Dr. Avanish Singh Parmar

Associate Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
Department of Physics, IIT (BHU)
Phone No(s): 8601733330
Email: asparmar.phy@iitbhu.ac.in
Area of Interest: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Soft Condensed Matter, Materials Science, Hybrid Materials, Biomaterials


LSMTRI is situated in the Department of Physics, IIT (BHU), Varanasi headed by Dr. Avanish Parmar. An interdisciplinary group working in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology with a major emphasis on health, environmental, energy, food, and agriculture applications. The group's main focus is to synthesize novel functional materials using natural materials like biomolecules (proteins, DNA), and medicinal plants. We also work with other 2D materials (BN, MoS2, and Graphene). We use these synthesized novels and hybrid materials for various applications related to

1. Health care: Chronic wound healing (diabetes), Bone implants, 3D/4D bio-ink for tissue engineering, UV protection, biosensors, medical diagnostic devices, bioimaging, and drug delivery. 

2.. Environment:  Sensors for toxic metal detection in Water, Water remediation, and Gas sensing. 

3. Food and Agriculture: Bioimaging and Sensors for food safety, nano-pesticides, and nano-fertilizers. 

4: Energy: OLED, VOLET, and White LED.

Our primary goal is to give inexpensive and sustainable technology to society. 


  • PhD  Applied Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA (Aug. 2009)
  • M.Sc. Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (May 2002) 
  • B.Sc. Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (May 2000)


  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi, UP, India (August 2021 – present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi, UP, India (Sept. 2015 – August 2021)
  • Young Scientist under DST SERB Start-Up Research Grant (Physical Sciences), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India (Jan. 2015 –Sept. 2015)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08904, USA (Sep. 2011- Sept 2014) with Dr. Vikas Nanda
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA (Sep. 2010- Aug 2011) under Prof. Barbara Brodsky
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, UMDNJ- Robert Wood  Johnson Medical School, NJ, USA (Aug. 2009 – Aug 2010) under Prof. Barbara Brodsky
  • Summer Intern, Solid State Chemistry Group, Bristol- Myers Squibb Co. 2008 New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Awards/ Fellowships

  • Ramanujan Fellowship 2015 (DST, India)
  • Duckwall Fellowship 2009 (University of South Florida) awarded as a summer research fellowship for significant accomplishments as a graduate student.
  • Tharp scholarship 2008 (University of South Florida) awarded as a summer research fellowship for significant accomplishments as a graduate student and in support of continuing research and scholarship activities.
  • Duckwall Fellowship 2008 (University of South Florida) in recognition of significant accomplishments as a graduate student
  • Travel Grant Award 2007 (NSF-IGERT) for presenting the poster at 3rd Annual USF Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Symposium 2007.
  • Chancellors Fellowship 2004 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) from Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for outstanding Graduate student.


3. A Nanoparticle-Based Herbal Composition and a method of preparation thereof.                                                                                                                                Indian Patent Application File number: 202411045573                                                                                                                                                                         Inventors: Ravi Pratap, Saurabh Kumar Srivastava, Avanish Singh Parmar

2. A method for preparation of Carbon Quantum Dots                                                                                                                                                                                Indian Patent Application File number: 202411039585                                                                                                                                                          Inventors: Ravi Pratap, Saurabh Kumar Srivastava, Avanish Singh Parmar

1. A composite hydrogel composition and a method of preparation thereof.                                                                                                                                              Indian Patent Application File number: 202311009955                                                                                                                                                                       Inventors: Kaustubh Naik, Avanish Singh Parmar




72. Aiswarya Chaudhuri, Dulla Naveen Kumar, Saurabh Kumar Srivastava, Dinesh Kumar, Umesh Kumar Patil, Avanish Parmar, Sanjay Singh, Ashish Kumar Agarwal (2024) Combinatorial delivery of docetaxel and erlotinib loaded functionalized nanostructured lipid carriers for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer using Quality by Design approach. Pharmaceutics (accepted) (Impact factor:  4.9)

71. Md Bayazeed Alam, Kanchan Yadav, Devyani Shukla, Shilpi Chaudhary, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2024) Ammonia Vapour Detection at Room Temperature via Carbon Quantum Dots based Facile System. Chemical Physics Impact 8, 100633 (Impact factor: 2.2)

70. Ravi Pratap, Nurul Hassan, Monika Yadav, Saurabh Kumar Srivastava, Shilpi Chaudhary, Anita Kamra Verma, Jayeeta Lahiri, Avanish S. Parmar* (2024) Biogenic Synthesis of Dual-emission Chlorophyll-rich Carbon Quantum Dots for Detection of Heavy Toxic Metal Ions – Hg (II) and As (III) in Water and Mouse Fibroblast Cell Line NIH-3T3. Environmental Science Nano 11 (4) 1636-1653  (Impact Factor: 7.3)

69. Beemanadhuni Hemanth, Rohit Bharti, Avanish Singh Parmar, Udita U. Ghosha (2024) Self-pinning colloids on rough surface. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects  690, 133767 (Impact Factor: 5.2)

