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     Date Submitted:08-11-2018
     Last Modified:08-11-2018 (07:19)
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     Current job:Nanotechnology Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Space Tourism
     KeywordsMaterials Science, Nanotechnology, Microfluidics, Thin Films, Semiconductors, Team Work, R&D, DOE, SPC, material Characterization


    D.O.B. :         09.04.1992

    Nationality :    Indian

    A versatile material physicist and Nanotechnology Engineer with extensive international exposure of four years. Good experience in lithography, Semiconductor production, MEMS technology development, upgradation and characterization. Good knowledge of DOE and SPC. Handled technical projects for three years. Good team player as well as independent executor. Worked as a scientific developer at the National University of Singapore, University of Augsburg and the University of Glasgow under an Erasmus+ program of the European Union.


    April 2015- March 2018    Masters of Materials Science : Universität Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany

    Study Focus
    * Physics of Materials (Major): Semiconductors, MEMS, Solid State Physics, Nanofabrication, Optical & Dielectric properties of materials, Surface and Interfaces, Thin Film Deposition
    * Lithography Techniques: Photolithography including Spin Coating, Mask Aligning & Chemical Etching, Sputtering, Nanoimprinting, E-Beam Lithography
    * Chemistry of Materials: Porous Materials, Functional Materials, Polymer Chemistry
    * Characterization of materials and thin films using XRD, AFM, SEM, TEM, etc.

    July 2010 – June 2014    Bachelor of Technology in Nanotechnology: SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    Study Focus:
    * Engineering of Nanomaterials and Micro/Nano Structures (MEMS & NEMS)
    * Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Advanced Electronics and Instrumentation techniques, Thin Films
    * Statistics and Process Control, Evaluation and design of Experiments
    * Epitaxial Techniques: growth of thin films
    CGPA- 8.22 out of 10 (First Class)


    January 2014- September 2017    University of Glasgow, University of Augsburg & National University of Singapore

    Project Assistant: 2D & 3D Photolithography using mask aligner for the generation of complex lithographic structures, Deposition of thin films using Sputtering and PVD, Epitaxial growth of GaAs on Si substrate

    * Created complex 2D and 3D MEMS structures using AutoCAD followed by a pattern transfer using laser-assisted photolithography in grade 10,000 clean rooms.
    * Deposited Gold and Titanium thin films using Sputtering and PVD for MEMS production
    * Grew GaAs on As enriched Si(001) substrate with a 4.2% lattice mismatch


    September 2015- September 2017    University of Glasgow & University of Augsburg

    Project Manager and Executor: Micro-acoustic actuation of individual droplets in multiple traps microfluidic device  using Surface Acoustic Waves(SAW)

    * Fabricated 3D novel microchannels using laser-assisted photolithography followed by pattern transfer to PDMS
    * Tested and fabricated gold Inter Digitated Transducers (IDT) for generation of SAW
    * Managed a team of individuals to identify the potencies and strengths and facilitated smooth execution of the project as a team across different international disciplines


    May 2017- September 2017    University of Glasgow & University of Augsburg

    Project Assistant: Laser-Assisted Sorting of Droplets in Microfluidic Channels using Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW)

    * Generated of water droplets (with and without fluorescent dye) in oil followed by mixing and detection using picosecond Class 3B laser and ultrafast sorting them on the basis of fluorescence intensity in a custom fabricated microfluidic channels
    * Designed and fabricated 3D novel microchannels using laser-assisted photolithography followed by pattern transfer to PDMS


    January 2014 to August 2014    National University of Singapore

    Project Assistant and Collaborator: Micro/Nano Fabrication of Structures using various techniques including, Nanoimprinting, Proton Beam writing (smallest beam size & highest aspect ratio), Direct Laser Writing on photoresist (novel method), Sputtering and 3D printing of micron structures

    * Developed new methods to create precise master moulds and replicate nanostructures with the accuracy of 0.2 microns
    * Reduced the cost of production of single-use test microstructures by implementing new methods to fabricate master moulds using direct laser writing on a positive photoresist coated silicon wafers
    * Created and tested nanostructures for MEMS applications




    Analyst Journal                    Fast selective trapping and release of picoliter droplets in a 3D microfluidic PDMS multi-trap system with bubbles

    (Analyst, 2018, 143, 843-849)            Richard W. Rambach, Preetika Biswas, Ashutosh Yadav and Thomas Franke

    American Institute of Physics BiomicrofluidS    Separation of superparamagnetic particles through ratcheted Brownian motion and periodically switching magnetic fields  
    (Biomicrofluidics, 10, 064105 (2016))        Fan Liu, Li Jiang, H. Tan, Ashutosh Yadav, Preetika Biswas, J. R. C. van der Maarel, C.A.  Nijhuis, J. A. van Kan

    Taylor & Francis                
    Regulations for the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials:
    (April 2018, ISBN 9781351252966)        Preetika Biswas, Ashutosh Yadav Book Chapter: Environmental Toxicity of Nanomaterials, Section 16

    Andaman Science Association            
    Nanotoxicity: A Growing Concern
    (JASA, Vol 18 (2)-MS-20)              Preetika Biswas & Ashutosh Yadav

    Andaman Science Association             Synthesis of Nanoparticles using fungus Fusarium oxysporum
    (JASA, Vol 18 (2)-MS-04)
                 Ashutosh Yadav & Preetika Biswas




    April 2014                    
    Best Project Presentation for Bachelor Thesis “Fabrication of Micro/nanostructures and their Application”                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    September 2013
                        Founding Member, Electrochemical Society, USA: Student Chapter, SRM University

    July 2010-October 2016                
    Attended several national and international seminars and workshops



    * Project Management (Communication and Coordination of work across different sectors, design of procedures, implementation, and  delivery of results)

    * MS Office Package

    * Image J

    * Origin

    * Solidworks & AutoCAD (3D &2D CAD)

    * XRD (Xpert High Score)

    * C, C++

    * Matlab

    * Labview



    English            C2
    German            A1

    Japanese        A1
    Hindi            C2


    1) Dr. Prof Thomas Franke     

    Prof in Biomedical Engineering,
    Chair of Biomedical Engineering, College of Science & Engineering,
    University of Glasgow.
    E-mail: Thomas.Franke(at)

    2) Dr. Jeroen Anton Van Kan

    Associate Prof.,
    Department of Physics,
    National University of Singapore
    E-Mail: phyjavk(at)


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