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Anupam K. Misra Faculty

Anupam K. Misra
Associate Researcher

Ph.D., Physics, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1991

Email: anupam@hawaii.edu
Office: POST 508B
Phone Number: (808) 956-6938
Fax Number: (808)956-3188

University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
1680 East-West Road, POST 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
USA


Research Interests:
Material science, Remote sensing, Remote Raman, micro Raman, High Tc-Superconductor, Stress Strain sensors, 1/f noise

Projects:
I am actively developing compact remote Raman systems for detecting minerals and chemicals in daylight for terrestrial applications and applications suitable for NASA's planetary landers and rovers.

I have served as co-I on several projects involving Raman, LIBS, and fluorescence spectroscopies. I build portable remote Raman systems capable of detecting minerals and chemicals up to 122 m away with 1 to 10 second integration times in well-lit conditions under NASA and ONR projects. I developed combined remote Raman and LIBS systems to detect minerals, explosive residues, and other hazardous chemicals from standoff distances, and I have a patent with the US patent office for combining these two technologies. Currently, I am developing compact combined standoff Raman and fluorescence systems.

I also have expertise in the field of micro-Raman spectroscopy, developing a novel approach for improving detection limits of micro-Raman systems. Apart from geological applications, I am doing research that uses Raman spectroscopy to detect bio-agents and cancer cells in collaboration with the medical community. This research has been showing breakthrough results in distinguishing cancer cells from normal cells using Raman spectroscopy.

I have a wide range of experience in various fields of physics and material science including high Tc superconductors, thin film technology, thin film sensors, hydrogen technology, electrochemistry, corrosion science, single crystal growth, high vacuum systems, x-ray diffraction, electronic noise, low temperature physics, etc.

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Publications (partial listing):

Nurul Abedin M., Bradley A.T., Sharma S.K., Misra A.K., Lucey P.G., Mckay C.P., Ismail S., and Sandford S P. (2015) Mineralogy and Astrobiology detection using laser remote sensing instrument. Applied Optics. in press <9481>

Misra A.K., Acosta-Maeda T.E., Scott E.R.D., and Sharma S.K. (2015) Possible mechanism for explaining the origin and size distribution of Martian hematite spherules. Planet. Space Sci., 92, 16-23. in press <9373>

Clegg S. M., Misra A.K., and Sharma S.K. (2015) Planetary geochemical investigations by RamanLIBS spectroscopy. Appl. Spectrosc., 68, 925-935. in press <9344>

Clegg S.M., Wiens R., Misra A.K., Sharma S.K., Lambert J., Bender S., Newell R., Nowak-Lovato K., Smrekar S., Dyar M.D., and Maurice S. (2014) Planetary Geochemical Investigations Using Raman and Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy. Society for Applied Spectroscopy. doi:10.1366/13-07386. in press<9083>

Gasda P.J., Acosta T.E, Lucey P.G., Misra A.K., Sharma S.K., and Taylor G.J. (2014) Next Generation Laser-Based Standoff Spectroscopic Techniques for Mars Exploration. Applied Spectroscopy. in press <9118>

Misra A.K., Acosta T.E., Scott E.R.D., and Sharma S.K. (2014) Possible mechanism for explaining the origin and size distribution of Martian hematite spherules. Planetary and Space Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2014.01.020, 2014. in press <9084>

Glegg S.M., Wiens R., Misra A.K., Sharma S.K., Lambert J., Bender S., Newell R., Nowak-Lovato K., Smrekar S., Darby Dyar M., and Maurice S. (2014) Planetary Geochemical Investigation by Raman-LIBS Spectroscopy Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mount Holyoke College, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie. in press <9083>

Sharma S.K., Porter J.N., Misra A.K., Helsey C.E., and Bates D. (2012) Scanning time-resolved standoff Raman instrument for large area mineral detection on planetary surfaces. European Journal of Mineralogy. <8751>

Misra A.K., Sharma S.K., Acosta T.E., Porter J.N., and Bates D. (2012) Single pulse standoff Raman detection of chemicals from 120 m distance during daytime. Applied Spectroscopy. <8697>

