Saion Sinha, Ph.D.

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Professor, Physics, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering

Mathematics and Physics Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
College of Arts and Sciences
Tagliatela College of Engineering

Ph.D. - University of Kentucky
B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

About Saion

Saion Sinha is an expert in nanotechnology. His research focuses on biomedical engineering applications. He is currently leading a multi-disciplinary research effort involving both graduate and undergraduate students that is focused on biomedical diagnostics and monitoring and therapeutic research

His research group is developing novel biosensors for detection and monitoring of infectious diseases. His group also performs research on the efficient use of magnetic nanoparticles for cancer therapeutics as well as on its toxicity and remedies.

He has published more than 40 papers in journals, and his work has been cited more than 1,000 times. His research has been funded by the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, Connecticut Innovations, and private industries. He is also the inventor of seven U.S., European, and Australian patents on devices and methods on the application of nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

Two of his patented technologies have been commercialized. He is currently playing an active role in getting new inventions and technology from the laboratory to viable commercial products.

He has been named a University Research Scholar has been nominated for the Connecticut Medal for Science and the Blavatnik Award from the New York Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Sinha obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) in Kharagpur and then received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Kentucky. He completed his post-doc at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he focused on nanotechnology.

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Published Books and Articles

Refereed Publication


Study on the growth conditions of Silicon Nanowires, Saion Sinha , C. Wynshank, C. Broadbridge, B. Gao, O. Zhou, submitted Journal of Material Science

Electronic Structures of Single walled Carbon Nanotubes determined by NMR,. S. Sinha et al Science, 2000, April 21, 288, pg 492

Alloy formation in Nanostructured Silicon, Bo Gao, Saion Sinha , Otto Zhou Journal of Advanced Materials., 2001, 13, pg 816-819

Synthesis of Silicon Nanowires and novel Nano-Dendrite structures, Saion Sinha, Bo Gao, Otto Zhou; Electronic Structure of Novel Materials, 2000,342

Zero Bias Conductance Peak enhancement in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 to Pb Tunneling junction,Saion Sinha , K.-W. Ng; Physical Review Letters 1998 vol 80 pg 1296

Andreev Reflection in Pb/BSCCO Tunneling Junction, Saion Sinha , K.-W. Ng; Journal of Chem & Physics of Solids 1998 vol 59 pg 2078

Magnetic field dependence on Zero Bias Conductance Peak, Saion Sinha , K.-W. Ng; Europhysics Letters 1998 vol 44 pg 648

Novel technique to synthesize Silicon Nanodendrites, Saion Sinha, Bo Gao, O. Zhou; Material Research Society Bulletin- Spring 2001

Other Publications


  • Synthesis of Novel Silicon Nanodendrites,Saion Sinha, B. Gao. O. Zhou CMOC (Connecticut Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Consortium) Bulletin 2001
  • Data Analysis in the Environmental and Biological Sciences
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology, Landscape Ecology, and Advanced Applications of Geographic Information Systems


  • "Small World"--- article on Southern Life, Nov 2000
  • "Nanotechnology" --- article New Haven Register , Jan 11th 2001
  • "Marriage of Molecules & Business" – article on Business New Haven, Feb 2002
Contributed Presentations

Synthesis of Silicon Nanodendrites, Saion Sinha, Bo Gao, Otto Zhou; MRS Spring meeting 2001, San Francisco, CA

Synthesis and Characterization of Silicon nanostructures, Saion Sinha, Bo Gao, L.Fleming, J. Lorentzen, L. McNeil, O. Zhou; APS March meeting 2000, Minneapolis

Study of the Zero bias Conductance Peak in Metal Superconductor Junctions, Saion Sinha, K.-W Ng; American Physical Society March Meeting (1999) Atlanta, Georgia

Magnetic field dependence study of the Zero Bias Conductance Peak in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 to Metal Junctions, Saion Sinha , K.-W. Ng; American Physical Society March Meeting (1998) Los Angeles, CA

Study of Zero Bias Conductance Peak Enhancement in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 to Pb Junctions, Saion Sinha , K.-W. Ng; CAP-Congress, Calgary, CANADA; June 1997

Characterization of ultra-fine Nanoparticles Manufactured by Laser Pyrolysis, X.X.Bi, S.Sinha, P.C.Eklund ; MRS Meeting, Boston, November 1992

Invited Presentations
  • Nanowires as future sensors- June 2001
    Perkin Elmer Instruments, SHELTON, CT, U.S.A.
  • Silicon Nanowires --- Synthesis, Characterization and Application- May 2001
    Inframat Technologies, WILLINGTON, CT, U.S.A.
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Nanotubes/Nanowires- Jan 2001
    Indian Institute of Technology; KHARAGPUR, INDIA
  • Application and Synthesis of thin films of Nanoscale Materials- June 2000
    UHV – Technologies Inc. MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, U.S.A.
  • Playing with Atoms- March 2000
    Ball State University, MUNCIE, IN, U.S.A.
  • Synthesis of Nanotube film by Pulsed Laser Deposition- April 1999
    Holographics Inc. , NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A.
  • Detailed study of the Metal/ BSCCO Zero Bias Conductance Peak- April 1998
    University of North Carolina, CHAPEL HILL , NC ,U.S.A.
  • Electromagnetism ----- A fun game- Feb 1998
    School of Maths and Sciences , MOBILE, AL, USA
  • Study of Superconductor superlattice study by magnetron sputtering
    EG & G Photo-electronics, MONTREAL, CANADA- Nov 1997

U.S. Patent # 6,334,939 titled " Nanostructure Based High Energy Capacity Material"

Curriculum Development and Organization

Developed and organized a workshop on "Nanotechnology" for Business Professionals at Southern Connecticut State University

Worked on Developing a "Business of Science" program at Southern Connecticut State University

Worked on Developing a "Applied Physics" specialization at Southern Connecticut State University


Research Grants

2002- U.S. Nanocorps Inc. --- for preliminary study on thermal properties of nanofilms
2002- Connecticut State --- for developing PLD system to grow nanoceramic films
2001- Connecticut State --- --- for study on the growth of nanowires

Research Honors

2001- Letter of Honor from Ms. Rosa DeLauro, Member of Congress (3rd. District, CT) CT)
2001- Letter of Appreciation for research from Mr. Mike Adanti, President SCSU

Academic Honors

1991 J.C. Ghosh Memorial Merit Scholarship ( for performance in M.S.)
1985 Merit Scholarship ( for performance in Mathematics Olympiad )
1984 National Scholarship ( for performance in Secondary Examination

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