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Dr. Umesh Kumar Profile

Assistant Professor

School of Nano Sciences

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  • Ph.D.

Areas of Interests/Specialization

  • Nano-Biotechnology.


  • 6 Years

Awards & Honours

  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India (2006-2008)
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from CSIR, Government of India (2008-2011)
  • JRF from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (Award declined-2005)
  • Called for prestigious Shyama Prasad Mukherjee fellowship from CSIR, for being among the top 100 CSIR awardees in India (2006)
  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Studentship for pursuing Master of Science in Biotechnology (2003-2005)
  • Qualified for prestigious all India GATE exam (2005)
  • Honorary Associate fellow from Deakin University (2016)

Best Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Extracellular bacterial synthesis of protein functionalized ferromagnetic Co3O4 nanocrystals and imaging of self-organization of bacterial cells under stress after exposure to metal ions. Chemistry of Materials 2008, 20, 1484-1491. Umesh Kumar., Ashvini S., Arti S. H., Oksana K., Walter Schwarzacher., Archana Pundle* and Pankaj Poddar.
  • Real-time nanomechanical and topographical mapping on live bacterial cells Brevibacterium casei under stress due to their exposure to Co2+ ions during microbial synthesis of Co3O4 nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2009, 113, 7927- 7933. Umesh Kumar., K. Vivekanand and Pankaj Poddar.
  • Human blood vessel-derived endothelial progenitors for endothelialization of small diameter vascular prosthesis. PLoS ONE, 2009, 11 e7718. Amaresh K. Ranjan., Umesh Kumar., Ashutosh A. Hardikar., Pankaj Poddar., Prabha D. Nair and Anandwardhan A. Hardikar.
  • Mechanistic study of surface functionalization of enzyme lysozyme synthesized Ag and Au nanoparticles using surface enhanced raman spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113, 21493-21500. Raja D., Ramya J., Chandrashekhar S., Umesh Kumar., and Pankaj Poddar
  • Membrane potential mediates the cellular binding of nanoparticles. Nanoscale, 2013, Vol-5, No-13, 5879-86. Edwin H. Shin., Ye Li., Umesh Kumar., Hursh V. Sureka., Xianren Zhang and Christine K. Payne

Reccent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books

  • Sunar, Kiran, Kumar, Umesh and Deshmukh, S. K. (2015) Recent applications of enzymes in personal care products In "Agro-industrial wastes as feed stock for enzyme production" Editors Dhillon, G. S. Elsevier, Philadelphia pp.
  • Nihar Ranjan, Umesh Kumar, and Sunil K. Deshmukh (2016) Novel targets and advancements in drug discovery: the case of HIV-AIDS In Bioresources and Bioprocess in Biotechnology (Volume I - Status and Strategies for exploration) Springer

International Collaboation/Consultancy

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Patents (If any)

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