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Research interests

I am interested in developing and understanding the nano/bio-materials and surface chemistries for biomedical applications. The initial focus is on engineering polymeric and or metallic nanoparticles-composites for cancer targeting, tissue engineering, and dental applications. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ulster University

Sep 1 2009Oct 21 2012



MSc, Department of Chemistry, Delhi University


BS, Hindu College, Delhi University


External Positions

Research Fellow, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Otago at Christchurch

Jan 2014Jun 2018

Visiting Postdoc, School of Engineering, University of Canterbury


Research interests

  • nano-composites
  • nanoparticle
  • biomaterials
  • Nanomedicine
  • nanomaterials
  • nanotechnology
  • nanosensors
  • Polymers
  • Drug Delivery
  • molecular delivery
  • Cancer targeting

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Output 2010 2019

  • 12 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Other contribution
1 Citation (Scopus)

Spectral Photon-Counting Molecular Imaging for Quantification of Monoclonal Antibody-Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles Targeted to Lymphoma and Breast Cancer: An In Vitro Study

Moghiseh, M., Lowe, C., Lewis, J. G., Kumar, D., Butler, A., Anderson, N. & Raja, A., Dec 18 2018, In : Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Glutathione-mediated release of Bodipy® from PEG cofunctionalized gold nanoparticles

Kumar, D., Meenan, J. & Dixon, P. M., Jul 2012, In : IJN.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Design and characterisation of multi-functional strontium-gelatin nanocomposite bioinks with improved print fidelity and osteogenic capacity

Alcala-Orozco, C. R., Mutreja, I., Cui, X., Kumar, D., Hooper, G. J., Lim, K. S. & Woodfield, T. B. F., Dec 2019, In : Bioprinting.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Self-assembly dynamics and antimicrobial activity of all l- and d-amino acid enantiomers of a designer peptide

Ye, Z., Zhu, X., Acosta, S., Kumar, D., Sang, T. & Aparicio, C., Jan 7 2019, In : Nanoscale. 11, 1, p. 266-275 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self assembly
Amino acids
Amino Acids
8 Citations (Scopus)

Cytotoxicity and cellular uptake of different sized gold nanoparticles in ovarian cancer cells

Kumar, D., Mutreja, I., Chitcholtan, K. & Sykes, P., Nov 3 2017, In : Nanotechnology. 28, 47, 475101.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical nanotechnology