Deblina Sarkar

Assistant Professor; Founder and Director of Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research lab @MIT

Deblina Sarkar is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Synthetic Neurobiology group at MIT. Her research aims to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and synthetic biology to create a new paradigm for computational electronics and invent disruptive technologies for neuroscience.

Her doctoral research addressed the long standing power crisis of Information Technology, for which she received the Lancaster Award for the best PhD Dissertation in the field of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering at UCSB. She is the recipient of numerous other awards and recognitions, including being one of three researchers worldwide to win the prestigious IEEE EDS PhD Fellowship Award (2011), a “Bright Mind” invited speaker at the KAUST-NSF conference (2015), one of three winners of the Falling Walls Lab Young Innovator’s competition at San Diego (2015), recipient of “Materials Research Society’s Graduate Student Award” (2015) and has been named a “Rising Star” in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2015).