Paret M.L., Sharma S.K., Misra A.K., Acosta T.E., deSilva A.S., Vowell T., and Alvarez A.M. (2012) A Novel Raman Marker for Rapid Identification of Xanthomonadin, in Xanthomonas sp. AEM: Methods. <8663>

Paret M.L., Sharma S.K., Misra A.K., Acosta T.E., deSilva A.S., Vowell T., and Alvarez A.M. (2012) Characterization of the pigment xanthomonadin in the bacterial genus Xanthomonas using micro- and resonance Raman spectroscopy. Proc. SPIE, 2012. <8587>

Sharma S.K., Misra A.K., Acosta T.E., and Lucey P.G. (2012) Time-resolved remote Raman and fluorescence spectrometers for planetary exploration. Proc. SPIE, 2012. <8586>

Misra A.K., Sharma S.K., Acosta T.E., Porter J.N., and Bates D. (2012) Portable Standoff Raman system for fast detection of homemade explosives through glass, plastic and water. Proc. SPIE, 2012. <8585>

Porter J.N., Helsley C.E., Sharma S.K., Misra A.K., Bates D., and Lienert B.R. (2011) Two-dimentional standoff Raman measurements of distant samples. wileyonlinelibrary.com doi:10.1002/jrs.2998. <8192>

P.V. Zinin, Hu N., Kamemoto L.E., Yu Q., Misra A.K., and Sharma S.K. Raman spectroscopy of HIV-1 p24 antigen. Proceeding SPIE. <8132>

Misra A.K., Sharma S.K., Acosta T.E., and Bates D. (2011) Compact remote Raman and LIBS system for detection of minerals, water, ices and atmospheric gases for planetary exploration Proc. SPIE, 2011. <8126>

Sharma S.K., Dykes A.C., Misra A.K., Kamemoto L.E., and Bates D. (2011) Raman discrimination of bacterial strains using multilayred microcavity substrates. Proc. SPIE, 2011. <8125>

Misra A.K., Kamemoto L.E., Hu N., Dykes A.C., Yu Q., and Sharma S.K. (2011) Micro-Raman Spectroscopy study of ALVAC virus infected chicken embryo cells. Proc. SPIE, 2011. <8124>

Dykes A.C., Kamemoto L., Misra A.K., and Sharma S.K. (2011) Nitrocellulose-based SERS based immunosensor for detection of biological molecules. Prox. SPIE, 2011. <8082>

Lienert B.R., Sharma S.K., Bates D., Perkins J.J., and Misra A.K. Automated Spectroscopic Baseline Removal using Iterative Polynomial Fitting. <7993>

Sharma S.K., Misra A.K., Clegg S.M., Barefield J.E., Wiens R.C., Acosta T.E., and Bates D. (2010) Remote-Raman Spectroscopic Study of Minerals under Supercritical CO2 Revelant to Venus Exploration. Spectrochim. Acta, Part A. <7994>

Sharma S.K., Kameimoto L.E., Misra A.K., Goodman M.T., Luk H.W., and Killeen J.L. (2010) In-vitro micro-Raman study of tissue samples for detecting cervical and ovarian cancer with 785-nm laser excitation. Proc. SPIE, 7646, 76740I/1-76740I/12. <7913>

Misra A.K., Sharma S.K., Bates D., and Acosta T.E. (2010) Compact Standoff Raman system for detection of homeade explosives. Proc. SPIE, 7665, 76650U/11. <7915>

Sharma S.K., Misra A.K., Acosta T.E., Lucey P.G., and Nurul Abedin, M. (2010) Compact Time-Resolved Remote Raman System for Detection of Anhydrous and Hydrous Minerals and Ices for Planetary Exploration. Proc. SPIE 7691, 76910F, doi:10.1117/12.849949 <7903>

Sharma S.K., Misra A.K., Clegg S.M., Barefield J.E., Wiens R.C., and Acosta T. (2009) Time-Resolved Remote-Raman Spectroscopic Study of Minerals at High Temperature and Under Supercritical CO2 Relevant to Venus. AGU<7882>


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