Bal Ram Adhikari



Ram Adhikari (Masters in Microbiology from Tribhuvan University); worked as a Microbiologist in National Public Health Laboratory for more than 4 years in close collaboration with World Health Organization. Currently he is working as teaching assistant/graduate scholar (Biotechnology Programme) at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada. During his PhD study, he has honored with various prestigious award and scholarship: NSERC PGS D as a high caliber graduate researcher; Ryan award 2016 (Analytical Chemistry Division, Chemical Institute of Canada) as a best PhD student from Canadian Universities; European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases travel award to attend conference; Travel award by Analytical Chemistry Division, Chemical Institute of Canada to attend CSC 99th chemistry conference; HOPE award 2016 for the excellence in peer reviewed publication. He has published more than 10 peer reviewed research articles and 8 peer reviewed poster and oral presentations in various national and international conferences.


Area of Interest

His research interests are in nanomaterials and nanochemistry for biological applications. His current research focuses primarily on the development of nanomaterials based sensors and biosensors for pharmaceutical, environmental and medical application. He is also interested in the field of Electromicrobiology and working on innovative and novel nanomaterials based electrochemical methods for bacterial disinfection

top publication

1) Xie, G., Chang, X., Adhikari, B.-R., Thind, S.S., Chen, A. (2016) Photoelectrochemical degradation of acetaminophen and valacyclovir using nanoporous titanium dioxide. Chinese Journal of Catalysis.37:1062-1069.
2) Adhikari, B. R., Govindhan, M., and Chen, A. (2015) Carbon Nanomaterials Based Electrochemical Sensors/Biosensors for the Sensitive Detection of Pharmaceutical and Biological Compounds. Sensors. 15: 22490 - 22508.
3) Govindhan, M, Lafleur T., Adhikari, B. R., and Chen, A. (2015) Electrochemical Sensor Based on Carbon Nanotubes for the Simultaneous Detection of Phenolic Pollutants. Electroanalysis. 27: 902 - 909.
4) Govindhan, M., Adhikari, B. R., and Chen, A. (2014) Nanomaterials-based electrochemical detection of chemical contaminants. RSC advances. 4: 63741 - 63760.
5) Adhikari, B. R., Govindhan, M., and Chen, A. (2014) Sensitive Detection of Acetaminophen with Graphene-Based Electrochemical Sensor. Electrochimica Acta. 162: 198 - 204.
6) Pandey, B.D., Nabeshima, T., Pandey, K., Rajendra, S.P., Adhikari, B.R., Gupta, G., Gautam, I., Tun, M.M., Uchida, R., Shrestha, M., Kurane, I., and Morita K. (2013) First Isolation of Dengue Virus from the 2010 Epidemic in Nepal. Tropical medicine and health. 41: 103 - 111.
7) Shakya, G., and Adhikari, B.R. (2012) Ten-Years surveillance of antimicrobialresistance pattern of Streptococcus pneumonia in Nepal. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 6: 4233 - 4238.
8) Adhikari, B.R., Shakya, G., Upadhyay, B.P., KC K., Shrestha, S.D., and Dhungana, G.R. (2011) Outbreak of Pandemic InfluenzaA/H1N1 2009 in Nepal. Virology Journal .8: 1 - 8.
9) Shrestha, S.D., Malla, S., Adhikari, B.R., Shakya, G., Basnyat, S.R., and Sharma, S. (2010) Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns of Vibrio cholera isolates. Journal of Nepal Medical Association. 49: 232 - 236.
10) Adhikari, B.R., Pandey, B.D., Ghimire, P., Shrestha, B., Khadka, M., Yoda, T., and Suzuki, Y. (2009) Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification(LAMP) for the Direct Detection of Human Pulmonary Infection with Environmental (Nontuberculosis) Mycobacteria. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 62: 212 - 214.