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My name is Arjun B S (Arjun Bindu Sunil). I am a final-year Ph.D. Student at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, under the guidance of Prof. Hardik J. Pandya (Department of Electronic Systems EngineeringDivision of EECS, IISc Bangalore). My Ph.D. thesis is on developing intraoperative tools for augmenting the treatment of brain tumors. I received my B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, in 2018 with the best outgoing student award. I worked as a project assistant for a year at IISc Bangalore before joining the Direct Ph.D. program at IISc.

I integrate microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), robotics, and digital fabrication methods to devise innovative technologies addressing pressing clinical needs. I find it essential for engineering solutions to be designed with due emphasis on scalability, sustainability, and reliability while not compromising cost-effectiveness, user-friendliness, and adaptability.

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E-mail: arjunbindusunil@gmail.comarjunbs@iisc.ac.in

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Research Projects

Design Projects

Publications

  1. Arjun B. S., Ajay Krishnan A., and Hardik J. Pandya, “MRI-Compatible Patient-specific Continuum Robots using Parametric Modelling.” IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Body Sensor Networks: Sensor and Systems for Digital Health (IEEE BSN 2023), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 9 – 11, 2023. (Yet to be online)

  2. Chowdhury, A., Sharma, S.S., Arjun, B. S., Pandya, H.J., Rao, B.S. and Laxmi, T.R., “Risky decision-taking task: A novel paradigm to assess the risk-taking behaviour in rats predisposed to early-life stress.” Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2023.109864

  3. Arjun B. S., Alekya B., Hari R. S., Vikas V., Anita Mahadevan, and Hardik J. Pandya, “Electromechanical Characterization of Human Brain Tissues: A Biomarker for Tumor Delineation.” IEEE Trans Biomed Eng., 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/tbme.2022.3171287

  4. Arjun B. S., Anil Vishnu G. K., Shilpa Rao, Manish Beniwal, and Hardik J. Pandya, “Electrical Phenotyping of Human Brain Tissues: An Automated System for Tumor Delineation.” IEEE Access, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3149803

  5. Arjun B. S., V S N Sitaramgupta V, Aswin S, Shilpa Rao and Hardik J. Pandya, “A System-based Approach for the Evaluation of Electromechanical Properties of Brain Tumors.” 44th IEEE EMBC International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, July 11-15, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/embc48229.2022.9871879.

  6. Suman Chatterjee, Tushar Sakorikar#, Arjun B. S.#, Rathin K. Joshi, Abhay Sikaria, Mahesh Jayachandra, Vikas V, Hardik J. Pandya, “A flexible implantable microelectrode array for recording electrocorticography signals from rodents.” Biomedical Microdevices, 24(31), 2022. [# Equal contribution] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10544-022-00632-0.  

  7. V S N Sitaramgupta V, Arjun B. S., Uttam M. Pal, and Hardik J. Pandya, “Design and Analysis of MEMS-based Force Sensors for Catheter Contact Force Measurements.” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 22, no. 13, pp. 13451-13461, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2022.3177166.

  8. Alekya B, V S N Sitaramgupta V, Arjun B. S., and Hardik J. Pandya, “Sensor for Meso-scale Tissue Stiffness Characterization.” IEEE Sensors Journal, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2022.3154533.

  9. V S N Sitaramgupta V, Arjun B. S., Bhagaban Behera, Deepak Padmanabhan, and Hardik J. Pandya, “A Ring-Shaped MEMS-based Piezoresistive Force Sensor for Cardiac Ablation Catheters.” IEEE Sensors, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2021.3118298

  10. Arif Mohd Kamal, Uttam M. Pal, Ashika Nayak, Tejaswi Medisetti, Arjun B. S., and Hardik J. Pandya, “Towards Development of LED-based Time-Domain Near-IR Spectroscopy System for Delineating Breast Cancer from Adjacent Normal Tissue.” IEEE Sensors, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2021.3082850

  11. B Alekya, V S N Sitaramgupta V, Arjun B. S., V Bhushan, Kevin Abishek, Sanjay Rao, Yeongjin Kim, and Hardik J Pandya. “An intubation catheter integrated with flow sensors and smart actuators for characterizing airflow patterns in stenosed trachea: an objective guide for CAO management.” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6439/abf335.

