Ravi Prakash Bio

Ravi Prakash

BTech, MSc, PhD, PEng


Dr. Ravi Prakash is an Assistant Professor in the Electronics Department at Carleton University. He received his B.Sc. degree (2008) in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, and his M.Sc. (2010) and Ph.D. (2013) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. Prior to joining Carleton in September 2018, he was an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Queen’s University (2017-18), and an NSERC postdoctoral fellow (2015-16) in Calgary. His research contributions are primarily in the fields of Lab-on-Chip micro-devices, biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics, soft-wearable systems for continuous, non-invasive health monitoring, environmental monitoring systems, and micro/nano fabrication techniques.


Dr. Prakash oversees the Organic Sensors and Devices Laboratory (OSDL) to investigate organic, label-free chemical and biological sensors, screen-printed bio-electronic microsystems, flexible organic electronic components for wearables and human-device interfacing. The lab is working on a number of projects, of particular interest is the implementation of polymer conductor material and soft-fluidic systems for low-cost, point-of-care diagnostic applications which has the potential to be applied to Lyme disease diagnostics. Dr. Prakash is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario, and member of several technical organizations including Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and IEEE Sensors Council.


Dr. Prakash is a Principal Applicant on the grant. He will Co-lead the research activities on novel detection and diagnosis of Lyme disease (Pillar 1).