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Centre for Microsystems

Dr. Jayu Kalambe
Centre Co-ordinator

Dr. Suresh Balpande
Centre Co-ordinator

Dr. Deepak Khushalani
Centre Co-ordinator


Centre for Microsystems is the central facility at the Institute level established in association with Intellisense, Bangalore. The Center focuses on the development of academic/research infrastructure to improve the programs and activities in the area of Microsystems for societal benefits. The objective of this center is to develop, fabricate, and characterize new class devices and systems, sensors, energy scavengers, RF- MEMS for their potential applications in consumer, healthcare, environment, and energy. The Microsystems touches every facet of our lives and is expected to bring benefits to numerous application areas including industrial, healthcare, and environmental monitoring.

The existing facility includes the MEMS design and analysis platform, MEMS CAD Tool (Intellisuite Software), prototype development facilities, the test, and measurement equipment. This centre allows multidisciplinary learning and research investigating a variety of emerging technologies. The Undergraduate and postgraduate students and research scholars are working in the areas of Microsystems and the Centre for Microsystems provides them a more professional experiment platform and research internship opportunity. The aim of this centre is to bridge the technology gap between industry and academics with hands-on experience and providing new pedagogical methods to students pursuing UG and PG programs in engineering thereby improving employability and entrepreneurship.

Organizational Structure

Research Opportunity

Research Projects

Research Projects Carried Out

  1. "Reliability Characterization of MEMS Cantilever Switch", Under INUP Program at IIT, Bombay, Duration: 2 Years (May 2009 - May 2011)
    Investigators: Dr. Rajesh S. Pande, Co-investigator: Dr. (Mrs.) Jayu Kalambe
  2. "Fabrication of Microcantilever based Sensor", Under INUP Program at IIT, Bombay Duration: 1 Year (May 2012- May 2013)
    Investigator: Dr. Rajendra Patrikar, Co-investigator: Prof. (Mrs.) Jayu kalambe
  3. Fabrication of microfluidic channel for detection of adulterants in milk
    Investigators : Dr. Jayu Kalambe, Co-Investigator: Sakshi  Rana, Under INUP Program at IIT, Bombay, Duration: 6 Months (Dec 2016 to May 2017)
  4. Fabrication and Characterization of MEMS Resonator at IIT, Bombay, Duration: 6 Months (June 2017 to Dec 2017)
    Investigators: Dr. Rajesh Pande, Co-Investigator: Prasanna Deshpande
  5. Fabrication of Microfluidic Channels for water quality monitoring , Duration: 6 Months (Jan 2019-June 2019) At  RRCAT Indore.
    Investigators: Dr. Jayu Kalambe and Dr.Suresh Balpande
  6. “Design & Development of High Power MEMS Cantilever Switch” Under INUP Program at IIT, Bombay, Duration: 2 Years (May 2013 to August 2015)
    Investigators: Dr. R. S. Pande, Co-Investigator: Deepak Khushalani
    (Received Best INUP Project Award)

Ongoing Research projects

YFRS project Grants (4 Lac)

  1. “Development of Microfluidics platform for water quality monitoring” Duration: 3 years
    Investigator: Dr. Jayu Kalambe Co-Investigator: Dr. Suresh Balapande Amount sanction: 2 Lac
  2. “Development of Soil Nutrients detection system and its calibration” Duration: 3 years
    Investigator: Dr. Suresh Balapande Co-Investigator: Dr. Suresh Botoliy Amount sanction: 2 Lac

Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had announced the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge under #AatmaNibharBharat Abhiyan to provide impetus to the strong ecosystem of start-ups, innovators & researchers in the country. Under this challenge Swadeshi Microprocessors were made available under Microprocessor Development Programme initiated by MeitY by IIT Madras (शक्ति processors) and C-DAC (वेगा processors) on FPGA Boards of XILINX. Around 6169 teams (about 10,024 Participants) including teams from- 571 Start-up & 3566 Educational Institutions had participated in the challenge.
Microsystems Infra

