V.R. Singh

Advanced Nano-Biomedical Sensors and Nano-Electronic Devices for Health Care Applications

 Prof (Dr) V.R.Singh, Life Fellow- IEEE
Associate Editor, IEEE-TIM and Regional Editor of Int Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology.
Chair, IEEE-IMS/EMBS Delhi
National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi India and PDM University, Bahadurgarh,
NCR-Delhia rapid progress



As there is a rapid progress in science, newer and newer sensors, devices and instruments are being developed, day by day, for various industrial, scientific, engineering and biomedical applications. However, more advanced sophisticated sensors and systems are still required to be developed further for better health care, with reliable quick diagnosis of a particular disease/abnormality in an intelligent manner as well as for therapeutic treatment of say cancer disease, well in time. Here, advanced  nano- biomedical sensors and nano-electronic devices  are developed for better healthcare applications, particularly for old age patients living in isolated areas.

Different designs of new nano-electronic devices and new biomedical sensors based on sensing mechanisms with conventional techniques to nano-chips with several hundreds of sensing elements like ultrasound on a chip, and biochip-based sensors,  are described in detail. Main emphasis is placed on the development of  IOT based and cloud-based biomedical  sensor systems for new clinical measurements, preferably in ubiquitous manner.

Cancer nanotechnology and therapeutic treatment of deep seated brain tumours, with high intensity focussed ultrasound, are given, as case studies.

Wireless sensor networking (WSN) is used for the ubiquitous health care in different environments, in an effective manner at low cost.



Prof. (Dr) V.R.Singh, Ph.D. (Electrical Engg), IIT-Delhi and Life Fellow- IEEE and LF-IETE, LF-IEI, LF-ASI/USI and LF-IFUMB/WFUMB, has over 38 years of research-cum-teaching experience in India and abroad (Univ of Toronto-Canada, KU Leuven- Belgium, Korea Univ, South Korea, TU-Delft, Netherlands, Univ of Surrey/Southampton, UK, PTB-Germany and others). He has been at National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, as a Director-grade-Scientist/ Head of Instrumentation, Sensors & Biomedical Measurements and Standards, as well as  Distinguished Professor (AICTE/INAE) jointly with Thapar University.

He has over 350 papers, 250 talks, 260 conf papers, 4 books, 14 patents and 30 consultancies to his credit. Under his guidance, 35 PhD scholars have earned PhD degree while others are working with him. He is the Mentor/Advisor of PDM University.

Dr. Singh has been the Associate Editor of IEEE Int Sensor Journal (2010-2016), and is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and  Measurements, Editorial Board Member, Biomedical Engineering Letters (BMEL) and Regional Editor of Int Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET). Apart from this, he is on Editorial/Reviwer Boards of other journals. like Sensors & Actuators (Switzerland), IEEE Trans on Engg in Med and Biology , J Computers in Electrical Engg (USA), J.Instn Electr Telecom Engrs,  J.Instn Engrs -India, Ind J Pure & Appl Physics,  J.of Instrm Soc Ind, J. Pure & Appl Ultrasonics, J. Life Science Engg, etc.

He is the recipient of awards by INSA (Ind Natnl Sci Academy)1974, NPL 1973,  Thapar Trust 1983,  ICMR (Ind Council of Med Res) 1984; Japan Soc.  Ultr in Medicine 1985, Asian Federation of Societies of Ultasound in Medicine  & Biology 1987, IE-I(Institution of Engineers- India) 1988/ 1991, IEEEEMBS 1999 and IEEE-2010/2011/2014, Sir CV Raman Award by Acoustical Society of India / 2018, for his outstanding contributions. Presently, he is IEEE-EMBS-DL (Distinguished Lecturer), IEEENanoTechnology Council-DL  and INSA-YSA-DL.

He has served as Guest Editor of Special Issues of JASI on Physical Acoustics and Utrasonics (2016-17) and Medical Acoustics (2017-18) as well as on IETE Technical Review journal on Transducers (2002).

He is the Chair of IEEE-EMBS/IMS-Delhi Chapter, Immediate past President of Acoustical Society of India  and current Vice President of Ultrasonic Society of India and has been theVice President of Instrumentation Soc of India, Vice-President of IFSUMB, Secretary of IEEE India Council and the Chairman of IEEE-Delhi Section. Dr. Singh is a Member of IEEE Standards Association. He was also Council Member of WFUMB (Australia) Ultrasound Safety and Standards. He has served as the Chair or a Member of BIS Committee on Elctro-Medical Committee in the past and presently, he is the Chairman of BIS-MHD-15 Committee. He has been the session chair,plenary/keynote/ invited speaker and on advisory boards of world congresses and national/international conferences, world over. He has been  the Conf Organiser of WESPAC-2018, Nov 10 to 15, New Delhi.

His main areas of interest are: nano-electronic devices, sensors and transducers, biomedical instrumentation, biomedical standards, computer modeling and simulation, biomedical ultrasonics/medical acoustics, POCT devices, neuro-sensors/implants, nano-cancer-technology, cancer hyperthermia, tissue characterisation, lithotripsy, WSN and health care engineering.