68. Rahul Ranjan, Rohit Rai, Kaustubh Naik, Avanish Singh Parmar, Prodyut Dhar (2024) Scalable phosphorylated cellulose production with improved environmental sustainability, crosslinkability and processability using 3D bioprinting for dye remediation. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 264, 130577 (Impact factor: 8.2) 

67. Ravi Pratap, Arunava Das, Archana Mishra, Shilpi Chaudhary, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2024) Developing a Rapid and Sensitive Colorimetric Sensor for Detection of Food Adulterant Rhodamine-B in Real Samples. ChemistrySelect 9 (1) e202302748 (Impact Factor:2.1)

66.  Gaurav Gopal Naik, Reena Madavi, Tarun Minocha, Debadatta Mohapatra, Ravi Pratap, Singh Shreya, Pradeep Kumar Patel, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Avanish Parmar, Arjun Patra, Swaha Satpathy, Mohsin Kazi, Muhammad Delwar Hussain, Alakh N. Sahu (2024) In Vitro Cytotoxic Potential of Cow dung and expired tomato sauces-derived Carbon nanodots Against A-375 human melanoma cell line. Arabian Journal of Chemistry 17 (2) 105576 (Impact factor: 6.00)

65. Archana Mishra, Ayushi Rastogi, Avanish Singh Parmar (2024) Biohybrids for Bioremediation and Biosensing: Concept, Challenges and Future Prospective. Bioremediation for Sustainable Environmental Cleanup, CRC Press, USA,  15, 262-278


64. Shubham Garg, Ankush Kumar Singh, Avanish Singh Parmar, Rosy (2023) Hexagonal Boron Nitride Decorated Polypropylene Separator for Dendritic Free Sodium Deposition and Stripping. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 170 (12) 120513 (Impact Factor: 3.9)

63. Ravi Pratap, Karishma Niveria, Saurabh Kumar Srivastava, Shilpi Chaudhary, Poonam Sharma, Anita K Verma, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2023) Biogenic Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Dual Extract of Tulsi-Vinca for Breast Cancer Tumor Regression in Mice. Nanomedicine 18 (26) 1941-1959 (Impact Factor: 5.5)

62. Puja Kumari, Ravi Pratap, Veer S. Gautam, Megha Das, Nurul Hassan, Jayeeta Lahiri, Archana Mishra, Sanjeev K. Yadav, Ravindra N. Kharwar, Avanish S. Parmar* (2023) Facile Synthesis of Graphitic Fungal Carbon Dots for Sensing of Food Adulterants and Bio-imaging of Human Kidney Cell Line. ChemistrySelect 8 (39), e202302437 (Impact Factor: 2.1)

61. Gaurav Gopal Naik, Ravi Pratap, Debadatta Mohapatra, Shreya Singh, Deepak K Kumar, Avanish S. Parmar, Arjun Patra, Alakh N. Sahu (2023) From Phytomedicine to Photomedicine: Quercetin-derived Carbon Nanodots- Synthesis, Characterization and Healthcare Applications. Journal of Materials Science 58 (34) 13744-13761 (Impact factor: 4.5)

60. Dhananjay Kumar Gaur, Kaushlendra Agrahari, Bhupendra Pratap Singh, Md Bayazeed Alam, Avanish Singh Parmar, Rajiv Manohar, Shri Singh (2023) Optical properties and zeta potential of polyvinyl pyrrolidone capped gold nanoparticles dispersed nematic liquid crystal mixture E7. Optical Materials 145, 114317 (Impact factor: 3.9)

59. Shubham Garg, Abhay Singh, Avanish Singh Parmar, Rosy (2023) Boron Carbon Nitride Assisted Electro-functionalization of Screen-Printed Electrode for Tryptophan Sensing. ACS Applied Nano Materials 6 (16), 14849-14860 (Impact Factor: 5.90)

58. Kaustubh Naik, Priyanka Singh, Monika Yadav, Saurabh Kr Srivastava, Shikha Tripathi, Rahul Ranjan, Prodyut Dhar, Anita Kamra Verma, Shilpi Chaudhary, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2023) 3D Printable, injectable Amyloid-based composite Hydrogel of Bovine Serum Albumin-Aloe Vera for Rapid Diabetic Wound Healing. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 11 (34) 8142-8158 (Impact Factor: 7.00) : (Featured in as FRONT COVER PAGE of Journal)

57. Kshama Rai, Kanchan Yadav, Megha Das, Shilpi Chaudhary, Kaustubh Naik, Priya Singh, Ashutosh Kumar Dubey, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Shashi Bhushan Agrawal, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2023) Effect of carbon quantum dots derived from extracts of UV-B-exposed Eclipta alba on alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis in Golden Hamster. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 22,1543–1559 (Impact Factor: 3.1)

