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Bibek Samanta

Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Chemical Sensing Researcher

Research Interests


Bibek R. Samanta received his B.S.-M.S. degree in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Kolkata and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He worked on investigating atmospherically relevant short-lived intermediates using gas-phase spectroscopy and ionization techniques. He joined the Data and Devices Group at Nokia Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ in 2020. He is currently working on leveraging techniques like optical coherence tomography for continuous non-invasive physiological sensing. He is also exploring areas to functionalize existing OCT technology to investigate biophysical and biochemical dynamics using spectroscopy. He also shares a broader interest in domains such as biochemical sensing, material sensing, LIDAR, and miniaturized devices.


PhD, Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, 2020.
MS-BS, Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science of Education and Research, Kolkata, India, 2014.

Selected articles and publications

Samanta, B. R., et al., "Phase-sensitive OCT on a silicon photonic chip: characterization and functional ear imaging," in Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics 2022, paper CM2E.3

Samanta, B. R.; Pardo, F.; Kopf, R.; Eggleston, M.S. "Low-cost electrothermally actuated MEMS mirrors for high-speed linear raster scanning," Optica 9, 251-257 (2022).

Zheng, M.; Samanta, B. R.; Lattarulo, M. "Unsuspecting Baseline Measurement Variations in Commercial Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis-Driven Wellness Machines," 2021 IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society Annual Conference (EMBC), pp. 1. 

Samanta, B. R.; Pardo, F.; Kopf, R.; Eggleston, M.S. "Low-cost Electrothermally Actuated MEMS Mirrors for High-Speed 3D Laser Scanning Applications," 2021 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), pp. 1-2.