Prashant Tathireddy portrait
  • Founder and CTO, Applied Biosensors, LLC
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Utah. Project: Estimation of film-thickness and study of AC electrokinetics using planar interdigitated microelectrodes
  • B.S., Chemical Technology, Osmania University

Research Summary

Dr. Tathireddy is currently developing a continuous monitoring multi-analyte sensors for applications in biopharmaceutical and human clinical markets. Other key words: Micro integration, interfacial science, biosensors, and medical microsensors.


Prashant Tathireddy received the Bachelor’s degree in chemical technology from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in 2005.

Prashant Tathireddy has been working on advanced biosensors since 2003, which includes later years of PhD work. He was an academic (Research Associate Professor) before taking up the challenge of entrepreneurship in 2013. As the principal investigator and co-investigator on several industry contracts, state and federally funded (NIH and NSF SBIR) projects, he has laid the groundwork for hydrogel based multi-analyte biosensors by developing a reliable transduction mechanism, a platform to test new hydrogel formulations in commercial bioreactors and establishing strong relations with the industry partners for validation and commercialization of prototypes.

Prior to his work on hydrogel-based biosensors, Dr. Tathireddy contributed to the field by conducting a systematic, detailed study on long term encapsulation properties of Parylene C, SiC and several silicones that could be used as encapsulants on biosensing devices. During this work, he has developed laser ablation processes to etch polymers and ceramics. His research as a visiting scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technologies, St. Ingbert in Germany involved development of a series of novel processes to fabricate ultrahigh aspect ratio micro needle matrix to be used as neural interfaces. Part of this work is documented in the peer-reviwed publications .

Dr. Tathireddy has over 90 publications listed in the Google Scholar. He has successfully collaborated with industrial and academic research partners in number of projects. He has generated the intellectual property on hydrogel-based sensors, which is exclusively licensed to Applied Biosensors, LLC.