Dr. Nitin Sahai

Biomedical Engineering Department

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering, NEHU, Shillong),
    Thesis Topic:- “Development Of Chitosan Based Porous Tissue Scaffolds For Regeneration Of Cartilage Through Computer Aided Tissue Engineering”
  • M.Tech (Biomedical Engineering, MNNIT, Allahabad, India),
  • B.Tech. (Biotechnology, UPTU, Lucknow, India).

Area of Interest        

Computer Aided Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Biomechanics,  , 3D Bio-printing

Laboratory In-charge

  • Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU, Shillong.
  • GAIT Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU, Shillong.

Brief Resume

Mr. Nitin Sahai is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Technology, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), a Central University, Shillong from June 2012 onwards. Previously for two years he worked as an Assistant Professor in Lovely Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences (LFAMS), Lovely Professional University (LPU), Phagwara, Jalandhar, India, 2010-12. He completed his B.Tech. degree in Biotechnology from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, 2007 and M.Tech. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, 2010 with specialization in Biomechanics and Biomaterials. Now he is pursuing PhD. (Biomedical Engineering) degree from NEHU, Shillong.  He had several papers which are published in international journals. He has also presented his research accomplishments in various national and international conferences.

Honors and Awards                                                                          03

Professional Membership                                                                 03

Workshop / School / Training / Conference / Symposium            18

Awards:

  • Science Communicator in the 106th session of Indian Science Congress, 2019.
  • ICMR International travel grant Non-ICMR Scientists to present oral presentation at BIOMAH- 2018 at Rome, Italy
  • NEHU International Travel grant to present a  poster presentation at ISB-2017 at Brisbane, Australia
  • GATE 2007 fellowship.

Academics/Administrative responsibilities

  1. Head In-Charge, Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU, Shillong (01.04.2013 to 01.08.2013).
  2. Member Board of Professional Studies, Department of Biomedical Engineering NEHU, Shillong (2012-18).
  3. Member School Board, School of Technology, NEHU, Shillong (2012-15).
  4. Member Board of Professional Studies, Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong (2012-18).
  5. Under Graduate Coordinator, Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU, Shillong, from 20th February 2016 onwards.
  6. Member BPS, Department of Bioengineering and Technology, Faculty of Technology, Guwahati University, Guwahati, Assam(2018-21)
  7. Member, International Society of Biomechanics(2016-17).
  8. Member Board of Professional Studies, Department of Computer Application,  NEHU, Tura, Meghalaya (2019-22).
  9. Life Member The Indian Science Congress Association(L35920).
  10. Project reviewer for Department of Science & Technology(DST),  GOI, New Delhi, Department of Biotechnology(DBT), GOI, New Delhi; DST-Inspire Award; National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), DSIR, GOI,  New Delhi
  11. Reviewer for IGI, Global, Springer and Elsevier publication.
  12. Observer for National testing agency for NEET 2019.

Research Projects

Funded Projects:-

S.No. Title of Project Role & Duration Funding Agency Amount
1 Design of Artificial Hand with Artificial Fingers Principal Investigator  2014-17 Department of Biotechnology, Government of India Rs. 35L (approx.)
2 Modeling, Simulation and Development Of Smart Active Ankle Foot Orthotic Device for Gait Rehabilitation Principal Investigator  2016-19 Department of Biotechnology, Government of India Rs. 54 L (approx.)
3 Design of Neural Network based Pacemaker Co-Principal Investigator  2016-19 Department of Biotechnology, Government of India Rs. 69.64 L
4 Screening of human Brucellosis infection in North east regions using point of care immunological and molecular tools Co-Principal Investigator  2018-21 Department of Biotechnology, Government of India Rs. 61,32,992

Publications

National/International Journal                                    19
Book Chapter                                                              05
International/ National Conferences                           12
Total                                                                            36       

Paper  at International Journal:

