Principal Investigator

Madhur Srivastava

Assistant Research Professor

Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Cornell University

  • Post-doc, National Biomedical Center for Advanced ESR Technology (ACERT), 2018-19
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2018
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2016
  • MEng, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2012
  • BTech, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology (JUET), 2011

Biography: Madhur was born and raised in Lucknow, India. He received his undergraduate degree (2007-11) in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JUET, Guna, India. He moved to United States to pursue Master of Engineering (2011-12) in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, where he worked with Prof. Sheila Hemami on ranking the video frames for priority streaming. He stayed at Cornell for his MS/PhD (2014-18) in Biomedical Engineering, where he worked with Professor Jack Freed on developing computational methods to improve signal resolution in Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) spectroscopy for enabling biological studies at low sample concentrations. After a brief post-doc (2018-19) at ACERT, Madhur joined as an Assistant Research Professor (beginning July 1, 2019) in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. He is also an associate member of ACERT.

Research Interests: Madhur is passionate about signal processing and is harnessing his expertise to solve problems in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. He develops advanced computational methods for spectroscopy, imaging, video and image processing applications. He is leading the Signal Science Lab to develop and commercialize innovations for benefiting society and creating economic value.

Hobbies: Other side of Madhur’s life is enriched by cooking different recipes, binging on audio books, reading books late night, visiting museums and national parks, and taking road trips. He is particularly addicted to a good sense of humor.

Honors and Awards: Madhur is recipient of many academic and service awards in his career; however, he has particular soft spot for the “Best Style” award he received from the International Students’ Union in 2018.

  • Top 25 Papers, Virtual Issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry (2020)
  • Cornell Technology Acceleration and Maturation Award (2019)
  • Finalist, NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (2019)
  • Finalist, Bruker ESR Thesis Prize by Royal Society of Chemistry (2019)
  • Clinton Global Initiative-University Pitch Competition Award (2018)
  • Electron Spin Resonance Technology Transfer Experience Award by SharedEPR (2017 & 2018)
  • Phool Prakash and Rukmini Sahai Graduate Fellowship (2017)
  • Nominated Member, Clinton Global Initiative University (2017-19)
  • Cornell’s Alumni Association Academic Enrichment Grant (2017)
  • Graduate School Research Grant (2017)
  • PhD Technology Commercialization Fellowship (2016)
  • Recognition for Service, Cornell BEST Program (2016 & 2018)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal at JUET (2011)
  • Certificate of Merit (for highest GPA) at JUET (2010)
  • Ericsson’s University Relationship Program (EMPOWER) Fellowship-India (2010)
  • Summer Research Fellowship at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata, India (2010)
  • Certificate of Excellence (Service), IETE Student Chapter, JUET (2010)
  • Conference Travel Awards:
    • International Society of Magnetic Resonance Meeting (2017)
    • International Conference on EPR Spectroscopy and Imaging of Biological Systems (2017)
    • Office of Engagement Initiatives, Cornell University (2017)
    • Entrepreneurship@Cornell, Cornell University (2017)
    • Graduate School, Cornell University (2016 and 2017)
    • Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance (2016)

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