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Dr. Indumathi Sathisaran
Dr. Indumathi Sathisaran

Assistant Professor (Grade II)

Office Address:

Department of Bioscience and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kozhikode - 673601, Kerala, India.

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Home Address:

  • Ph.D. Biological Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (2014 - 2020)

  • M.Tech. Biotechnology, K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India (2012 - 2014)

  • B.Tech. Biotechnology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India (2008 - 2012)

  • Educational Qualifications

    • Ph.D. Biological Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (2014 - 2020)

    • M.Tech. Biotechnology, K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India (2012 - 2014)

    • B.Tech. Biotechnology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India (2008 - 2012)

    Professional Experience

    • Assistant Professor (Grade II), National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kozhikode, India (Jul 2023 - Present)

    • DBT Research Associate, Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (Feb - Jul 2023)

    • Postdoctoral Researcher, Molecular Science Research Center, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan (Oct 2021 - Feb 2023)

    • 'Zurich School of Crystallography 2019: Bring Your Own Crystals' at the University of Zurich, Switzerland (16 - 27 Jun 2019).
    • ‘International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) - Crystallographic Computing School 2017’ at Indian Institute of Science, India (15-20 Aug 2017).

    • Crystal engineering & screening of pharmaceutical solid forms (amorphous solids, cocrystals, eutectics, polymorphs and salts)
    • Crystallization and continuous production of (bio)pharmaceuticals
    • Solubility enhancement of poorly water-soluble drugs
    • 3D spheroids as in vitro models in drug repositioning
    • Personalized drug formulations
    • 3D bioprinting
    • Drug delivery

    • DBT Research Associate Fellowship (Jan 2023)
    • Registration Support from Crystal Engineering Gordon Research Conference (GRC) (Mar 2022)
    • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Competitive Travel Grant (May 2019)
    • International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Bursary (Jan 2019)
    • IUCr – Department of Science and Technology (DST) Bursary (May 2017)
    • Gold Medal for Department Topper in M. Tech programme (Feb 2015)
    • Best Outgoing Student Award (Mar 2014)
    • Best Oral Presentation Award (Oct 2013)
    • Meritorious Award (Aug 2013)
    • Qualification in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Biotechnology (Mar 2013)
    • Best Poster Award (Feb 2013)
    • Alagammal Charitable Trust Gold Medal during B. Tech programme (Mar 2012)

    Journals

    1. Indumathi Sathisaran, 3D Printing and Bioprinting in the Battle Against Diabetes and its Chronic Complications, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 2024, 12, doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2024.1363483.
    2. Indumathi Sathisaran and Sameer V. Dalvi, Cocrystallization of an Antiretroviral Drug Nevirapine: An Eutectic, a Cocrystal Solvate, and a Cocrystal Hydrate, Crystal Growth and Design 2021, 21(4), 2076 – 2092.
    3. Indumathi Sathisaran and Sameer Vishvanath Dalvi, Investigating Cocrystallization of Carbamazepine with Structurally Compatible Coformers: New Cocrystal and Eutectic Phases with Enhanced Dissolution, AAPS PharmSci Tech 2021, 22, 29.
    4. Aaqib H Khan, Xinyue Jiang, Swarupkumar Surwase, Merve Gultekinoglu, Cem Bayram, Indumathi Sathisaran, Dhiraj Bhatia, Jubair Ahmed, Bingjie Wu, Kezban Ulubayram, Mohan Edirisinghe, Sameer V. Dalvi, Effectiveness of oil-layered albumin microbubbles produced using microfluidic T-junctions in series for in vitro inhibition of tumor cells, Langmuir 2020, 36(39), 11429-11441.
    5. Indumathi Sathisaran, Dhiraj Devidas Bhatia and Sameer Vishvanath Dalvi, New curcumin-trimesic acid cocrystal and anti-invasion activity of curcumin multicomponent solids against 3D tumor models, International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2020, 587, 119667.
    6. Indumathi Sathisaran and Murugesan Balasubramanian, Physical characterization of chitosan/gelatin-alginate beads for controlled release of urea, Heliyon 2020, 6(11), e05495.
    7. Indumathi Sathisaran and Sameer Vishvanath Dalvi, Cocrystallization of carbamazepine with amides: Cocrystal and eutectic phases with improved dissolution, Journal of Molecular Structure 2019, 1193, 398-415.
    8. Indumathi Sathisaran, Jenna Marie Skieneh, Sohrab Rohani and Sameer V. Dalvi, Curcumin Eutectics with Enhanced Dissolution Rates: Binary Phase Diagrams, Characterization, and Dissolution studies, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 2018, 63(10), 3652-3671.
    9. Indumathi Sathisaran and Sameer Vishvanath Dalvi, Engineering cocrystals of poorly water-soluble drugs to enhance dissolution in aqueous medium, Pharmaceutics 2018, 10(3), 108 (Belongs to the special issue, 'Dissolution Enhancement of Poorly Soluble Drugs').
    10. Jenna Marie Skieneh, Indumathi Sathisaran, Sameer V. Dalvi and Sohrab Rohani, Co-amorphous form of curcumin-folic acid dihydrate with increased dissolution rate, Crystal Growth and Design 2017, 17(12), 6273- 6280.
    11. Indumathi Sathisaran and Sameer Vishvanath Dalvi, Crystal Engineering of Curcumin with Salicylic Acid and Hydroxyquinol as Coformers, Crystal Growth and Design 2017, 17(7), 3974-3988.

