SWOMITRA KUMAR MOHANTY portrait
  • Associate Professor, Metallurgical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
801-587-7299

Publications

  • Willis, CN, Larson, SR, Andama, A, Jaganath, D, Misra, M, Cattamanchi, A & Mohanty, SK (2021). Engineered Electroactive Solutions for Electrochemical Detection of Tuberculosis-Associated Volatile Organic Biomarkers. IEEE Sensors Journal. Published, 11/13/2021.
  • Wang, M, Sjoden, G, Foleey, A. & Mohanty, S. (2021). 3D SN and Monte Carlo calculations of the Utah TRIGA reactor core using PENTRAN and MCNP6. Annals of Nuclear Energy. Vol. 155. Published, 06/01/2021.
  • Jaganath, D., Wambi, P, Reza, T., Nakafeero, J., Aben, EO, Kiconco, E., Nannyonga, G., Nserreko, M., Sekadda, M., Mudiope, M., Kato-Maeda, M., Starke, J., Andama, A, Mohanty, S., Wobudeya, E. & Cattamanchi, A. (2021). A Prospective Evaluation of Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra for Childhood Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Uganda. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Vol. 10, 586-592. Published, 05/01/2021.
  • Hegda, S, Malik, H., Carlson, K., Mohanty, S. & Kelly, K. (2021). Detecting Benzene Vapor via a Low-cost Nanostructured TiO2 Sensor. IEEE Sensors Journal. Published, 03/01/2021.
  • A Andama, D Jaganath, R Crowder, L Asege, M Nakaye, D Katumba, J Mukwatamundu, S Mwebe , C F Semitala, W Worodria, M Joloba, S Mohanty, A Somoskovi & A Cattamanchi (2021). The transition to Xpert MTB/RIF ultra: diagnostic accuracy for pulmonary tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Infect Dis. Vol. 21. Published, 01/11/2021.
  • Devan Jaganath, Peter Wambi , Tania F Reza , Jascent Nakafeero , Ernest O Aben , Emma Kiconco , Gertrude Nannyonga, Moses Nsereko , Moorine P Sekadde, Mary Mudiope, Midori Kato-Maeda, Jeffrey Starke , Alfred Andama , Swomitra Mohanty , Eric Wobudeya & Adithya Cattamanchi (2021). A Prospective Evaluation of Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra for Childhood Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Uganda. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. Published, 01/08/2021.
  • Andama, A, Jaganath, D, Crowder, R., Asege, L., Nakaye, M, Katumba D, Mwebe S, Semitala F, Worodria W, Joloba M, Mohanty S. & Cattamanchi, A. (2020). Accuracy and incremental yield of urine Xpert MTB/RIF ultra versus determine TB-LAM for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease. Published, 09/04/2020.
  • Malik, Hammad, Kai Barrera, Swomitra Mohanty & Krista Carlson. (2020). Enhancing electrochemical properties of TiO2 nanotubes via engineered defect laden crystal structures. Materials Letters. Published, 06/01/2020.
  • Malik, Hammad, Sayan Sarkar, Swomitra Mohanty & Krista Carlson (2020). Modelling and synthesis of Magnéli Phases in ordered titanium oxide nanotubes with preserved morphology. Scientific reports. Vol. 10, 1-11. Published, 05/28/2020.
  • Willis CN, Saffary Y, Tripathy A, Misra M & Mohanty SK (2020). Electrochemical Sensing Platforms for Tuberculosis-Associated VOCs from Patient Breath. ECS Meeting Abstracts. Published, 05/01/2020.
  • Andama, A., Jaganath, D., Crowder, R., Asege, L., Nakaye, M., Katumba, D., Mwebe, M., Semitala, F., Worodria, W., Joloba, M., Mohanty, S., Somoskovi, A. & Cattamanchi, A. (2020). Accuracy and incremental yield of urine Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra versus Determine TB-LAM for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease. Vol. 96. Published, 01/01/2020.
  • Saffary Y, McKinnon, L, Willis, C., Carlson, K & Mohanty, S (2019). Analysis of Pneumonia Associated Volatile Organic Compounds from Bacteria Culture Using Synthesized TiO2 Nanotube Array Sensor and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. AICHE Annual Meeting. Published, 11/15/2019.
  • McKinnon, L, Cho, H, Wang, B, Magda, J, Deo, M. , Bartyl, M & Mohanty, S (2019). In-Situ Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous SBA-15 inside Enclosed Polymer Microchannels. AICHE Annual Meeting. Published, 11/15/2019.
  • Andama, A., , Crowder, R, Willis, C., McKinnon, L, Jaganath, D, Joloba, M., Cattamanchi, A. & Mohanty, S. (2019). Methyl nicotinate and methyl para-anisate as breath biomarkers for tuberculosis diagnosis: a pilot study in Kampala, Uganda, . The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Hyderabad, India,. Published, 10/31/2019.