56. Debadatta Mohapatra, Ravi Pratap, Vivek Pandey, Singh Shreya, Gaurav Gopal Naik, Subhash C. Mandal, Sunday O. timenyin, Pawan K. Dubey, Avanish S. Parmar, Alakh N. Sahu (2023) Bioengineered dual fuorescent carbon nano dots from Indian long pepper leaves for multifaceted environmental and health utilities. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 30 (18) 52182-52208 (Impact factor: 5.8)

55. Harshita Trivedi, Zohreh Ghorannevis, Shilpi Chaudhary, Avanish S Parmar* (2023) Investigations on tailoring physical properties of RF magnetron sputtered Cadmium Sulphide thin films. Materials Letter X, 18, 100190 (Impact factor: 1.7)

54. Shubham Garg, Avanish Singh Parmar*, Rosy (2023) Hexagonal boron nitride as anode for sodium ion battery – A reality check! Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 170 (2), 020535 (Impact factor: 3.9)

53. Ravi Pratap, Vipul Vishal, Shilpi Chaudhary and Avanish Singh Parmar* (2023) Fabrication of white light emitting diodes via high yield surface passivated carbon quantum dots doped with terbium. RSC Advances, 13, 1974-84 (Impact factor: 3.9)

52. Kamil Monga, Larak Labbafi, Harshita Trivedi, Zohreh Ghorannevis, Avanish Singh Parmar*, Shilpi Chaudhary (2023) Fabrication and characterization of Al/Ta thin films as metal junctions for solar cell applications. Materials Letter X, 17, 100174 (Impact factor: 1.7)

51. Ayushi Rastogi, Archana Mishra, Fanindra Pati Pandey, Rajiv Manohar, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2023) Enhancing physical characteristics of thermotropic nematic liquid crystals by dispersing in various nanoparticles and their potential applications. Emergent Materials, 6, 101- 136 (Impact factor: 3.8)

50. Debadatta Mohapatra, Ravi Pratap, Vivek Pandey, Shreya Singh, Prakash Senapati, Pawan Dubey, Avanish Singh Parmar, Alak Niranjan Sahu (2022) In vitro cancer cell imaging, free radical scavenging, and Fe3+ sensing activity of green synthesized carbon dots from leaves of Piper longum. Journal of Cluster Science 34 (3) 1269-1290 (Impact factor: 2.8)


49. Md Bayazeed Alam, Tarun Minocha, Sanjeev K Yadav, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2022) Therapeutic Potential of Chlorophyll Functionalized Carbon Quantum Dots against Cervical Cancer. ChemistrySelect, 7 (48), e202204562 (Impact factor: 2.1) 

48. Himanshu Taneja, Sandeep M Salodkar, Avanish Singh Parmar, Shilpi Chaudhary (2022) Hydrogel based 3D printing: Bio ink for Tissue Engineering. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 367, 120390 (Impact factor: 6.0)

47. Naresh Shyaga, Rahul Sharma, Nurul Hassan, Bayazeed Alam, Avanish Singh Parmar, Jayeeta Lahiri (2022) Influence of growth parameters on the dopant configuration of nitrogen-doped graphene synthesized from phthalocyanine molecules. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics. 33 (24), 19361-19375 (Impact factor: 3.7)

46. Ayushi Rastogi, Abhilasha Singh, Kaustubh Naik, Archana Mishra, Shilpi Chaudhary, Rajiv Manohara, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2022)  A systemic review on liquid crystals, nanoformulations and its application for detection and treatment of SARS – CoV- 2 (COVID – 19).  Journal of Molecular Liquids. 362, 119795  (Impact Factor: 6.0)

45. Md Bayazeed Alam, Nurul Hassan, Kedar Sahoo, Manoj Kumar, Manju Sharma, Jayeeta Lahiri, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2022)  Deciphering Interaction between Chlorophyll functionalized Carbon Quantum Dots with Arsenic and Mercury Toxic Metals in Water as Highly Sensitive Dual-probe Sensor. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, A: Chemistry. 431, 114059 (Impact factor: 4.3)

44. Kanchan Yadav, Shubham Garg, Ankush Kumar Singh; Sanjay Singh, Avanish Singh Parmar*, Rosy (2022)  Protein Nano Dots conjugated AuNP, poly-Lysine Biointerface for the Selective Voltammetric Estimation of Melatonin in Pharmaceutical and Food Samples. Microchemical Journal 179, 107563 (Impact factor: 4.8)

43. Kaustubh Naik, Shilpi Chaudhary, Lei Ye, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2022) A Strategic Review on Carbon Quantum Dots for Cancer-Diagnostics and Treatment. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology  10:882100,1-21 (Impact factor: 5.7)

42. Kanchan Yadav, Megha Das, Nitesh Kumar Mishra, Anuj Chhabra, Archana Mishra, Sunita Srivastava, Poonam Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2022) Tunning Self-assembled Phases of Bovine Serum Albumin via Hydrothermal Process to Synthesize Novel Functional Hydrogel for Skin Protection against UVB. Nanotechnology Reviews 11 (1) 1643-1657 (Impact factor: 7.4)

