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36. Nikhil Bhalla*, Amir Farokh Payam, Alessio Morelli, Preetam Kumar Sharma, Rhiannon Johnson, Alan Thomson, Pawan Jolly, Francesco Canfarotta; Nanoplasmonic biosensor for rapid detection of multiple viral variants in human serum Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 21, 131906, 2022


35. Nikhil Bhalla*, Shilpa Taneja, Preeti Thakur, Preetam Kumar Sharma, Davide Mariotti, Chiranjeevi Maddi,  Oxana Ivanova, Dmitry Petrov, Alexander L Sukhachev, Irina Edelman, Atul Thakur; Doping independent work function and stable bandgap of spinel ferrites with tunable plasmonic and magnetic properties Nano Letters 21, 9780-9788, 2021

34. Razie Khalesi Moghaddam, Nikhil Bhalla, Amy Shen, Giovanniantonio Natale; Deterministic particle assembly on nanophotonic chips; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 603, 259-269, 2021

                                                                                                    Journal of Colloid and Interface Science Outside Cover 

33. Neeharika Senthilkumar, Preetam Kumar Sharma, Neeru Sood, Nikhil Bhalla*; Designing magnetic nanoparticles for in vivo applications and understanding their fate inside human body; Coordination Chemistry Reviews 445, 214082, 2021

32. Fariba Asadi, Razieh Shahnazari, Nikhil Bhalla*, Amir Farokh Payam*; Clinical evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 Lung HRCT and RT-PCR Techniques: Towards Risk Factor Based Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases; Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal 19, 2699-2707, 2021

31. Mahmood Barani*, Abbas Rahdar*, Saman Sargazi, Mohammad Sadegh Amiri, Preetam Kumar Sharma, Nikhil Bhalla*; Nanotechnology for inflammatory bowel disease management: Detection, imaging and treatment; Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research 32, 100417, 2021


30. Srinivasu Valagerahally Puttaswamy*,  Nikhil Bhalla*, Colin Kesley, Gennady V. Lubarsky, Colin Kesley, Chengkuo Lee, James A. McLaughlin*; Independent and grouped 3D cell rotation in a microfluidic device for bioimaging applications; Biosensors and Bioelectronics 170, 112661. 2020

29. Srinivasu Valagerahally Puttaswamy,  Gennady V. Lubarsky, Colin Kesley, Xushuo Zhang, Dewar Finlay, James A. McLaughlin, Nikhil Bhalla*; Nanophotonic-Carbohydrate Lab-On-A-Microneedle for Rapid Detection of Human Cystatin C in Finger-Prick Blood; ACS Nano 14, 11939-11949. 2020
28. Nikhil Bhalla*,  Yuwei Pan, Zhugen Yang*, Amir Farokh Payam*; Opportunities and Challenges for Biosensors and Nanoscale Analytical Tools for Pandemics: COVID-19; ACS Nano 14, 7783-7807. 2020  
27. Preeti Thakur, Deepika Chahar, Shilpa Taneja, Nikhil Bhalla, Atul Thakur; A review on MnZn ferrites: Synthesis, characterization and applications; Ceramics International 46, 15740-15763. 2020


26. Nikhil Bhalla, Aditya Jain, Yoonjoo Lee, Amy Q. Shen, Doojin Lee; Dewetting Metal Nanofilms-Effect of Substrate on Refractive Index Sensitivity of Nanoplasmonic Gold; Nanomaterials 9, 1530. 2019

25. Johanna Roether, Kang-Yu Chu, Norbert Willenbacher, Amy Q. Shen, Nikhil Bhalla*; Real-time monitoring of DNA immobilization and detection of DNA polymerase activity by a microfluidic nanoplasmonic chip; Biosensors and Bioelectronics 142, 111528. 2019

24. Nikhil Bhalla*, Afshan Jamshaid, Mandy Hei Man Leung, Noriko Ishizu, Amy Q. Shen*; Electrical Contact of Metals at the Nanoscale Overcomes the Oxidative Susceptibility of Silver-Based Nanobiosensors; ACS Applied Nano Materials 2, 2064-2075. 2019

ACS Applied Nano Materials Front Cover


23. Nikhil Bhalla, Hung-Ju Chiang, Amy Q. Shen; Cell biology at the interface of microfluidics and nanobiosensors; Methods in Cell Biology 148, 203-227. 2018

22. Riccardo Funari#, Nikhil Bhalla#Kang-Yu Chu, Bill Soderstorm, Amy Q. Shen, Nanoplasmonics for real-time and label-free monitoring of microbial biofilm formation; ACS Sensors 3, 1499–1509. 2018

21. Nikhil Bhalla*, Pedro Estrela; Exploiting the signatures of nanoplasmon-exciton coupling on proton sensitive insulator-semiconductor devices for drug discovering applications; Nanoscale 10, 133280-13328. 2018

20. Nikhil Bhalla, Shivani Sathish, Abhishek Sinha, Amy Q. Shen; Large scale nanophotonic structures for long term monitoring of cell proliferation; Advanced Biosystems 2, 1700258. 2018

Advanced Biosystems Front Cover 2(4). 2018

19. Ainash Garifullina, Nikhil Bhalla*, Amy Q. Shen*; Probing Specific Gravity in Real-time With Graphene Oxide Plasmonics; Analytical Methods 10, 290-297. 2018

