Prof. D. Sakthi Kumar Ph.D.


Deputy Director, Bio Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University, Japan
Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New Science, Toyo University, Japan
E.Mail: sakthi[at] | Website: www[dot]drsakthikumar[dot]com
Prof. D. Sakthi Kumar is currently working as Deputy Director for Bio Nano Electronics Research Centre (BNERC) and as Professor in Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New Science, Toyo University, Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in 1989,1991,1998 respectively from Mahatma Gandhi University of Kerala, India. After receiving his Ph.D.; he worked as Research Associate at the Thin Film Laboratory, Dept. of Physics, IIT Delhi, India. He joined BNERC after winning prestigious JSPS, Japan postdoctoral fellowship in 2001. He is interested in research fields such as developing bio-nano devices and nanodrugs to fight against cancers, biomaterials, scaffolds for implantations, bio/chemical/optical sensors, carbon nanotubes for bio imaging and as a treatment method for cancers, quantum dots and nanomaterials for optical and bio imaging and solar cell applications etc. He has published 131 peer reviewed research articles including many cover page articles, review articles and also published many book chapters and having 8 patents in his credit and delivered many invited talks in international seminars and chaired sessions. He co-edited two books “Plant Nanotechnology: Principles and Practices” (Springer), “Biomedical Applications of Polymeric Materials and Composites” (Wiley-VCH) and one under preparation “Bionanotechnology in Cancer: Diagnosis and Therapy” (Pan Stanford). Under his guidance 18 students received their doctoral degrees. For his work in biopolymers; The Society of Polymer Science, Japan honoured him with Asia Excellence Award in 2012. He is currently serving as Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group).