41. Nilanjan Basu, Alapan Dutta, Ranveer Singh, Md. Bayazeed, Avanish S Parmar*, Tapobrata Som, Jayeeta Lahiri (2022) Substrate roughness and crystal orientation‑controlled growth of ultra‑thin BN flms deposited on Cu foils. Applied Physics A 128 (5) 1-10 (Impact factor: 2.7)

40. Dhananjay Kumar Gaur, Fanindra Pati Pandey, Ayushi Rastogi, Avanish Singh Parmar, Rajiv Manohar, Shri Singh (2022)Investigation of dielectric, optical and zeta potential properties of pure and Zinc Ferrite Nanoparticles dispersed nematic liquid crystal PCH5Applied Physics A 128 (3) 1-11 (Impact factor: 2.7)

39. Ayushi Rastogi, Kanchan Yadav, Archana Mishra, Manu Smriti Singh, Shilpi Chaudhary, Rajiv Manohar, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2022) Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer using Magnetic Nanoparticles Integrated Systems. Nanotechnology Reviews 11 (1) 544-574 (Impact factor: 7.4)

38. Debadatta Mohapatra, Ravi Pratap, Vivek Pandey, Pawan K. Dubey, Ashish K. Agrawal, Avanish S. Parmar, Alakh Niranjan Sahu (2022) Tinospora Cordifolia Leaves Derived Carbon Dots For Cancer Cell Bioimaging, Free Radical Scavenging, And Fe3+ Sensing Applications. Journal of Fluorescence 32, 275-292 (Impact factor: 2.7)


37. Harshita Trivedi, Zohreh Ghorannevis, Avanish S. Parmar* (2021) Investigation on the effect of Process Parameter on physical properties of RF sputtered Mo-Ni thin films as a back contact thin-film solar cell. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 32(22), 26631-26640 (Impact factor: 3.7)

36. Harshita Trivedi, Gaganpreet, Arash Boochani, Naresh Shagya, Jayeeta Lahiri, Zohreh Ghorannevis, Avanish S. Parmar* (2021) Investigating Optical, Structural and Morphological Properties of Polycrystalline CdTe Thin-film Deposited by RF Magnetron Sputtering. Materials Letters:X 11, 100087 (Impact factor: 1.7)

35.Debadatta Mohapatra, Md. Bayazeed Alam, Vivek Pandey, Ravi Pratap, Pawan K. Dubey, Avanish S. Parmar, Alakh N Sahu (2021) Carbon dots from immunomodulatory plant for cancer cell imaging, free radical scavenging, and metal sensing applications. Nanomedicine 16 (23) 2039-2059 (Impact Factor: 5.5)

34. Harshita Trivedi, Hanieh Shafaghi, Naresh Shyaga, Jayeeta Lahiri, Zohreh Ghoran Nevis, Avanish Singh Parmar*(2021) Synthesis and physical characterization of magnetron sputtered Graphene-CdS bilayer. Materials Research Express 8 055003 (Impact Factor: 2.3)

33. Kanchan Yadav, Megha Das, Nurul Hassan, Archana Mishra, Jayeeta Lahiri, Ashutosh Kumar Dubey, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2021) Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Protein Nanodots as Drug Delivery Carrier with Enhanced Biological Efficacy of Melatonin in Breast Cancer CellsRSC Advances 11 (16), 9076-9085 (Impact Factor: 3.9)

32. Nilanjan Basu, Moram Sree Satya Bharati, Manju Sharma, Kanchan Yadav, Avanish Singh Parmar, Venugopal Rao Soma, Jayeeta Lahiri (2021) Large Area Few-layer Hexagonal Boron Nitride as a Raman Enhancement Material. Nanomaterials 11 (3) , 622 (Impact Factor: 5.3)

31. Ayushi Rastogi, Fanindra Pandey, Avanish Singh Parmar, Shri Singh, Gurumurthy Hedge, Rajiv Manohar (2021) Effect of carbonaceous oil palm leaf quantum dot dispersion in nematic liquid crystal on zeta potential, optical texture and dielectric properties. Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry 11, 527–548  (Impact factor: 10.1)

30. Piyush Sunil Agarwal, Suruchi Poddar,  Neelima Varshney, Ajay Kumar Sahi, Kiran Yellappa Vajanthri, Kanchan Yadav, Avanish Singh Parmar and Sanjeev Kumar Mahto (2021) Printability Assessment of Psyllium husk (Isabgol)/Gelatin Blends Using Rheological and Mechanical Properties. Journal of Biomaterials Applications 35 (9) 1132-42 (Impact Factor: 2.9)

29. Dhananjay Kumar Gaur, Ayushi Rastogi, Harshita Trivedi, Avanish Singh Parmar, Rajiv Manohar, Shri Singh (2021) Investigation of dielectric and optical properties of pure and diamond nanoparticles dispersed nematic liquid crystal PCH5. Liquid crystals 48 (9) 1257-1267 (Impact Factor: 2.2)

