Venumadhav Korampally

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Tel: 815-753-9247


M.S. (2004), Ph.D. (2007) in Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Missouri

Research Interests

Chemical/Biological sensors, Bio-Nano photonics, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and Nanotechnology

Work Experience

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NIU (2012-present)
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri (2007-2012)

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Best elevator pitch award in engineering at the 2010 Missouri Technology Expo, Columbia, Missouri.
  • 2nd place poster award, 2010 Missouri Nanofrontiers Symposium, for the poster on “Ultrasensitive Detection of TNT by Fluorescence Quenching on Porous Organosilicate Films”
  • 3rd place award, 2007 Research and Creative Activities Forum, University of Missouri
  • 3rd place award, 2006 Research and Creative Activities Forum, University of Missouri

Selected Publications

  • Bok, S., Korampally, V., Darr, CM, Folk, WR, Polo-Parada, L., Gangopadhyay, K., et. al. Femtogram-level detection of Clostridium botunlinum neurotoxin Type A by sandwich immunoassay using nanoporous substrate and ultra-bright fluorescent suprananoparticles.  Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 41, P. 409. (2013)
  • Bhatnagar K, Pathak A, Menke D, Cornish PV, Ganopadhyay K, Korampally V, et al. Fluorescence enhancement from nanogap embedded plasmonic gratings by a novel fabrication technique with HD-DVD. Nanotechnology. 2012; (In Press).
  • Sangho B, Venumadhav K, Luis P-P, Vamsi M, Gary AB, Keshab G, et al. Confeito-like assembly of organosilicate-caged fluorophores: ultrabright suprananoparticles for fluorescence imaging. Nanotechnology. 2012; 23 (17):175601.
  • Korampally V, Mamidi VK, Harris B, Gangopadhyay K, Baker GA & Gangopadhyay S. (2011). “Sub-Minute Formation of Supported Nanoporous Mesoscale Patterns Programmed by Surface Energy”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 364: 546.
  • Korampally V, Yun M, Thiruvengadathan R, Dasgupta P, Gangopadhyay K & Gangopadhyay S. (2009). Entropy driven spontaneous formation of highly porous films from polymer-nanoparticle composites. Nanotechnology, 20 (42): 425602.
  • Memisevic J, Korampally V, Gangopadhyay S & Grant SA. (2009). Characterization of a novel ultra-low refractive index material for biosensor application. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 141 (1): 227-232.
  • Bok S, Korampally V, Polo-Parada L, Folk W, Gangopadhyay K, Dasgupta PK, Gangopadhyay S. (2010). “Novel Nanostructured Platform and Nanoparticles for Sensitive Detection of Biological Materials”, Proceedings of the IEEE Sensors Conference, Hawaii.
  • Korampally V, Bok S, Harris BC, Mamidi VK, Mukherjee S, Darr CM, Gangopadhyay K, Folk W, Parada LP, Gangopadhyay S. (2010). “Development of a Novel Nanostructured Modular Platform Encompassing Fluorescent Nanoparticles, Nanostructured Microarrays and Metal Nanoislands for Biological Agent Detection”, 27th Army Science Conference Proceedings, Orlando, Florida.
  • Korampally V, Mukherjee S, Hossain M, Manor R, Yun M, Gangopadhyay K, Gangopadhyay S. (2009). “Development of a miniaturized liquid core waveguide system with nanoporous dielectric cladding – a potential biosensing platform”. Sensors Journal 2009, IEEE, 9 (12):1711.
  • Bok S, Lubguban, AA, Gao Y, Bhattacharya S, Korampally V, Hossain M, Thiruvengadathan R, Gillis KD & Gangopadhyay S. (2008). "Electrochemical Properties of Carbon Nanoparticles Entrapped in a Silica Matrix," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 155 (5): K91–K95.
  • Hossain M, Yun M, Korampally V & Gangopadhyay S. (2008).  "Low temperature crystallization of amorphous silicon carbide thin films for p–n junction devices fabrication," Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 19: 801-804

Research Projects

Co-PI on NSF grants on the development of novel chemical/biological sensors. I will continue my research on development of inexpensive, yet sophisticated nanostructured platforms for chem/Bio sensing and medical diagnostics.