  • Andama, A.O., Crowder, R, Jaganath, D., Asege, L., Nakaye, M., Katumba, D., Mwebe, M., Semitala, F., Joloba, M., Worodia, W., Mohanty, S., Somoskovi, A. & Cattamanchi, A. (2019). Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra Sputum and Urine Testing and Determine LAM for Detection of Tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda. Tuberculosis Diagnosis. Published, 05/21/2019.
  • Tseng, Y.H., LEE, T.I, Doane, S. J., Butterfield, A.E., McLenna, J.D., Mohanty, S.K. & Pease, L.F. (2019). Periodic symmetry defined bioreactors enhance algae growth. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. Vol. 5, 1037-1045. Published, 04/24/2019.
  • Wang, D., Flecher, T.H., Mohanty, S, Hu, H & Eddings,E. (2019). Modified CPD model for coal devolatilization at underground coal thermal treatment conditions. Energy & fuels. 2981-2993. Published, 03/18/2019.
  • Tseng, Y.H., Mohanty, SK, McLennan, JD & Pease, LF (2019). Algal lipid extraction using confined impinging jet mixers. Chemical Engineering Science X. Vol. 1. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Leu, Hsuan-Yu, Navid Farhoudi , Christopher F. Reiche, Julia Körner , Swomitra Mohanty , Florian Solzbacher & Jules Magda (2018). Low-Cost Microfluidic Sensors with Smart Hydrogel Patterned Arrays Using Electronic Resistive Channel Sensing for Readout. Gels. Vol. 4. Published, 10/19/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/gels4040084
  • Hassan, Syeda Sara, Carlson, Krista, Mohanty, Swomitra & Canlier, Ali (2018). Ultra-rapid catalytic degradation of 4-nitrophenol with ionic liquid recoverable and reusable ibuprofen derived silver nanoparticles. Environmental Pollution. Vol. 237. Published, 06/01/2018.
  • Bhattacharyya, D, Kumar, Pankaj, Smith, York, Mohanty, Swomitra & Misra, Mano (2018). Plasmonic-enhanced electrochemical detection of volatile biomarkers with gold functionalized TiO2 nanotube arrays. ournal of materials science & technology. Vol. 34, 905-913. Published, 06/01/2018.
  • Beeman, Michael, Ugochukwu C. Nze, Himanshu J. Sant , Hammad Malik, Swomitra Mohanty, Bruce K Gale & Krista Carlson (2018). Electrochemical Detection of E. coli O157: H7 in Water after Electrocatalytic and Ultraviolet Treatments Using a Polyguanine-Labeled Secondary Bead Sensor. Sensors. Vol. 18. Published, 05/18/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/s18051497
  • Carlson, Krista, Misra, Manoranjan & Mohanty, Swomitra (2018). Developments in Micro-and Nanotechnology for Foodborne Pathogen Detection. Foodborne pathogens and disease. Vol. 15. Published, 01/01/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1089/fpd.2017.2309
  • K. Carlson, M. Misra & S. Mohanty (2017). Developments in Micro- and Nanotechnology for Foodborne Pathogen Detection. Foodborne Pathogen Dis. Vol. 1, 16-25. Published, 11/06/2017.
  • Y. Saffary, C. Willis, M. Misra & S. Mohanty (2017). Characterization of TiO2 Nanotubular Sensor for Detecting Tuberculosis Volatile Organic Compounds. AICHE. Published, 10/31/2017.
  • C. Willis, Y. Saffary, M. Misra & S. Mohanty (2017). Application of Hydrophobic-Polymer Coated TiO2 Nanotube Electrochemical Sensors in Humid Environments. AICHE. Published, 10/30/2017.
  • D. Bhattacharya, P. Kumar, S. Mohanty, Y. Smith & M. Misra (2017). Detection of four distinct volatile indicators of colorectal cancer using functionalized titania nanotubular arrays. Sensors. Vol. 17. Published, 08/04/2017.
  • P. Kumar, S. Mohanty, S. Guruswamy, Y. Smith & M. Misra (2017). Detection of Food Decay Products using Functionalized One-Dimensional Titania Nanotubular . IEEE Sensors Letters. Vol. 1. Published, 07/31/2017.
  • K. N. Chappanda, M. Misra, and S. K. Mohanty, "Synthesis of TiO2–Al2O3 and TiO2–Ta2O5 composite nanotubes on planar Si substrates," Micro & Nano Letters, 2016. Published, 08/01/2016.
  • K. Carlson, J. Tamllos, A. Timmerman, M. Misra, and S. Mohanty, "Development of titanium dioxide nanotube-based arrays for the electrocatalytic degradation and electrochemical detection of emerging pharmaceuticals in water," WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, vol. 209, pp. 53-63, 2016. Published, 06/01/2016.
  • D. Bhattacharyya, M. Misra, and S. K. Mohanty, "Fabrication of Smart Au/TiO2 Nanotubes/Si Based Schottky-Tunneling Diode Sensors for Electrochemical Detection of Biomarkers," in Meeting Abstracts, 2016, pp. 2022-2022. Published, 05/30/2016.
