Dr. Irudayaraj has a Bachelors degree in Engineering, a dual Masters respectively in Biosystems Engineering, and Computer Sciences from the University of Hawaii, and a Ph.D in Food and Bioprocess Engineering from Purdue University. He has held faculty positions at the University of Saskatchewan, Utah State University, and in the most immediate past, from The Pennsylvania State University. He has held adjoint positions at the Materials Research Institute at Penn State and the Dept of Applied and Engineering Physics in Cornell University.
Their team has developed a range of spectroscopic and biosensor technologies for disease diagnostics and food security monitoring. Tracking protein interactions and monitoring and detecting the dynamic state of single molecule events in cells is addressed through techniques such as Fluorescnece Correlation Spectroscopy, FRET, Fluorescence lifetime imaging, enhanced single cell Raman spectroscopy , Plasmonic sensing, and Optical Trap.
He has published over 130 refereed research articles in areas covering thermodynamics and viscoelactic modeling of biological systems, spectroscopic methods, bio and nanomaterial sensors, and is a member of American Chemical Society, Institute of Biological Engineering, Biophysical Society, and American Association for clinical Chemistry.