Arnab Halder received his Bachelor's (Hons.) (2008) and Master’s degree (2010) in Chemistry from the Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. In March 2011, he joined the Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as a Research Fellow to work with the biomimetic polymer membrane electrode based electronic tongue (taste sensing device).
After working there for nearly 2.5 years, he moved to Denmark to start his Ph.D. (November 2013). There, he joined the Nanochemistry Group at DTU Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The main focus of his Ph.D. project was on the ‘Biocompatible Nanoengineering of Graphene-based nanomaterials for the fabrication of screen-printable and flexible electrochemical chemo/biosensors.’ Based on his Ph.D. project, he received a Proof-of-Concept development grant and established a new collaboration between university, industry and public hospital in Denmark to take forward his project outside the laboratory and for real-world applications.
After his Ph.D. (May 2017), he moved to DTU Health Technology (previously DTU Nanotech) for his first postdoctoral position. This included synthesis of biocompatible 2D quantum dots for cell labelling, electropolymerized artificial receptor-based biosensing electrodes, and biomedical micro/nanorobotics. During his stay at DTU, he attracted various research grants (~6 MDKK) to establish new internal and international collaborations.
In January 2019, he moved to Manchester, the U.K. to join the Nanomedicine Lab at Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and the National Graphene Institute, The University of Manchester as a postdoctoral researcher. There, he was working in the Horizon 2020 Graphene Flagship project (WP5) (graphene-flagship.eu) to design and synthesize soft therapeutic hydrogel coated bioelectronic neural interfaces. In January 2020, he moved back to Scandinavia to join the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), ITN, Linköping University, Sweden as a postdoctoral researcher to work with the Organic Bioelectronics team in the e-NeuroPharma project.