Dr. Ravinder Agarwal




Biomedical Instrumentation




Dr. Ravinder Agarwal is currently Professor and Head in the Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. Dr. Agarwal obtained his Ph.D. in 1991. Dr. Agarwal has about twenty four years of teaching. His current area of research interest includes Biomedical Instrumentation, Environment Monitoring Instrumentation, Sensors & Transducers, Rehabilitation devices and sports cognition.


Degree University/Institution Year Specialization
M.Sc. H P University, Shimla 1986 Physics
 Ph.D. H P University, Shimla 1991 Physics

Academic Experience

University/College Designation Period
BITS, Pilani Lecturer Dec. 1994 to Dec 1995
TIET, Patiala Lecturer Dec. 1995 to April 1999
TIET, Patiala Assistant Professor May 1999 to June 2007
TIET, Patiala Associate Professor July 2007 to June 2012
TIET Patiala Professor July 2012 to till date

Industrial Experience

Company/ Entity Designation Period
National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi JRF April 1987 to March 1989
National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi SRF April 1989 to March 1991
National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi RA March 1991 to Nov. 1993

Certifications or professional registrations

  • Fellow of IETE
  • Fellow IE
  • Fellow of Ultrasonic Society of India
  • Fellow of Metrology Society of India
  • Life Member of Instrument Society of India (763)

Honours and awards

  • Best paper award

List of Publications

  • Hardeep S. Ryait, A. S. Arora and Ravinder Agarwal, “Realization of SEMG based multifunctional prototype elbow prosthesis,” International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology,vol. 9, pp 72-87, no. 1, 2012
  • Ravinder Agarwal, Amit Awasthi, Nirankar Singh, Susheel Mittal and Prabhat Kumar Gupta, “Effects of exposure to rice-residue burning on pulmonary functions and oxygen saturation level of human being in Patiala,” Science of the Total Environment, vol. 429, pp 161-166, 2012
  • S.K. Jaiswal, Sanjay Yadav and Ravinder Agarwal, “State-of-the-Art in water flow calibration – A review,” MAPAN, vol. 27, no. 2, pp 63-76, 2012
  • Surinder Singh, Ravinder Agarwal and V.R. Singh, “Using impedance control method to achieve signal integrity in biomedical equipment,” Instrumentation Science and Technology, vol. 40, issue 6, pp 476-489, 2012
  • Ravinder Agarwal, Amit Awasthi, Nirankar Singh, Prabhat Kumar Gupta and Susheel Mittal, “Epidemiology on healthy people living close to agriculture crop residue burning sites and its relation with their PFTs,” International Journal of Environmental Health Research, vol. 23, no. 4, pp 281-295, 2013
  • Hardeep S. Ryait, A. S. Arora and Ravinder Agarwal, “Comparison of SEMG signal of healthy and amputee subject for elbow movement,” International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, vol. 12, pp 147-157, 2013 (IJBET_45628)
  • Gagandeep Singh Gill, Amod Kumar and Ravinder Agarwal, “Nondestructive grading of black tea based on physical parameters by texture analysis,” Biosystems Engineering vol. 16, pp 198-204, 2013
  • Ravinder Agarwal, Amit Awasthi, Susheel Mittal, Nirankar Singh and Prabhat Kumar Gupta, “A Statistical model to quantify the effect of pollution loading due to field crop residue burning on PFTs of healthy subjects”, MAPAN - Journal of Metrology Society of India, vol. 29, 57-65, 2014
  • Atul Bansal, Ravinder Agarwal, R.K. Sharma, “Determining diabetes using Iris recognition system,” International Journal of diabetes in developing countries, (springer's), vol. 35, pp 432-43, 2015
  • Karan Veer, Ravinder Agarwal and Amod Kumar,“Processing and interpretation of surface electromyogram signal to design prosthetic device,” Robotica, vol. 34. pp 1486-1494, 2016
  • Veer Karan and Ravinder Agarwal, “Wavelet de-noising and evaluation of electromyogram signal using statistical algorithm,” International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, vol. 16, pp 293-305, 2015
  • Surender Singh, Ravinder Agarwal & V. R. Singh, “Simultaneous switching noise enabler in high-speed biomedical systems by integrated plane coupling,” Instrumentation Science and Technology, vol. 43, pp 497–510, 2015
  • Shiv Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Yadav and Ravinder Agarwal, “Multiple weighing based method for realizing flow,” MAPAN, vol. 30, no. 2, pp 119-123, 2015
  • Anuj Kumar, Sanjay Yadav and Ravinder Agarwal, “Design and development of a pressure transducer for high hydrostatic pressure measurements up to 200 MPa,” Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), June 2016 (DOI 10.1007/s40032-016-0257-6)
  • Veer Karan and Ravinder Agarwal, “A neural network-based electromyography motion classifier for upper limb activities,” Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences, vol. 9, no. 6, 1650025 (DOI: 10.1142/S17935816500255), 2016 (IF 1.3)
  • Susheel Mittal, Sachin Gupta and Ravinder Agarwal, “Respiratory health concerns in children at some Strategic locations from high PM levels during crop residue burning episodes,” Atmospheric Environment, vol. 137, pp 127-134, 2016
  • Atul Bansal, Ravinder Agarwal, R.K. Sharma, “Statistical Feature Extraction Based Iris Recognition System,” Sadhana: Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, vol. 41, no. 5, pp 507–518, 2016
  • Inderjeet Singh Dhindsa, Ravinder Agarwal and Hardeep Singh, “Principal component analysis based muscle identification for myoelectric controlled exoskeleton 1221907,August 2016 knee,” Journal of Applied Statistics, DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2016.
  • Kumar, N., Soni, K., Agarwal, R., Garg, N., Saha, D., Singh, M. and Singh, G., “SODAR pattern classification and its dependence on Meteorological parameters over a semi-arid region of India,” International Journal of Remote Sensing, October 2016 [10.1080/01431161.2017.1294774]
  • Amanpreet Kaur, Ravinder Agarwal and Amod Kumar, “Comparison of muscles activity of abled bodied and amputee subjects for around shoulder movement,” Biomed Mater Eng., vol. 27, pp. 29-37, 2016.
  • Amanpreet Kaur, Ravinder Agarwal & Amod Kumar, “Adaptive threshold method for peak detection of surface electromyography signal from around shoulder muscles,” Journal of Applied Statistics, 2017 doi no.10.1080/02664763.2017.1293624
  • Jaiswal, Shiv Kumar, Sanjay Yadav, and Ravinder Agarwal. "Design and development of a novel water flow measurement system." Measurement 105 (2017): 120-129.
  • Measurement, Shiv Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Yadav and Ravinder Agarwal, Measurement, April, Accepted MEAS-D-16-00005R3

