Dr. Tapas Sen

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Group Leader, Nano-biomaterials Research Group and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Keynote Speaker

Expertise: Nano chemistry and nano-biomaterials


Dr. Sen is an expert in nano chemistry and nano-biomaterials with more than 20 years research experience from laboratory scale development to commercial products. He is the principal inventor of PCT application for three Great Britain patents and has published more than 50 high impact peer review journal articles of his original work, two high impact review articles, two book chapters and seven articles in books in the area of nano-biomaterials chemistry.He managed several international research projects as a principle investigator in the past. He has successfully delivered one International workshop on magnetic nanomaterials in August 2015 (https://nanowateratuclan.org/an-international-workshop-on-magnetic-nanoparticles/) and one international symposium “Functional Nanomaterials in Industrial Applications: Academic-Industry Meet” in March 2016 (www.nanosymposiumatuclan.net) as a chair / coordinator. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, Higher Education Academy, UK and member of the Editorial board of two peer review journals, a member of the peer review panel of the research council UK and Royal Society, UK. He has also completed a foundation degree in project management (PRINCE II) endorsed by the UK government as the project management standard for public projects


Title: Nanotechnology in Clean-tech related to Food and Water


The fabrication of nanoporous / nanoparticulate composites and their applications via surface patterning with chemicals and bio-chemicals has a direct impact in bio-sensing and bio-separation. Surface patterning on nanoparticles in suspension can be a complex process due to the aggregation of the particles and their Brownian motion in the suspension. An overview of group’s research on nanomaterials and their applications in the separation of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) from the biological cells will be presented in connection with an industrial collaboration with Q-Bioanalytic, Germany.The possibility of affinity interaction of biomolecules i.e. nucleic acid, protein, antibody, microorganisms etc. through hybrid capture will also be discussed in the context of food quality and hygiene in Bio-sensing which has recently been published in Nature publishing group (http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/120807/srep00564/full/srep00564.html?WT.ec_id=SREP-639-20120903). Separation of toxic and microbial contaminants from water and soil using nanotechnology tool will be discussed in the context of on-going multinational projects (http://senlabs.org/international-projects/&http://nanowateratuclan.org/) in collaboration with top academic and industrial researchers from Europe, India and China. Recent development (UK Patent: 2013: GB1315407.5.&PCT/GB2014/052,630) on sensing antimicrobial nanocomposites will be discussed in connection with water technology.

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