  1. Nitin Sahai, Adarsha B. Chandran, Akashitara Bhuyan, Bikash Das, Sushil Mandal, Tribedi Sarma,” (2019)Effect of Yoga on Physical and Physiological Parameters”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, Volume8, Issue 10, Pages-2061-2064(Scopus)
  2. Angana Saikia, Sushmi Mazumdar, Nitin Sahai, Sudip Paul, Dinesh Bhatia(2019) Performance Analysis of Artificial Neural Network for Hand Movement Detection from EMG SignalsIETE Journal of Research, Taylor & Francis Group(SCI & Scopus)(IF-0.9).
  3. Tribedi Sarma, Divya Pandey, Nitin Sahai, Ravi Prakash Tewari, (2019) “Material Selection And Development Of Ankle Foot Orthotic Device”, Journal of Material today : Proceeding, Elsevier B.V.(Cite Score -.09, IF-.837, Scopus Indexed)( (DOI:- 10.1016/j.matpr.2019.07.107)- JOURNAL).
  4. Nitin Sahai, Nabeel Ahmad, Manashjit Gogoi (October 2018), Nanoparticles Based Drug Delivery for Tissue Regeneration Using Biodegradable Scaffolds: a Review, Current  Pathobiology  Reports,  Online ISSN 2167-485X https://doi.org/10.1007/s40139-018-0184-8, pp 1–6, Springer US.(Scopus)
  5. Atul Kumar Sharma, Raghuvendra Pratap Tripathi, Dinesh Bhatia, Sudip Paul, Nitin Sahai, T. K. Sinha(July 2018), The Evolution and Advancement of Pacemaker Technology, International Journal of Computational Engineering Research (IJCER), ISSN (e): 2250 – 3005, Volume 08, Issue 7, pp. 34-53.
  6. Nayan M. Kakoty, Angana Saikia, Nabasmita Phukan, Malarvili Balakrishnan, Nitin Sahai, Sudip Paul and Dinesh Bhatia(2018), Combination of EMG Features based on A Stability Index for Finger Movements Recognition, Journal of Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier. (Scopus)
  7. Sahai N., Gogoi M.  (2018). Computer Aided Designing and Finite Element Analysis for development of porous 3-D tissue scaffold-A review. http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijbet(Scopus)
  8. Sarma J., Sahai N., Bhatia D.  (2018). Recent advances on ankle foot orthosis for gait rehabilitation: a review. http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijbet(Scopus)
  9. Sushmi Mazumdar, Nitin Sahai, Mayank Bhushan, and L. Robindro Singh, Recent advancement of chitosan/silver nanocomposites  in wound healing: A mini review, Asian Chitin Journal(International),13 (1), 21-24 (2017) ISSN: 0973-3345.(UGC Listed)
  10. Nitin Sahai, Manashjit Gogoi, “Development of chitosan porous tissue scaffolds using computer aided tissue engineering for cartilage regeneration”, Asian Chitin Journal(International),13 (1), 9-14 (2017)ISSN: 0973-3345. (UGC Listed)
  11. Punit Kumar Rohilla, Suresh Verma, Nitin Sahai, Dinesh Bhatia, Sudip Paul, Angana Saikia, Sushmi Mazumdar(2017), “Material Selection for the Prosthetic Hand”, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering Vol. 3: Issue 1 Page no. 1–5.
  12. Nabeel Ahmad, Syed Mohd. Danish Rizvi, Nitin Sahai, Rajiv Dutta: Biosynthesis, Characterization of Gold Nanoparticles Using M. indica Leaf Extract and Their Anticancer Activity. International Journal of Nanobiotechnology (2016) ISSN: 2456-0111 (online) Vol. 2: Issue 2 Page No 1-4
  13. Angana Saikia, Sushmi Mazumdar, Nitin Sahai, Sudip Paul, Dinesh Bhatia, Suresh Verma & Punit Kumar Rohilla (2016): Recent advancements  in prosthetic hand technology, Journal of medical engineering & technology 40 (5), 255-264. (Scopus)
  14. Deepshikha Shrivastava, Dinesh Bhatia, Nitin Sahai and Sudip Paul, “A computational approach for early stage identification of lower limb muscle abnormalities in  humans”, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Science (IJBES), Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2015, Page  no. 13-20, DOI : 10.5121/ijbes.2015.2402.
  15. Sushmi Mazumdar, Angana Saikia, Nitin Sahai and Sudip Paul, “Below Elbow Prosthetic A Path to Independent Era”International Journal of Advanced Information Science and Technology (IJAIST) ISSN: 2319:2682, Vol.34, No.34, February 2015, Page No. 9-14.
  16. Nitin Sahai, R.P. tewari (2015)“Characterization of Effective Mechanical Strength of Chitosan Porous Tissue Scaffolds Using Computer Aided Tissue Engineering”, International journal of Biomedical Engineering and Science (IJBES), Vol. 2, No. 1, 21-28.
  17. Nitin Sahai, Deepshikha Shrivastava, Sheikh Abdel Naser(2014) “Effect of lifestyle and physiological factors of the human body on the blood pressure by using fuzzy logic  International journal of Biomedical Engineering and Science (IJBES), Vol. 1, No. 3, Page 47-57.
  18. Nitin Sahai, Deepshikha Shrivastava, Pankaj Srivastava, “Diagnosis of the jaundice using fuzzy expert system” International journal of Biomedical Engineering and Science (IJBES), Vol. 1, No. 3, October 2014 Page No.  15-19.
  19. Nitin Sahai, R.P. tewari(2012) “Recent development in Finite Element Methods and Computer Aided Design in the development of porous scaffolds-A Review”, Journal of Tissue Sciences and Engineering, 3:113., Page No. 1-4

