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Hritwick Banerjee

I am Hritwick BanerjeeI am a Sr. Research Engineer at the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE), National University of Singapore (NUS). My present supervisor at the Laboratory of Medical Mechatronics, Department of Biomedical Engineering is Prof. Ren HongliangI joined here in November 2015. I was a Research Engineer at the Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Ultrasound Laboratory, NUS under Prof. Yap Choon Hwai from March to November 2015. 

Prior to these, I spent a brief stint as a Research Assistant at the Micro-Nanofluidics LaboratoryCentre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India under Prof. Prosenjit Sen from December 2014 to March 2015. 

I graduated with Master's Degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT GN) with a dissertation in “Frequency driven alteration in cellular morphology during ultrasound pulsing in a microfluidic confinement.” My Master's supervisor was Prof. Babji Srinivasan (IIT GN) and Prof. Suman ChakrabortyIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP). 


My career & personal goal is to utilize engineering tools, knowledge to foster significant breakthrough in healthcare and improving quality of life as a frontier leader/scientist in the field of Biomedical Engineering at a reputed center/institute with world-class infrastructure and an ambiance conducive to research. 

My research interests span from the study of cancer cell deformations to the most recent advances in bio-assistive soft robotics, incorporating diverse fields such as mechanics of soft matterdeformable electronics and adaptive structuresbio-inspired designsmart materials, and flexible sensors. I am equally interested in the realm of sensors and architectures with induction of hydrogel and polymer-based multifaceted material functions that conform to and create an intimate matching with soft and non-planar body surfaces thus offering intriguing opportunities in biology and medicine. Read my complete publications here. 

My long-term research interests lie at the intersection of Mechanics, Materials, Biology, and Medicine. Specifically, I am interested in understanding and design soft materials with unprecedented mechanical properties such as extremely tough and strong, ultra-sensitive to stimuli, programmable, biocompatible and bioactive to interface human and machine and their intelligence. Also, my long arching research goal is to work in point-of-care (POC) diagnosticslow-cost medical device fabrication easily accessible to the common people from developing countries.


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“I want to do something that would impact human health and lives in general, and to make a product that somebody would have in their hands that they would use”


“ … To make fundamental discoveries, an approach that starts with practical problems, and uses them to reveal unsolved fundamentals problems, will work at least as well as (and arguably better than) one that starts with the familiar questions of familiar disciplines. … A focus on the practical does not mean ditching fundamental science. It means using fundamental science for a purpose, and practical problems as a stimulus to curiosity. …” G. M. Whitesides and J. Deutch, Nature. 469, 21–22 (2011).


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“The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world”—  Lao-Tzu.


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