Dr. Varun Aryan Chhabra

Project Engineer

Contact Information

Tel: 0172-6619-069
Email ID: varunchhabra[at]
Aadhaar: 234662985279

Educational Background

  • 2013-2018 PhD. Engineering and Technology in Nanotechnology
  • 2010-2012: M.Tech NanoScience and Nanotechnology (Nano-Electronics) Punjab Technical University, Kapurthla
  • 2006-2010: B.Tech Electronics and communication DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar,(Punjab Technical University)

Positions Held

  • July 2015-Till date: Working as Project Engineer, ACS Division, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali
  • July 2013-May 2015: Worked as an Assistant Professor in Department of Nanotechnology, Sri Guru Granth sahib World University(SGGSWU), Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Jan 2012 -Jan 2013: worked as Research Intern in Department of Nanotechnology, Central Scientific Instruments Organization(CSIO- CSIR), Chandigarh

Research Interest

  • Quantum Dot based breast cancer detection
  • Graphene quantum dots Based pesticide detection.
  • Graphene Hetrojunction with silicon based Biosensor.
  • Nano-Biosensors
  • Nano-Electronics
  • MEMS & NEMS based devices
  • Cancer Therapy With Carbon Nano Tube
  • Self-Assembly Techniques

Skill Set

Thin Films and Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Material Characterization, Graphene-based Materials, Nanobiomaterials, Nanobiotechnology, Nanomaterials, Nanoparticle Synthesis, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Nanostructured Materials, Surface Functionalization, Nanomedicine, Nanochemistry, Self-Assembled Monolayers, Polymer Nanoscience, Carbon Nanotubes Functionalization, Cancer Nanomedicine, X-ray Diffraction, SEM Analysis, XRD Analysis, Thin Film Deposition, Nanofabrication, TEM Image Analysis, Carbon Nanomaterials, Functional Materials, FTIR Analysis, Sensing

  • Nanoelectronics,
  • Semiconductor Device Theory and Modeling,
  • MEMS & NEMS,
  • Opto Electronics
  • Nano-Lithography
  • Nanosciences,
  • Computational method,
  • Nanostructures & Nanocharacterization Techniques,
  • Nanomaterials, Nanoprocessing and Fabrication,
  • Nanomedicines,
  • Computer Networks.

Professional Memberships

  • Life member of Indian Society of Systems for Science and Engineering (ISRO)
  • Advisory Board member of Green Thinkerz Society of India
  • Umpire of Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) and Punjab cricket Association (PCA)
  • Active member of ‘Bharat Scouts and Guides’ Govt. of India.
  • Certified Networking Associate of CISCO.

Honors & Activities

Administrative Experience:

  • NanoElectronics Lab Establishment:Proposed, Supervised the establishment of Nano-Electronics lab for High End Research at C-DAC Mohali in 2016 and Also Proposed and Coordinated Industrial Training course of six months in Advanced VLSI and NanoElectronics
  • Sports and cultural Event Organizer: Coordinated and Organized Cultural and Sports Event at C-DAC Mohali in 2016 with team of ACS Division.
  • ECA Incharge: Aug 2013 to May 2015 officiated as an ECA Inchargefor Nanotechnology department at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University. And organised all technical and research related programs and seminars in Nanotechnology department and co-ordinated in International and National level “Emerging Horizons in Science & Technology” at university level.
  • Experience in facility Creation: Supervised and directed the establishment of Nano-characterization lab for highly sophisticated instruments in 2014 at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University and supervised and coordinated with establishment of 3 labs (2 wet labs and one dry lab) for Nanotechnology students.
  • Training and Placement Coordinator: July 2014 to May 2015 also acted as Training and Placement Coordinator for Nanotechnology department at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University.
  • Organizer of national conference on “Emerging Horizons in Science & Technology” at Sri Guru Granth sahib world university
  • Organizer of Workshop on “Recent advances and Futuristic trends in nanotechnology “held at D.A.V.I.E.T.