Title of Project: Design and development of SpectroProcessor for Biomedical Applications
Student Member: Ms. Sangeeta Palekar, Research Scholar
Faculty Mentors: Dr. (Mrs.) Jayu Kalambe (RCOEM, Nagpur)
Dr. Rajendra Patrikar(VNIT, Nagpur)
Current status: Selected amongst top 100 semi-finalists. Received Grant of Rs. 1, 00,000/-


Patents :

  1. Title: MEMS Cantilever Switch as Low Pass Filter
    Inventor: Prof. Deepak Khushalani, Dr. R.S.Pande, and Dr. R.M.Patrikar
    Application No.:3120/MUM/2013, Date of filling of application: 30/9/2013
  2. Title: “QPSK Modulator based on MEMS Cantilever”
    Inventor: Prof. Deepak Khushalani Dr. R.S.Pande, and Dr. R.M.Patrikar
    Application No.: 419/MUM//2015 Date of filling of application: 09/02/2015
  3. Title: Microcantilever Based Tunable Temperature Sensor With Electrical Read-Out
    Inventor: Dr. R.M.Patrikar, Dr. Jayu Kalambe,
    Application No: 2358/MUM/2013 Date of Publication:19/07/2013
  4. Title: Blood Analysis platform using Image Processing techniques
    Inventor: Dr. Jayu Kalambe, Sangeeta Palekar, Dr. R.M.Patrikar
    Application No: 202021046445, Date of Filing: 23rd October’ 2020.

SCI Journals

  1. Jayu Kalambe, Rajendra Patrikar, “Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Microcantilever Sensor for Temperature Detection,” Sensors Journal, IEEE ,Volume 15 ,Issue 3, pp 1595 – 1601,2015
  2. Deepak G. Khushalani, Vaibhav R. Dubey, Pratik P. Bheley, , Jayu P. Kalambe ,Rajesh S. Pande, Rajendra M. Patrikar,, “Design optimization & Fabrication of Microcantilever for Switching Application,” Elsevier, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Volume 225, pp 1–7, 2015
  3. Jayu Kalambe, Rajendra Patrikar, “Design of Microcantilever Based Biosensor with Digital Feedback Control Circuit,” Journal of Sensors, Hindawi Publication Corporation, Volume 2012,Article ID 586429
  4. Suresh Balpande, Dr. Rajesh S.Pande, Dr.Rajendra Patrikar, “Design and low cost fabrication of green vibration energy harvester”, ELSEVIER Sensors and Actuators A: Physical , Vol 251, 1 November 2016, Pages 134–141.
  5. Suresh Balpande, Manish Bhaiyya, Dr.Rajesh S. Pande, "Low cost fabrication of polymer substrate based piezoelectric microgenerator with PPE, IDE and ME" , IET Electronics Letters
  6. Deepak Khushlani, R.S.Pande, R.M. Patrikar, “Fabrication and characterization of MEMS cantilever array for switching applications”, Microelectronic Engineering, , ISSN: 0167-9317 , SCI Impact Factor: 1.277, Volume 157, pp78–82 SCI Journal.
  7. Yogita Nafde, Rajesh S.Pande “Design and Analysis of Resistive Series RF MEMS Switches Based Fractal U-Slot Reconfigurable Antenna” International Journal of Wireless Personal Communication ISSN:0929-6212, 8 July 2017,Index: SCI-E, Impact factor: 0.951.
  8. Suresh S. Balpande , Jayu P. Kalambe, Rajesh S. Pande “Development of strain energy harvester as an alternative power source for the wearable biomedical diagnostic system”Micro & Nano Letters, pp. 1–5 doi: 10.1049/mnl.2018.5250 Micro & Nano Letters.
  9. Mary Salve, Ashwini Wadafale, Gurushree Dindorkar, Jayu Kalambe “Quantifying colorimetric assays in µPAD for milk adulterants detection using colorimetric android application”, Micro & Nano Letters, Online ISSN 1750-0443, DOI: 10.1049/mnl.2018.5334 , Volume 13, Issue 11, November 2018, p. 1520 – 1524, November 2018,Index: SCI, Impact factor: 0.841
  10. Prasanna P Deshpande, Rajesh S Pande, Rajendra M Patrikar, “Fabrication and characterization of zinc oxide piezoelectric MEMS resonator”, Micro- and Nanosystems Information Storage and Processing Systems Microsystem Technologies ,pp 1-9.
  11. Bhavishya B. Waghwani, Suroosh S. Ali, Shubham C. Anjankar, Suresh S. Balpande, Puspen Mondal , Jayu P. Kalambe , “In vitro detection of water contaminants using microfluidic chip and luminescence sensing platform” , Microfluidics and Nanofluidics , 24,Article number: 73 (2020)