  • K. Carlson, C. Elliott, S. Walker, M. Misra, and S. Mohanty, "An Effective, Point-of-Use Water Disinfection Device Using Immobilized Black TiO2 Nanotubes as an Electrocatalyst," Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 163, pp. H395-H401, 2016. Published, 03/08/2016.
  • D. Bhattacharyya, Y. R. Smith, S. K. Mohanty, and M. Misra, "Titania Nanotube Array Sensor for Electrochemical Detection of Four Predominate Tuberculosis Volatile Biomarkers," Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 163, pp. B206-B214, 2016. Published, 03/04/2016.
  • D. Bhattacharyya, Y. R. Smith, S. K. Mohanty, and M. Misra, "Titania Nanotube Array Sensor for Electrochemical Detection of Four Predominate Tuberculosis Volatile Biomarkers," Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 163, pp. B206-B214, 2016. Published, 03/04/2016.
  • H. Jayamohan, Y. R. Smith, B. K. Gale, S. K. Mohanty, and M. Misra, "Photocatalytic microfluidic reactors utilizing titania nanotubes on titanium mesh for degradation of organic and biological contaminants," Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 4, pp. 657-663, 2016. Published, 03/01/2016.
  • J. M. Huber, K. L. Carlson, O. Conroy-Ben, M. Misra, and S. K. Mohanty, "Development of a field enhanced photocatalytic device for biocide of coliform bacteria," Journal of Environmental Sciences, vol. 44, pp. 38-44, 2016. Published, 01/14/2016.
  • Y. R. Smith, D. Bhattacharyya, S. K. Mohanty, and M. Misra, "Anodic functionalization of Titania nanotube arrays for the electrochemical detection of tuberculosis biomarker vapors," Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 163, pp. B83-B89, 2016. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Jayamohan, Harikrishnan, York R. Smith, Lauryn C. Hansen, Swomitra K. Mohanty, Bruce K. Gale, and Mano Misra. "Anodized titania nanotube array microfluidic device for photocatalytic application: Experiment and simulation." Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 174 (2015): 167-175. Published, 10/01/2015.
  • Ray, Rupashree S., Biplab Sarma, Swomitra Mohanty, Keith Prisbrey, and Mano Misra. "Assessment of metals in detection of TB biomarkers: Novel computational approach." Materials Chemistry and Physics 161 (2015): 1-8. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • Robinson, David C., Swomitra Mohanty, Jason Young, Greg Jones, and Darren Wesemann. "Novel techniques for mapping infectious diseases using point of care diagnostic sensors." In Physics and Technology of Sensors (ISPTS), 2015 2nd International Symposium on, pp. XVI-XVIII. IEEE, 2015. Published, 06/01/2015.
  • Kim, Younghwan, Jason Young, David C. Robinson, Greg Jones, Mano Misra, and Swomitra K. Mohanty. "Titanium dioxide nanotube based sensing platform for detection of mycobacterium tuberculosis volatile biomarkers methyl nicotinate and p-anisate." In Physics and Technology of Sensors (ISPTS), 2015 2nd International Symposium on, pp. 317-324. IEEE, 2015. Published, 06/01/2015.
  • Sarma, Biplab, Abraham L. Jurovitzki, Rupashree S. Ray, York R. Smith, Swomitra K. Mohanty, and Mano Misra. "Electrochemical capacitance of iron oxide nanotube (Fe-NT): effect of annealing atmospheres." Nanotechnology26, no. 26 (2015): 265401. Published, 06/01/2015.
  • Dhiman Bhattacharyya, York R Smith, Mano Misra, and Swomitra K Mohanty, " Electrochemical detection of methyl nicotinate biomarker using functionalized anodized titania nanotube arrays, 2015 Mater. Res. Express 2 025002. doi:10.1088/2053-1591/2/2/025002. Published, 01/01/2015.
  • K. N. Chappanda, Y. R. Smith, L. W. Rieth, P. Tathireddy, M. Misra and S. K. Mohanty, "Effect of Sputtering Parameters on the Morphology of TiO2Nanotubes Synthesized From Thin Ti Film on Si Substrate," in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 18-25, Jan. 2015. doi: 10.1109/TNANO.2014.2360501. Published, 01/01/2015.
  • Smith, Y.R., Chappanda, K.N., Mohanty, S. K., Misra, M. "TIO2-WO3 Nanotubular Composite Synthesized by Anodization of Simultaneous Multi-Target Sputtered Thin Films Characterized by Laser Ablation ICP-MS." ECS Transactions 58, no. 41 (2014): 115-124. Published, 10/01/2014.
  • Ray, R.S., Sarma, B., Mohanty, S. K., Misra, M., "Theoretical and experimental study of sensing of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) explosive through nanostructured TiO2 substrates", Talanta 118(2014): 304-311. Published, 06/01/2014.