  • Awarded President award in 2006 by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Represented India at International Event held in 2007 at United Kingdom as EIST.
  • Awarded Young Researcher award at EApp-2016 in association with University of Lorraine, France
  • Umpire of Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) and Punjab cricket Association (PCA)
  • ession Chair of International Technical conferences.
  • Played in U-19 and U-16 state level cricket team of Punjab Cricket Association.
  • Got Best Poster Award at National Conference EHST
  • Organizer of “KRANTI”(Hostel night) held in D.A.V.I.E.T

Software/Tools Exposure

  • Atomistix Virtual Nano Lab
  • Comsol
  • Xilinx & MATLAB

Selected Publications

  • Jyotsana Mehta, Priya Vinayak, Satish K. Tuteja, Varun A. Chhabra, Neha Bhardwaj, A.K. Paul, Ki-Hyun. Kim, Akash Deep: Graphene Modified Screen Printed Immunosensor for Highly Sensitive Detection of Parathion. Biosensors & Bioelectronics 04/2016; 83. DOI:10.1016/j.bios.2016.04.058
  • Varun A Chhabra, Sneh Lata, Rajnish Kaur, Akash Deep: GQD-MOF based composite for Photovoltaic Applications. The International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Energy Applications; 06/2016
  • Varun A Chhabra, Naveen Kumar, Rajnish Kaur, Akash Deep: “Facile and efficient synthesis of Graphene Quantum dots”. 2nd CRIKC Nanoscience Day-2016
  • Basudha, Balwinder Singh, Varun A. Chhabra*,“Design and Development of Medical Sensors for a Portable Device” The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research for Sustainable Development (IRSD 2016), December 1-2, 2016
  • Varun A. Chhabra, Akash Deep, Rajnish Kaur, Rupesh Kumar: Functionalization of Graphene using Carboxylation process. International Journal on Science and Emerging Technologies with Latest Trends4(1): 13-19, 2012
  • Varun Chhabra, Mandeep Singh, Akash Deep “Carboxylated Graphene-Indium Tin Oxide Hetrojunction for Bio-Sensing.” International Conference NanoSciTech 2014
  • Rajnish Kaur, MohitSaraf, Varun A. Chhabra, Amit L Sharma, Akash Deep: Study of ZnO Nano powder Synthesized using Aqueous Route. Emerging Horizons in Science and Technology 2014
  • Varun Chhabra, Mandeep Singh, Akash Deep “Bio functionalized Graphene-Indium Tin Oxide Hetrojunction for Bio-Sensing.” International Conference on Interdisciplinary Areas with Chemical Sciences 2013
  • Varun Chhabra, Rajnish Kaur, Akash Deep PawanKapur “Electrochemical Deposition of Functionalized Graphene for Biological sensors” International Conference on Emerging Technologies: Micro to Nano 1, 334, 2013
  • Akash Deep, Amit L Sharma, Varun Chhabra, Pawan Kumar, Parveen Kumar “Bio functionalized Graphene-Indium Tin Oxide junction for Sensing of Bovine Serum Albumin” National Symposium on Instrumentation (NSI-37) CSIR-CSIO 2013
  • Varun Chhabra, Rupesh Kumar, Akash Deep, L.M. Bhardwaj: Electrodeposition of Graphene on Silicon For Biosensing Application. International Conference on Advancements and Futuristic Trends in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, India; 1, 179, 2012

Books/Book Chapters

Varun Chhabra, Mandeep Singh, Akash Deep: Carboxylated Graphene-Indium Tin Oxide Hetrojunction for Bio-Sensing. “Nanotechnology: Novel Perspectives and Prospects”, First edited by Bhupindersingh, Anupma Kaushik, S K Mehta, S K Tripathi, 05/2015: chapter Development of graphene-ITO based sensor for Nano-biosensing: pages 414-420; M/s Tata-McGraw Hill.DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1998.6806

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