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Dutta R.K.
R.K. Dutta Professor duttafcy[at] 91-1332-285280
Areas of Interest
  • Quantum dots, Photocatalytic applications, Graphene based smart adsorbents, Supercapacitors, Magnetic nano-carriers, Antibacterial, E-waste
Professional Background
20182021Head, Centre of NanotechnologyIITR
20122019Associate ProfessorChemistry Department, IIT Roorkee INDIA
20062012Assistant ProfessorChemistry Department, IIT Roorkee INDIA
20052006Post Doctoral Research FellowNational University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
20022004Research ScientistEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), THE NETHERLANDS
20012002Post doctoral Research FellowUniversity of Bordeaux, FRANCE
19992001Post doctoral FellowUniversity of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA
Educational Details
Ph.D ChemistryChemistryUGC-DAE Kolkata Centre, formerly IUC-DAEF1999
M.Sc ChemistryChemistryUtkal University1993
B.Sc HonsChemistry HonsBJB College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar1991
Administrative Background
20182021HeadCentre of Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee
20172018Chairman Academic Programme CommitteeChemistry Department
2014Jan 2018Chairman, Academic Programme Committee, Centre of NanotechnologyIIT Roorkee
20062018Coordinator, M Tech Advanced Chemical AnalysisIIT Roorkee
20162018DAC MemberIITR
20102016Executive Member of TePP at IPR CentreIIT Roorkee
2006On GoingRadiosafety Officer & in-charge of Radiochemistry LabIIT Roorkee
20072012OC Placement (Chemistry)IIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Interaction of ZnO nanoparticles with E.coliBRNS2012
Sensing and remediation of hazardous substances using nanotechnologyBRNS2015
Novel method for electronic waste managementDST Indo-Aus2018
Studies on modified CuO nanoparticles and its electrochemical applicationsUGC-DAE Kolkata Centre2016
Alternate use of mineral rich coal for environmental remediation UGC-DAE Kolkata Centre2016
  • Indian Association of Nuclear and Allied Sciences (IANCAS), Life Member
  • CRSI, Life Member
  • ACS, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
General ChemistryCYN-008B. Tech Ist YearSpring
Nuclear Science and ApplicationsICY02 (InsB TechSpring
Nuclear and RadiochemistryCY-332Integrated M.ScSpring
Instrumental TechniquesCY-721P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Basic Analytical ChemistryCY-531P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Project Related Practicals and SeminarsCY-671P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Advanced Analytical Chemistry-IICY-622(A)P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Metal bioaccessibility and antioxidant studies of medicinal plants from mining siteRam Swaroop MahariaA2006
Development and evaluation of nanomaterial based targeted drug delivery systemSaurabh SahuA2007
Antibacterial and Photocatalytic activities of ZnO NanoparticlesN. Bhavani PrasadA2009
Studies on cadmium sulphide quantum dots for heavy metal detectionAmbika KumarA2011
Studies of some capped and doped copper oxide nanoparticlesAarti SharmaA2012
Studies on reduced graphene oxide and its composites with zinc oxide nanoparticles Swati VermaA2011
Studies on modified zinc sulphide and cadmium sulphide nanoparticlesSoumita TalukdarA2012
Novel approaches for processing waste printed circuit boardsRahul SainiA2013
Studies on adsorption and solar photo-Fenton processes by mineral and sulphur rich coalsMohd Azfar ShaidaA2013
Ion implantation and chemical modification of CuO nanoparticles and their electrochemical applicatioUmesh Chandra BindA2013
Ion implantation and chemical modification of CuO nanoparticles and their electrochemical applicatioUmesh Chandra BindA2013
Development of photoluminescent sensors for environmental applicationsDipika DasO2015
Development of agriculture waste as adsorbents for removing explosives in effluent waterRaghuvir SinghO2013
Interactions in porous metal oxides as energy materalsAtikaO2017
Nanomaterials for adsorptive degradation ShoaibO2018
studies on multi-functioanalized adsorbentsGandharveO2018