  12. Ayush Tripathi, Atigadda Ramchandra Reddy, Arjun B. S., and Hardik J. Pandya, “Low-Cost IoT Device for Chronic Medication Adherence”, 9th IEEE R10 Humanitarian Conference 2021, Bangalore, October 1, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/R10-HTC53172.2021.9641693.

  13. Anil Vishnu G. K., Tamasa De, Arjun B. S., Annapoorni Rangarajan, Hardik J. Pandya, “Towards the development of a table-top system for tumour delineation using electro-thermal characterization”, IEEE CONECCT 2021, July 9, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/CONECCT52877.2021.9622646.

Publications
Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

  1. Arjun B. S., Varun Canamedi, Sharmila Sree Vandrangi, and Hardik J. Pandya, “Brain Biopsy Imaging using Electrical Impedance Tomography (BBI-EIT).” IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI’23)), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, October 15 – 18, 2023.

  2. Arjun B. S., Ajay Krishnan A., and Hardik J. Pandya, “Soft-Robotic Probe for Tissue Characterization using TinyML.” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2023), Detroit, Michigan, USA, October 1 – 5, 2023.

  3. Arjun B. S., Ajay Krishnan A., and Hardik J. Pandya, “3D Printable Application-Specific Continuum Robots using Parametric Modelling.” 2023 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, London, UK, April 29 - June 2, 2023.

  4. Arjun B. S., and Hardik J. Pandya, “Towards an Indigenous Smart Intraoperative Probe for Brain Tumour Delineation.” 14th EECS Research Students Symposium 2023, Bangalore, India, April 3-4, 2023.

  5. Arjun B. S., Anil Vishnu G K, Uttam Pal, Arif Mohd. Kamal, and Hardik J. Pandya, “Multimodal Technologies for Augmenting Breast Cancer Diagnosis.” IndoUK Breast Forum Annual Scientific Meeting, Windermere, Lake District, UK, March 26-27, 2023.

  6. Arjun B. S., and Hardik J. Pandya, “Towards an Indigenous Intraoperative Probe Integrated with MEMS-based Sensors for Brain Tumour Delineation.” PMRF Annual National Research Symposium 2023, Chennai, India, February 17-18, 2023.

  7. Hardik J. Pandya and Arjun B. S., “Towards a MEMS-based mechano-acoustic probe for soft tissue characterization”, 3rd International Conference on Materials Science & Engineering, Boston, USA, April 18-22, 2022.

  8. Anil Vishnu G K, Bhagaban Behera, Alekya B, Arjun B. S., Suman Chatterjee, Arun Baby, Saeed Rila, Misaal Khan, Arpitha R, Prathik B H, and Hardik J. Pandya, “A Novel Microengineering-based Portable Platform for Rapid Real-time Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing”, International Conference on Nanoscience and Materials World, Barcelona, Spain, November 18-19, 2019.

  9. Anil Vishnu G K, Bhagaban Behera, Arjun B. S., Arun Baby, Niranjana Sreekumar, Saeed Rila, Prathik B, and Hardik J. Pandya, “A point-of-care platform for rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing using electrical sensing”, Sensors in Medicine, London, the United Kingdom, September 22-23, 2019.

Patents

  1. Arjun B. S., Ajay Krishnan A, Hari R S, Pushkraj Anil Janwadkar, and Hardik J. Pandya, “Method and system for real-time monitoring of fluids”, Indian: 202321003674 (January 18, 2023).

  2. Arjun B. S., Anil Vishnu G K, Gokul A M, Arun Baby, Shilpa Rao, Manish Beniwal, Vikas V, Anita Mahadevan, and Hardik J. Pandya, “An in-vivo, intraoperative probe for brain tumor margin delineation and methods thereof”, Indian: 202041022728 (May 30, 2020), PCT: PCT/IB2021/055027 (June 08, 2021).