Presentation (Expert Talk)

  • Cognitive Skill: Enhancement of Athletic Performance, National Institute of Sports, January 15, 2013, Patiala
  • Sports Cognition: Peak Performances of Athletic, National Conference on Research Methodologies in Cognitive Science, Dec. 29-31, 2013, SOPHITORIUM Group of Institutions, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Effect of particulate matters in ambient air on the health of children Worldwide, Ravinder Agarwal, Susheel Mittal, National Symposium on Contribution of Metrology & Measurement Standards in Social and Industrial Development (MAPIKI 2014), December 8-9, 2014, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi
  • Development of Sensors for Health and Environment Application with Need for Conformal or Flexible Capability: Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Initiatives, First International Conference on Large Area Flexible Microelectronics (ILAFM 2014) Materials, Devices, Systems and Applications, December 18-20, 2014, R V College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • Agriculture Crop Residue Burning in Indo Gangetic Plains: A Global Threat, 9th International Conference on Advances in Metrology, AdMet-2016, February 23-26, 2016, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Activities at TIET, Multi-disciplinary Symposium & Brainstorming on Thin Film, Surface Engineering & Vacuum Technology,, July 26-27, 2016, BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
  • Need for Environment Pollution Monitoring Initiatives and Industries, India International Science festival (IISF 2016), December 7-11, 2016, CSIR-NPL, New Delhi
  • sEMG Interface Design for Locomotion Identification, Rohit Gupta, 19th International Conference on Circuit Systems and Electronic Devices, (ICCSED 2017, February 2-3, 2017, Melbourne, Australia (Key Note Speaker)
  • Sensors for Health and Environment Applications, Advances in Metrology AdMet 2017, March 23-25, 2017, NorthCap University, Gurgaon
  • Biomedical Instrumentation: A Tool for Mankind, Advances in Metrology AdMet 2017, March 23-25, 2017, NorthCap University, Gurgaon

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities/ Research project

S. No. Title of project Funding Agency Status Duration Amount Rs.
1 Study and development of above elbow prosthetic arm DST


Jan 2011 – Jan 2014 26,60,000
2 Modernization and Removal of Obsolescence Scheme (MODROB) AICTE


April ‘ 11–March ‘12 06,00,000
3 Particulate matter dose relationship with lung function efficiency of children during agriculture crop residue burning episodes ICMR

In process

July 2012 –Feb. 2017 41,10,000
4 Development of SEMG based exoskeleton Knee DST

In process

August,2014-  August 2017 37,23,631
5 Brain Fingerprinting: Detection of physiological based concealed information in the brain of suspect using Machine Learning Techniques DRDO-INMAS

In process

August 2016 April 2018 9,90,000
6 Low - complexity power-efficient reconfigurable implementation of fractional order filters for weak ECG nonstationary biomedical signal processing applications DST

In process

Sept.  2016 – Sept. 2019 53,95,060
6 Development of diabetes and related disease identification system using iris and retinal images GLA Uni. Mathura In process

January 17 Dec. 18

7 Development of full-field polarization - sensitive optical coherence tomography for soft biological tissue DST In process

June 2017 June 2020

JRF + 19.36
8 Development of speaker recognition models for forensic applications DeitY Approved

May 17 – April 20