Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Richa Mishra
Assistant Professor, Electronics and Communication Engg
Post doctoral Fellow (IIT Kharagpur), Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur), M.Tech (BIT Mesra)
Contact Address
Permanent Address Jharkhand
Local Address ECE Department, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand - 835215
Phone (Office) 9002248104
Phone Residence 9002248104
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 15-Sep-2021

  Work Experience
Teaching : 4 Years

Research : 8.5 Years

Individual: 3 Years

  Professional Background
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India (Sep 2021 onward)
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Project— Nanoengineered Painless Drug Delivery Systems sponsored by Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Sep 2019-Sep 2021)
  • Co-founder and Director, Innovodigm Private Limited, Kolkata, India (Feb 2020 – Aug 2021)
  • Research Associate, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Project sponsored by Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Mar 2019-Aug 2021)
  • Assistant Professor, O.P. Jindal Institute of Technology, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India (Nov 2011-  Dec 2012)
  • Assistant Professor, RVS College of Engineering & Technology, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand (Dec 2007- July 2011)
  • Senior Executive, HCL Infosystems Limited, Noida, India (Jul 2004-Aug 2007)



  Research Areas

MEMS, Drug delivery devices, Smart Actuators, Nanoengineered Sensors, Wearable Healthcare devices

  Award and Honours
  1. 'Best Paper Award’ at Institute of Smart Structures and systems Researcher’s Forum, IISc Bangalore, India, 27- 28th March 2018.
  2. Gold Medal and ‘Top 10 innovation in India’ by DST - Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program, New Delhi, 2016
  3. 2013-2017, Institute Doctoral Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
  4. 2017-18, Teaching Assistantship, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
  5. 2019-21, Post Doctoral Fellowship sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, India and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, India

Book / Book Chapter

1. Book Chapter—Richa Mishra, T.K.Bhattacharyya, “MEMS based hollow microneedles for transdermal drug delivery”, Drug Delivery and therapeutic systems, Elsevier publication, 2020.

Journal Publications

1. Richa Mishra, T.K.Maiti and T.K.Bhattacharyya, “Feasibility Studies on Nafion Membrane Actuated Micropump Integrated With Hollow Microneedles for Insulin Delivery Device”, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 987-996, Dec. 2019 (IF – 2.8)

2. Richa Mishra, Bidhan Pramanick, T.K.Maiti and T.K.Bhattacharyya, “Glassy Carbon Microneedles—new transdermal drug delivery device derived from scalable C-MEMS process”, Nature Publications, Microsystems and Nanoengineering, volume 4, Article number: 38 (2018) (IF – 8.1)

3. Richa Mishra, T.K.Maiti and T.K.Bhattacharyya, “ Design and scalable fabrication of hollow SU-8 microneedles for transdermal drug delivery, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol 18, issue 14, 15th July, 2018, pp 5635-5644 , DOI - 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2840335 (IF – 4.3)

4. Mishra, Richa; Maiti, Tapas; Bhattacharyya, Tarun, "Development of SU-8 Hollow Microneedles on Silicon Substrate with Microfluidic Interconnects for Transdermal Drug Delivery" by IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 28 (2018) 105017 (IF – 2.2)

5. S. Mishra, R. Mishra, “ Investigation of Si-C-N Multilayer (Hard and Soft) coating as potential Candidate for Si-C-N MEMS fabrication”, OPJIT International Journal of Innovation & Research, vol.02, 1, 2013, ISSN 2319-4340

International Conference Publications

1. A Datta, R Mishra, S Biswas, J S Manna, R Dhar and T K Bhattacharyya , “Fabrication and characterization of lithium doped nafion membrane and hollow glassy carbon microneedle for micropump based drug delivery”, 24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2020) , online.

2. Richa Mishra, T.K.Maiti and T.K.Bhattacharyya, “A novel design and characterisation of Nafion 115 membrane for micropump based transdermal drug delivery”, MicroTAS 2018, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 11-15 November, 2018.