Papers  at International/National Conferences :

  1. Nitin Sahai, R.P.Tewari and Lokesh Singh, “Mechanical behavior of muscles during flexion and extension of lower limb on variable age group by using BRG. LifeMod” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Development of BME in Vietnam, 11-14th Jan 2010, at International University of Vietnam National Universities-HCM-Vietnam Page 47-50. Published online in Springer proceeding.
  2. Angana Saikia, Nitin Sahai,”Finger movement recognition using neural network”, 2nd  International Conference on Bio Signals, Images and Instrumentation, (ICBSII - 2015).
  3. Nitin Sahai, Dinesh Bhatia, Sudip Paul, Angana Saikia, “Muscle mechanics of upper limb involved in the designing of prosthetic hand with moving fingers”  has been accepted as a Poster for display XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics in Glasgow, 12th – 16th July 2015.
  4. Sushmi Mazumdar, Angana Saikia, Nitin Sahai, Sudip Paul, Dinesh Bhatia, “Microcontrollers in Prosthetics: An Overview”, National Conference on Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering (NCRABME – 2015) 28th- 29th August, 2015 at NEHU, Shillong. Page No. 24.
  5. Angana Saikia, Sushmi Mazumdar, Nitin Sahai, Sudip Paul, Dinesh Bhatia, “Brain computer interfaced controlled prosthetic hand using EMG signal” National Workshop and Conference on “Advances in Computational Neurochemistry and Neurobiology” (SNCI-ACNN 2015) December 16th – 21st, 2015 Organized by North-Eastern Hill University.
  6. Angana Saikia, Sushmi Mazumdar, Nitin Sahai, Sudip Paul, Dinesh Bhatia  “Comparative study and feature extraction of the muscle activity patterns in healthy subjects”, IEEE  sponsored 3rd International Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated Networks (SPIN), 11 Feb - 12 Feb 2016 at Dept. of ECE, ASET, Amity University, Noida, India.
  7. Nitin Sahai, Manashjit Gogoi, “Computer aided tissue engineering for development and characterization of porous scaffold for growing tumor cells: a review ”Annual International conference, BiTERM-2016, organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi at New Delhi during April15 - 17, 2016
  8. Sushmi Mazumdar, Angana Saikia, Nitin Sahai, Sudip Paul, Dinesh Bhatia  “Determination of significant muscle in movement of upper limb using maximum voluntary contraction of EMG signal”, IEEE  sponsored 4th  International Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated Networks (SPIN), 02 Feb - 03 Feb 2017 at Dept. of ECE, ASET, Amity University, Noida, India.
  9. Nitin Sahai, Manashjit Gogoi “Development of porous tissue scaffolds using computer aided tissue engineering by stress analysis”, XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 2017 (ISB 2017) from 23 – 27 July, 2017.(Poster) at Brisbane, Australia
  10. Nitin Sahai, Manashjit Gogoi “Computational Modeling and Analysis of Knee Articulating Cartilage for Development of its Biodegradable Chitosan Tissue Scaffold” Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare, 2nd International Biennial Conference BioMaH, October 8-11th 2018 – Frascati (Rome), Italy.
  11. Tribedi sarma, Nitin Sahai, Divya Pandey, R.P.Tewari, D. Bhatia, “Manufacturing Of Patient Specific Ankle Foot Orthotic Device Using 3d Printing”, International Conference on “Recent Innovations and Developments in Mechanical Engineering” (IC-RIDME-2018), November 8-10, 2018. Springer publication.
  12. Implementation of Low Delay Dual Chamber Pacemaker Using Verilog, S Ray, R Srivastava, RP Tewari, B Kumar, M Sharma, 2019 6th International Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated Networks (SPIN),(2019) 59-62, IEEE(2019/3/7) (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=8711746)(Scopus)

Book Chapters :

