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Raj Mutharasan

Raj Mutharasan
Office: CAT 281
Phone: 215-895-2236
Fax: 215-895-5837
Website: Research Group Website
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Curriculum Vitae: PDF
Faculty Video: "Introducing our CBE Faculty: Prof. Raj Mutharasan"


PhD, Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, 1973; MS, Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, 1971; BS, Chemical Engineering, IIT (Madras, India), 1969

Selected Awards

Elected Fellow of AIChE, AIMBE, AAAS (2001, 2006, 2011)
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, 2012
Editorial Board, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2008 - )
Editorial Board, Sensors Letters (2007-09)
Drexel University Research Award, 1987; 2003
Reported in: Discoveries and Breakthroughs in Science:

Research Interests

Cantilever sensors for biological detection
Modeling of resonance
Dynamics of fluid-solid interactions
Mechanics and related phenomena in biological binding and interaction

Selected Publications

Johnson, B.; Mutharasan, R. Biosensor-based MicroRNA Detection: Techniques, Design, Performance, and Challenges. Analyst 2014, 139 (7), 1576 - 1588.

Johnson, B.; Mutharasan, R. Reduction of nonspecific protein adsorption on cantilever biosensors caused by transverse resonant mode vibration. Analyst 2014, 139 (5), 1112 - 1120.

Rosario, R.; Mutharasan, R. Piezoelectric excited millimeter sized cantilever sensors for measuring gas density changes. Sens. Actuators, B 2014, 192, 99-104.

Johnson, B. N.; Mutharasan, R. Electrochemical piezoelectric-excited millimeter-sized cantilever (ePEMC) for simultaneous dual transduction biosensing. Analyst 2013, 138 (21), 6365 - 6371.

Sharma, H.; R. Mutharasan. hlyA gene-based sensitive detection of Listeria monocytogenes using a novel cantilever sensor. Anal. Chem. 2013, 85(6), 3222-3228.