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Dr. Saakshi Dhanekar

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About

Dr. Saakshi Dhanekar completed her Ph.D. in Electronics from Nano-Sensor Research Laboratory, F/o Engg. and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi, India in January 2012. She worked as Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Amity University, Noida, India from August 2011 till December 2012. She was awarded a 5 year project from Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India under INSPIRE Faculty Scheme. She joined CARE, IIT Delhi in January 2013 as INSPIRE Faculty and is presently implementing her project based on detection of bacteria using nanomaterials for safe drinking water



  • Nano-sensors for bacteria detection.
  • MEMS devices for biomolecules detection.
  • Microfluidics (Lab-on-a-Chip).
  • Silicon IC Technology.

Contact Information

Email sdhanekar@care.iitd.ac.in, saakshi.dhanekar@yahoo.com
Telephone (O) +91-11-26597331
Facsimile +91-11-26596219
Address Centre for Applied Research in Electronics,
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016, INDIA
  • INSPIRE Fellow under DST INSPIRE Faculty Scheme.
  • Editorial Board Member for Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Science Publishing Group.
  • Reviewer for Biosensors and Bioelectronics and Materials Science and Engineering B, Elsevier.
  • Was awarded CSIR-SRF fellowship in 2011.

Independent Projects:

  1. Development of Porous Silicon based biosensor device for detection of E. Coli Bacterium for Safe Drinking Water.
    Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India

Students Projects (in Association with Prof. S. Chandra, CARE, IIT Delhi):

  1. Lt Cdr Jaidrath Yadav, M. Tech. in RFDT(2012-2014), Design and Development of Test Structures for Extraction of Parameters of Semiconductor Material Processes and Devices..

  2. Shilpa Kumari, Anjan Mukherjee, M.Sc. Physics (2012-2014), Fabrication and Characterization of MOS Capacitor and MOS transistor.

  3. Chandan Bagdia, B.Tech,Engineering Physics (2010-2014), Fabrication and Characterization of Thin Film and Nanostructured Based Gas Sensors

Patent:

  1.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S. S. Islam, Harsh, “ An improved process for the preparation of functionalized porous silicon exhibiting highly sensitive and selective response to moisture “ , SIndian Patent filed with application no. 2459/DEL/2012 on 7 August 2012.

Journal Publications:

  1.  Saakshi Dhanekar, Tarikul Islam, S.S.Islam, Kamalendu Sengupta, Debdulal Saha, “ Effect of organic vapour on porous alumina based moisture sensor in dry gases “ , Sensors and Transducers ,vol. 6, 2009, pp. 117-127.
  2.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S.S. Islam, T. Islam, A. K. Shukla, Harsh,“ Organic vapour sensing by porous silicon: Influence of molecular kinetics in selectivity studies “ , Physica E ,vol. 42, 2010, pp. 1648-1652.
  3.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S. S. Islam, T. Islam, Harsh, “ Highly sensitive porous silicon sensor: detection of organic vapours using photoluminescence quenching technique “ , International Journal on Smart sensing and Intelligent systems ,vol. 3, 2010, pp. 1-13.
  4.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S. S. Islam, T. Islam, Harsh, “ PL quenching technique: A sensitive probe for detecting organic vapours at low ppm “ , International Journal of Nanoscience ,vol. 10, nos. 4 & 5 2011, pp. 777-781.
  5.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S. S. Islam, Harsh, “ Photo-induced electrochemical anodization of p-type silicon: Achievement and demonstration of long term surface stability “ , Nanotechnology ,vol. 23, 2012, pp. 235501 (8 pages).
  6.  Saakshi Dhanekar,Swati Jain, “ Porous Silicon Biosensor: Current Status “ , Biosensors and Bioelectronics ,vol. 41, 2013, pp. 54-64.

