Dr. Arnab Chanda is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Biomedical Engineering, IIT Delhi, and a joint faculty at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, AIIMS, Delhi. He is also the founder of a startup company BIOFIT Technologies LLC, USA. He has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA and as a research scientist in LP Amina, China. Dr. Chanda is an expert in the fabrication and mechanical characterization of tissue mimics, and has previously developed artificial surrogates for human skin, muscles, brain, artery, and plantar fascia, and tested them at both lab and clinical settings. These experimental models have been used extensively for surgical training and to study a wide range of injury scenarios. To date, he has received young researcher awards from ASME and MHRD, and also holds 7 US Patents and several tech-transfers. Currently, Dr. Chanda heads the “Disease and Injury Mechanics Lab (DIML)”, where his team is working on developing cutting-edge wearable technologies to mitigate foot-related disorders (i.e., diabetic ulceration, plantar fasciitis, slips, and falls) in India. They also aim to fabricate low-cost artificial organs for surgical training.
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Areas of Interest:
Artificial Tissues, Footwear, Sensors, Wearable Technologies, Entrepreneurship