  1. Nitin Sahai, Ravi P. Tewari,  Lokesh Singh,”Mechanical Behavior of Muscles during Flexion and Extension of Lower Limb on Variable Age Group by Using BRG.LifeMod” The Third International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam Volume 27 of the series IFMBE Proceedings pp 48-50,  Print ISBN 978-3-642-12019-0, Online ISBN 978-3-642-12020-6, Series ISSN 1680-0737  Publisher-Springer
  2. Nitin Sahai, Tanvi Jain, Sushil Kumar , Pradip Kumar Dutta, “Development and Selection of Porous Scaffolds Using Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering” , Chitin and Chitosan for Regenerative Medicine Part of the series Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials pp 351-388, September 2015,  Print ISBN 978-81-322-2510-2, Online ISBN 978-81-322-2511-9, Publisher -Springer India.
  3. Gogoi, M., Sahai, N. (2016), Scaffolds for Biomedical Applications. In Trends in Experimental Biology-II. L. Kma (Ed.). : Excel Publisher, New Delhi: Chapter 8, P. 74-94. ISBN: 978-93-85777-64-6
  4. Sahai, N. Gogoi, M., (2019),Techniques and Software used in 3-D printing for Nanomedicine Applications 3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine 1st Edition, ISBN: 978-01-28158-90-6, Elsevier 2019.
  5. T. Sarma, D. Pandey, N. Sahai, D. Bhatia, R. P. Tewari2 “Manufacturing of patient specific ankle foot orthotic device using 3d printing” International conference on recent Innovations and Developments in Mechanical Engineering, NIT Meghalaya, Shillong, India, November 8 – 10, 2018. Springer Book Volume (Scopus Indexed).

Invite Lecture/Seminar presentation:

  1. DBT funded Symposia on “Research Methodology and Biomaterials for Human applications for Clinical Translational Research”, March 20th -21st, 2015 Organized by the Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma, at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong
  2. 29th Annual Meeting of Society for Neurochemistry, India (SNCI) and National Workshop and Conference on “Advances in Computational Neurochemistry and Neurobiology” (SNCI-ACNN 2015) December 16th – 21st, 2015 Organized by Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Centre North-Eastern Hill University.
  3. “Development of healthcare devices in North East region of India” Seminar on Make in India and Rural North East India: The Challenges, 25-26 February, 2016 organized by NIRD&PR-NERC, Guwahati, Assam.
  4. Invited Talk at Refresher Course in Nanoscience, Nov 29, 2017 organized by UGC-HRDC, NEHU, Shillong-793022, Meghalaya, India
  5. Invited Talk in Training program of Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) at KJP Assembly Conference, Mawkhar, Shillong on 29/05/2018 (Tuesday)
  6. Invited Talk at “National Seminar: Application of Computational Tools in Science and Technology” scheduled from 21-22 September 2018 in Kokrajhar, Assam,  seminar is organised by Bineswer Brahma Engineering College and is funded by TEQUIP-III.
  7. Invited to conduct lectures during the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) Certificate Course sponsored by MoEF&CC, GoI, 8th October to 30th November, 2018, in NEHU, Shillong campus.
  8. Invited to conduct lectures during the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) Certificate Course on Waste Management sponsored by MoEF&CC, GoI  from 6th August, 2018 for 2 months in NEHU, Shillong campus.
  9. Invitation to conduct keynote lectures during the DIC Add on Courses, Department of Biomedical engineering, NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya on 21/09/2019.

Conference/ Workshop Organized :

  1. Workshop on “Advances in computational Neurosciences”(ACNE-2014)  organized by Department of Biomedical Engineering, N.E.H.U., Shillong from 24th  March to 29th 2014 funded by INCNE, DBT, New Delhi & NBRC, Gurgoan.
  2. National Conference on “Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering” (NCRABME – 2015) 28th- 29th August, 2015 at Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  3. 29th Annual Meeting of Society for Neurochemistry, India (SNCI) and National Workshop and Conference on “Advances in Computational Neurochemistry and Neurobiology” (SNCI-ACNN 2015) December 16th – 21st, 2015 Organized by Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Centre North-Eastern Hill University.
  4. Organize special session on “Biomedical Signal  Processing and its Applications”  held along with IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated Networks during 11-12 February, 2016 in Amity University, India.
  5. National Conference of Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering (BIOREHAB 2016), 15th  to 16th September, 2016 at Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  6. National Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-16 (NCRANNT-2016) organized by Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU, Shillong, 8-9 Sept 2016.
  7. Organize IBRO/APRC Associate School 2017 on “Computational approaches in Neuroprotection and Neurorehabilitation” held at Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya, India from June 05-10, 2017.
  8. Organized one day workshop on “FOLDSCOPE” in Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU, Shillong on 12 July 2018
  9. Organized Short Term Course On Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineering Applications using Open Foam and FLUENT (CFDEA-2018), Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU, Shillong from 6-10, August, 2018.
  10. AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL ) -Workshop On 3d Printing & Design(2-6 March 2020), Department of Biomedical Engineering, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong-793022, Meghalaya, India.

