Dr. Amit Jaiswal

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Phone: 01905-267154
EMail: j.amit[at]iitmandi[dot]ac[dot]in
WebPage: Lab Group Webpage
Address: School of Basic Sciences
IIT Mandi, PWD Rest House 2nd floor,
Near Bus Stand, Mandi - 175001

Research Interests

  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Nanomaterial synthesis and characterization (Metallic nanoparticles, Quantum dots, Polymeric nanoparticles and composites)
  • Nanoparticle based Theranostics
  • Drug/Gene Delivery
  • Nanosensors (Chemical and Biological sensors)
  • Plasmonic nanostructures and SERS
  • DNA Nanotechnology
  • Bioimaging
  • Enzymology


  • Ph.D. in Nanotechnology from IIT Guwahati in 2013
  • M.Tech. in Biotechnology from IIT Guwahati in 2010
  • B.Tech.in Biotechnology from West Bengal University of Technology (HITK) in 2008

Professional Experience

Awards & Honors

  • Received The Teaching Honour Roll Award by Indian Institute of Technology Mandi for excellence in teaching during the academic year 2017-18
  • Received The Young Scientist MAHE Award by the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial organs (India) for the best paper presented by a Scientist/Academic Faculty during the XXVIII National conference of SBAOI and the International conference on BioMaterials, BioEngineering and BioTheranostics during July 24-28, 2018
  • Received ACS Pittcon Travel Award 2018
  • Received The Young Scientist Research Award by DAE-BRNS, 2016-17
  • Received The Best Young Investigator Award at the International conference on “Advances in Biological Systems and Materials Science in NanoWorld” (ABSMSNW-2017) organized by Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology BHU
  • Selected for Dr. DS Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014
  • Selected as Young Researcher for expense free participation at the International Conference On Nanoscience And Technology (ICONSAT-2012)
  • CSIR-UGC-NET JRF, 2011
  • GATE 2007 and 2008 in Life Sciences (98.59 percentile)
  • Gold Medal in National Level Biotechnology Examination, 2009
  • Certificate for distinctive performance in 5th National Science Olympiad, 2003
  • Research article was highlighted in COSMOS-Australian Science Magazine, 2020 Science, Food Production daily.com, Food Engineering, Nanotechnology Law Report, New Heaven Independent newspaper, etc.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Invited Reviewer: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Chemical Communications, Nanoscale, Langmuir, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Analyst, Analytical Methods, Polymer Chemistry, RSC Advances, PCCP, J. Nanoparticle Research, and Plasmonics.


  • IC 136 Understanding Biotechnology and its Applications (Odd Sem, 2017)
  • BY 524P Medical & NanoBiotechnology Lab (Even Sem, 2017)
  • BY 522P Analytical and Molecular Biotechnology Lab (Even Sem, 2017)
  • BY 505 NanoBiotechnology (Even Sem, 2017)
  • BY 514 Analytical Biotechniques (Even Sem, 2017)
  • BY 505 NanoBiotechnology (Odd Sem, 2016)
  • BY 501 DNA nanotechnology (Even Sem, 2016)
  • BY 505 NanoBiotechnology (Odd Sem, 2015)
  • BY 501 DNA nanotechnology (Even Sem, 2015)


Journal Publications (* Corresponding author, # Equal contributing author)
  1. P Singh, Sonika, P K Gangadharan, Z Khan, S Kurungot*, A Jaiswal*, Cubic Palladium Nanorattles with Solid Octahedron Gold Core for Catalysis and Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Applications, ChemCatChem, 2019, Accepted

  2. S. Roy, A. Mondal, V. Yadav, A. Sarkar, R. Banerjee, P. Sanpui* , A Jaiswal*,Mechanistic Insight into the Antibacterial Activity of Chitosan Exfoliated MoS2 Nanosheets: Membrane Damage, Metabolic Inactivation and Oxidative Stress, ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2019, Accepted

  3. M. Ahlawat, A. Sarkar, S. Roy, A Jaiswal*,Gold Nanorattles with Intense Raman In Silica Nanoparticles (Nano-IRIS) as Multimodal System for Imaging and Therapy, ChemNanoMat, 2019, 5, 625

  4. S. Roy, A. Sarkar, A Jaiswal*,Poly(allylamine hydrochloride) functionalized reduced graphene oxide for synergistic chemo-photothermal therapy, Nanomedicine, 2019, 14:3, 255-274

