Raj Mutharasan


Raj MutharasanDr. Raj Mutharasan is the Frank A. Fletcher Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Drexel University and serves currently as the Program Director of NanoBioSensing at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Mutharasan received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras, India, and his graduate degrees from Drexel University, Philadelphia. Dr. Mutharasan’s research career in academia includes publications in the areas of process modeling and control, clean metals technology, energy conversion technologies, mammalian cell bioreactors, and biosensors.  His focus over the past decade has been on biosensors for toxins, bioterrorism agents, pathogens and parasites, biomarkers in body fluids for diagnostic purposes as well as measuring short and long strands of DNA in complex media, without the current approach of an amplification step. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).