28. Prarabdh Jain, Kedar Sahoo, Lenin Mahiya, Harsh Ojha,Harshita Trivedi, Avanish Singh Parmar,  Manoj Kumar (2021) Color removal from model dye effluent using PVA-GA hydrogel (2020), Journal of Environmental Management 281, 111797-111808 (Impact Factor: 8.7)


27. Gaurav Gopal Naik , Md Bayazeed Alam, Vivek Pandey, Pawan Kumar Dubey, Avanish S. Parmar, Alakh N. Sahu (2020) Pink Fluorescent Carbon Dots Derived from the Phytomedicine for Breast Cancer Cell Imaging. ChemistrySelect 5 (23) 6954- 60 (Impact Factor: 2.1)

26. Swati Kaushik, Sonu Gandhi, Mehak Chauhan,;Shaohua Ma, Souvik Das, Deepa Ghosh,  Aneesh Chandrasekharan, Md Bayazeed Alam, Avanish Parmar,  Alpana Sharma,  T.R. Kumar, Dr. Deepa Suhag (2020) Water-templated, Polysaccharide-rich, Bio-artificial 3D Microarchitectures as Extra-Cellular Matrix Bioautomatons . ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12 (18) 20912-20921 (Impact Factor: 9.5)

25. Gaurav Gopal Naik, Md. Bayazeed Alam, Vivek Pandey, Debadatta Mohapatra, Pawan Kumar Dubey, Avanish S. Parmar, Alakh N. Sahu (2020) Multi-functional carbon dots from an Ayurvedic medicinal plant for cancer bioimaging applications. Journal of Fluorescence 30, 407-418. (Impact Factor: 2.3)

24. Abhishek Jha; Matte Kasi Viswanadh; Ankita Sanjay Burande; Abhishesh Kumar Mehata; Suruchi Poddar; Kanchan Yadav; Sanjeev Kumar Mahto, Avanish Singh Parmar, Madaswamy S Muthu (2020) DNA biodots based targeted theranostic nanomedicine for the imaging and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 150, 413-425 (Impact Factor: 9.2)

23.  Devyani Shukla, Megha Das, Dipanshu Kasade, Maneesha Pandey, Ashutosh Kumar Dubey, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2020) Sandalwood-derived Carbon Quantum Dots as Bioimaging Tools to Investigate the Toxicological Effects of Malachite Green in Model Organisms, Chemosphere 248, 125998 (Impact Factor: 8.8)


22. Devyani Shukla, Subhaya Bose, Smarajit P Choudhury, Vinay K Sharma, Megha Das, Shivesh Sabbarwal, Sanjeev K Yadav, Manoj Kumar, Avanish S Parmar* (2019) Investigating the in situ Mechanistic Control of Plant-Derived Carbon Quantum Dots on the Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles . ChemistrySelect, 4 (46) 13677-13688 (Impact Factor: 2.1)

21. Md Bayazeed Alam, Kanchan Yadav, Devyani Shukla, Ritu Srivastava, Jayeeta Lahiri, Avanish Singh Parmar* (2019)Carbon Quantum Dot as Electron Transporting Layer in Organic Light Emitting Diode ChemistrySELECT, 4 (25), 7450-7454 (Impact Factor: 2.1)

20. Satya Prakash Yadav, Kanchan Yadav, Jayeeta Lahiri, Avanish Parmar*(2019) . Ferroelectric liquid crystal nanocomposites: recent development and future perspectiveLiquid Crystals Review,  6 (2), 143–169 (Impact Factor: 5.1)

19. Devyani Shukla, Fanindra Pati Pandey, Puja Kumari, Neelanjan Basu, Manish Tiwari, Jayeeta Lahiri, Ravindra N Kharwar, Avanish S Parmar* (2019)Label-free Fluorometric Detection of Adulterant Malachite Green using Carbon Dots Derived from Medicinal Plant Source Ocimum tenuiflorumChemistrySELECT, 4 (17), 4839-4847 (Impact Factor: 2.1)


18. Devyani Shukla, Jayeeta Lahiri, and Avanish Singh Parmar* (2018) Characterization of Self- Assembled Protein Scaffolds from Collagen-mimetic peptides, Protein Scaffolds: Design, Synthesis, and Applications, Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer Nature, NY,  1798, 223-237  

17. Smritee Singh , Priya Mishra, Ivneet Banga , Avanish S Parmar , Prem Prakash Tripathi , Sonu Gandhi (2018) Chemiluminescence based immunoassay for morphine detection in biological fluid Bioimpacts, (1), 53-58 (Impact Factor: 2.6)

16. Kathryn Drzewiecki, Daniel Grisham, Avanish Parmar, Vikas Nanda, and David Shreiber (2016) “Monitoring Collagen Fibrillogenesis Using Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy: A New Use for an Old Technique" Biophysical Journal, 111 (11), 2377-2386 (Impact Factor: 3.4)