  5. V. Yadav#, S. Roy#, P. Singh, Z. Khan*, A. Jaiswal*, 2D MoS2 based Nanomaterials for Therapeutic, Bioimaging and Biosensing Applications, Small, 2018, 15, 1803706

  6. P Singh, T A F König, A Jaiswal*, NIR active Plasmonic Gold Nanocapsules Synthesized using Thermally Induced Seed Twinning for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Applications, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (45), 39380–39390

  7. P Kumar, S Kataria, S Roy, A Jaiswal, V Balakrishnan, Water Disinfection of CVD Grown WS2 Monolayer Decorated with Ag Nanoparticles, Chemistry Select, 2018, 3, 7648 – 7655

  8. R Banerjee, A Jaiswal*, Recent Advances in Nanoparticle-based Lateral Flow Immunoassay as a Point of Care Diagnostic Tool for Infectious Agents and Diseases, Analyst, 2018, 143, 1970-1996

  9. S Roy, A Jaiswal*, Graphene-Based Nanomaterials for Theranostic Applications, Reports in Advances of Physical Sciences, 2018, 1 (4), 750011-1 – 53

  10. P Singh#, S Roy#, A Jaiswal* Cubic Gold Nanorattles with a Solid Octahedral Core and Porous Shell as Efficient Catalyst: Immobilization and Kinetic Analysis , J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (41), 22914–22925

  11. V Sharma, S Kumar, A Jaiswal*, V Krishnan*, Gold Deposited Plant Leaves for SERS: Role of Surface Morphology, Wettability and Deposition Technique in Determining the Enhancement Factor and Sensitivity of Detection, ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2(1), 165-174

  12. A Jaiswal#, L Tian#, S Tadepalli, K Liu, M. Fei, M E Farell, P M Pallegrino, S Singamaneni, Plasmonic Nanorattles with Intrinsic Electromagnetic Hot-Spots for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering, Small, 2014, 10(21), 4287-4292

  13. R Khandelia, A Jaiswal, SS Ghosh, A Chattopadhyay, Polymer coated gold nanoparticle–protein agglomerates as nanocarriers for hydrophobic drug delivery, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014, 2(38), 6472-6477

  14. A Jaiswal*, PK Gautam, SS Ghosh, A Chattopadhyay, Carbon dots mediated room-temperature synthesis of gold nanoparticles in poly (ethylene glycol), Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2014, 16, 1-14

  15. R Khandelia, A Jaiswal, SS Ghosh, A Chattopadhyay, Gold nanoparticle–protein agglomerates as versatile nanocarriers for drug delivery, Small, 2013, 9(20), 3494-3505

  16. A Jaiswal, SS Ghosh, A Chattopadhyay, Quantum Dot Impregnated-Chitosan Film for Heavy Metal Ion Sensing and Removal, , Langmuir, 2012, 28(44), 15687–15696

  17. MP Sk, A Jaiswal, A Paul, SS Ghosh, A Chattopadhyay, Presence of Amorphous Carbon Nanoparticles in Food Caramels, , Scientific Reports, 2012, 2, 383

  18. A Jaiswal, SS Ghosh, A Chattopadhyay, One step synthesis of C-dots by microwave mediated caramelization of poly (ethylene glycol), Chemical Communications, 2012, 48 (3), 407-409

  19. A Jaiswal, A Chattopadhyay, SS Ghosh, Functional chitosan nanocarriers for potential applications in gene therapy, Materials Letters, 2012, 68, 261–264

  20. V Kohila, A Jaiswal, SS Ghosh, Rationally designed Escherichia coli cytosine deaminase mutants with improved specificity towards the prodrug 5-fluorocytosine for potential gene therapy applications, Medicinal Chemistry Communications, 2012, 3, 1316-1322

  21. A Jaiswal, P Sanpui, A Chattopadhyay, SS Ghosh, Investigating Fluorescence Quenching of ZnS Quantum Dots by Silver Nanoparticles, Plasmonics, 2011, 6 (1), 125-132
Book Chapter
  1. P. Singh, S. Roy, P. Sanpui, A. Banerjee*, Amit Jaiswal*, Gold Nanostructures for Photothermal Therapy, Book Title: Nanotechnology in Modern Animal Biotechnology published by Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. (2019)