  • Smith, Y.R., Gakhar, R. Merwin, A., Mohanty, S. K. Chidambaram, D., Misra, M. Anodic titania, nanotube arrays, sensitized with Mn-or-Co-doped cds nanocrystals", Electrochiica Acta 135 (2014): 503-512. Published, 05/01/2014.
  • K. N. Chappanda, Y. Smith, L. Rieth, P. Tathireddy, M. Misra, S. K. Mohanty "Effect of sputtering parameters on the morphology of TiO2 nanotubes synthesized from thin Ti film on Si substrate", IEEE Transactions and Nanotechnology 2014,14 18-25. Published, 04/01/2014.
  • K. N. Chappanda, Y. Smith, M. Misra, S. K. Mohanty, TiO2-WO3 composite nanotubes from co-sputtered thin films on Si substrate for enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 161. no. 9 (2014): H431-H437. Published, 02/18/2014.
  • B. Sarma, A.L., Y.R. Smith, A.L. Jurovitzki, S.K. Mohanty, M. Misra “Supercapacitance Behavior of Porous Oxide Layer Grown on 302-type Stainless Steel Substrate,” J. Power Sources (Accepted, 15-Feb-13). Published, 08/01/2013.
  • B. Sarma, A.L, Jurovitzki,R.S. Ray,Y.R. Smith, S.K. Mohanty,M. Misra, “Electrochemical Capacitance of Iron Oxide Nanotube (FE-NT): Effect of Annealing Atmosphere”, Journal of Power sources, March 15 2013. Published, 03/2013.
  • B. Sarma, A.L. Jurovitzki, Y.R., Smith, S.K. Mohanty, M. Misra, “Redox-Induced Enhancement in Interfacial Capacitance of Titania Nanotube/Bismuth Oxide Composite Electrode,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (Accepted, 17-Feb-13). Published, 02/17/2013.
  • M. R. Chapman, K R. Balakrishnan, .J Liu, M.l J. Conboy, H. Huang, S. K. Mohanty, E. Jabart, J. Hack, I. M. Conboy and L. L. Sohn, “Sorting single satellite cells from individual myofibers reveals heterogeneity in cell-surface markers and myogenic capacity”, Integrated Biology 2013, DOI: 10.1039/c3ib20203h 2013. Published, 02/06/2013.
  • Y.R. Smith, B. Sarma, S.K. Mohanty, M. Misra, “Single-Step Anodization for Synthesis of Hierarchical TiO2 Nanotube Arrays on Foil and Wire Substrate for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting,” Int. J. Hydrogen Energ., 2013,38, 2062-2069. Published, 02/01/2013.
  • B.Sarma,Y. Smith, S. K. Mohanty, M. Misra , Electrochemical Deposition of CdO on Anodized TiO2 Nanotube Arrays for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Properties”, Materials Letters, Volume 85, 15 October 2012, Pages 33–36. Published, 10/2012.
  • K. N. Chappanda, Y. Smith, S. K. Mohanty, L.W. Rieth, P. Tathireddy, P., Misra, M. “Growth and characterization of TiO2 nanotubes from sputtered Ti film on Si substrate”, Nanoscale Res Lett. 2012 Jul 12;7:388. Published, 07/2012.
  • Y. Smith, B. Sarma, S. K. Mohanty, M. Misra, “Formation of TiO2-WO3 Nanotubular Composite via Single-Step Anodization and its Application in Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation”, Electrochemistry Communications, Volume 19, June 2012, Pages 131–134. Published, 06/2012.
  • K. N. Chappanda, Y. Smith, M. Misra, S. K. Mohanty ,”Site-specific and patterned growth of TiO2 nanotube arrays from e-beam evaporated thin titanium film on Si wafer”, Nanotechnology 23 (2012) 385601 (8pp.). Published, 06/2012.
  • Y.R. Smith, B. Sarma, S.K. Mohanty, M. Misra, “Light Assisted Anodized TiO2 Nanotube Arrays, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012, 4, 5883-5890. Published, 04/01/2012.

Research Statement

Research Interests

Applying micro/nanotechnology and engineering methods to life science and health care applications.  Specific areas of interest in applied research:

  • Point of care diagnostics in resource limited settings, identifying the needs of the community and developing relevant highly sensitive detection methodologies for “real world” deployment.
  • Titanium-oxide nanotubes for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) detection for disease diagnosis
  • Resistive Pulse Sensing for electronic diagnosis of diseases (multi-species malaria detection)
  • Microtechnology for stem cell analysis (i.e. label-free biomarker screening and cell sorting)

Additional Areas of Interest:

  • Energy generation using nanomaterials and microfluidics 
  • Soilid-State radiation detection

Research Keywords

  • Renewable Energy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Global Health Diagnostics
  • Biosensors
  • Biofuels
  • BioMEMS

Presentations

  • Willis, C.N., Saffary, Y., Tripathy, A., Misra, M. and Mohanty, S.K., 2020, May. Electrochemical Sensing Platforms for Tuberculosis-Associated VOCs from Patient Breath. In 237th ECS Meeting with the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 2020)(May 10-14, 2020). ECS. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 05/20/2020.