15. Avanish S. Parmar, Jose K. James, Daniel R. Grisham, Douglas H. Pike, and Vikas Nanda (2016) Dissecting Electrostatic Contributions to Folding and Self-Assembly Using Designed Multicomponent Peptide Systems, Journal of American Chemical Society, 138, 4362–4367 (Impact Factor: 15.0)

2015 and Early

14. Avanish S. Parmar, Fei Xu, Douglas Pike, Sandeep Belure, Nida Hasan, Kaatryn E. Drzewiecki, David I. Shreiber, and Vikas Nanda. (2015) Metal Stabilization of Collagen and de Novo Mimetic Peptides, Biochemistry, 54, 4987-4997  (Impact Factor: 2.9)

13. Kathryn E. Drzewiecki, Avanish S. Parmar, Ian D. Gaudet, Jonathan R. Branch, Douglas Pike, Vikas Nanda, and David I. Shreiber (2014) Methacrylation Induces Temperature Dependent, Reversible Self-Assembly In Collagen Gels. Langmuir, 30 (37) 11204-11211 (Impact Factor: 3.9)

12. Avanish S. Parmar,Douglas Pike, and Vikas Nanda. (2014) Computational Design of Metalloproteins. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1216, 233-249  

11. Avanish S. Parmar, SohailZahid, Sandeep Belure, Robert Young, Nida Hasan and Vikas Nanda (2014) Design of Net-Charged Collagen abc-type Heterotrimers.  Journal of Structural Biology165 (2), 163-167 (Impact Factor: 3.0)   

10. Fei Xu, I. John Khan, Kenneth McGuiness, Avanish S. Parmar,Teresita Silva, Sanjeeva Murthy and Vikas Nanda (2013) Self-Assembly of Right and Left-Handed Molecular Screws Journal of American Chemical Society, 135 (50), 18762–18765 (Impact Factor: 15.0)

9. Avanish S. Parmar, Mihir Joshi, Patrick Nosker, Nida Hasan, and Vikas Nanda (2013) Control of Collagen Stability and Hetrotrimer Specificity through repulsive electrostatic interactions Biomolecules3(4), 986-996  (Impact Factor: 5.5)

8. Avanish S. ParmarAna Monica Nunes, Jean Baum and Barbara Brodsky (2012) A peptide study of the relationship between the collagen triple helix and amyloid. Biopolymers, 97 (10) 795-806 (Impact Factor:2.9)

7. Avanish S. ParmarShannon Hill, Ajay Vidyasagar,Carlos Bello, Ryan Toomey, and Martin Muschol (2012) Frequency and Temperature Dependence of p-NIPAAM Gel Rheology. Journal of Applied Polymer Science127 (3), 1527–1537 (Impact Factor:3.0)  

6. Eileen S. Hwang, Geetha Thiagarajan, Avanish S. Parmar, Barbara Brodsky (2010) Interruptions in the collagen repeating tripeptide pattern can promote supramolecular association. Protein Science 19 (5), 1053-1064 (Impact Factor: 8.0)

5. Avanish S. Parmar and Martin Muschol (2009) Lysozyme as a Tracer for Measuring Aqueous Solution ViscosityJournal of Colloid and Interface Science 339 (1), 243-248 (Impact Factor: 9.9)

4. Avanish S. Parmar, and Martin Muschol (2009) Hydration and Hydrodynamic Interactions of Lysozyme: Effects of Chaotropic vs. Kosmotropic IonsBiophysical Journal 97 (2), 590-598 (Impact Factor: 3.4)

3. RamyaJagganathan, Avanish S. Parmar, SugunaAdyanthaya, AsmitaPrabhune, Martin Muschol, and Pankaj Poddar (2009) In-situ observation of Antibiotic Mediated Concurrent Growth of Two Distinct Homogeneous Populations of Gold Nanoparticles in Solution PhaseJournal of Physical Chemistry C. 113, 3478-3486 (NOTE: (Highlighted in NATURE INDIA on 16th March 2008.) (Impact Factor: 3.7)

2. Shri Singh, Avanish S. Parmar, and Abhilasha Singh (2008)Phase Transitions in Ferroelectric Liquid CrystalsPhase Transitions.81, 815-855. (Impact Factor: 1.6)

1. Avanish S. Parmar, Paul E. Gotschall, and Martin Muschol (2007)Pre-assembled Clusters Distort Crystal Nucleation Kinetics in Supersaturated Lysozyme SolutionsBiophysical Chemistry. 129, 224-234Volume 129, issue 2-3, p. 224-234 (Impact Factor: 3.8)


