Journal Publications


  1. Arif Mohd. Kamal, Tushar Sakorikar, Uttam M. Pal, Hardik J. Pandya, “Engineering Approaches for Breast Cancer Diagnosis: A Review”, IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 2022 (Early access) (Link)

  2. VSN Sitaramgupta, V, Arjun B S, Uttam M. Pal, Hardik J. Pandya, “Design and Analysis of MEMS-Based Force Sensors for Catheter Contact Force Measurements”, IEEE Sensors, 2022. (Early access) (Link)

  3. Twinkle Bagha, Arif Mohd Kamal, Uttam M. Pal, Prasanna Simha Mohan Rao, Hardik J. Pandya, "Toward the development of a polarimetric tool to diagnose the fibrotic human ventricular myocardium," J. Biomed. Opt., 27(5) 055001, 2022, (Open access) (Link)


  1. Uttam M. Pal, Ashika Nayak, Tejaswi Medisetti, Gayatri Gogoi, Himanshu Shekhar, M.S.N. Prasad, Jayant S. Vaidya, Hardik J. Pandya, “Hybrid Spectral-IRDx: Near-IR and Ultrasound Attenuation System for Differentiating Breast Cancer from Adjacent Normal Tissue", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 68, no. 12, pp. 3554-3563, 2021, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2021.3077582.

  2. Uttam M. Pal, Anil Vishnu GK, Manoj Varma, Jayant S. Vaidya, Hardik J. Pandya, "Thermo-Optic Measurements and their Inter-Dependencies for Breast Cancer Diagnosis", Journal of Biophotonics, 14 (8), e202100041, 2021, doi: 10.1002/jbio.202100041.

  3. Arif Mohd. Kamal, Uttam M. Pal, Ashika Nayak*, Tejaswi Medisetti*s, Arjun B.S., Gayatri Gogoi, Jayant S. Vaidya, Hardik J. Pandya, “Towards Development of LED-based Time-Domain Near-IR Spectroscopy System for Delineating Breast Cancer from Adjacent Normal Tissue”, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 21, no. 16, pp. 17758-17765, 2021, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2021.3082850.

  4. Arif Mohd. Kamal, Uttam M. Pal, Adithya Kumar, Gunabhi Ram Das, Hardik J. Pandya, “Towards the development of a portable LED-based polarization spectroscopy tool for breast cancer diagnosis”, Journal of Biophotonics, e202100282, 2021,


  1. Uttam M. Pal, Mansi Saxena, Anil Vishnu G. K., Darshan Parsana, Sarvani B. S. R., Manoj Varma, Mahesh Jayachandra, Vishnu Kurpad, Deb Baruah, Gayatri Gogoi, Jayant S. Vaidya, and Hardik J. Pandya, “Optical spectroscopy-based imaging techniques for the diagnosis of breast cancer: A novel approach”, Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, 1-28, 2020, doi: 10.1080/05704928.2020.1749651

  2. Uttam M. Pal, Anil Vishnu GK, Saeed Rila, Saahil Shroff, Gokul A M, Deb Baruah, Jayant S. Vaidya, Gayatri Gogoi, and Hardik J. Pandya, "Towards a Portable Platform Integrated with Multispectral Noncontact Probes for Delineating Normal and Breast Cancer Tissue Based on Near-Infrared Spectroscopy" in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 879-888, Aug. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TBCAS.2020.3005971.

Conference Publications


  1. Arif Mohd. Kamal, Uttam M. Pal, Manu K.S., Hardik J. Pandya, Towards the development of an intraoperative probe for breast cancer margin assessment, Optica Biophotonics Congress, 2022 (Accepted)

  2. Uttam M. Pal, Prajakta Sabnis, Numerically Mitigating the Challenges of Circularly-Oriented Source-Detector Diffuse Optical Imaging System, Optica Biophotonics Congress, 2022 (Accepted)


  1. Uttam M. Pal and Hardik J. Pandya, “Opto-thermo-acoustic studies for cancer diagnosis”, BRICS Workshop on Biophotonics, Russia, 2021. (Accepted)

  2. Uttam M. Pal, Vaibhav Adhikar, Prajakta Sabnis, “Design of Concave-Microstructured Colour Filter Bio-inspired from Papilio Blumei”, Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science, 2021 (Accepted).

  3. Uttam M. Pal, Arif Mohd Kamal, Ashika Nayak, Tejaswi Medisetti, Hardik J. Pandya, “Towards an Opto-Thermo-Acoustic (OTA) based Diagnostic Tool to Delineate Adjacent Normal from Cancerous Tissue for Cancer Margin Assessment”, in European Conferences on Biomedical Optics 2021 (ECBO), OSA Technical Digest, paper ETu4A.4, 2021.

  4. Uttam M. Pal, A. M. Kamal, and Hardik. J. Pandya, "Opto-Acoustic Multimodal System to Delineate Adjacent Normal from Breast Biopsy Cancerous Tissue," 2021 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (CONECCT) 2021, pp. 1-4, 2021.

  5. R. Govindaraj, A. Sarkar, J. Rao, and Uttam Pal, "Comparison of Indoor Air Pollution in a Residence in Bangalore, India: A Weekday-Weekend Analysis," 2021 IEEE Bombay Section Signature Conference (IBSSC), 2021, pp. 1-4.

  6. Arpita Sarkar, Jyotsna Rao J, Ranjitha Govindaraj, Uttam M. Pal, “Determinant Effects of using Toilet Cleaners on Indoor Air Quality”, IEEE CENTCON 2021, 2021 (Accepted).

