Hardik J. Pandya

Post-Doc

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room 1163, Building 089
Glenn L. Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301)-405-7012
Email: hjpandya (at) umd.edu

EDUCATION

RESEARCH

Current

  • Electro-Mechanical Characterization of Benign and Cancerous Breast Tissue using MEMS based Devices for project entitled: “Mechano-Visual Phenotyping of Cancer: From Onset through Disease Progression.”

Previous

  • Development of Biosensor and Microtechniques for Analysis of Pesticides Residues, Aflatoxin, Heavy Metals and Bacterial Contamination in Milk
  • Fabrication of Micro-Fluidic devices on flexible substrate
  • Fabrication of Micro-reactors
  • Design and Fabrication of Low Powered Micro-Heaters
  • Fabrication of Bio-MEMS for Detecting Mercury
  • MEMS-Based VOC Sensors Using Nanostructured Metal Oxides
  • Development of Selective and Sensitive Gas Sensors using Indium Oxide and Indium Tin Oxide for Detection of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    • September 2012- present
  • Research Associate, Center for Applied Research in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110016, Delhi India
    • November 2010-August 2012
  • Sr. Research Fellow, Center for Applied Research in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110016, Delhi, India
    • May 2009-November 2010
  • Lecturer, Department of Electronics, Invertis Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bareilly, UP 243123, India
    • August 2006-February 2009
  • Project Fellow, Department of Electronic Science, Sardar Patel University, V.V.Nagar 388120, Gujarat, India
    • June 2004-July 2006

 

PUBLICATIONS

Archival Publications

  • Hardik J. Pandya, Kihan Park, Wenjin Chen, Marina A. Chekmareva, David J. Foran and Jaydev P. Desai, “Simultaneous MEMS-based electro-mechanical phenotyping of breast cancer,” Lab on a Chip.
    Impact Factor: 5.748
  • Hardik J. Pandya, Kihan Park, and Jaydev P. Desai, “Design and Fabrication of a Flexible MEMS-Based Electro-Mechanical Sensor Array for Breast Cancer Diagnosis,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 25 (2015) 075025 (13pp); DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/25/7/075025.
    Impact Factor: 1.725
  • Hardik J. Pandya, Rajarshi Roy, Wenjin Chen, Marina A. Chekmareva, David J. Foran and Jaydev P. Desai, ” Accurate characterization of benign and cancerous breast tissues: Aspecific patient studies using piezoresistive microcantilevers,” Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 63, pp. 414–424, 2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2014.08.002.
    Impact Factor: 6.451
  • Hardik J. Pandya, Wenjin Chen, Lauri A. Goodell, David J. Foran and Jaydev P. Desai, ” Mechanical phenotyping of breast cancer using MEMS: a method to demarcate benign and cancerous breast tissues,” Lab on a Chip (Advanced Article), 2014; DOI: 10.1039/c4lc00594e.
    Impact Factor: 5.748
  • Hardik J. Pandya, Hyun Tae Kim, Rajarshi Roy, Wenjin Chen, Lei Cong, Hua Zhong, David J. Foran and Jaydev P. Desai, “Towards an automated MEMS-based characterization of benign and cancerous breast tissue using bioimpedance measurements,” Sensors and Actuators B, Chemical, vol. 199, pp. 259–268, 2014.
    Impact Factor: 4.101
  • H. J. Pandya, Hyun Tae Kim, Rajarshi Roy and Jaydev P. Desai, “MEMS Based Low Cost Piezoresistive Microcantilever Force Sensor and Sensor Module,” Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, vol. 19, pp. 163–173, 2014.
    Impact Factor: 1.761
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “Integration of ZnO Nanostructures with MEMS for Ethanol Sensor,” Sensors and Actuators B, vol. 161, pp. 923-928, 2012.
    Impact Factor: 4.101
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “A Novel Sensor for VOCs Using Nanostructured ZnO and MEMS Technologies,” Sensors and Transducers, vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 244-252, 2012.
    Impact Factor: 0.705
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “A Simple Technique to Grow Long and Vertically Aligned CuO Nanowires on Oxidized Silicon Substrate,” Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, vol. 3, Issue 6, pp. 773-777, 2011.
    Impact Factor: 1.444
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “Fabrication and Characterization of Low Temperature Acetone Sensor using CuO Nanowires,” Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, vol. 3, Issue 6, pp. 744-748, 2011.
    Impact Factor: 1.444
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “MEMS Based Ethanol Sensor using ZnO nanoblocks,nanocombs and nanoflakes as Sensing layer, ” Sensors and Transducers , vol. 134, Issue 11, pp. 85-94, 2011.
    Impact Factor: 0.705
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “Nanostructured ITO Thin Films by RF Magnetron Sputtering for Acetone Sensor,” International Journal of Nanoscience, vol. 10, pp. 1-4, 2011.
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “Fabrication and Characterization of Ethanol Sensor Based on RF Sputtered ITO Films,” Sensors & Transducers, vol. 10, pp. 141-150, 2011.
    Impact Factor: 0.705
  • H. J. Pandyaand Sudhir Chandra, “Zinc Oxide Nanostructures by Oxidation of Zinc Films Deposited on Oxidized Silicon Substrate,” J. Nano.-Electron. Phys., vol. 3, pp. 209-213, 2011.
  • H. J. Pandya and V.S.Vaishnav, “Detection and classification of volatile organic compounds using Indium Tin Oxide sensor array and artificial neural network,” International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 72-79, 2009.
  • H. J. Pandya, “Thin film Indium Tin Oxide acetone sensor,” Int. J. Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering , vol. 1, Issue 1/2, pp. 66-69, 2009.
  • H. J. Pandya, “Thin film Tin Oxide-ethanol sensor,” Int. J. Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering, vol. 1, Issue 1/2, pp. 3-6, 2009.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • H. J. Pandya, Hyun Tae Kim and Jaydev P. Desai, “A Microscale Piezoresistive Force Sensor for Nanoindentation of Biological Cells and Tissues”, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2013, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, October 21-23, pp. 1-5, 2013.
  • Sudhir Chandra, H. J. Pandya and A. L. Vyas, “A Methanol Sensor Incorporating Nanostructured ZnO and Integrated Micro-heater on Thermally Isolated Planar MEMS Platform”, Proceedings of International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES 2012), Rome, Italy, August 19-24, pp. 83-88, 2012. (ISBN: 978-1-61208-208-0).
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “MEMS-based Ethanol Sensor Using Zinc Oxide Nanostructured Films”, Proceedings of International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES 2011), NICE, France, August 21-27, 69-74, 2011.
  • Hardik Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “A Novel Method of Preparing Nano-Structured Zinc Oxide on Oxidized Silicon Substrate and its Application in Ethanol Sensing”, Inter. Conf. on Materials for Advanced Tech. (ICMAT 2011), Singapore, June 26-July 1, 2011. (Oral Presentation).
  • Hardik Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “Synthesis and Characterization of CuO Nanowires by Oxidation of Cu Films on Oxidized Silicon and Their Application in Alcohol Sensor”, Inter. Conf. on Materials for Advanced Tech. (ICMAT 2011), Singapore, June 26-July 1, 2011. (Oral Presentation).
  • H. J. Pandya, A. L. Vyas and Sudhir Chandra “A Complete Electronics Module for Volatile Organic Compound Vapors using MEMS-Based Sensors”, 2nd International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 10-12, 2011.
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “A Sensor Platform using Nanostructured Oxides for VOC Monitoring of Environment”, 2nd International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 10-12, 2011.
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra, A. L. Vyas, “Integrated MEMS Based Acetone Sensor using Zinc Oxide Nanostructured Films for Clinical Applications”, 2nd International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 10-12, 2011.
  • H. J. Pandya, Rupesh Mishra, Sunil Bhand and Sudhir Chandra, “A Novel Micro-biosensor for Glucose and Mercury Analysis”, 2nd International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 10-12, 2011.
  • Sudhir Chandra, H. J. Pandya and A. L. Vyas, “Integration of MEMS with Nanostructured Metal-oxide Materials for Improved Sensors for Volatile Organic Compounds”,(IWPSD 2011) (Accepted for publication in SPIE).
  • Sudhir Chandra, H. J. Pandya and A. L. Vyas, “ITO Thin Films by RF Sputtering for Ethanol Sensing”, Proceedings of International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES 2010), Venice, Italy, July 18-25, pp. 130-134, 2010. (archived in IEEE computer society).
  • H. J. Pandya, Sudhir Chandra and A. L. Vyas, “Properties of ITO Films Prepared by RF Magnetron Sputtering”, Proceedings of International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD 2009), New Delhi, India, December 15-19, pp. 246-248, 2009.