                                                                                                                     Analytical Methods Back Cover 10, 397-398. 2018

Recent Hot Article in Analytical Methods

18. Nikhil Bhalla*, Shivani Sathish, Casey J. Galvin, Robert A. Campbell, Abhishek Sinha, Amy Q. Shen*; Plasma assisted large-scale nanoassembly of metal-insulator bioplasmonic mushrooms; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10, 219-226. 2018


17. Parul Sharma, Adikshita, Monica Sharma, Nikhil Bhalla*, Pedro Estrela, Aditya Jain, Atul Thakur*, Preeti Thakur; Nanomaterial Fungicides: In vitro and in vivo antimycotic activity of cobalt and nickel nanoferrites on phytopathogenic fungi; Global Challenges 1, 1700041. 2017

Global Challenges Front Cover 1(9). 2017

16. Nikhil Bhalla*, Pedro Estrela; Biosensors for screening kinase inhibitors; Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 17, 2470-2481. 2017

15. Nima Aliakbarinodehi, Pawan Jolly, Nikhil Bhalla, Anna Miodek, Giovanni De Micheli, Pedro Estrela, Sandro Carrara; Aptamer-based Field-Effect Biosensor for Tenofovir Detection; Scientific Reports 7, 44409. 2017

14. Nikhil Bhalla, Mirella Di Lorenzo, Pedro Estrela, Giordano Pula; Semiconductor technology in drug discovery for protein kinase inhibitors; Drug Discovery Today 22, 204-209. 2017

13. Nikhil Bhalla, Doojin Lee, Shivani Sathish, Amy Q. Shen; Dual-mode refractive index and charge sensing to investigate complex surface chemistry on nanostructures; Nanoscale 9, 547-554. 2017

Nanoscale Inside Front Cover 9, 468-468. 2017

12. Abhilash Pathania, Preeti Thakur, Atul Thakur, Nikhil Bhalla, Patrick Queffelec, Pedro Estrela, Jean-Luc Mattei, Kush Rana; Raman and Mӧssbauer spectroscopic studies of tungsten doped Ni-Zn Nano ferrite; Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 28, 679- 685. 2017


11. Vibha Tamboli #, Nikhil Bhalla #, Pawan Jolly, Chris R. Bowen, John T. Taylor, Jenna L. Bowen, Chris J. Allender, Pedro Estrela; Hybrid Synthetic Receptors on MOSFET Devices for Detection of Prostate Specific Antigen in Human Plasma; Analytical Chemistry 88, 111486-11490. 2016

10. Nikhil Bhalla, Pawan Jolly, Nello Formisano, Pedro Estrela; Introduction to Biosensors; Essays in Biochemistry 60, 1-8. 2016

9. Nello Formisano, Nikhil Bhalla, Mel Heeran, Juana Reynes Martinez, Amrita Sarkar, Maisem Laabei, Pawan Jolly, Chris Bowen, John Taylor, Sabine Flitsch, Pedro Estrela; Inexpensive and fast pathogenic bacteria screening using field-effect transistors; Biosensors and Bioelectronics 85, 103-109. 2016

8. Anna Miodek, Edward MM. Regan, Nikhil Bhalla, Neal A.E. Hopkins, Sarah A. Goodchild, Pedro Estrela; Optimization and Characterisation of anti-fouling ternary SAM layers for impedance-based aptasensors; Sensors 15, 25015-25031. 2015

7. Nello Formisano, Pawan Jolly, Nikhil Bhalla, Mary Cromhout, Shane Flanagan, Ronen Fogel, Janice L Limson, Pedro Estrela; Optimisation of an Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy aptasensor by exploiting Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Signals; Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 220, 369-375. 2015

6. Nikhil Bhalla, Nello Formisano, Anna Miodek, Aditya Jain, Mirella Di Lorenzo, Giordano Pula, Pedro Estrela; Plasmonic ruler on field effect device for kinase drug discovery applications; Biosensors and Bioelectronics 71, 121-128. 2015

5. Nello Formisano#, Nikhil Bhalla#, Caleb Wong#, Mirella Di Lorenzo, Giordano Pula, Pedro Estrela; Multimodal electrochemical and nanoplasmonic biosensors using ferrocene crowned nanoparticles for kinase drug discovery applications; Electrochemistry Communication 57, 70-73. 2015

4. Nikhil Bhalla, Mirella Di Lorenzo, Giordano Pula, Pedro Estrela; Protein phosphorylation detection using dual-mode field-effect devices and nanoplasmonic sensors; Scientific Reports 5, 8687. 2015


3. Jules L Hammond#, Nikhil Bhalla#, Sarah D. Rafiee#, Pedro Estrela; Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance as a Biosensing Platform for Developing CountriesBiosensors 4, 172-188. 2014

2. Nikhil Bhalla, Mirella Di Lorenzo, Giordano Pula, Pedro Estrela; Protein phosphorylation analysis based on proton release detection: potential tools for drug discovery; Biosensors and Bioelectronics 54, 109-114. 2014


1. Nikhil Bhalla, Danny Wen-Yaw Chung, Yaw-Jen Chang, Kimberly Jane S. Uy, Yi Ying Ye, Ting-Yu Chin, Hao C. Yang, Dorota G. Pijanowska; Microfluidic Platform for Enzyme-Linked and Magnetic Particle-Based Immunoassay; Micromachines 4, 257-271. 2013