Pawan Jolly is a trained biomedical engineer with extensive experience developing sensing technologies for various applications from industrial to medical. Pawan has gained his experience by working in both academia and industries across different countries. At the Wyss, Pawan leads the Sensors Team on the Bioinspired Therapeutics and Diagnostics Platform through innovation and translation, and serves as the technology lead for the Wyss Diagnostics Accelerator to address pressing unmet diagnostic needs. Pawan has led many projects, including eRapid, Project Abbie, and integrating new sensors with Organ-on-Chip technology. His current interests are biosensors, diagnostics, biologically inspired technologies, and commercialization.
Before joining the Wyss, Pawan worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bath, United Kingdom where he worked on the development of in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices based on the integration of synthetic oligonucleotide-on field-effect transistors (Bio-FET) for the detection of pathogenic genes, glucose sensing for biofuel applications, and printed circuit board (PCB)-based development of DNA sensors. He completed his Ph.D. as a Marie Curie Fellow in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Bath, where he worked on the development of DNA-based sensors to detect cancer biomarkers. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Pawan completed his M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering in Germany.