Patents Granted/Filed

  1. Invention Title: Portable Multi-Parameter Cancer Diagnostic Device
    Inventors: Jaydev P. Desai, Hardik Pandya, and Kihan Park
    Provisional US Patent Application No.: 62/112867
    Date of Filing: 6th February 2015.
  2. Invention Title: Analyte Sensor Chips
    Inventors: Sunil Bhand, Sudhir Chandra, Hardik Pandya, Ruchi Tiwari, Rupesh Kumar Mishra
    Australian Innovation patent: 201310038, Date of Filing: 28th March 2013.
    PCT International: PCT/IN2013/000205, Date of Filing: 28th March 2013.
    Indian Patent application No.: 933/MUM/2012, Date of Filing: 29th March 2012.
  3. Invention Title: Device for analysis of mycotoxins
    Inventors: Sunil Bhand, Sudhir Chandra, Hardik Pandya, Gautam Bacher, Lizy Kanungo
    PCT International: PCT/IN2014/000176, Date of Filing: 19th March 2014.
    Indian Patent application No.: 1203/MUM/2012, Date of Filing: 28th March 2013.
  4. Invention Title: An improved microheater in silicon substrate using trench formation, backfill and CMP
    Inventors: Sudhir Chandra and Hardik Pandya
    Indian patent application filing no: 1619/DEL/2012
  5. Invention Title: MEMS Based Energy Efficient Sensors on Oxide Platform in Silicon Substrate for Detection of Volatile
    Organic Compounds and Gases
    Inventors: Sudhir Chandra and Hardik Pandya
    Indian patent application filing no: 1619/DEL/2012