Other Publications in this field: (National/International Conferences and Journals)

  1. Rupali Zumbadkar, Jayu Kalambe “ Feedback Control System for Biosensor application” Computational Intelligence and Information Technology, Springer, Volume 250, pp 421-423, 2011.
  2. Ankita Kumar, ,Shubham Anjankar , S.S.Balpande "Electromagnetic Energy Harvester for Low Frequency Vibrations Using MEMS"7th International conference on communication, computing & virtulization 2016 , Elsevier procedia Computer Science, Volume 79, 2016, Pages 785-792.,Scopus Indexing
  3. Manish Bhaiya, Dhiraj Tulaskar, Suresh Balpande, Gopal Gawande, Kamlesh Kanchandani “Design and Development of Ambient Harvester with Aluminium Foil Interdigitated Electrodes” International Conference on Smart Materials,Structures & Systems(ISSS 2017) IISC, Bangalore, 4-7 July2017
  4. Samruddhi R Saroj, Vishal Rathee, Rajesh S Pande” Design and Analysis of a Micromachined LC Filter for 2-4GHz Application” International conference on Advances in Material and Manufacturing Applications, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeeth University, Bengluru Campus, 17th -19th August 2017, Index: Scopus
  5. Mary Salve, Shakshi Rana , Gurushree Dindorkar, Jayu Kalambe” Development of paper based micro fluidics devices for measuring the concentration of adulteration in milk with colorimetric Android application” The 13th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems on 22-26, April 2018 at Grand Hyatt, Singapore, 22-26, April 2018,Index:Scopus
  6. Suresh Balpande, Jayu Kalambe, Rajesh Pande” Vibration Energy Harvester Driven wearable biomedical diagnostic system” The 13th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems on 22-26, April 2018 at Grand Hyatt, Singapore, 22-26, April 2018,Index: Scopus
  7. Divya K. Chopde, S.V.Admane , “ Efficiency improvement of crystalline silicon solar cell by spectral conversion using Ba2SiO4: Eu2+, Nd3+ phosphors” International conference on Materials, Applied Physics and Engineering-2018, Effotel Hotel Indore, 3-4 June,2018,Index: Scopus
  8. Prakash Rewatkar, Suresh Balpande, Jayu Kalambe” Design and Development of PDMS based Channel for Fluid Analysis” Indian Journal of Science and Technology, ISSN (Print): 0974-6846,ISSN (Online): 0974-5645, Vol 11(36), DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2018/v11i36/96827, September 2018,Index: WoS.
  9. Dr. Sudhir B. Lande, Suresh S. Balpande, “FPAA Based Design of Assistive Listening Device for Hearing Disorders People , Helix Vol. 8(6): 4446 -4452 , DOI 10.29042/2018-4446-4452, Helix E-ISSN: 2319-5592; P-ISSN: 2277-3495 (WOS indexed)
  10. Poorvi K Joshi” Recent Development in Applications of Optical MEMS: A Review”,Helix the Scientific Explorer print: 2277-3495,Electronic 2319-5592,DOI: 10.29042/2018,PP:4345-4348, VOL:8(6)Sep-Oct. 2018,Index:WOS
  11. Kunal N Dekate, Anju Gupta, Rajesh S Pande, “Modelling of trapping mechanism in MEMS switches” International Conference on Computer and Communication Technology (ICCCT),Pages 621-625,Publisher IEEE Explore.
  12. Dr. Balpande Suresh; Yenorkar, Surendra” Optimization of Energy Harvester for Trapping Maximum Body Motions to Power Wearables” American Scientific Publishers, Sensor Letters, Volume 17, Number 1, pp. 46-54(9) DOI: January 2019, Scopus Indexed