  3. Arjun B. S., Ajay Krishnan A, Adithya Kumar, Paramesh H, and Hardik J. Pandya, “Reusable drug delivery device”, Indian: 202241018326 (June 06, 2022), PCT: PCT/IN2022/050795 (September 06, 2022)

  4. Arjun B. S., Ajay Krishnan A, Pushkraj Anil Janwadkar, and Hardik J. Pandya, “A Reusable Multiangle Intradermal Drug Delivery Device”, Indian: 202241033770 (June 27, 2022).

  5. Arjun B. S., Aswin S, Hari R S, Akhil M, and Hardik J. Pandya, “An apparatus for attaching a camera to a microscope”, Indian Design: 367940-001 (July 19, 2022). Granted.

  6. Arif Mohd. Kamal, Arjun B. S., Uttam M. Pal, Manu K. S., Anil Vishnu G. K., and Hardik J. Pandya, “A multimodal intraoperative probe for breast cancer margin assessment and methods thereof”, Indian: 202241012649 (March 15, 2022).

  7. Alekya B, V S N Sitaramgupta, Arjun B. S., Bhushan V, S Siddesh Shenoy, Sanjay Rao, Mayur Bhuva, Kevin Abhishek, and Hardik J. Pandya, “A handheld diagnostic tool for grading stenosis in pediatric upper airway and methods for characterizing the same.”, Indian: 202041027223 (May 22, 2021), PCT:  PCT/IB2021/054690 (May 28, 2021).

  8. Hardik J. Pandya, Jagannathan Gopalakrishnan, Sonal Asthana, Vishnu Kurpad, Anil Vishnu G. K., Midhun C. Kachappilly, Arjun B. S., Sudarshan Jagannathan, “A smart wearable device for real-time and continuous monitoring of body temperature and blood oxygen saturation”, Indian: 202041027011 (June 25, 2020).

  9. Hardik J. Pandya, Anil Vishnu G. K., Bhagaban Behera, Alekya B., Arun Baby, Saeed Rila, Arjun B. S., Midhun C. Kachappilly, Prathik B.H., Nagasuma Chandra, Dipshikha Chakravortty, “Apparatus for high-throughput rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing and methods thereof.”, Indian: 202041024394 (June 08, 2021).

Patents

Awards and Achievements

  1. Best-Poster Award IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI’23)

  2. IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Body Sensor Networks: Sensor and Systems for Digital Health (IEEE BSN 2023) Travel Award

  3. IEEE/RAS Member Support Program Travel Award for attending IROS 2023

  4. Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship Annual Review 2022 and 2023 – Recommended with Commendation and work displayed as “Top Ten Commendable Research by PMRFs under the Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering domain” on the PMRF website

  5. Best Poster Award, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Annual National PMRF Symposium 2023.

  6. Sun Pharma Foundation Science Scholar Awards 2022 – Winner Biomedical Sciences

  7. James Dyson Design Award 2022, National Winner

  8. Featured article in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME) November Issue, 2022, “Electromechanical Characterization of Human Brain Tissues: A Potential Biomarker for Tumor Delineation”

  9. SERB International Travel Grant for attending the 44th IEEE EMBC International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, July 11-15, 2022

  10. BIRAC SITARE (Students Innovations for Translation & Advancement of Research Explorations) – (Gandhian Young Technological Innovation) GYTI 2021 Award. Research funding support of INR 15 Lakhs

  11. Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship, May 2020

  12. Best Student Award, ISTE Kerala Section 2018

  13. Best Outgoing Student, Government Engineering College, Barton Hill 2018

  14. Pre-Finalist National Team Selection for World Skills 2017 (Skill: Mobile Robotics)

  15. Runner-up Robothon 4.0 and 2.0, National Level Robotic Hackathon

  16. Finalist NIYantra 2016, Annual Design Competition by National Instruments

Awards

Engineering and Research Expertise

Microelectromechanical Systems

Electronic and MEMS Packaging

Mechanical Product Design

Surgical Robotics

Electronic Product Design

Rapid Prototyping

FEM and Modelling