Prof. Rinti Banerjee

Dr. Rinti Banerjee is the Madhuri Sinha Chair Professor at the Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering at IIT Bombay. She has an MBBS from BJ Medical College Pune, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from IIT Bombay and postdoctoral from the University of California, San Francisco. She is an expert in smart biomaterials, nanomedicine and drug delivery and has published over 100 papers in international journals including invited editorials & books. She has received several awards in recognition of her work including the prestigious CDRI Award for Excellence in Drug Research 2015, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award for Biological Sciences 2014, National Award for Women Bioscientists in 2011 and Indo-US Frontiers of Engineering Award in 2010. She is a twice recipient of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration grant as well as twice recipient of the Samsung Global Research Outreach program. She is the Associate editor of J of Biomaterials &Tissue Engineering & is on the editorial board of Drug Delivery & Translational Research, Scientific Reports and many other international journals. Dr Banerjee’s group focuses on the effects of nanostructured materials for healthcare applications, a multidisciplinary approach towards various aspects of Nanomedicine. The research of the group has led to many patented technologies like pulmonary surfactants aerosols, oral nanoparticles for triple negative breast cancer, pH responsive nanoparticles for anticancer therapy and micronutrient encapsulated cosmetics.

Academic Courses

Introduction to Bionanotechnolgy

Physiology for Engineers


Advanced Biomaterials

Member of National and International Committees:


  • Member Task Force Committee, Bioengineering of Department of Biotechnology
  • Member Task force BIG Innovation Scheme Committee
  • Member, Orthopedic Instruments, Implants and Accessories, sectional Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Member, Gynecological Instruments, Implants and accessories, sectional committee, Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Member, SBIRI & BIPP Project Monitoring Committees


  • Member, Program Advisory Committee, International Division, Department of Science & Technology, Materials & Engineering Sciences
  • Member, Program Advisory Committee, International Division, Department of Science & Technology: Life Sciences and Medical Biology
  • Member, Scientific Expert Committee (Medical Devices), Indo-German Science & Technology Center
  • Member Scientific Expert Committee, GITA, Indo-Taiwan International Grants
  • Member, Gates Foundation Grantee Advisory Committee
  • Member, Composite Evaluation Committee, International Division, Department of Science & Technology, Materials Science, Engineering, Nanotechnology, with South Korea, UK, Japan, Netherlands and Belgium
  • Expert Member Indo US Joint Commission Meeting on Science &Technology Collaborations, Washington, 2012
  • Member Task force, Indo-Australian Grand Challenges (Health) 2010
  • Peer Reviewer, Science Committee, Cancer Research, UK
  • Peer Reviewer, Health Research Council of New Zealand
  • Expert Member, Global Colloquim of University Presidents on Global Health, 2013

Memberships of Societies:

  • Life Member, National Academy of Science India
  • Life Member, American Society of Nanomedicine
  • Life Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Life Member, Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India
  • Life Member, Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India
  • Life Member, Society for Cancer Research and Communications, India
  • Life Member, National College of Chest Physicians, India
  • Life Member, Materials Research Society of India
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology
  • Life Member, Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India
  • Life Member, Indian Pharmacological Society
  • Life Member, Biotechnology Research Society of India:

Honorary Editorial Activities :

  • Editorial Board Member,  Scientific Reports (Nature)
  • Associate Editor, J of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Am Sc. Publishers
  • Senior Editor (International), Chinese Journal of Clinicians
  • Editorial Board Member, Drug Delivery and Translational Research, Springer Verlag
  • Editorial Board Member, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
  • Editorial Board Member, NanoTrends Journal, India
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Pharma, Medicine and Biological Sciences
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Pharma Research
  • Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Respirology
  • Editorial Board Member, Trends in Biomaterials & Artificial Organs
  • Editorial Board Member, Signpost Open Access Journal of Pathobiology and Toxicology
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology & Bioinformatics