Dr. Suranjan Panigrahi, a professor in the department of Electrical and computer Engineering Technology, has 22 years of comprehensive experience in research, teaching and outreach. Dr. Panigrahi ‘s research focuses on the development of smart system to prevent, detect and manage critical (safety,and wellness) issues in biological systems. He adopts a systems-based approach to develop novel sensor and sensing technology-based smart solutions real world applications. He has cross-disciplinary training and expertise in engineering, biological systems, sensors, electronics, information technologies and management (MBA).
He has successfully innovated multiple technologies for agricultural/ biological food applications. He is the lead inventor of 3 approved U.S. patents (related to field scale quality sensors). He is the author/co-authors of more than 130 technical papers, publications, book chapters including patents and software. He was the founder/director of an interdisciplinary research center “Bio-imaging and Sensing center” at North Dakota State University for 9 years. He is passionate about creating disruptive innovation for critical societal issues. One of his recent research thrusts is to create innovative sustainable solutions for water and food linked health and wellness issues. He has mentored more than 23 graduate students and 8 post-doctoral associates (visiting scholars). His past students are employed as either tenure track faculty members in several U.S. universities or are in key technical/ management positions in private companies. He is a member of IEEE, ASEE, ASABE and Gamma Sigma Delta (honor society).