International/National Conferences

  1.  S. Dhanekar, P.M.Z.Hasan, S.Hussain, S.S.Islam, T.Islam, K.Sengupta, D.Saha, “ Study of Cross- Sensitivity of Porous Alumina based Trace Moisture Sensor in Dry Gases “ , in 3rd International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST ,Nov 30-Dec 3, 2008, Taiwan.
  2.  Saakshi Dhanekar, P.M.Z.Hasan, S.S.Islam, T.Islam, Harsh, “ Organic Vapor Sensing by Porous Silicon: Investigation of Morphological Dependence “ ,, in National Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis and Applications , 6-7 February, 2009, DAV College, Jalandhar, India.
  3.  Saakshi Dhanekar, P.M.Z.Hasan, S.S.Islam, T.Islam, Harsh, “ Selective Organic Vapour Sensing by Porous Silicon: Significance of Morphology “ , XVth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices , 15-19 December, 2009, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.
  4.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S.S.Islam, T.Islam, Harsh, “ Efficient Photoluminescence from Porous Silicon with specific selection of anodization parameters “ , XVth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices , 15-19 December, 2009, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.
  5.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S.S.Islam, T.Islam, Harsh, “ Sensor parameters studies of porous silicon sensor by photoluminescence quenching technique “ , in 2nd National Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology ,21-23 December, 2009, Lucknow University, India.
  6.  Saakshi Dhanekar, Prabhash Mishra, S. S. Islam, T. Islam, Harsh, “ PL quenching: A sensitive probe for detection of organic vapours by porous silicon at low ppm “ , in 4th International Conference on Science and Technology ,17-20 February 2010, IIT Bombay, India.
  7.  Saakshi Dhanekar, Prabhash Mishra, S.S.Islam, T. Islam, Harsh, “ Optical detection of organic vapours by photo-electrochemically etched porous silicon based sensors “ , in 7th International Conference on Porous Semiconductor Science and Technology (PSST) , 14-19 March 2010, Valencia, Spain.
  8.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S.S.Islam, T.Islam, “ Stability achievement by Photo-electrochemical etched optical sensors “ , in National Conference on Recent Advances in Condensed Matter Physics ,14-15 March 2011, Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, India.
  9.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S.S.Islam, Harsh, “ Sensing Studies of Chemically Modified Porous Silicon “ , in National Workshop on Nanotechnology for Defence Applications ,14-15 November 2011, Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL), Delhi, India.
  10.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S. S. Islam, Harsh, “ Detection of Mono/Double Layer Formation of Porous Silicon Using Raman & PL Spectroscopy “ , in 3rd International Conference on Current Development in Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Nano Physics ,14-16 December 2011, Delhi University, India.
  11.  Saakshi Dhanekar, Swati Rajput, S.S.Islam, Harsh “ Enhanced sensitivity from surface treated porous silicon “ , in XVIth International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD) ,19-22 December 2011, IIT Kanpur, India.
  12.  Saakshi Dhanekar, Indu Sharma, S.S.Islam, Harsh, “ Selective moisture sensing by chemically treated porous silicon sensors “ , in XVIth International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD) ,19-22 December 2011, IIT Kanpur, India.
  13.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S. S. Islam, “ Sensitivity studies of functionalized porous silicon for detection of alcohols “ , in 9th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing ,6-8 June 2012, IIT Mumbai, India.
  14.  Saakshi Dhanekar, Himani Kohli, S. S. Islam, Harsh, “ Nano-Porous Silicon Based Electrochemical Glucose Sensor “ , in 1st Winter Workshop on Engineering at Nanoscale: Materials to Bio-sensors ,10-12 December 2012, IIT Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  15.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S. S. Islam, Harsh, “ Sensitive PL quenching technique for selective detection of moisture based on nano-porous silicon “ , in 17th National Seminar on Physics and Technology of Sensors,11-13 March 2013, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.
  16.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S.S.Islam, Harsh, “ Development of Highly Selective Moisture Sensor based on Functionalized Nano-Porous Silicon “ , in 3rd International Conference on Advanced Nanomterials and Nanotechnology ,1-3 December 2013, IIT Guwahati, India.
  17.  Saakshi Dhanekar, S.S.Islam, Harsh, “ Surface Studies of Functionalized Porous Silicon for Development of Selective Moisture Sensor “ , in International Union of Materials Research Society-International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA), ,16-20 December 2013, IISc Bangalore, India.