Manas Gartia
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Manas Gartia

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dean’s Advisory Council Professorship

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow


Raman spectroscopy • molecular biophotonics • label-free sensor development • cancer biology • lipidomics.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Manas Ranjan Gartia is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at LSU. He received his PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2013 and joined LSU as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in 2015. Dr. Gartia’s group has recently developed high-resolution Raman microscopy-based analytical methods for spatial lipidomics imaging. The developed approach is being used to study lipid and metabolomic changes in cells and tissues in response to different diseases and stresses. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers as well as 10 patents (issued/pending). Dr. Gartia is the recipient of several awards, including the NIH MIRA Award in 2023, NSF CAREER Award in 2021, LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award in 2017, Outstanding Research Achievement award (best PhD) from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois in 2014, Vodafone Wireless Innovation Award in 2013, Nokia Sensing XChallenge distinguished award in 2013, and Sargent & Lundy LLC fellowship in 2009.  His work on colorimetric nano-plasmonic sensors and mobile phone water nano-sensor was featured in Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Wired Magazine, The Huffington Post, and exhibited at the Hewitt Cooper Museum (part of the Smithsonian) in NY. His recent work on breast cancer gene detection using a smartphone was also highlighted by local TV channels such as WBRZ, WAFB, LPB, and the local newspaper The Advocate.  

Key Publications

  • E. Sheikh, K. Agrawal, S. Roy, D. Burk, F. Donnarumma, Y. H. Ko, P. K. Guttula, N. C. Biswal, H. D. Shukla, and M. R. Gartia*. Multimodal Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment in Response to an Antiglycolytic Drug. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2301815 (2023).

  • P. Moitra, M. Iftesum, D. Skrodzki, P. Paul, E. Sheikh, J. L. Gray, K Dighe, Z. Sheffield, M. R. Gartia, D. Pan*, Nucleotide-Driven Molecular Sensing of Monkeypox Virus Through Hierarchical Self-Assembly of 2D Hafnium Disulfide Nanoplatelets and Gold Nanospheres, Advanced Functional Materials, 2212569 (2023). 
  • D. P. Kelley, A. Chaichi, A. Duplooy, D. Singh, M. R. Gartia, and J. Francis. Labelfree mapping and profiling of altered lipid homeostasis in the rat hippocampus after traumatic stress: role of oxidative homeostasis. Neurobiology of Stress , 20, 100476 (2022). 
  • N. Mehta, S. Shaik, A. Prasad, A. Chaichi, S. P. Sahu, Q. Liu, S. M. A. Hasan, E. Sheikh, F. Donnarumma, K. K. Murray, X. Fu, R. Devireddy,  and M. R. Gartia. Multimodal Label-Free Monitoring of Adipogenic Stem Cell Differentiation Using Endogenous Optical Biomarkers. Advanced Functional Materials,  2103955, (2021).
  • S. P. Sahu, A. Mahigir, B. Chidester, G. Veronis and M. R. Gartia, Ultrasensitive Three-Dimensional Orientation Imaging of Single Molecules on Plasmonic Nanohole Arrays using Second Harmonic Generation. Nano Letters, 19 (9), 6192-6202, (2019).