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Richa Sharma

Assistant Professor, Biotechnology


Dr Richa Sharma is a PhD in Biosensing from CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, with expertise in nanobiotechnology, optical biosensors, biomolecular interaction, food safety, downstream processing. She is an M. Tech in Industrial Biotechnology from NIT Karntaka, Surathkal and B.Tech in Biotechnology from Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata. She is presently working on green synthesis of nanomaterials, detection of contamination and in silico biomolecular binding.

  • 2017 July – 2018 May – Assistant Professor (Nit Warangal, Telangana)
  • 2018 July – Present (Sharda University)
  • Ph.d.
Award & Recognition

  • DST-SERB Young Scientist International Travel Grant
  • Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), India travel grant to attend international conference
  • CSIR – Research fellowships
  • GATE 2010 score-552, rank-127, marks-49.33%
  • University gold medal in B.Tech


  • M.S. Thakur, Rajeev Ranjan, A. C. Vinayaka, K. S. Abhijith, Richa Sharma, 2013, Nanoparticles and biophotonics as efficient tools in resonant energy transfer based biosensing for monitoring food toxins and pesticides in Advances in Applied Nanotechnology for Agriculture, Ch. 4, Am. Chem. Soc. Books, ACS Symposium Series, 1143, 55–84
  • K. S. Abhijith, Richa Sharma, Rajeev Ranjan, M. S. Thakur, 2014, Facile synthesis of gold-silver alloy nanoparticles for application in metal enhanced bioluminescence, Photochem.Photobiol.Sci. 13, 986-991, IF 2.9
  • Richa Sharma, K. V. Ragavan, K. S. Abhijith, Akanksha and M. S. Thakur, Synergistic catalysis by gold nanoparticles and metal ions for enhanced chemiluminescence, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 31434, IF 2.9
  • Richa Sharma, K V Ragavan, M. S. Thakur and KSMS Raghavarao, Recent advances in nanoparticle based aptasensors for food contaminants, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 74 (2015) 612–627, IF 8.2
  • Richa Sharma, K.V. Ragavan, K.S.M.S. Raghavarao and M.S. Thakur, Nano-aptamer based quantitative detection of chloramphenicol in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Select Proceedings of ICACE 2015, B.D. Prasanna et al. (eds.), Springer, 2016, 187-195
  • Richa Sharma, Akshath U.S., Praveena Bhatta, M.S. Thakur and KSMS Raghavarao, Gold nanoparticles based enzyme biosensor for the detection of chloramphenicol, Procedia Technology, 2017, 27, 282 – 286
  • Richa Sharma, KSMS Raghavarao, Nanoparticle-based aptasensors for food contaminant detection, in Nanomaterials for Food Applications, A.L. Rubio et al. (eds.), Elsevier Inc. 2018, 123-145

Area of Interest

  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Biosensors
  • Biomolecular Interaction
  • Food Safety
  • Downstream Processing