Dr. Gowri. A

Assistant Professor

E-mail: gowri@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: 044 2747 6135 | Room No: 108A, Laboratory Block


Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics

2012 - 2018

College of Engineering Guindy campus


M.E. Medical Electronics

2008 - 2010

Rajiv Gandhi college of Engineering


B.E. Biomedical Engineering

2004 - 2008


  1. Optical Biosensors and Instrumentation

Research Interests

  1. Optical Chemosensors and Biosensors

  2. Bioinstrumentation for Clinical Diagnosis

  3. Medical Image Processing

  4. Nanotechnology

  5. Fabrication of Plasmonic Substrates and Microfluidic channels

Honours + Awards + Recognitions

  1. AWARDS:

  2. Best Academic Student of the year 2006, 2007 and 2008

  3. University Rank holder in Undergraduate

  4. University Rank holder in Postgraduate

  5. Received International travel grant from MHRD to present at an International Conference, SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics, 24-27 April 2017, Prgaue, Czech Republic.


  7. Delivered an Invited Talk on Optical Biosensors in two-day workshop on Photonic and Photovoltaic Devices (WOPPD-2022), September 29-30, 2022, at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur.

Work Experience


  1. 2022-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Sciences and Humanities, IIITDM Kancheepuram.

  2. 2018-2022, Associate Professor, Department of BME, Vel Tech University.

  3. 2010-2012, Assistant Professor, Department of BME, SSN College of Engineering.


  1. Research Associate, IIT Madras

Professional Membership

  1. Member, IEEE EMBS


  1. Biomedical Instrumentation

  2. Sensors in Healthcare

  3. Biofluid Mechanics

  4. Microprocessor and Microcontroller

  5. Electronic circuits and systems

  6. Biometric systems


  1. Gowri, A. and Kathiravan, A., 2020. Fluorescent chemosensor for detection of water pollutants. In Sensors in Water Pollutants Monitoring: Role of Material (pp. 147-160). Springer, Singapore.

  2. Kumar, A., Annasamy, G., Rekulapally, P., Suresh, S.N. and Krishnan, S., 2022. Nanotechnology interventions in neuroscience: current perspectives and strategies. Applications of Nanotechnology in Drug Discovery and Delivery, pp.255-289.

Journal Publications

  1. Gowri, A.*, Kumar, N.A. and Anand, B.S., 2021. Recent advances in nanomaterials based biosensors for point of care (PoC) diagnosis of COVID-19–a minireview. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 137, p.116205.

  2. Meenakshi, M.M., Annasamy, G*. and Sankaranarayanan, M., 2021. Green synthesis of graphene gold nanocomposites for optical sensing of ferritin biomarker. Materials Letters, 303, p.130446.

  3. Kathiravan, A., Gowri, A., Khamrang, T., Kumar, M.D., Dhenadhayalan, N., Lin, K.C., Velusamy, M. and Jaccob, M., 2019. Pyrene-based chemosensor for picric acid—Fundamentals to smartphone device design. Analytical chemistry, 91(20), pp.13244-13250.

  4. Kathiravan, A., Gowri, A., Srinivasan, V., Smith, T.A., Ashokkumar, M. and Jhonsi, M.A., 2020. A simple and ubiquitous device for picric acid detection in latent fingerprints using carbon dots. Analyst, 145(13), pp.4532-4539.

  5. Gowri, A., Rajamani, A.S., Ramakrishna, B. and Sai, V.V.R., 2019. U-bent plastic optical fiber probes as refractive index based fat sensor for milk quality monitoring. Optical Fiber Technology, 47, pp.15-20.

  6. Gowri, A., Vignesh, R. and Kathiravan, A., 2019. Anthracene based AIEgen for picric acid detection in real water samples. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 220, p.117144.

  7. Gowri, A., Khamrang, T., Velusamy, M., Kathiresan, M., Kumar, M.D., Jaccob, M. and Kathiravan, A., 2020. Pyrene based chemosensor for carbon dioxide gas–Meticulous investigations and digital image based RGB analysis. Sensors and Actuators Reports, 2(1), p.100007.

  8. Gowri, A., Veeraragavan, V., Kathiresan, M. and Kathiravan, A., 2019. A pyrene based colorimetric chemosensor for CO2 gas detection triggered by fluoride ion. Chemical Physics Letters, 719, pp.67-71.

  9. Divagar, M., Gowri, A., John, S. and Sai, V.V.R., 2018. Graphene oxide coated U-bent plastic optical fiber based chemical sensor for organic solvents. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 262, pp.1006-1012.

  10. Gowri. A. and V. V. R. Sai. Development of LSPR based U-bent plastic optical fiber sensors. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 230 (2016): 536-543.

Conference Publications

  1. Gowri.A. and Sai, V.V.R., 2017, May., U-bent plastic optical fiber-based plasmonic biosensor for nucleic acid detection. In SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics (pp. 1023113-1023113), International Society for Optics and Photonics.

  2. Christopher Christina Grace C., Priyanka Vasanthakumari, Gowri Annasamy, Aryasomayajula Subrahmanyam, and VV Raghavendra Sai., SERS based sandwich immunosensing with plasmonically active plastic optical fiber sensor probes, In Optical Sensors, pp. SeW3E-7, Optical Society of America, 2016.


  1. Gowri. A and V. V. R. Sai., An Optical Fiber Sensor and Method of Fabricating the Sensor, Indian Patent Ref No: 201641017866 (In Review).

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