    Conferences

    International conferences

    1. Indumathi Sathisaran, Jean-Christophe M. Monbaliu, Cornelis P. Vlaar, Jorge Duconge, Vilmali Lopez-Mejias, Torsten Stelzer, ‘Preparation and Characterization of Modafinil Nanofibers by Electrospinning’ in 2022 AIChE Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, United States, November 13 - 18, 2022, (Oral).
    2. Indumathi Sathisaran and Sameer V. Dalvi, ‘Crystal Engineering of Nevirapine for Improved Dissolution Characteristics: An Interesting Behavior of a Coformer During Evaporative Cocrystallization’ in Crystal Engineering Gordon Research Conference 2022, Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River, Newry, United States, June 19 - 24, 2022, (Poster).
    3. Indumathi Sathisaran and Sameer V. Dalvi, 'Enhancing aqueous solubility of carbamazepine by crystal engineering approach' in 4th Asian Crystallization Technology Symposium 2018 (ACTS 2018), Biopolis, Singapore, June 20-22, 2018, (Oral).
    4. Indumathi Sathisaran, Jenna Marie Skieneh, Sameer V. Dalvi and Sohrab Rohani, 'Exploring co-crystallization of curcumin' in 24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad, India, August 21-28, 2017, (Oral, Abstract reference: Acta Cryst 2017, A70, C1038).
    5. Indumathi Sathisaran and Sameer V. Dalvi, 'Understanding rationale behind carbamazepine co- crystallization with acids, amides and hydrazides' in 24th Congress and General Assembly of the IUCr, HICC, Hyderabad, India, August 21-28, 2017, (Poster, Abstract reference: Acta Cryst, 2017, A70, C435).
    6. Indumathi Sathisaran and Sameer V. Dalvi, 'Investigation of carbamazepine-para hydroxybenzamide cocrystallization for enhanced aqueous solubility' in IUCr Crystallographic Computing School-2017, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, August 15-20, 2017, (Poster).
    7. Indumathi. S and Sameer V. Dalvi, 'Identification of Stoichiometrically Diverse Curcumin-Hydroxyquinol Cocrystals using Differential Scanning Calorimetry' in World Congress on Drug Discovery and Development, J. N. Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, Nov. 23-25, 2016, (Oral).
    8. K. Subramanian, S. Indumathi and V. Vijayakumar, 'Preparation and Evaluation of Chitosan-Gelatin Composite Film as a Carrier for Transdermal Drug Delivery' in International Conference on Advance Polymeric Materials (ICAPM 2013), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India, Oct. 11-13, 2013, (Invited talk).

    National conferences

    1. Indumathi Sathisaran, Dhiraj Devidas Bhatia and Sameer Vishvanath Dalvi, 'Crystal Engineering of Curcumin for Enhanced Bioavailability' in 16th Young Investigators' Meeting 2024, Courtyard by Marriott, Bhopal and The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, March 11-15, 2024, (Poster).
    2. Indumathi Sathisaran, Dhiraj Devidas Bhatia and Sameer V. Dalvi, 'Evaluation of Anti-cancer and Anti- invasion activity of Curcumin Multicomponent Solids' in 26th Indian Society for Chemists and Biologists Conference (ISCBC)- NIPiCON-2020, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India, January 22 – 24, 2020, (Oral).
    3. Indumathi Sathisaran and Sameer V. Dalvi, 'Understanding the Mechanism of Curcumin Eutectics/Cocrystals Formation with Salicylic Acid and Hydroxyquinol as Coformers' in ChEmference 2016, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India, December 3-4, 2016, (Oral).
    4. Indumathi. S and Murugesan Balasubramanian, 'Preparation and Characterization of Alginate Strengthened Polymer Composite Beads for Controlled Release of Fertilizer' in National Conference on Advances in Process Engineering, Sastra University, Tamilnadu, India, Oct. 18-19, 2013, (Oral, Best Oral Presentation Award).
    5. S. Indumathi and K. P. Kannan, 'Isolation and Characterization of Storage Mycoflora/Mycotoxins from Food grains/Vegetables' in BIOCONCORRENZA’13, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamilnadu, India, Feb. 28, 2013, (Poster, Best Poster Award).

    Monsoon semester (2023-2024)

    BT1004E Biochemistry 

    BT1001D/BT1001E Introduction to Life Science / Biology for Engineers

    Winter semester (2023-2024)

    BT4022D Biosensors and Diagnostics

    BT1001E Biology for Engineers