  13. Dhone Mayuri D, Balpande Suresh, Kalambe Jayu” Energy Harvester: A Green Power Source for Wearable Biosensors” American Scientific Publishers Sensor Letters, Volume 17, Number 1, pp. 55-63(9) DOI:,January 2019, Scopus Indexed
  14. Salve Mary, Dhone Mayuri; Rewatkar, Prakash; Balpande, Suresh ; Kalambe, Jayu” Design and Sensitivity Analysis of Micro-Cantilever Based Biosensor for Tumor Detection” American Scientific Publishers, Sensor Letters, Volume 17, Number 1, January 2019, pp. 64-68(5) (Scopus Indexed).
  15. Mankar Chaitali; Rewatkar Prakash; Dhone Mayuri; Balpande Suresh; Kalambe Jayu; Pande Rajesh; Goel Sanket “Microfluidic Microbial Fuel Cell to Harvest Energy from Urine” American Scientific Publishers, Sensor Letters, Volume 17, Number 1, January 2019, pp. 69-74(6), /sl.2019.3998 (Scopus Indexed).
  16. Suvarna K. Gosavi and Suresh S. Balpande” A Comprehensive Review of Micro and Nano Scale Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters” SENSOR LETTERS Vol. 17,No.3, pp 180–195, 2019 Received: 20th Sept 2018. Accepted: 15th Dec 2018, Scopus Indexed
  17. Mary Salve, Sakshi Rana, Gurushree Dindorkar,Prakash Rewatkar, Jayu Kalambe “Development of Microfluidics-Based Quantitative Adulteration Detection” Received: April 7, 2018 Revised: May 1, 2018 Accepted: May 3, 2018,Scopus Indexed
  18. Bhavishya Waghwani, Suresh Balpande, Jayu kalambe” Development of Microfluidic Paper Based Analytical Device for Detection of Phosphate in Water” International Journal of innovative technology and Exploring engineering(IJITEE) ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-8 Issue-6S, April 2019
  19. Suroosh Ali, Vishal Rathee, Jayu Kalambe, Suresh Balpande, "Cadmium Contaminated Water Detection with Interdigitated Electrodes and Microfluidic System", International journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT), ISSN: 2249-8958, Volume-8 Issue-5, June 2019, Page No :1137-1140
  20. Pranjali Chakole, Vishal Rathee, Jayu Kalambe, Prasanna Kulkarni, Suresh Balpande, "Design and Development of Triboelectric Blue Energy Harvester", International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology ( IJEAT), ISSN: 2249-8958, Volume - 8 Issue - 5, June 2019,Page No : 1278-1283.
  21. Gurushree Dinorkar, Vishal Rathee, Suresh Balpande, Jayu Kalambe, “Detection of Mercury in Water using Filter paper based Channel and colorimetric Android Readout” International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology ( IJEAT), ISSN: 2249-8958, Volume - 9 Issue - 2, December2019.
  22. Purwa Anasane, Sangeeta Palekar, Jayu Kalambe,"Development of Programmed Liquid Dispensing Framework for Microfluidics Based Analytical Devices", IEEE Students Conference on Engineering & Systems, 10 July 2020.
  23. Mahima Rana , Sakshi Rana , Sangeeta Palekar, Jayu Kalambe, “Development of Microfluidics-based Platform for Detection of Nitrite in Water using Optical Readout Method”, 25 July 2020.

Research Internship

Centre for Microsystems offers Research Internship (Full time/ Part-time) for students. These Internships are designed to enhance the knowledge of the students and to provide them a professional research experience. The selected interns are required to work full/ part-time on the project for six months/ six weeks under the supervision of the faculty guide.

