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About Prabhu Arumugam

Dr. Prabhu Arumugam is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering program at Louisiana Tech University. His research focuses on integrating advanced materials and materials processing techniques into multifunctional microelectrochemical sensors, electrodes and devices for neurochemical and biological sensing, wastewater remediation and pathogen detection and single cell probing. After receiving his PhD degree from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, he performed postdoctoral training in University Affiliated Research Center at NASA Ames Research Center, California, developing carbon nanotube-based biosensors. He was a Senior Research Scientist at Advanced Diamond Technologies, a spin-off from Argonne National Laboratory, where he commercialized ultrananocrystalline diamond-enabled electrochemical microarray sensors and mixed oxidant and ozone generators. He initiated and managed several collaborative research projects by securing research funding from various national agencies and industry. He serves as a science advisor to startups and founded a startup to provide electrochemical technology solutions to industry. He has published 29 peer-reviewed articles and 2 book chapters, received five patents and presented the research findings in numerous national and international conferences. More information can be obtained at


Present Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Member, Louisiana Tech University Institute for Micromanufacturing

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  • NSE 202 Introduction to Nanosystems Engineering
  • MEMT 215 Engineering Materials Laboratory
  • MEMT 201 Engineering Materials

Contact Information

Phone: 318-257-5122
Fax: 318-257-2777
Office: IFMM 213

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