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Clemson C3B, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina 29634  College of Engineering & Science  C3B Advisory Board

Dr. Ashwin Rao

Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B)
Clemson University Research Park
100 Technology Drive
Anderson, SC 29625  USA

Phone : (864) 646-2413
FAX: (864) 656-2483


Education Ph.D., 2008, Analytical Chemistry, Clemson University, USA

M.Sc., 2000, Analytical Chemistry, University of Mumbai, India
  B.Sc., 1997, Chemistry, Wilson Collge, Mumbai, India

May 2008 – present, Post Doctoral Fellow, C3B, Clemson University, SC

Jan 2008 – May 2008, Graduate Research Assistant, C3B, Clemson University, SC

2005 – 2007, Graduate Research Assistant, Chemistry Dept., Clemson University, SC

2002 – 2005, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Chemistry Dept., Clemson University, SC

2000 – 2002, Junior Research Fellow, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Trombay, India

2000, Junior Chemist, CIPLA Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai, India

1997 – 1998, Marketing Representative, Knoll Pharmaceuticals (now Abbott Labs), India

Research & Teaching Interests

Bioactive hydrogels

In vivo biosensors

Selected Publications

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Abdur Rub Abdur Rahman, Ashwin K. Rao and Nikhil K. Shukla, SAM-modified Microdisc Electrode Arrays (MDEAs) with Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes, Electrochem Acta, 2008 (submitted)

Ashwin K. Rao and Stephen E. Creager, Superporous Agarose – Reticulated Vitreous Carbon Electrodes for Electrochemical Sandwich Assays, Anal. Chim. Acta, 628, p. 190–197, (2008)

Ashwin K. Rao and Stephen E. Creager, Preparation and Characterization of Superporous Agarose – Reticulated Vitreous Carbon Electrodes as Platforms for Bioassays, Anal. Chim. Acta, 622 (1-2), p. 1-10, (2008) - Feature article

Manchanda, V.K., P.N. Pathak, and Ashwin.K. Rao, Di(2-ethylhexyl) pivalamide (D2EHPVA): A promising extractant for selective removal of uranium from high level nuclear waste solutions. Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, 22(3) p. 353-375, 2004.


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