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Satyajyoti Senapati

Satyajyoti Senapati

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Research Assistant Professor
College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-9158

Office: 321 Stinson Remick


Ph.D, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, 2006

M.S., Chemistry, Gauhati University, Guwahati, India, 1998


Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Notre Dame (2006-2010)Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame (2011-Present)

Recent Publications

A nanomembrane-based nucleic acid sensing platform for portable diagnostics, S. Senapati, S. Basuray, Z. Slouka, L. J. Cheng, H.-C. Chang, Topics in Current Chemistry 2011, 304, 153-170.

Molecular detection of invasive species in heterogeneous mixtures using a microfluidic carbon nanotube platform, A.R. Mahon, M.A. Barnes, S. Senapati, J.L. Feder, J.A. Darling, H.-C. Chang, D.M. Lodge, PLOS One, 2011, 6, e17280.

A Rapid Field-Use Assay for Mismatch Number and Location of Hybridized DNAs, I. F. Cheng, S. Senapati, S. Cheng, S, Basuray, H.C. Chang, H.-C. Chang, Lab-on-a-Chip, 2010,10, 828-831.

Optimized DNA hybridization detection on nanocolloidal particles by dielectrophoresis, Z. Gagnon, S. Senapati, H.-C. Chang, Electrophoresis, 2010, 31, 666-671.

Rapid on-chip genetic detection microfluidic platform for real world applications. S. Senapati, A. R. Mahon, J. Gordon, C. Nowak, S. Sengupta, T. H. Q. Powell, J. Feder, D. M. Lodge, H.-C. Chang, Biomicrofluidics, 2009, 3, 022407-7.

Shear and AC field enhanced carbon nanotube impedance assay for rapid, sensitive, and mismatch-discriminating DNA hybridization, S. Basuray, S. Senapati, A. Aijan, A. Mahon, H.-C. Chang, ACS Nano,  2009, 3, 1823-1830.

Identification and separation of DNA-hybridized nanocolloids by Taylor cone harmonics, X. Cheng, S. Basuray, S. Senapati, H.-C. Chang, Electrophoresis, 2009, 30, 3236-3241.

Dielectrophoretic detection and quantification of hybridized DNA molecules on nano-genetic particles, Z. Gagnon, S. Senapati, J. Gordon, H.-C. Chang, Electrophoresis, 2008, 29, 4804-4812.

Summary of Activities/Interests

We explore and apply non-equilibrium electrokinetic, electrochemical and plasmonic phenomena to develop a low-cost and portable biosensing platform for the detection of nucleic acid (DNA/RNA/microRNA) as well as antibody-antigen biomarkers. We design a range of sensing platform by using simple micro-fabrication, surface modification, gold nanoparticle aggregation, ion-selective nanoporous membrane and nanostructure assemblies. We also work on prototyping integrated diagnostic platform.


Notre Dame, U.S. Navy to Collaborate on New Tool to Diagnose Infectious Diseases

November 19, 2014

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the Naval Medical Research Center have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to collaborate on a new field-deployable sensor for the detection of infectious disease pathogens, with initial focus on the detection of dengue fever.

Cancer Detection Test Takes Grand Prize in Notre Dame Business Plan Competition

April 14, 2014

In February 2014 the College of Engineering announced that NanDio, a team of students, took first place in the 2014 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge. Today, they claimed top prize in the Mendoza College of Business' 15th McCloskey Business Plan Competition.

ND Team Takes Top Prize in 2014 Cardinal Challenge

February 18, 2014

NanDio, a team of students from the University of Notre Dame, took first place in the 2014 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge held February 14-15 by the University of Louisville College of Business. The team was honored for its business plan to commercialize an oral cancer detection device for dentists. All teams were judged on their written plan, the poise and professionalism of their presentation, and the viability of their venture. The NanDio device’s simplicity of use, speed of test results and accuracy of the test as an early detector gave the team the winning edge.

Prof. Chang and FCubed in Chicago Sun Times

November 30, 2012

"Entering new waters via tiny chip" article by Sandra Guy appeared in the Chicago Sun Times on November 12, 2012. Find the full article and video at Prof Chang's lab, the Center for Microfluidics and Medical Diagnostics, invented the Carbon Nanotube Sensor for the first portable nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) diagnostic device now being produced by FCubed, LLC.

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