Ishan Barman is an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and with a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research focuses on bioengineering, optics, and spectroscopy, with an eye to developing integrative photonics solutions to complex problems in biological research and diagnosis. He seeks to advance photonics methods for applications in clinical diagnosis, and on the comprehensive characterization of biomolecules, the investigation of pharmaceutical drugs and their interaction with biological systems, and on rapid measurements in microfluidic platforms.
Barman received his BTech at the Indian Institute of Technology (2005) and his SM and PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007 and 2011 respectively. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Laser Biomedical Research Center at MIT, Barman established his independent group, the Barman Laboratory, at Johns Hopkins in 2014. By combining optical spectroscopy, chemical imaging, and nanoplasmonics, the Barman Laboratory develops non-invasive approaches in which structural and molecular data converge to provide integrated insight into disease mechanisms.