Nilay Chakraborty, Ph.D.

LEO Intermittent Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Nilay Chakraborty
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2090 Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:


Biography and Education

Areas of Research Interests

  • Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics
  • Biomimetics and Cellular Engineering
  • Biopreservation and Biobanking
  • Bioprocessing Engineering and Personalized Medicine
  • Material Characterization


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina

Selected Publications

  1. Li S, Chakraborty N, Borcar A, Menze M, Toner M, Hand SC. "Late Embryogenesis Abundant Proteins Protect Human Hepatoma Cells during Acute Desiccation." Proceedings of National Academy of Science (PNAS). 2012. 109 (51) 20775-20776.
  2. Chakraborty N, Menze M, Hand SC, Toner M. "Trehalose Transporter from African Chironomid Larvae Improves Desiccation Tolerance of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells," Cryobiology. 2012. 64(2):91-6.
  3. Chakraborty N, Menze M, Malsam J, Aksan A, Hand SC, Toner M. "Preservation of spindried mammalian cells." PLOS One. 2011; 6(9): e24916.
  4. Chakraborty N, Chang A, Elmoazzen H, Menze M, Hand SC, Toner M. "A Spin-Drying Technique for Lyopreservation of Mammalian Cells." Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2011; 39(5):1582-91.
  5. Menze MA, Chakraborty N, Clavenna M, Banerjee M, Liu XH, Toner M, Hand SC. "Metabolic preconditioning of cells with AICAR-riboside: improved cryopreservation and celltype specific impacts on energetics and proliferation." Cryobiology. 2010; 61(1):79-88.
  6. Parker WC, Chakraborty N, Vrikkis R, Elliott G, Smith S, Moyer PJ. "High-resolution intracellular viscosity measurement using time-dependent fluorescence anisotropy." Opt Express. 2010; 18(16): 16607-17.
  7. Chakraborty N, Biswas D, Elliott GD. "A Simple Mechanistic Way to Increase the Survival of Mammalian Cells During Processing for Dry Storage." Biopreservation and Biobanking. 2010; 8(2):107-114.