultancy: Antimicrobial and anticancer study.

Representative Publications

  1. Bhaskar, S., Das, P., Moronshing, M., Rai, A., Subramaniam, C., Bhaktha, S. B., Ramamurthy, S. S. Photoplasmonic assembly of dielectric-metal, Nd2O3-Gold soret nanointerfaces for dequenching the luminophore emission. Nanophotonics, 2021, 20210124.
  2. Bhaskar, S., Visweswar Kambhampati, N. S., Ganesh, K. M., Srinivasan, V., Ramamurthy, S. S. Metal-Free, Graphene Oxide-Based Tunable Soliton and Plasmon Engineering for Biosensing Applications.  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 17046–1706. 
  3. Bhaskar, S., Singh, A. K., Das, P., Jana, P., Kanvah, S., Bhaktha BN, S., Ramamurthy, S. S. Superior Resonant Nanocavities Engineering on Photonic Crystal-Coupled Emission Platform for Detection of Femtomolar Iodide and Zeptomolar Cortisol. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12(30), 34323–34336.  
  4. Rai, A., Bhaskar, S., Ganesh, K. M., & Ramamurthy, S. S. Hottest Hotspots from the Coldest Cold: Welcome to Nano 4.0. ACS Appl. Nano Mater2022, 5(9), 12245-12264.   
  5. Rai, A., Bhaskar, S., Reddy N., Ramamurthy S. S. Cellphone-Aided Attomolar Zinc Ion Detection Using Silkworm Protein-Based Nanointerface Engineering in a Plasmon-Coupled Dequenched Emission Platform. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 44, 14959–14974.