|Dr. Rohit Srivastava
Professor, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
Dr. Rohit Srivastava is currently working as a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His specialization lies in POC Diagnostic devices, Biomedical Microsystems devices (MEMS), nanoengineered biosensors, photothermal therapy in cancers and nanoengineered orthopedic applications. Dr Srivastava in collaboration with Biosense Technologies Pvt Ltd has developed and commercialized “UChek” a portable urine analysis system based on the mobile platform and has also made a low cost reader for quantitatively analyzing urine dip sticks. He has received the DBT Biotech Process and Product Commercialization Award 2015 and the OPPI Young Investigator Award 2014 for UChek. He has been awarded the prestigious Vasvik Award 2013 for Biological Sciences and Technology for Suchek, which is an indigenous, accurate, low- cost glucometer supported by the Indian Council of Medical Research. Dr Srivastava is also the recipient of the prestigious Tata Innovation Fellowship Award 2013 from DBT for his translational work on diagnosing orthopedic implant related infections. Dr Srivastava is the proud recipient of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation GCE grant for an innovative work on drug delivery using microneedles as well as two awards from Grand Challenges Canada for this translational work.DrSrivastava’s lab has been placed third in the prestigious Healthcare Innovation World Cup organized by HIT Lab on solutions to management of diabetes with a cash award of $5000. The Wellcome Trust UK has further funded this project for making an affordable point of care reader for critical care analytes. DrSrivastava’s lab is also the winner of prestigious ‘Samsung Innovation Award 2012’ organized by IIT Delhi (August 2012)for innovation ‘Drishti which has been transferred to Titan Eye for further development.Dr Srivastava has been conferred the Sr IYBA award in May 2013. He has received the INAE Young Associateship in 2013. He has received the prestigious INAE Young Engineer Award 2010. He is also the recipient of the prestigious DBT-IYBA 2009 award. He has also been elected a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011. 55 of his current ideas have been submitted as patent applications to the US and Indian Patent Office with some approved and several under examination. In a short duration of 12 years at IIT Bombay, Dr. Srivastava has already published in over 100 international journals with an h-index of 22 and has filed more than 60 US and Indian Patent and Trademark applications with several of them approved and under review. He is an active member on the DBT BIRAC Task force as well as the ICMR and DBT Task Force for Nanobio and translational research. Dr. Srivastava’s lab is focusing on developing technologies that can be commercialized and brought to use for the common man in India.