  • Saffary, Y., McKinnon, L., Willis, C., Carlson, K. and Mohanty, S., 2019, November. Analysis of Pneumonia Associated Volatile Organic Compounds from Bacteria Culture Using Synthesized TiO2 Nanotube Array Sensor and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. In 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting. AIChE. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/12/2019.
  • McKinnon, L., Cho, H., Wang, B., Mohanty, S., Magda, J., Deo, M. and Bartyl, M., 2019, November. In-Situ Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous SBA-15 inside Enclosed Polymer Microchannels. In 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting. AIChE. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/12/2019.
  • McKinnon, L., Saffary, Y., Carlson, K. and Mohanty, S., 2019, November. Modeling Fermi Levels in Metal Functionalized TiO2 Sensors for Applications in Volatile Organic Biomarker Detection Associated with Pneumonia. In 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting. AIChE. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2019.
  • Andama, A., Crowder, R., Willis, C., McKinnon, L., Jaganath, D., Joloba, M., Cattamanchi, A., Mohanty, S., Methyl nicotinate and methyl para-anisate as breath biomarkers for tuberculosis diagnosis: a pilot study in Kampala, Uganda, The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Hyderabad, India, Ocober 29-30. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/29/2019.
  • S.K. Mohanty, C. Willis, Y Saffary, M. Misra Engineered Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds Associated with Pathological Conditions, 2nd Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development (GFMAT-2) and 4th International Conference on Innovations in Biomaterials, Biomanufacturing, and Biotechnologies (Bio-4) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/25/2019.
  • Willis, C.N., Misra, M. and Mohanty, S.K., 2019, May. Engineered Electroactive Solutions for Electrochemical Detection of Volatile Organic Biomarkers Associated with Disease. In Meeting Abstracts (No. 44, pp. 2116-2116). The Electrochemical Society. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/13/2019.
  • McKinnon, L., Saffary, Y., Mohanty, S. and Prisbrey, K., 2019, May. Modeling Fermi Levels in Metal Functionalized TiO2 Sensors for Applications in Volatile Organic Biomarker Detection. In Meeting Abstracts (No. 45, pp. 2234-2234). The Electrochemical Society. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/13/2019.
  • Willis, C.N., Saffary, Y., Misra, M., Mohanty, S.K. and Tripathy, A., 2019, May. Improved Gas-Phase Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds Using a Solid-State Conductive Polymer Electrolyte. In Meeting Abstracts (No. 45, pp. 2238-2238). The Electrochemical Society. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/13/2019.
  • Saffary, Y., McKinnon, L., Willis, C.N., Carlson, K. and Mohanty, S.K., 2019, May. Detection of Pneumonia Volatile Organic Biomarkers Via Nanotube Sensing Platform. In Meeting Abstracts (No. 44, pp. 2118-2118). The Electrochemical Society. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/13/2019.
  • H.-Y. Leu, F. Solzbacher, J. Magda, S. Mohanty, “Molecular-imprinted thrombin responsive hydrogels integrated into a microfluidics device with electronic readout“, Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Global Health 2018, San Diego, CA, Oct 1-3, 2081. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/02/2018.
  • S. K. Mohanty, “Point-of-Care Diagnostics Sensing Platform Using Engineered Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes Semiconductors,” International Conference on Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices (ICASMD-2018), IICT Auditorium, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad - 500 007, Telangana State, India, March 8-10, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/09/2018.
  • S. K. Mohanty, “Detection of Food Derived Volatile Organic Compounds Using Metal Functionalized Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Arrays,” International Conference on Hygiene and Cleaning Devices, Satara, Maharashtra, India, March 5-7, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/08/2018.
  • A. Andama, A. Cattamanchi, S.K. Mohanty, “Innovative TiO2 Nanotube Based Breath Sensors for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, Center for Emerging Neglected Diseases (CEND ) Conference, Berkeley, CA January 6-8 2018. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/06/2018.
  • Engineered Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Based Sensing Platform for Low Cost Biomedical Diagnostics in Resource Limited Settings, University of Illinois-Chicago. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/10/2017.
  • C. Willis, Y. Saffary, M. Misra, and S. Mohanty, "Application of Hydrophobic-Polymer Coated TiO2 Nanotube Electrochemical Sensors in Humid Environments", AICHE 2017, Oct 30-Nov 2, Minneapolis, MN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/01/2017.
  • Y. Saffary, C. Willis, M. Misra, S. Mohanty, "Characterization of TiO2 Nanotubular Sensor for Detecting Tuberculosis Volatile Organic Compounds", AICHE 2017, Oct 20-Nov 2, Minneapolis, MN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/31/2017.