  • Avanish S. Parmar, Vikas Nanda. “Metal Stabilization of Denovo Designed Collagen Mimetic Peptides for Biomedical Applications” at 3rd International Conference on Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, 5th-7th February 2016, Pune, Maharashtra, India (2016) 
  • Invited talk: Avanish S. Parmar “Probing and Tuning Protein/Peptide Interactions for Biomedical and Nanotechnology Applications” at Worksop on Advanced Nanomaterials: Characterization and Applications, 2nd – 8th Nov. 2016, Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (2016) 
  • Avanish S Parmar, Douglas Pike, Patrick Nosker, Daniel Grisham, Nida F Hasan, David Yin, Yuan Chen, Faith Njoku, Jenny Lockard, Vikas Nanda “PH Reversible Conjugates of Graphene Oxide with Peptides and Proteins” at Biophysical Society MeetingFebruary’14 San Francisco, CA USA (2014) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, Fei Xu, Douglas Pike, and Vikas Nanda. “Design of Structural Metal Sites in Heterospecific Collagen Peptides” at Biophysical Society MeetingFebruary’13 Philadelphia, PA USA (2013) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, Nida F. Hasan and Vikas Nanda. “Structural Metal Mediated Self Assembly of Collagen Mimetic A:B:C Heterotrimer Peptides into Higher Oder Structures” at Biophysical Society Meeting,February’13 Philadelphia, PA USA (2013) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, Fei Xu, Douglas Pike, and Vikas Nanda. “Design of Structural Metal Sites Enhances Folding and Stability in Heterospecific Collagen Peptides under Physiological Conditions” at Biodesign Megameeting, City College HarlemJanuary’ 13, New York, USA 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, Fei Xu, Douglas Pike, and Vikas Nanda. “De novo design of a Specific Metal Binding Site directs the Self Assembly of Collagen-like Peptides into Heterotrimers” at New York Academy of Sciences 5thBiomolecular Engineering SymposiumApril’12, New York, USA 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Study of Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”at Physical Sciences, IISER, Bhopal,  May’11, Bhopal, INDIA (2011) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Study of Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”at CABM, Rutgers UniversityFeb’11Piscataway, NJ, USA (2011) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Study of Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”at Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials, University of Hyderabad,  Aug’10, Hyderabad, INDIA (2010) 
  • Invited Lecture: Avanish S. Parmar “Investigating Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”inSummer school held at Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University , Varanasi, Aug’10, Varanasi, INDIA (2010) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Study of Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”at Department of Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Aug’10, New Delhi, INDIA (2010) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Study of Protein Interaction and Aggregation with Light Scattering”at Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Aug’10, Chennai, INDIA (2010) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar“Probing Protein Interactions and Aggregation with Light Scattering” at National Institute of  Health (NIH)Apr’10, Bethesda, MD, USA (2010) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar,Eileen Hwan, and Barbara Brodsky “Interruptions between the triple helix peptides can promote the formation of amyloid like fibrils” at American Physical Society March MeetingMar’10, Portland, OR, USA (2010) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Physical Characterization of Macromolecules, Nanoparticles and their Effect on Phase Separation Behavior” at UMDNJ- Robert Woods Johnson Medical School, Apr ’09 Piscataway, NJ, USA (2009) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Studies on Particle Structures of Nano-sized API Particles and their Dissolution Rates” at Bristol-Myers Squibb Intern Symposium, Aug ’08 New Brunswick, NJ, USA (2008) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar “Application of Dynamic Light Scattering for Pharmaceutical Industry” at Bristol-Myers SquibbJul’08 New Brunswick, NJ, USA (2008) 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, and Martin Muschol “Salt Specific Effects on Direct and Hydrodynamic Interactions of Lysozyme” at Biophysical Society MeetingFebruary’08 Long Beach, CA, USA (2008). 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, and Martin Muschol “Lysozyme Clusters Alter Nucleation Kinetics in Supersaturated Solution” at Biophysical Society Meeting, March’07Baltimore, MD, USA (2007). 
  • Avanish S. Parmar, and Martin Muschol “Lysozyme Clusters Alter Nucleation Kinetics under Crystallization Conditions” at 3rd Annual USF Interdisciplinary Graduate Research SymposiumApril’07University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA (2007).

Principal Investigator
Dr. Avanish Singh Parmar

PhD students

  1. Kaustubh Naik​
  2. Shubham Garg (Co-supervisor: Dr. Rosy)
  3. Saurabh Kumar Srivastava
  4. Arunava Das
  5. Shikha (Co-supervisor: Dr. Sudip Mukherjee)
  6. Rakesh Nayak (Co-supervisor: Dr. Rajeev Singh)
  7. Shubham Vishwakarma
  8. Shriya Pandey

Master Thesis

  1. Umesh Singh Koshyari (M. Tech Thesis)
  2. Soham Sundaram (M.Tech Thesis)
  3. Kartik Shah (M.Tech Thesis)
  4. Sanskriti Pathak (M.Tech Thesis)
  5. Lakshya (M.Sc. Thesis)


