Principal Investigator:

Uttam is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering Stream, Department of Sciences and Humanities, IIITDM Kancheepuram-Chennai. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, IISc Bangalore in 2021, where he worked on the design and development of novel multimodal cancer diagnosis systems using optical, thermal, and acoustic modalities. His M.Tech is from the Electrical Department, IIT Bombay in 2013, where he has specialized on computational electromagnetics. He has more than 8 years of industrial experience while working as Team Lead (High-Frequency Electromagnetics) at COMSOL Multiphysics (6 + years), Patent research engineer at Evalueserve (1 year), and Technology Analyst at an opto-semiconductor startup: De Core Science and Technologies (~ 1 year). His research interest lies in developing novel optical tools for intraoperative cancer margin assessment and diagnosis of disease (breast cancer and oral cancer).

Leap Lab @ IIITDM Kancheepuram is always looking for enthusiastic team members to work in this multidisciplinary field encompassing optics, medical, electronics, design, and imaging. Prospective interns, Ph.D. candidates, technical, and clinical collaborators can reach out to the PI at

Dr. Uttam Mrinal Pal


  1. Bhavna Yeotikar (Nov 2022 - Dec 2022)

  2. Harshita Bhojaiah (Nov 2022 - Jan 2023)

  3. Arpita Sarkar (Nov 2022 - Jan 2023)

  4. Risav Banerjee (Nov 2022 - Jan 2023)


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

Email id:

​Tele: (+91) ​44 2747 6136