Venkatesh Srinivasan

Venkatesh Srinivasan is an Assistant Research Scientist at Center for Advanced Sensor Technology
Research, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Title: Assistant Research Scientist, CAST


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India, 2016.
  • M.Phil. Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India, 2014.
  • M.Sc. Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India, 2012.
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India, 2010.


  • Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2023-present.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Co-Project Investigator, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India, 2017-2022.
  • Research Associate, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2017.
  • Sakura Science Fellow- Exchange Visitor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, 2015.

Research Activities

  • Development of nanomaterials and thin film substrates for sensing applications based on surface
    plasmon coupled emission, fluorescence spectroscopy, radiative decay engineering and light-matter interactions.
  • Lab-to-market development through technology readiness levels 1-9 including prototyping and clinical validation of biomedical diagnostic devices with integrated state-of-the-art techniques in plasmonics, microfluidics and biosensing.
  • Development of towards bioinspired diagnostics and biomarker detection assays on lab-on-a-chip platform using next generation compact sensors.

Professional Memberships and Awards

  • Sakura Science Club, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan (2015-present)
  • ACS Membership (2020-present)
  • Young Scientist Award (Physics) – Runner up, Dr. KV Rao Scientific Society, India in 2015-16.
  • UGC-Basic Science Research fellowship for Doctoral Research awarded by University Grants Commission, Government of India (2014-2016)
  • Reviewer: ACS, Elsevier and Springer Nature Journals. Reviewed > 15 research articles.

Journal Covers

  • Front cover: ACS Sensors, Issue 12, December 24, 2021, Vol 6.
  • Front cover: The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Issue 15, February 11, 2021, Vol 5.
  • Front cover: The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Issue 13, April 2, 2020, Vol 124.
  • Back cover: ChemPhysChem, Wiley-VCH, Issue 13, April 2, 2020, Vol 124.

Book Chapter

  • Sai Sathish Ramamurthy, Venkatesh S and Yordan Kostov, Book chapter entitled “Solution-Deposited Plasmonic Nanofilms and Their Applications” in “Handbook of functional nanomaterials”, 2013, Vol-1, Chapter 17, pg- 333-348, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA. ISBN: 978-1-62948-365-8.

Recent Publications

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Selected Publications

  • Bhaskar S, Srinivasan Venkatesh*, Ramamurthy SS*. Nd 2 O 3 –Ag based Nanostructures for
    Plasmonic Biosensing, Antimicrobial and Anticancer Applications. ACS Applied Nano Materials.
    2023, 6, 2, 1129–1145.
  • Andar A, Hasan MS, Srinivasan Venkatesh, Al-Adhami M, Gutierrez E, Burgenson D, Ge X, Tolosa L, Kostov Y and Rao G. Wood Microfluidics. Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 91, 17, 11004-11012.
  • Rai B, Malmberg R, Srinivasan Venkatesh, Kalathur MG, Naga Sai KV, Andar A, Rao G, Sanjeevi CB, Koushik V, Ramamurthy SS. Surface Plasmon-Coupled Dual Emission (SPCDE) Platform for Ultrafast Oxygen Monitoring after SARS-CoV-2 infection. ACS Sensors, 2021, 6, 12, 4360-4368.
  • Bhaskar S, Naga Sai KV, Kalathur MG, Mahesh P, Srinivasan Venkatesh*, Ramamurthy SS*. Metal-Free, Graphene Oxide based Tunable Soliton and Plasmon Engineering for Biosensing Applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2021, 13, 14, 17046-17061.
  • Srinivasan Venkatesh, Dnyanesh V, Garima J, Dinesh J, Sai Sathish Ramamurthy. Earth Abundant Iron-Rich N-Doped Graphene Based Spacer and Cavity Materials for Surface Plasmon-Coupled Emission Enhancements. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 12324.
  • Srinivasan Venkatesh, Patnaik SG, Andar A, Matsumi N, Rao G and Ramamurthy SS. Fractal carbon islands on plastic substrates for enhancement in directional and beaming fluorescence emission. ACS Applied Nano Materials. 2019, 2, 10, 6103-6109.
  • Srinivasan Venkatesh, Manne AK, Patnaik SG, Ramamurthy SS. Cellphone Monitoring of Multi Qubit Decay in Tunable Coupling Regimes with Attomolar Sensitivity. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 23281.
  • Srinivasan Venkatesh and Ramamurthy SS. Purcell Factor: A Tunable Metric for Plasmon-Coupled Fluorescence Emission Enhancements in Cermet Nanocavities. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, 120, 2908.
  • Srinivasan Venkatesh, Pradeep Kumar Badiya and Sai Sathish Ramamurthy. Low-dimensional carbon spacers in surface plasmon-coupled emission with femtomolar sensitivity and 1000-fold fluorescence enhancements. Chemical Communication, 2015, 51, 7809.