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56. Zoe Bradley, Nikhil Bhalla*; Combating prozone effects and predicting dynamic range of naked-eye nanoplasmonic biosensors through capture bioentity optimisation ACS Measurement Science Au 2024 In Press

55. Nikhil Bhalla*, Amy Shen; Localized surface plasmon resonance sensing and its interplay with fluidics Langmuir 2024 In Press

54. Manjunatha Channegowda, Arpit Verma, Igra Arabia, Ujwal S Meda, Ishpal Rawal, Sarevesh Rustagi, Bal Chandra Yadav, Patrick Dunlop, Nikhil Bhalla* and Vishal Chaudhary; High Selectivity and Sensitivity through Nanoparticle Sensors for Cleanroom CO2 Detection Nanotechnology In Press

53. Aravind Satheesh, Chia-Ming Yang, Vilas Gaidhane, Neeru Sood, Nilesh Goel, Selim Bozkurt, Krishna Kumar Singh, Nikhil Bhalla*;Unconventional Breathing Currents Far beyond the Quantum Tunneling Distances in Large-Gapped Nanoplasmonic Systems Nano Letters24, 3157-3164 2024 

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52. Nikhil Bhalla*;Human Urine Specific Gravity Detection using Nanoplasmonics: A Paradigm Shift from Scales to Biosensors Advanced Sensor Research, 3, 2300115 2024 


51. Zoe Bradley, David Cunningham, Nikhil Bhalla*; Refractive Index-Modulated LSPR Sensing in 20-120 nm Gold and Silver Nanoparticles: A Simulation Study ECS Sensors Plus 2, 043402, 2023

50. Selim Bozkurt, Nikhil Bhalla*; Sensor-Free Biosensing of Mitral and Aortic Valvular Function During Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support IEEE Sensors 23, 18515-18523, 2023 

49. Nikhil Bhalla*; Recognising the Less Explored ‘Active Solid’-‘Moving Liquid’ Interfaces in Bio/Chemical Sensors ACS Sensors 8, 242702431, 2023 

48. Chia-Ming Yang, Hu-Ling Liu, Chih-Ching Ho, Hsieh-Fu Tsai, Nikhil Bhalla*; Single-step primary amine synthesis on proton sensitive nanofilms to overcome its debye length limitations Advanced Materials Interfaces 10, 2300080, 2023

47. Amir Farokh Payam, Riccardo Funari, Gaetano Scamarcio, Nikhil Bhalla*; Sensing dynamically evolved short-range nanomechanical forces in fast-mutating single viral spike proteins Small Science 3, 2300029, 2023 

46. Zoe Bradley, Nikhil Bhalla*; Point-of-care diagnostics for sepsis using clinical biomarkers and microfluidic technology Biosensors and Bioelectronics 227, 115181, 2023

45. Zoe Bradley, Patrick A Coleman, Melissa A Courtney, Sam Fishlock, Joseph McGrath, Therese Uniacke-Lowe, Nikhil Bhalla, James A McLaughlin, John Hogan, John P Hanrahan, Ke-Ting Yan, Philip McKee; Effect of Selenium Nanoparticle Size on IL-6 Detection Sensitivity in a Lateral Flow Device ACS Omega 8, 8407-8414, 2023 

44.  Nikhil Bhalla*, Amir Farokh Payam; Addressing the Silent Spread of Monkeypox Disease with Advanced Analytical Tools Small 19, 2206633, 2023 

43. Jacob Waitkus, Yu Chang Li, Liu, Srinivasu Valagerahally Putaswamy, Taerin Chung, Adrian M Molina Vargas, Stephen J Dollery, Mitchell R O’Connell, Haogaang Cai, Gregory J Tobin, Nikhil Bhalla*, Ke Du; Gold Nanoparticle Enabled Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance on Unique Gold Nanomushroom Structures for On-Chip CRISPR-Cas13a Sensing  Advanced Materials Interfaces 10, 2201261, 2023

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42. Amir Farokh Payam, Bogyoung Kim, Doojin Lee, Nikhil Bhalla*; Unraveling the liquid gliding on vibrating solid liquid interfaces with dynamic nanoslip enactment Nature Communications 13, 6608, 2022

41. Nikhil Bhalla*, Zidong Yu, Serene Pauly, Amit Kumar, Chiranjeevi Maddi, Davide Mariotti, Penfei Zhao, Amir Farokh Payam and Navneet Soin; Total electrification of large-scale nanophotonic arrays by frictional charges Nanoscale Horizons 7, 1513-1522 2022 

40. Riccardo Funari, Nikhil Bhalla*, Luigi Gentile; Measuring the Radius of Gyration and Intrinsic Flexibility of Viral 2 Proteins in Buffer Solution Using Small-Angle X-ray Scattering ACS Measurement Science Au 2, 547-552, 2022 

39. Nikhil Bhalla*, Atul Thakur, Irina S. Edelman, Ruslan D. Ivantsov; Endorsing a Hidden Plasmonic Mode for Enhancement of LSPR Sensing Performance in Evolved Metal-insulator Geometry Using an Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithm ACS Physical Chemistry Au 2, 459-467, 2022 

38. Nikhil Bhalla*, Preetam Kumar Sharma, Supriya Chakrabarti; Elucidating Sensitivity and Stability Relationship of Gold–Carbon Hybrid LSPR Sensors Using Principal Component Analysis ACS Omega 7, 27664–27673, 2022

37. Raphael Chukwuka Nnachi, Ning Sui, Bowen Ke, Zhenhua Luo, Nikhil Bhalla, Daping He, Zhugen Yang; Biosensors for rapid detection of bacterial pathogens in water, food and environment Environment International 166, 107357, 2022

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

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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. 2019