Puru Parthasarathy




My interest in nanoscale phenomena and their potential to influence our everyday life brings me to this research group. My undergraduate years were spent at IIT Bombay where I worked on a MEMS based sensor for biological detection. My long term goals lie in creating engineered products for use in the lifesciences. When I am not in the lab, I am in the gym or at home listening to music.


Current Research

Played around with nanoparticles and put them on different surfaces, and got a few publications.



University of California, Los Angeles

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering


Work Experience

Summer 2002 MIC Denmark

Bioprobes Group

Honors and Awards

Graduate Division Fellowship, UCLA, 2003-2004


Publications and Patents

  1. Spatially Controlled Assembly of Nanomaterials at the Nanoscale, Puru Parthasarathy, Paula M. Mendes, Eric Schopf, Jon A. Preece, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Yong Chen, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol.8, 1-5, 2008

  2. 'Electrochemically Controllable Conjugation of Proteins on Surfaces', Paula M. Mendes, Karen L. Christman, Puru Parthasarathy, Eric Schopf, Jianyong Ouyang, Yang Yang, Jon A. Preece, Heather D. Maynard, Yong Chen and J. Fraser Stoddart, Bioconjugate Chem., Vol. 18, 1919-1923, 2007

  3. 'On Chip Electrochemical Programming of Chemical and Biological Reagents', patent filed with the University of California

Contact Information

Engineering IV
420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095