MSc: General Chemistry
Sonia received her Master’s in General Chemistry from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore and joined the NMRL group as a DBT sponsored grant JRF. During her Masters project on “Advanced Oxidation method using Fenton’s reagent for the reduction of pesticide and COD from the effluent water”. She carried out an effective treatment for the removal of DDT and Dicofol from waste water samples. She participated international conference on “Green chemistry and Nanotechnology opportunities and challenges “organized by St. Aloysius College, Mangalore and also participated several National seminars during her postgraduate studies at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. At Yenepoya University, she is interested in studying the fabrication of dual mode paper-analytical-device for point of care diagnostics.
Junior Research Fellow (October 3rd 2017 to till date) at Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya deemed to be University.
- Won best poster award for the topic entitled “Design and fabrication of dual-mode paper-analytical devices for the point of care diagnosis” in National Conference on Innovations in Chemical Sciences (NCICS) at Department of Science and Technology Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru & Department of studies in Chemistry University of Mysore, India on 30th to 31st January 2020
- Received Best poster award for topic entitle “Fabrication of electrochemical paper analytical devices (ePAD) for selective determination of Dopamine” in International conference on chemistry and Physics of materials from 19th -21st December 2018 at St. Thomas College, Thrissur, Kerala.
Dual mode paper-analytical-device, Point of care diagnostics, Biosensor, Immunosensor
Sonia currently working on PhD title “Disposable Modified Electrodes for Energy and Sensing Applications”. The objectives includes the study of (1) Designing and fabrication of disposable paper electrodes (2) Modification of electrode surfaces by coating polymer or enzymes (3) Modify the electrode surfaces as a immunosensor for the detection of Parkinson’s diseases and (4) Energy application studies by employing electrochemical workstation.
K. Sudhakara Pasad, Sonia Josef. “A dual mode paper analytical device and method of fabricating the same” (Application no: 201841034005 Date: 10.09.2018).
- One of the directors in the startup company “PAPERSENS PRIVATE LIMITED”