Agrawal, D.K.

Dr. Deepak Agrawal
Assistant Professor

Phone: +(91-22) 2576 6910
E-mail: dkagrawal [at]
Location: Room No. 402, BSBE Building
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Positions Available

  • Postdoctoral and Ph.D. positions are available in Biomedical Informatics, Physiological Modelling, Data Science, and Medical Device Development.
  • Please send a CV and description of your research interests to Prof. Agrawal (dkagrawal [at] to learn more about these positions.

Research Interest

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Healthcare Process Modelling and Analysis
  • Disease and Physiological Modelling
  • Nonlinear Time-Series and Spectral Analysis
  • Medical Device Development

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. (Engineering Physics), 2013: Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • M.S. (Microelectronics), 2007: Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • BTech. (Electronics), 2005: Uttar Pradesh Technical University, India

Awards and Grants

  • Young Faculty Award from IIT Bombay (2024)
  • DNA21 Travel Grant (2014)
  • Lundgren Research Award at the University Of Cambridge, UK (2013)
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Award (2013)
  • IEEE Student Travel Grant (2012)
  • UK-India Education and Research Initiative Grant (2009-2012)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Biomedical Engineering, IIT Delhi (2021-2023)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    • Department of Bioengineering, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA (2019-2021)
    • Department of Bioengineering, and Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, USA (2018-2019)
    • Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, USA (2016-2018)
    • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular, Johns Hopkins University, USA (2013-2016)
  • Integrated Circuit Design Engineer, Memory and Imaging Division, Cypress Semiconductor, India (2007-2009)


  • Modelling Biological Systems and Process


  • D.K. Agrawal, B. J. Smith, P. D. Sottile, G. Hripcsak and D. J. Albers, “Quantifiable Identification of Flow-Limited Ventilator Dyssynchrony with the Deformed Lung Ventilator Model,” accepted, 2024.
  • D.K. Agrawal, B. J. Smith, P. D. Sottile, and D. J. Albers, “A Damaged-Informed Lung Model For Ventilator Waveforms,” Frontiers in Physiology, section Respiratory Physiology, no. 14, 2021.
  • D.K. Agrawal, and R. Schulman, “Modular Protein-Oligonucleotide Signal Exchange,” Nucleic Acids Research, vol. 48, no. 12, pp. 6431-6444, 2020.
  • D.K. Agrawal, E.M. Dolan, N. E. Hernandez, K. M. Blacklock, S. D. Khare, and E. D Sontag, “Mathematical Models of Protease-Based Enzymatic Biosensors,” ACS Synthetic Biology, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 198-208, 2020.
  • D.K. Agrawal, R. Marshall, V. Noireaux, and E. D Sontag, “In vitro Implementation of Robust Gene Regulation in a Synthetic Biomolecular Integral Controller,” Nature Communications, no.10, pp. 5760, 2019.
  • D.K. Agrawal, X. Tang, A. Westbrook, R. Marshall, C. S. Maxwell, J. Lucks, V. Noireaux, Chase L. Beisel, Mary J. Dunlop, and E. Franco, “Mathematical Modeling of RNA-Based Architectures for Closed Loop Control of Gene Expression,” ACS Synthetic Biology, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1219-1228, 2018.
  • D.K. Agrawal, R. Jiang, S. Reinhart, A. M. Mohammed, T. D. Jorgenson, and R. Schulman, “Terminating DNA Tile Assembly with Nanostructured Caps,” ACS Nano, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 9770-9779, 2017.
  • D.K. Agrawal and A. A. Seshia, “An Analytical Formulation for Phase Noise in MEMS Oscillators,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 61, no. 12, pp. 1938-1952, 2014.
  • D.K. Agrawal, E. Franco, and R. Schulman, “A Self-regulating Biomolecular Comparator for Processing Oscillatory Signals,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 12, no. 111, pp. 20150586, 2015.
  • D.K. Agrawal, J. Woodhouse, and A. A. Seshia, “Observation of Locked Phase Dynamics and Enhanced Frequency Stability in Synchronized Micromechanical Oscillators,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 111, no. 8, pp. 084101, 2013.