  • Y. Saffary, C. N. Willis, M. Misra, and S. K. Mohanty, "Hierarchical in Situ functionalized TiO2 Nanotubular Substrate for Sensing Volatile Organic Compounds Associated with Tuberculosis", 231st ECS Meeting, May 28-June 1, 2017, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/31/2017.
  • C. Willis, M. Misra, and S. Mohanty. "Point-of-Use Detection of Organosulfate Contaminants Associated with Cyanotoxins in Water Using Electrochemical Methods", 231st ECS Meeting, May 28-June 1st 2017, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/30/2017.
  • S. Hegde, S. Mohanty, and K. E. Kelly. "Portable High Surface Area TiO2 Nanotube Array Sensor for the Detection of Benzene at Room Temperature, 231st ECS Meeting, May 28-June 1, 2017, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/29/2017.
  • D. Wang, S. Mohanty, B. Wang, and E. Eddings,"Production of Hydrogen through Photo- Electro-Catalytic Oxidation of Coal Using TiO2 Nanotube Arrays", 231st ECS Meeting, May 28-June 1, 2017, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/29/2017.
  • Engineered Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Based Sensing Platform for t Biomedical Diagnostics . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/30/2017.
  • S. Mohanty, Y. Saffary, C. Willis, and M. Misra, "Point of Care Screening of Tuberculosis from Breath Using Functionalized TiO2 Nanotube Array Sensing Platform, Translational Medicine and Bioengineering Conference, AICHE San Francisco, November 12-18 . Poster, Presented, 11/13/2016.
  • Saffary, C. Willis, M. Misra, and S. Mohanty, Detection of Tuberculosis Volatile Organic Biomarkers Methyl Nicotinate and Methyl Phenyl Anisate Using Two-Step Anodized Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Arrays, Translational Medicine and Bioengineering Conference, AICHE San Francisco, November 12-18, 2016. Poster, Presented, 11/13/2016.
  • D. Bhattacharyya, M. Misra, S. Mohanty,"Rapid Screening/Diagnosis of Tuberculosis from Breath Using Functionalized TiO2 Nanotube Array Sensing Platform", Biomedical Medical Engineering Society Annual Meeting 2016, October 5-8, Minneapolis, MN, . Other, Presented, 10/07/2016.
  • A. Tripathy, D. Bhattacharyya, M. Misra, S. Mohanty, "Electrochemical Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) associated with Colorectal Cancer via Nickel Functionalized Titania Nanotube Arrays (TNAs)", Biomedical Medical Engineering Society Annual Meeting 2016, October 5-8, Minneapolis, MN. Poster, Presented, 10/06/2016.
  • S. K. Mohanty, "Breath-based point-of-care test for pulmonary TB", Utah Department Health World TB Conference March 24th, 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/24/2016.
  • S. K. Mohanty,"Breath-based point-of-care test for diagnosis of pulmonary TB", Symposium on Breakthroughs and New Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Tuberculosis March 18th, 2016, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/18/2016.
  • S.K. Mohanty, “Black TiO2 Nanotubular Structures for Electrocatalytically Driven Degradation of Biological Pathogens in Water”, International Conference on Functional Eco-Friendly Smart Emerging Materials (FESEM) March 10-12, 2016, Pune, Maharahashtra, India. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/10/2016.
  • York Smith, Harikrishnan Jayamohan, Manor Misra, Swomitra Mohanty, Photocatalytic Degradation and Microbial Inactivation Utilizing Titania Nanotube Arrays in a Microfluidic Format, AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2015.
  • Yen-Hsun Tseng, Samuel Doane, Tyler Lee, Leonard F. Pease III3, Swomitra Mohanty1, John McLennan, Anthony Edward Butterfield and Rete Browning, Periodic Symmetry Defined Bioreactor AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2015.
  • Shawn Walker, Julian Tamllos, Krista Carlson, Mano Misra, Swomitra Mohanty, Photoelectrocatalytic Degradation of Organics in Water Using TiO2 Nanotubes, AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2015.
  • Casey Elliott, Krista Carlson, Mano Misra, Swomitra Mohanty, Optimization of Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes for Bacterial Inactivation, AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2015.
  • Dhiman Bhattacharyya, York Smith, Manoranjan Misra and Swomitra Mohanty, A Comparison of Cobalt and Gold Functionalized TiO2 Nanotubes Based Sensing Platform for Enhanced Electrochemical Detection of Volatile Organic Biomarkers, AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/10/2015.
  • Jeff Huber, Krista Carlson, Mano Misra, Swomitra Mohanty, Electrocatalytic Inactivation of E. coli in Point of Use Drinking Water Applications Using TiO2 Nanotubes, AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/10/2015.
  • Younghwan Kim, Seung Hei Cho, Jules Magda and Swomitra Mohanty Copper Functionalized TiO2 Nanotube Sensors for Enhanced Rapid Glutathione Sensing, AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/10/2015.
