Dr. Himansu Sekhar Nanda


School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Office: N4.1 B3-01a
42 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

email: hnanda@ntu.edu.sg


Dr. Himansu Sekhar Nanda (a blessed son of mother Ms. Binodini Nanda and father Mr. Pradipta Kumar Nanda) was born in 1984, in a beautiful village named Barada situated at Jajpur district of Odisha (world geographical location: 20.5894°N, near major Buddhist complex Lalitgiri comprising of major stupas, 'esoteric' Buddha images, and monasteries (viharas) and a part of diamond triangle). He did his schooling (up to 10th standard) at his village School Nigamananda Vidyapitha, Barada (an old government school) till 2000. Eventually, he was interested in higher level research after a set of failures over his ambition to become a medical doctor. In order to keep him in-line and abreast with the latest medical technologies with a further goal to serve future medical science, he developed interest in engineering education that can provide knowledge and experience on advanced medical technologies. After his intermediate education (+2 Science) from Maharishi College of Natural Law, Bhubaneswar, he joined MITS Rayagada (an affiliated institute under the umbrella of Biju Patnaik university of Technology) in 2004 to pursue his engineering (B-Tech) education in Biotechnology. He eventually graduated with a B-Tech degree in 2008. After being qualified in national level entry test for post graduate education at Indian Institute of Technology (worldwide recognized as IIT), he joined as a post graduate student of master of technology in Nanotechnology at Centre for Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee (one among the well-established IIT as well as an oldest technical university of Asia, erstwhile named as University of Roorkee or Thomson college of civil engineering, ESTD: 1847) in 2008 and graduated with M-Tech degree in 2010. Soon after his post-graduation, he got the opportunity to visit prestigious National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS, Japan) with an international travel grant to present his post graduate research before the scientific jury members of NIMS international graduate school. Eventually, he got selected among few candidates to get admission in doctoral program in Materials Science and Engineering with internationally competitive NIMS graduate research assistantship (NIMS GRA, AY 2011). During his doctoral career, he was offered the chance to work with Professor Guoping Chen (current associate editor of Journal of Materials Chemistry B: Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing) as his doctoral mentor. Under Professor Chen’s guidance, he earned his doctorate in Materials Sciences and Engineering majoring in Biomaterials from University of Tsukuba, while working at NIMS. His doctoral thesis was on development of controlled drug releasing porous scaffolds applicable for various tissue regeneration studies such as skin, cartilage and bone. He earned the expertise in design of latest scaffolding technology from Professor Chen and his co-workers. Soon after his doctoral studies, he held the position of a post-doctoral fellow at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, where he worked on synthesis and functionalization aspects of nanomaterials (development of aqueous dispersible cerium oxide nanoparticles for nanomedicine application such as scaffold integration for nanomedicine screening, angiogenesis and so on). From 2016, he joined as a Research Fellow in at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and closely working with Professor Terry W. J. Steele at Steele’s Lab sitting at NTU. He is honoured with many scholastic awards and achievements. He has published many research publications in peer reviewed international journals and attended many international conferences as a speaker. He is also in editorial board of several International Journals. Journal of Nanotechnology and Materials Science, SciFed Nanotech Research Letters, SciFed Drug delivery research Journal and Journal of nanoscience, nanomedicine and nanobiology are among the few in list. His major research interests include biomaterials, nanomedicine and blood compatible soft tissue bioadhesives. Apart from his research interests, he is interested in education of bright Indian children from disadvantaged background.

Research Interests

Advanced healthcare materials for regenerative therapies, Soft tissue bioadhesives for dynamic drug delivery and blood contacting applications, biocompatible surface modification of nanomaterials and medical devices, nanostructures for angiogenesis and cancer.


[7]H. S. Nanda, "Surface modification of promising cerium oxide nanoparticles for nanomedicine applications", RSC Advances, vol. 6, 2016, pp. 111889-111894. [doi]
[6]H. S. Nanda, "Preparation and biocompatible surface modification of redox altered cerium oxide nanoparticle promising for nanobiology and medicine", Bioengineering, vol. 3, 2016, pp. 28. [doi]
[5]H. S. Nanda, N. Kawazoe and G. Chen, "Ionic salt induced morphology and drug release control of insulin incorporated biodegradable PLGA microspheres", Advanced Materials Letters, vol. 7, 2016, pp. 866-871. [doi]
[4]H. S. Nanda et al., "Preparation of collagen porous scaffolds with controlled and sustained release of bioactive insulin", Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers: Biomedical Applications, vol. 29, no. 2, 2014, pp. 95-109.
[3]H. S. Nanda et al., "Collagen scaffolds with controlled insulin release and controlled pore structure for cartilage tissue engineering", BioMed research international, vol. 2014, 2014.
[2]H. S. Nanda et al., "Collagen microgel-assisted dexamethasone release from PLLA-collagen hybrid scaffolds of controlled pore structure for osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells", Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition, vol. 25, no. 13, 2014, pp. 1374-1386.
[1]H. S. Nanda, "Amphotericin B' Loaded Natural Biodegradable Nanofibers as a Potential Drug Delivery System against Leishmaniasis", Current Nanoscience, vol. 7, no. 6, 2011, pp. 943-949.