Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty

Dr. Anupam Das
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Location: Turner Hall, Room #325
Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: (757) 727-5309

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2024)
Hampton University

Postdoctoral Associate (2021-2023) with Huiyuan Guo
State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton

Postdoctoral Associate (2018-2021) with Jaebum Choo
Chung-Ang University

Postdoctoral Associate (2017-2018) with William Hancock
The Pennsylvania State University

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2017)
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore
Thesis: Liposome-DNA/Protein Interactions: Impacts on Anticancer Drug Molecules
Advisor: Anjan Chakraborty

M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (2010)
University of Kalyani

B.Sc. in Chemistry (Honors), Physics, & Mathematics (2008)
Krishnath College, University of Kalyani

Courses Taught
CHE-202 – General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II
CHE-408 – Instrumental Analysis
CH-153 – Chemistry Lab

Research Interests
My research interests are broadly oriented to analytical chemistry. I use molecular spectroscopic techniques and nanoplasmonics for detection and quantification of a wide range of analytes originating in forensic, bio, and environmental fields. A major effort of my research would be dedicated in developing highly sensitive, low cost, ‘point-of-need’ sensors by using plasmonic (gold, silver) nanomaterials and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Other future efforts will focus on the development of plasmonic nanoprobes for detection of biomarkers expressed in cells with the help of Raman and fluorescence imaging.

Current projects

  1. SERS-based lateral flow assay (LFA) paper strips as low-cost, sensitive, point-of-need sensors for forensic analytes.
  2. Highly sensitive SERS-LFA tools for detection of biomarkers in body fluids

Future project(s)
Development of nanoprobes for detection of biomarkers expressed in cells by Raman and fluorescence imaging.

Links to Scholarly Publications

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Selected Publications

  1. Das, A.; Terry, L. R.; Sander, S.; Guo, H. Confocal Surface-enhanced Raman Imaging of the Intestine Barrier Crossing Behavior of Dual-functional Plasmonic Nanoplastics in Daphnia magna. Oct. 18, 2023, Version 3
  2. Das, ; Kim, K.; Park, S-G.; Choi, N.; Choo, J. SERS-based serodiagnosis of acute febrile diseases using plasmonic nanopopcorn microarray platforms. Biosens. Bioelectron. 2021, 192, 113525.
  3. Das, A.; Choi, N.; Moon, J-I.; Choo, J. Determination of total iron binding capacity of transferring using metal organic framework-based surface-enhanced Raman scattering
    J. Raman Spectrosc. 2021, 5, 506.
  4. Chen, H.; Park, S-G.; Choi, N.; Moon, J-I.; Dang, H.; Das, A.; Lee, S.; Kim, D-G.; Chen, ; Choo, J. SERS imaging-based aptasensor for ultrasensitive and reproducible detection of influenza virus A. Biosens. Bioelectron. 2020, 167, 112496.
  5. Choi, N.; Dang, H.; Das, A.; Sim, M. S.; Chung, I. Y.; Choo, J. SERS biosensors forultrasensitive detection of multiple biomarkers expressed in cancer cells. Biosens. Bioelectron. 2020, 164, 112326.

Professional Affiliations
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Korean Chemical Society (KCS)

Journal Editorial Board(s)
I served as a guest editor for the special Issue entitled ‘Nanoelectromechanical and Plasmonic (NEMP) Biosensor’ in Micromachines in 2022.