Texas Tech University

Indrajit Srivastava, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: indrajit.srivastava@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.1926

Room Number: ME North 112

The Srivastava Lab



In Fall 2023, Dr. Indrajit Srivastava will be joining Texas Tech University as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering. Prior to this, Dr. Srivastava was a Postdoctoral Research Associate (2020-2023) in the labs of Profs. Shuming Nie and Prof. Viktor Gruev at the Departments of Bioengineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, respectively at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His postdoctoral work focuses on designing biomimetic nanoparticles for fluorescence and spectroscopy-guided cancer surgeries. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UIUC in 2017 and 2020, respectively. As a graduate student in the lab of Prof. Dipanjan Pan at UIUC, his thesis focused on developing intrinsically fluorescent nanoparticles called carbon dots and expanding their applications as therapeutics, in vivo bioimaging of diseases, and array-based biosensing of analytes. Previously, he received his B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science in 2015 from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, Shibpur, India, supported by Prof. A. K. Seal Memorial Undergraduate Academic Fellowship. His research have been published in high impact scientific journals including Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, Nature Communications, PNAS, and JACS to name a few. His work has been recognized with several awards and honors, like multiple Baxter Young Investigator Awards, American Chemical Society PMSE Future Faculty Scholar, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Carbon Journal Dissertation Award, and BMES Career Development Award. Through his mentoring and outreach activities, he has shown his strong commitment in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.

Research Interests

  • Targeted Delivery of Nanotherapeutics
  • Multi-Modal Image-Guided Surgical Interventions for Cancer
  • Nanosensors for Early Disease Diagnosis and Monitoring

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017-2020)
  • M.S., Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015-2017)
  • B.E., Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, Shibpur, India (2011-2015)

Department of Mechanical Engineering