  • Matthew Lemieux, Swomitra Mohanty and Eric Eddings, Value-Added Products from Thermal Treatment of Biomass Pyrolysis Oil, AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/10/2015.
  • Swomtira K. Mohanty, Younghwan Kim, Mano Misra, Detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Volatile Biomarkers Using a Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Based Sensing Platform, AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/09/2015.
  • Smith, York R., Dhiman Bhattacharyya, Swomitra K. Mohanty, and Mano Misra. "Electrochemical Detection of Volatile Organic Biomarkers Using Next Generation Titania Nanotube Arrays." In Meeting Abstracts, no. 40, pp. 2129-2129. The Electrochemical Society, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/21/2015.
  • Carlson, Krista, Jeff Huber, Mano Misra, and Swomitra K. Mohanty. "Voltage Asssisted Photocatalytic Flow through Cell for Inactivation of Biological Pathogens Using Titania Nanotube Arrays." In Meeting Abstracts, no. 32, pp. 1861-1861. The Electrochemical Society, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/20/2015.
  • Smith, York R., Harikrishnan Jayamohan, Lauryn Hansen, Swomitra K. Mohanty, Bruce K. Gale, and Mano Misra. "Microfluidic Photocatalytic Device Utilizing Anodized Titania Nanotube Arrays: Application and Simulation Validation." In Meeting Abstracts, no. 37, pp. 1995-1995. The Electrochemical Society, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/19/2015.
  • Bhattacharyya, Dhiman, York R. Smith, Swomitra K. Mohanty, and Mano Misra. "Electrochemical Detection of Four Prominent Tuberculosis Biomarkers Using Functionalized Titania Nanotubular Array Sensing Platform." In Meeting Abstracts, no. 39, pp. 2069-2069. The Electrochemical Society, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/19/2015.
  • Swomtira Mohanty, Mano Misra, " Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Based Sensing Platform for Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Volatile Biomarkers", 2nd International Symposium on Physics Technology of Sensors, March 8-10, 2016, Pune India. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/10/2015.
  • Elecctrdynamic Sorting of Light Metals and Alloys, ARPA-E Show Case, January 29-Feb 2 2015, National Harbor, Maryland. Other, Presented, 01/30/2015.
  • Bhattacharyya, D., Smith, Y.R., Misra, M., Mohanty, S.K."Solid State Functionalized Titania Nanotube Array Sensor for TB Biomarker Detection, COMS NanoUtah 2014, October 12-14, Salt Lake City, UT USA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/12/2014.
  • Jeff Huber, Casey Elliott, Krista Carlson, Mano Misra, Swomitra Mohanty, "Solar-driven Water Purification via Photocatalytic Oxidation of Chemical Pollutants and E. Coli with Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Arrays" COMS NanoUtah, October 12-15, Salt Lake City, UT USA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/11/2014.
  • Smith Y.R., Mohanty, S.K. "What's in our Breath? TEDxReno, Lear Theater, Reno, NV, 06-June-2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/06/2014.
  • Kim, Y.; Smith, Y.R.; Mohanty, S.K.; Misra, M. “Point-of-Care Detection of VolatileOrganic Compound Biomarkers from Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Breath Analysis Using Self-Organizing Titania Nanotube Arrays” Presented at the International Union of Materials Research Societies Meeting, J.N. Tata National Science Complex, Bangalore, India, 16-Dec-2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/18/2013.
  • Harikrishnan Jayamohan, York R. Smith, Bruce K. Gale, Manoranjan Misra, Swomitra K. Mohanty, "Platinum functionalized Titania Nanotube Array Sensor for Detection of Trichloroethylene in Water", IEEE Transactions, 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/01/2013.
  • Y. Smith B. Sarma, A. Jurovitzki, S. K. Mohanty, M. Misra, “Titania Nanotube Array/Bismuth Oxide Interfacial Capacitance Electrode”, 224th ECS Meeting in San Francisco, California (October 27-November 1, 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/31/2013.
  • Y. Smith, K. Chappanda, S. K. Mohanty, M. Misra, “TiO2-WO3 Nanotubular Composite Synthesized By Anoidzation of Simultaneous Multi-Target Sputtered Thin Films Characterized By Laser Ablation ICP-MS“, 224th ECS Meeting in San Francisco, California (October 27-November 1, 2013):. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/31/2013.
  • H. Li, H. Jayamohan, C. Lambert, S. Mohanty, and B.K. Gale, "AUTOMATED WHOLE BLOOD PROCESSING WITH A PORTABLE MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE FOR POINT-OF-CARE DIAGNOSIS", The 17th International Conference on Miniatureized Systems for Chemistery and Life Sciences. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/31/2013.
  • Harikrishnan Jayamohan, York R. Smith, Bruce K. Gale, Manoranjan Misra, Swomitra K. Mohanty, "Platinum functionalized titania nanotube array sensor for detection of trichloroethylene in water", NanoUtah 2013. Other, Presented, 10/18/2013.
