Biointerface Engineering

By Prof. Lalit M. Pandey   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 421
The aim of the course is to create a surface chemical way of thinking when considering biomedical approaches, products and applications. The course will focus on surface and surface chemistry and its interactions with biomacromolecules. This course will highlight the role of interfacial phenomena towards behavior of biomolecules on surfaces. The first half of this course will cover basic physical chemistry of surfaces and interfaces, and common experimental methods for surface characterization. The second part of the course will emphasize interactions of biological systems with surfaces and modified surfaces at the molecular and cellular levels.

Under graduate and post graduate students, professional, practitioner in the discipline of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering and Material Science and Engineering.
PREREQUISITES : Bachelor Degree in any Engineering discipline
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT     : Industries dealing with Biomedical implants and devices and Biomaterials
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
  • Bioengineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 18 Jan 2021
End Date : 12 Mar 2021
Enrollment Ends : 01 Feb 2021
Exam Date : 21 Mar 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:Intermolecular Forces
Week 2:Adhesion and Wetting Phenomena
Week 3: Characterization of interfaces
Week 4:Protein-surface interactions
Week 5:Protein Aggregation
Week 6:Cell-surface interactions
Week 7: Surface modification and characterization
Week 8:Surface modification and characterization

Books and references

• J. N. Israelachvili, Intermolecular and Surface Forces, 3rd edition, Academic Press, 2011.
• Willem Norde, Colloids and Interfaces in Life Sciences and Bionanotechnology, 2nd edition, CRC Press, 2011.
• W. Adamson, and A. P. Gast, Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, John Wiley, New York, 1997.

Instructor bio

Prof. Lalit M. Pandey

IIT Guwahati
Prof. Lalit M. Pandey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati. He has completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Delhi. He was awarded Erasmus Mundus India4EU fellowship to pursue his research at Grenoble-INP, France for 18 months during 2010 to 2012. Prior to joining IIT Guwahati, he was working as a Scientist with the Central Pollution Control Board, Govt of India from 2009 to 2014. He has received DST-UKIERI award 2018, IEI Young Engineers Award 2017, INSPIRE Faculty Award 2014 and Early Career Research Award from SERB, Govt. of India. He has worked in the area of Chemical & Biochemical engineering including Surface and Interfacial Science (focusing on the Bio-interfaces and Biomaterials, Protein’s structure and its stability), Nano and Biotechnology, and Environment Chemical Engineering. He has taught six different courses at both UG and PG levels and developed two new courses; Biointerface Engineering, and Research Methodology. He has published 54+ research papers and 15+ book chapters. He has co-edited one book titled “Biointerface Engineering: Prospects in Medical Diagnostics and Drug Delivery” published by Springer Nature in 2020.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 21 March 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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