  1. Aryan Pratap Srivastava (stream project)
  2. Yash Agrawal


1. Devyani Shukla (2016 - 2021)

2. Kanchan Yadav​ (2016-2022)

3. Md Bayazeed Alam​ (2017-2022)

4. Harshita Trivedi​ (2017-2022)

5. Ravi Pratap (2018-2023)

Master's Thesis
1. Subhaya Bose (2019)
2. Aryan Islam Rocky (2019)
3. Deepanshu Kasade (2019)
4. Chetan Goyal (2020)
5. Smarjit Paul Chaudhary (2020)
6. Aman Gupta (2021)
7. Yogesh Meena (2021)
8. Balkesh (2021)

9. Kavita Patel (2022)

10. Shivam Dwivedi (2022)

11. Bidhan Mandal (2023)

12. Suraj Malik (2023)

13. Pulkit Dhyani (2023)

14. Ishaan Singhal (2023)

15. Debalina Dutta (2016)

UG Project 
1. Muskan Raju (UG project)
2. Ananya Verma (UG project)
3. Raj Kumar Yadav (Exploratory Project)
4. Deepanshu Kasade ( UG project)
5. Subhaya Bose (Exploratory & stream project)
6. Aryan Islam Rocky (UG Project)
7. Chetan Goyal (UG project)
8. Smarjit Paul Choudhary (exploratory & stream project)
9. Aman Gupta (UG project)
10. Yogesh Meena (UG project)
11. Kavita Patel (UG project)

12. Abhishek Awana

13. Aman Bansal

Summer intern's
1. Naveen

2. Shikha 
3. Vidya Jose
4. Pallavi Chattopadhyay
5. Dimple Singh
6. Devangana Ghosh
7. Paulomi Singh
8. Shiv Shankar Singh Patel


Lab Facility
Malvern Zetasizer Pro (DLS & ELS)
Eppendorf Centrifuge 
Eppendorf Biospectrometer Kinetic UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
Anton-Paar Rheometer
Merck Elix Type II Water Purification System
pH Meter (Thermo Scientific- Orion Star and Eutech Instruments)
Metlar Weighing Balance
Vortex mixer
Spin coater 
Cooling Waterbath
Trident Laboratory Hydrothermal Autoclave

Departmental Facility
Spectrofluorometer (PL)

Central Facility 

Organized Conferences

  • Convener and organizer of “International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials” (ICFNM 2019) at IIT(BHU) during Feb. 22-25, 2019 where more than 200 participants presented their work which included eminent researchers and academicians working in diverse fields of materials science including bionanomaterials, 2D-materials, etc .
  • Convener and organizer of an International conference “International Conference on Advances in Biological Systems and Materials Science in NanoWorld” (ABSMSNW 2017) at IIT(BHU) from Feb. 19-23, 2017 where more than 300 participants presented their work including many international and national speakers.
  • Convener and organizer of International Conference on SMART MATERIALS FOR SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY (SMST-2020) at Bogmallo Beach Resort Goa from 22nd-25th February 2020. The theme for the conference is Fundamental to Applications for Healthcare and Energy http://smst2020.org/

Society formed: SIRMB (registered on 23.08.2017)

  • Formed a national society (founder and current president of society) for the promotion of interdisciplinary research in India- Society for Interdisciplinary Research in Materials and Biology (SIRMB) officially registered on 23-08-2017.
  •  This society aims to provide a common platform for fostering collaboration and easy sharing of knowledge base among researchers working in various areas of science and engineering that can impact materials of the future. 
  • The Society aims to bring members from varied disciplines such as biology, physics, synthetic chemistry,biophysics, theoretical chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine andallied disciplines with a common goal of developing materials that can impact healthcare, defense and the society together to build interdisciplinary expertise.
  • The society will further arrange for students to access the top research labs and get mentored by researchers actively involved in the field.

2018-19: Even Semester
EP342: Biophysical Techniques
EP441: Advance Biophysics
2018-19: Odd Semester
EP341:  Biophysics (DE & OE)
PHY541: Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and Environment​

2017-18: Even Semester
EP342: Biophysical Techniques
EP441: Advance Biophysics
2017-18: Odd Semester
PHY101: Classical, Quantum and Relativistic Mechanics
EP341:  Biophysics
PHY541: Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and Environment
2017: Summer Semester
PHY101: Classical, Quantum and Relativistic Mechanics
2016-17: Even Semester
EP201: Instrumentation, Measurement and Analysis
EP342: Biophysical Techniques
2016-17: ODD Semester
EP341: Introduction to Biophysics
AP-7101: Classical and Quantum Physics
2016: Summer Semester
EP201/AP2102: Quantum Physics
2015-16: Even Semester
EP201: Instrumentation, Measurement and Analysis
PHY101: Classical, Quantum and Relativistic Mechanics
2015-16: ODD Semester
PHY101: Classical, Quantum and Relativistic Mechanics

Dr. Avanish Singh Parmar
Associate Professor
Department of Physics,
IIT(BHU), Varanasi-221005
Phone- 08601733330
Email id- asparmar.phy@itbhu.ac.in