Dr Manas Gartia
Consulting Editor: Manas Ranjan Gartia (PhD)
Dr. Gartia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Gartia obtained his postdoctoral training from Biomedical Research Center at the Carle Foundation Hospital & Mills Breast Cancer Institute, Urbana and from the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), IL, USA. Dr. Gartia received his Ph.D. degree in Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana (UIUC), M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University College of Engineering, Burla, India. During his doctoral research he worked in the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UIUC, developing nano-plasmonic and silicon photonic sensors for biological and agricultural applications. He has published over 60 journal and conference papers as well as six patents (issued/pending). His research focuses on designing and developing sensor technologies and devices for the applications of advanced nano-manufacturing, bio-imaging, environmental sensing and mobile health. Dr. Gartia is the recipient of several awards including the Outstanding Research Achievement award (best PhD) from the College of Engineering at University of Illinois in 2014, Vodafone Wireless Innovation Award in 2013, Nokia Sensing XChallenge distinguished award in 2013, and Sargent & Lundy LLC fellowship in 2009. His work on colorimetric nano-plasmonic sensor and mobile phone water nano-sensor was featured in Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Wired Magazine, The Huffington Post, and exhibited at the Hewitt Cooper Museum (part of the Smithsonian) in NY.