  2. Ziyauddin Khan, R. Shanker, D. Um, Amit Jaiswal, H. Ko, Bio-inspired Polydopamine and Composites for Biomedical Applications, Book Title: Electrically Conducting Polymer and Polymer composites: From Synthesis to Biomedical Applications published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Germany. (2018)

  3. Shounak Roy and Amit Jaiswal*, SERS-based biosensors as potential next generation point-of-care cancer diagnostic platforms, Book Title: Next generation point-of-care biomedical sensors technologies for cancer diagnosis, Springer (2017)

  4. Virendra Majarikar, Ashish Ranjan, Amit Jaiswal*, Nanoparticle-based sensing of oligonucleotides and proteins, Book Title: Nanobiosensors for Personalized and Onsite Biomedical Diagnosis, 2016, IET Publisher, e-ISBN: 9781849199513

Conferences, Symposia and Workshop

  • Amit Jaiswal, S. S. Ghosh, A. Chattopadhyay; Cation Exchange Based Chemical Transformation of ZnS Q-dots and its Application in Heavy Metal Ion Sensing and Removal, National Fluorescence Workshop - FCS 2012, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics and IICB, Kolkata, India.
  • V. Kohila, Amit Jaiswal, S. S. Ghosh; Redesigning of E. coli Cytosine deaminase in the Perspective of Cancer Therapeutics, 3rd International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer: Proliferation, Differentiation and Apoptosis (ICSCC 2012), PGIMER, New Delhi, India
  • Amit Jaiswal, S. S. Ghosh, A. Chattopadhyay; Carbon Dots: Emergence of a Newer ‘Nanolight’, Poster Presentation, Conference on Photochemistry & Luminescence (CPL-2012), IIT Guwahati, India.
  • Amit Jaiswal, S. S. Ghosh, A. Chattopadhyay; Facile Synthesis of Carbon Dots using Poly(ethylene glycol) as Precursor and Passivizing Agent, International Conference On Nanoscience And Technology (ICONSAT-2012), International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, India.
  • R. Khandelia, Amit Jaiswal, S. S. Ghosh, A. Chattopadhyay; Nanoparticle-Protein Aggregates for Diagnostics and Therapeutics, DAE-BRNS 4th International Symposium on Materials Chemistry (ISMC-2012), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India.
  • R. Khandelia, Amit Jaiswal, S. S. Ghosh, A. Chattopadhyay; Interaction of Gold Nanoparticles with biomolecules, 21st International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-2012), IIT Guwahati, India.
  • R. Khandelia, J. Deka, Amit Jaiswal, A. Paul, S. S. Ghosh, A. Chattopadhyay; Interaction of Gold Nanoparticles with Proteins and their biomedical applications, National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (FICS-2012), IIT Guwahati, India.
  • M. P. Sk, Amit Jaiswal, A. Paul, S. S. Ghosh and A. Chattopadhyay; Food Caramel Originated Carbon Dots for Newer and Biofriendly Fluorescence Materials Applications, National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (FICS-2012), IIT Guwahati, India.
  • Amit Jaiswal, A. Chattopadhyay, S. S. Ghosh; Multifunctional Chitosan Nanocarriers; Synthesis and Application, Indo-US Bilateral Workshop on Nanoparticle Assembly: From Fundamentals to Applications (2011), IIT Delhi, India.
  • Amit Jaiswal, P. Sanpui, A. Chattopadhyay and S. S. Ghosh. Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on the Fluorescence Property of ZnS Quantum Dots, DAE-BRNS 3rd International Symposium on Materials Chemistry (ISMC-2010), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India.
  • S. Banerjee, Amit Jaiswal, Q. Bubna, Titil Ghosh. Expression of alpha-amylase in Tinospora cordifolia Callus using Plant Tissue Culture, 96th Indian Science Congress (2009), NEHU Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
  • S. Banerjee, S. Basu, T. Ghosh, Amit Jaiswal; Evaluation of antioxidant potential and α-amylase expression pattern study of Tinospora cordifolia callus using plant tissue culture, 14th European Congress on Biotechnology, (2009), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Amit Jaiswal, Q. Bubna, J. Chaterjee, A. Sett, A. Tiwari. Production, purification and characterization of xylanase enzyme from Bacillus subtilis using different organic wastes as Substrate, 95th Indian Science Congress (2008), Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Amit Jaiswal, Q. Bubna, S. De. Isolation and characterization of phenol degrading Bacterial strain from activated sludge, 95th Indian Science Congress (2008), Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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