Guidelines for Research Internship

  1. Students shall give the preferences of the research guide/problem statement in case they apply under more than one research guide. Maximum two preferences shall be acceptable.
  2. Research Interns shall be evaluated based on three seminars, which shall be conducted after every two months.
  3. The evaluation grades of three seminars shall be finalized by the Guide and the two RRC members.
  4. The evaluation shall be completely based on the following Rubrics:

    First Evaluation:
    1. The problem statement, project goals, objectives
    2. Review and Summary of relevant literature
    3. Knowledge of basic concepts with explanation and elaboration.
    Second Evaluation:
    1. Carefully chosen a methodology or approach that is well-suited to the problem statement
    2. Clearly explained the methodology or approach and reasons for selecting it.
    3. Fully addressed the limitations of the methodology or approach.
    4. Used appropriate simulation/verification / Testing design tools effectively and considered results with various test cases
    Third Evaluation:
    1. Demonstrated the novelty and work done with proper explanation
    2. Comparative analysis of results obtained with the literature reviewed and original contributions explained, Social aspects/usability of the project
    3. Technical report writing(research paper/copyright/patent) / Prototype or development of model
  5. 5. Final Output of the Research Internship shall be in the form of:
    1. Paper submission and publication in
      SCI/WOS journals
      Scopus journals
    2. Conference: at IIT/IISc /NIT/IIIT / research organizations / at other Peer-reviewed Conference
    3. Patent filed / published
    4. Copyright filed / published

From the point, a, b, c any one of the research outcome shall be mandatory along with the recommendations of RRC members and Supervisor upon satisfactory progress, for issuing the Internship certificate. The committee recommended that extra two credits shall be awarded to the students for completing the research internship successfully. These credits would be over and above the minimum required credits for the award of the degree.

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RCOEM, Nagpur bagged 4th position and won prize Rs. 20 Lakh in the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

SpectroProcessor team of Centre for Microsystem, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering, Nagpur have secured 4th position and won a prize of Rs. 20 Lakh in the ‘Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge - Innovate Solutions for #AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ an initiative by MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology during Azadi Ka Digital Mahotsav celebrations.

Following Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of AatmaNirbhar Bharat, Shri Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on 3rd December felicitated the SpectroProcessor team and team has been awarded with Twenty Lakh rupees and 12 month incubation support. The team consists of Ms. Sangeeta Palekar Sammanwar, Research Scholar, Electronics Engineering Department, faculty mentors Dr. (Mrs.) Jayu Kalambe (RCOEM, Nagpur) and Dr. Rajendra Patrikar (VNIT, Nagpur). The research interns team consisting of Rashmi Rathor, Rishabh Sharma, Ravish Dhawan, Huzefa Essaji of Centre for Microsystem worked hard for the development of the POC. The team is working on the project titled “Design and Development of SpectroProcessor for Biomedical Applications”, This project focuses on the development of a fully indigenous blood analysis platform around swadeshi Shakti processor and overcomes the hardware dependency of existing instruments by providing software-based solutions. The team has presented the startup innovation idea at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 1st - 3rd December, 2021. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics & IT and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY, and Shri Abhishek Singh President and CEO, NeGD, and MyGov also graced the occasion.

On August 18, 2020, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) had launched the "Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge - Innovate Solutions for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat" to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country by taking up complex designs and innovate frugal solutions around home-grown processor ecosystem (viz SHAKTI and VEGA Microprocessor). A total of 6,170 teams participated in the quarterfinals of the challenge. These teams were provided with mentorship, financial assistance and Swadeshi Processors (viz. SHAKI and VEGA) ported on Xilinx FPGA Boards to develop innovative Hardware Prototype solutions.

For the semifinals, only 100 teams got shortlisted and all of them received Rs 1 Lakh each and access to SHAKTI and VEGA Processor ecosystem. For the finals, 30 teams were shortlisted and each team was awarded Rs 4 lakh. Out of the 30 teams, 10 most innovative teams won the challenge with their strategic solutions to various problems. Management, Principal RCOEM and the staff congratulated the team and gave best wishes.