  7. Uttam M. Pal, Vishnu Kurpad, and Hardik J. Pandya, “A multi-functional portable system for diagnosing breast cancer from ex-vivo biopsy tissues”, The Breast 56, S86, 2021.

  8. Uttam M. Pal and Hardik J. Pandya, “Design and development of Opto-Thermo-Acoustic (OTA) based measurement techniques to aid breast cancer diagnosis”, EECS Research Student Symposium IISc, 2021.

Prior to 2020

  1. Uttam M. Pal, Prajakta Sabnis, Christopher Boucher, "Ranging and Obstruction Mapping using Ray Optics Approach to Model LIDAR Technology for Self-Driven Cars", IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC-India), 2019.

  2. Uttam M. Pal, Prajakta Sabnis, Swapnil Badgujar, and Christopher Boucher, Ray Optics approach to model LIDAR Technology for self-driving cars under different surrounding obstructions and atmospheric conditions”, FISITA 2018, Chennai.

  3. Uttam M. Pal, Suryakant Gupta, N Vaghela, Keena Kalaria, and S Mukherjee, “Modeling and Simulation on Pulsed Power Magnetron”, IEEE-ICOPS 2012, Edinburg, 3P-31, page 101.



  1. Invention Title: Non-invasive test kit for rapid detection and screening infectious disease in individuals. Inventors: Hardik J. Pandya, Jagannathan Gopalkrishnan, Anil Vishnu G K, Midhun C. Kachappilly, Sudarshan Jagannathan, Akhil Mohan, Uttam M. Pal. Indian patent application filing no: 202041022006, Date of Filing: May 26, 2020

Technical Articles


  1. Designing Antireflecting Microstructures for Infrared Applications, COMSOL Technical blog, June 29, 2021.

Prior to 2020

  1. How to Model Linear and Nonlinear Optics in the COMSOL Software, COMSOL Photonics blog series, Apr 6, 2018.

  2. How to Model Optical Anisotropic Media with COMSOL Multiphysics, COMSOL Photonics blog series, Dec. 4, 2017.

  3. Silicon Photonics: Designing and Prototyping Silicon Waveguides, COMSOL Photonics blog series, Sept. 19, 2017. (#3 in optics)

  4. Use of LED’s in Endoscopy and Laparoscopy, 2014. (weekly top 7 article, #4) [LEDinside]

  5. All in one smart opto-medical device, 2014 [LEDinside]

  6. Effects of natural and artificial light on human body, 2014 (weekly top 7 article, #4) [LEDinside]

  7. How Raman spectroscopy is revolutionizing the field of healthcare technology? 2014 [EE Herald]

  8. The Future of Blue Light Considering Its Health Concerns, 2014. [LEDinside]

Invited Talks and Presentation


  1. Recent Advances of Optical Sensors in Healthcare, KS College of Engineering and Management, 2022


  1. Multiphysics Simulation of Bio-MEMS Devices, Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre, 2021. Available online.

  2. Modeling Optic and Photonic Devices Using COMSOL Multiphysics, COMSOL Webinar.

  3. Improving the Performance of Medical Devices with Multiphysics Simulation, ET Healthworld, 2021. Available online.


  1. Simulating Ray Optics using COMSOL Multiphysics, COMSOL Webinar. Available online.

  2. Modeling RF & Microwave Heating with COMSOL, COMSOL Webinar. Available online.

  3. Multiphysics modeling of electromagnetic devices (5 Days), COMSOL Training

  4. RF and wave optics modeling (4 Days), COMSOL Training

Prior to 2019

  1. Recent trends in semiconductor devices and MEMS/NEMS (RSTDM `19), Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, NIT Calicut

  2. Modeling high frequency electromagnetics using COMSOL Multiphysics, Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) Bengaluru

  3. COMSOL Multiphysics 5.2 and Application Builder, IEEE Computer Society Madras Chapter, IIT Madras

  4. Modeling Optics & Photonics Applications, COMSOL Hands-On Workshop, Thailand

  5. Modeling of MEMS devices with COMSOL Multiphysics, COMSOL Conference, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia

Conferences, Schools, and Congress Participated


  1. Advanced Photonics Congress, 2022

  2. Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics 2022

  3. Si-Thru, Optics and Photonics International Congress (OPIC) 2022

  4. MedTech 2022, IIT Hyderabad


  1. Frontiers in Optics 2021

  2. International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN) 2021 Summer School

  3. ICFO-Weizmann School on the Frontiers of Light 2021, Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology

  4. OSA Imaging & Sensing Congresses 2021

  5. IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series 2021

  6. International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies, IEEE CONECCT 2021

  7. European Conferences on Biomedical Optics 2021

  8. Fiber Optic Sensing and Biosensing 2021


  1. Journal of Biomedical Optics Webinar Series: Optical Tissue Phantoms: Designs and Uses, 2020

  2. Journal of Biomedical Optics Webinar Series: Seeing Through Tissue, Part II: Tissue Clearing Methods, 2020

  3. Photoacoustic Imaging: The Next Generation, 2020

Prior to 2019

  1. Ask a Scientist, One day lab visit to Fermi Lab, Chicago, USA, 2012

  2. DST-SERC School on Tokamaks & Magnetized Plasma Fusion (IPR, Gandhinagar), 2013

  3. DST-SERC School on Laser Produced Plasma (RRCAT, Indore), 2012


Dr. Uttam M. Pal

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering Stream

Department of Sciences and Humanities

IIITDM Kancheepuram-Chennai

Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road

Chennai- 600127

Contact Information

Office: 119 J, Laboratory Complex

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