Short Intro

Anil Kodali received his PhD and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). He attended Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India for his baccalaureate degree.  The focus of his graduate research is on developing nanoscale materials to enhance the chemical and biological measurement capabilities.

This webpage is a showcase of his research work, and its significance.


A pertinent research challenge in biomedical imaging is the development of tools for  rapid, simultaneous, and quantitative measurement of tens to hundreds of species. Current techniques, are limited in the number of molecules that can be analyzed simultaneously due to technological limits on dynamic range of the detectors and number of unique features that can be resolved. While conducting graduate studies in Prof. Rohit Bhargava's group, Anil has designed several nanoscale particle labels (probes) at desired levels of response and with unique optical characteristics that can tag to biomolecules.

Combined with simple and inexpensive vibrational spectroscopy (Raman and IR) instrumentation, these labels can theoretically facilitate measurements of hundreds of molecules at widely different abundances. Anil has also developed Silicon Nitride-based narrowband reflectance filters to improve the excitation source in spectroscopy along with Rohit and other researchers at Illinois. His work to-date facilitates necessary scientific understanding to develop nanoscale tools for high throughput, ultra-sensitive, and highly specific medical imaging which is essential for efficient disease detection, diagnosis, and pathology.

More information and links to the journal articles are in different pages of this site.