Workshop Attended:

  1. “National Workshop on Biomedical Engineering (BME-09)”, 12-13 November, 2009 at Department of Biomedical Engineering, DCRUST, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana.
  2. International Workshop on Recent Advances in Biometrics & Fingerprints (IWRABF)” on 15th & 16th Feb 2010 at School of Forensic Science, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology & Sciences, Deemed to be University, Allahabad.
  3. Brain Storming Workshop on Developing R & D proposals” on October 18 &19, 2012, organized by DST & Tripura State Council for Science & Technology, Agartala, Tripura.
  4. Workshop on Medical Image and Signal Processing – 2012” (MISP 2012) organized by Electro Medical and Speech Technology Group at Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati on 30th  November 2012.
  5. Workshop on “Advances in computational Neurosciences”(ACNE-2014)  organized by Department of Biomedical Engineering, N.E.H.U., Shillong from 24th  March to 29th 2014 funded by INCNE, DBT, New Delhi & NBRC, Gurgoan.
  6. National Thematic meeting on “Application of Radiation Technology and Radioisotope in the field of Agriculture, Food and Health” held at AAU, Jorhat during May 28th-30th, 2014
  7. Workshop on “Value proposition personality development and communication skills” from 11th-12th  September 2014 by ITM Group, Mumbai & Career & Counseling cell, NEHU, Shillong at NEHU, Shillong
  8. Brainstorming Workshop on “Industry-academia Collaborations to enhance entrepreneurship development, innovation and technology commercialization in the North East (NE)” at IIT Guwahati on October 8, 2014 IIT Guwahati.
  9. QIP workshop “Advances in Biomedical Engineering 2015” held in IIT Guwahati from February 25 till March 01, 2015.
  10. DBT funded Symposia on “Research Methodology and Biomaterials for Human applications for Clinical Translational Research”, March 20th -21st, 2015 (Friday& Saturday) Organized by the Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma, at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.
  11. Workshop on “Virtual Laboratory” held on 30th-31st October, 2015 conducted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.
  12. Workshop on “Mathematical Modelling and its Applications (WMMA-2016)”, Organized by Department of Mathematics, NIT Meghalaya August 19-20, 2016.
  13. Two day workshop on Mimics organized by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, September 2016
  14. Workshop on “Advance tools in Matlab” organized by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya on 27 September 2016.
  15. Workshop on “Synthesis and Characterization of Photoactive Nano-composites for solar application”  from 11th to 16th September, 2017 organized by Department of Engineering Engineering, NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya

Short Term Course:

  1. 10th Short-Term course in Research Methodology from 23rd Sept-28th Sept 2013 at UGC-ASC, NEHU, Shillong
  2. Attended 106 Orientation Program at UGC-ASC Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi from 21st Oct to 22nd Nov 2013.
  3. Short-term Course in “Life Sciences (With Special Reference to Nano Science)” organized by UGC-HRDC, NEHU, Shillong from 1/8/2016 to 6/8/2016.
  4. 58th Refresher Course on Research Methodology in Physical & Life Sciences from 02-01-2017 to 21-01-2017 organized by UGC-HRDC, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.
  5. Attended GIAN course on “Modeling Simulation, Performance Evaluation and Biological Safety for Medical Devices for Respiratory and Cardiovascular Assistance” during 22/03/2018- 02/04/2018 held at MNNIT, Allahabad.

Editorial Member 

  1. Editorial team member, International Journal of Scientific Research and Biotechnology (IJSRB).
  2. Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Biomedical Engineering.
  3. Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Bionics and Bio-Materials

Staff and Students:-

Project Staff:-

  • Ms Angana Sakia, S.R.F(2014-17)
  • Ms Sushmi Manjumdar, Project Assistant (2014-17)
  • Mr. Jitumoni Sarma J.R.F(2016-17)
  • Ms Tribedi Sarma-JRF(2017-19)

M.Tech. Students

  1. Mr Umasankar Mondal (2016-17)
  2. Ms Sushmi Manjumdar (2016-17)