3. Richa Mishra, Bidhan Pramanick, Ayan Chatterji, T.K.Maiti and T.K.Bhattacharyya,”Fabrication of C-MEMS Derived 3-Dimensional Glassy Carbon Microelectrodes for Neural Sensing and Stimulation”, IEEE Sensors 2018, New Delhi, India, 28-31 October 2018.

4. Richa Mishra, T.K.Maiti and T.K.Bhattacharyya, “Structural Comparison of SU-8 Microtubes fabricated by Direct Laser Writing and UV Lithography”, IEEE Sensors 2017, 29 Oct-1 st Nov 2017, Glasgow, Scotland.

5. Richa Mishra, Bidhan Pramanick, T.K.Maiti and T.K.Bhattacharyya, “ C-MEMS process based strength enhancement of SU-8 hollow microneedles for drug delivery”, 21st International Conference on miniaturized systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2017, October 22-26, 2017, Savannah, Georgia.

6. R.Mishra, T.K.Bhattacharyya, T.K.Maiti, "Comparison of direct laser writing and UV photolithography techniques for fabrication of high aspect ratio hollow microtubes”,20th International Conference on miniaturized systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016, October 9-13, 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

7. R.Mishra, T.K.Bhattacharyya, T.K.Maiti, "Design and Simulation of microfluidic components towards development of a controlled drug delivery platform”, 29th International Conference on VLSI Design and 15th International Conference on Embedded Systems, Jan 4-6, Kolkata, India, 2016

8. R.Mishra, T.K.Bhattacharyya, T.K.Maiti, "Theoretical analysis and simulation of SU-8 microneedles for effective skin penetration and drug delivery”, IEEE Sensors 2015, Busan, South Korea, Nov 1-3, 2015

9. R.Mishra, T.K.Bhattacharyya, T.K.Maiti, “Direct Laser Writing as an alternative to photolithography for precise fabrication of microfluidic components for drug delivery systems”, 19th International Conference on miniaturized systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2015, October 25-29 2015, Gyeongju, South Korea

10. R.Mishra, T.K.Bhattacharyya, T.K.Maiti, "Fabrication and release of SU-8 structures on soft substrate," 2014 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Emerging Electronics (ICEE), pp.1,4, 3-6 Dec. 2014, Bangalore, India. 

11. R.Mishra, S.K.Mishra, “Preparation of Hard and Tough Multilayers of Silicon Carbon Nitride by Magnetron Sputtering: A novel Approach, International Conference for Innovation & Research in Technology, 3-5 November, 2012, Raigarh, India. 

National Conference Presentations

1. Richa Mishra, “Development of Microfluidic platform based drug delivery System, Institute of Smart Structures and systems Researcher’s Forum, 27-28 March 2018, IISc Bangalore, India

 Symposium Organized

1. Organised Chhattisgarh Government of Science & Technology and JSPL, Raigarh sponsored “National Symposium on Nanotechnology in Industry”, O.P. Jindal University, Raigarh, Aug 18, 2012


Press Articles

1. Times of India Kolkata edition, “IIT KGP wins highest laurels in DST-Lockheed Martin IIGP 2016”, read more at:http:// utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst, updated June 9 2016

2. The Hindu, Science, “Carbon microneedles: Low-cost, painless injections”, read more at, updated on January 5, 2019

  Member of Professional Bodies

Member, IEEE

Life Member, Institute of Smart structures and Systems (ISSS), IISc, Bangalore

  Current Sponsored Projects
  1. PI, DST SERB POWER grant , “ Scalable assembly of Painless Hollow Microneedle Array”, 2022-25, Amount – 29.15 Lacs (ongoing)
  2. PI, Birla Institute of Technology,Mesra, India Seed Money sponsored "High Speed Two Photon Polymerisation based Fabrication of Hollow Microneedles" (2022-2024 Amount - INR 5 Lacs)(ongoing)
  3. CO-PI and Member, Project implementation group, DST FIST Program 2022 (2023-28) , 178L (ongoing)
  Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Indian Patent published , application no. E-2/150/2019/KOL dated 03.05.2019 for "Microneedle and Micropump based Fluid Delivery System", Richa Mishra, T.K.Bhattacharyya, T.K.Maiti.