Bhim Bali Prasad (DOB:- 14 July, 1954) is currently a faculty member (Professor and Head of Analytical Chemistry) in the chemistry department of Banaras Hindu University, India where he has mentored 25 Ph.D. students and published more than 100 research papers in reputed international and national journals and having several patents. He received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry in 1972 and M.Sc. degree (organic chemistry) in 1974 form Banaras Hindu University, India. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, BHU, India with Dr. Lal Mohan Mukherjee. He is a recipient of several national awards for his outstanding research contributions in analytical chemistry. He also went to Ranbaxy Ltd., India for about one-and-half year and elaborated a protocol for pharmaceutical analysis, interfaced with several sophisticated instruments. His research interests include environmental chemistry, chromatography, electroanalysis, and detection principle for chemical analysis and development of biomimetic chemical sensor using molecularly imprinted polymers for clinical, pharmaceutical and biological analyses. Currently, his research group is actively engaged in fabrication of sensing probes for diagnosis of several chronic diseases viz. hallucination, psychosis, Spina bifida, diabetes, thyroid disinfections etc. Molecularly imprinted polymer based sensors for insulin and barbituric acid have recently been patented and the commercialization of insulin sensor is under process for the use of common masses suffering from diabetes and moreover, his research group is pioneered in the area of chromatographic separations of biomolecules (disease biomarkers) invoking imprinted polymer technology. Prof. Prasad is rated amongst top ten scientists with world ranking 8th for the year 2006-2010. He is member of society of molecular imprinting (Sweden) and currently holding collaborations under MoU between University of Verona, Italy and Banaras Hindu University, India. He has also active collaboration with University of Crannfield, UK in the area of MIP-sensor and biosensor development. He is life member of Indian Chemical Society, Indian Science Congress, Electrochemical Society (Centre of Electrochemical Research Institute), and actively associated with INSA, DST, UGC, CSIR etc.

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