  • Younghwan Kim, Seung Hei Cho, Jules Magda, Swomitra K. Mohanty "Diagnosis of oxidative stress using a titanium dioxide nanotube sensor for glutathione measurement" NanoUtah 2013 . Other, Presented, 10/18/2013.
  • Younghwan, Kim, Manoranjan Misra, Swomitra K. Mohanty, "Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Based Sensing Platform for Rapid Detection of Tuberculosis Derived Volatile Organic Compounds", The 7th International Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology, April 10-12, 2013 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/11/2013.
  • Y. Kim, S. K. Mohanty, M. Misra, “TiO2 Nanotube Based Volatile Biomarker Sensor for Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Tuberculosis,” 2012 International Breath Analysis Meeting, October 28-November 1, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/29/2012.
  • H. Jayamohan, H. Sant, Y. Smith, S. K. Mohanty, M. Misra, B. K. Gale, “Ordered carbonized titania nanotube based electrochemical detection of hemoglobin,” NanoUtah 2012, October 11-12. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/11/2012.
  • K. N. Chappanda, Y. R. Smith, L W. Rieth, P. Tathireddy, S. K. Mohanty, M. Misra “Site-speciic and patterned growth of TiO2 nanotube arrays from e-beam evaporated thin titanium film on Si wafer,” NanoUtah 2012, October 11-12. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/11/2012.
  • Y. Kim, S. K. Mohanty, M. Misra TiO2 “Nanotube-based volatile biomarker sensor for non-invasive diagnosis of tuberculosis,” NanoUtah 2012, October 11-12. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/11/2012.
  • K. N. Chappanda, Y. R. Smith, S. K. Mohanty, L W. Rieth, P. Tathireddy, M. Misra, ” Growth and Characterization of Thin Film Titania Nanotubes on Silicon Substrates,” Materials Research Society Meeting, April 9-12, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/11/2012.
  • K. N. Chappanda, Y. R. Smith, S. K. Mohanty, L W. Rieth, P. Tathireddy, M. Misra,” Growth and characterization of TiO2 nanotubes from sputtered Ti film on Si substrates,” Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology, March 25-30, 2012 Malaga, Spain. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/25/2012.
  • Electrochemical and Diffusion Study of Multi-Component Lanthnides in LiCl-KCl Eutectic B. Sarma; K.S. Raja ; S.K. Mohanty ; M. Misra International Symposium on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/01/2011.
  • S.K. Mohanty, M.J. Conboy, I.Conboy, L.L. Sohn "Isolation and Analysis of Satellite Cells from the Muscle Niche Using Microfluidics", The Ottawa Conference on New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle, May 6-9, 2010, Ottawa, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2010.

Research Groups

  • Alexaner Reifsnyder, Undergraduate Student. 08/01/2015 - 05/31/2019.
  • Julion Tamllos, Undergraduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 01/01/2015 - 08/01/2016.
  • Shawn Walker, Undergraduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 01/01/2015 - 08/01/2016.
  • Christian Payne, Undergraduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 12/01/2014 - 06/01/2016.
  • Anurag Tripathy, Undergraduate Student. 08/01/2014 - 06/01/2019.
  • Vidya Rajamani, Undergraduate Student. 06/02/2014 - 01/01/2018.
  • Nandini Deo, Undergraduate Student. 01/01/2014 - 06/01/2018.
  • Dhiman Battachurya, Graduate Student. 06/01/2013 - 06/01/2016.
  • Jeff Huber, Graduate Student. 05/01/2013 - 05/01/2015.
  • Harikrishnan Jayamohan, Graduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 08/01/2011 - present.
  • Biplab Sarma, Postdoc. Metallurgical Engineering. 07/01/2011 - present.
  • Nano Materials Lab, Research Professor. University of Utah, Chemical Engineering. 12/01/2010 - present.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • India
    Joint Indo-American Research in the areas of low cost medical diagnostics and renewable energy.
  • Thailand
    Thailand Project Manager for Engineers Without Borders (August 2005 – 2007) University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Guided a team of 6 students in how to engineer in the developing world. This project involved traveling to the Houi Houk village in northern Thailand to help construct a school and implement long-term waste management system utilizing materials only available in the near by village.
  • Uganda
    Currently running breath test for tuberculosis at Mulago Hosptial in Kampala, Uganda.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Electrodynamic Sorting of Light Metals and Alloys. PI: Raj Rajamani. Co-PI(s): Swomitra Mohanty, Mano Misra. ARPA-E, 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014. Total project budget to date: $1,000,000.00
  • Rapid Diagnosis of Tuberculosis at the Point of Care Using a Handheld Volatile BIomarker Sensor. PI: Swomitra Mohanty. Co-PI(s): Mano Misra. NSF-STTR, 07/01/2013 - 12/31/2014. Total project budget to date: $225,000.00