Functionalized carbon dots for sensing and degradation of pesticidesVatsala CilamkotiO2018
Quantum dots as sensorsKrishanan BishtO2018
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Bhabha Atomic Research CentreCollaborationfrequently
Saha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsResource Person2007
NEHU, ShillongResource Person2008
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, KolkataExperiment2009, 2010
University of CalcuttaUGC invited fellowMarch 2010
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
BRNS-AEACI Winter School on Analytical ChemistryBRNS03-12-2012
National International Collaboration
Low Energy Ion implantationVariable Energy Cyclotron Centre, KolkataPHD
Neutron Activation AnalysisBhabha Atomic Research Centre, MumbaiRP
Positron Energy Lifetime Spectroscopy, EDXRFUGC-DAE CSR, Kolkata CentrePHD
Refereed Journal Papers

Some selected publications:

  1. R.K. Dutta*, Md. A. Shaida, K. Singla, D. Das, Highly efficient adsorptive removal of uranyl ions by a novel graphene oxide reduced by adenosine 5'-monophosphate, J. Mater. Chem. A 7, (2019) 664-678
  2. M.A. Shaida, A.K. Sen, R.K. Dutta*, Alternate use of sulphur rich coals as solar photo-Fenton agent for degradation of toxic azo dyes, Journal of Cleaner Production, 195 (2018) 1003-1014
  3. Aarti Sharma, R.K. Dutta*, Se-doped CuO NPs/H2O2/UV as a highly efficient and photo-Fenton catalytic system for enhanced degradation of 4-bromophenol, Journal of Cleaner Production, 185 (2018) 464-475
  4. M.A. Shaida, R.K. Dutta*, A.K. Sen, Removal of diethyl phthalate via adsorption on mineral rich waste coal modified with chitosan, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 261 (2018) 271-282
  5. Swati Verma, R.K. Dutta*, Development of cysteine amide reduced graphene oxide (CARGO) nano-adsorbent for enhanced uranyl ion adsorption from the aqueous medium, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5 (2017) 4547-4558.
  6. Aarti Sharma, R.K. Dutta*, A. Roychowdhury, D.Das, A Goyal A.Kapoor, Cobalt doped CuO nanoparticles as a highly efficient heterogeneous catalyst for reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol, Applied Catalysis A, 543 (2017) 257-265.
  7. R. Saini, R. Khanna, R.K. Dutta, R. Cayumil, M. I-U-Haq, V. Agarwala, G. Ellamparuthy, K. Jayasankar, P.S. Mukherjee, V. Sahajwalla, A novel approach of reducing toxic emissions during high temperature processing of electronic waste, Waste Management, 64 (2017) 182-198.
  8. R.K. Dutta*, Ambika Kumar, Highly sensitive and selective method for detecting ultra-trace levels of aqueous uranyl ions by strongly photoluminescent-responsive amine-modified cadmium sulphide quantum dots, Analytical Chemistry, 88 (2016) 9071-9078.
  9. Soumita Talukdar, R.K. Dutta*, A mechanistic approach for superoxide radicals and singlet oxygen mediated enhanced photocatalytic dye degradation by selenium-doped ZnS nanoparticles, RSC Advances 6 (2016) 928-936.
  10. Swati Verma, R.K. Dutta*, A facile method of synthesizing ammonia modified graphene oxide for efficient removal of uranyl ions from aqueous medium, RSC Advances, 5(2015) 77192-77203.
  11. Ambika Kumar, R.K. Dutta*, CdS quantum dots immobilized on calcium alginate microbeads for rapid and selective detection of Hg2+ ions, RSC Advances, 5(2015) 76275-76284
  12. Dipika Das, R.K. Dutta*, A novel method of synthesis of small band gap SnS nanorods and its efficient photocatalytic dye degradation, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 457 (2015) 339–344.
  13. R.K. Dutta*, B.P. Nenavathu, S. Talukdar, Anomalous antibacterial activity and dye degradation by selenium doped ZnO nanoparticles. Colloids and Surface B: Biointerface, 114 (2014) 218-224.
  14. R.K. Dutta*,  B.P. Nenavathu, M.K. Gangishetty, Correlation between defects in capped ZnO nanoparticles and their antibacterial activity, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 126 (2013) 105-111.
  15. B.P. Nenavathu, A.V.R. Rao, A. Goyal, A. Kapoor, R.K. Dutta*, Synthesis, characterization and enhanced photocatalytic degradation efficiency of Se doped ZnO nanoparticles using trypan blue as a model dye. Applied Catalysis A: General, 459 (2013) 106-113.
  16. R.K. Dutta*, S. Sahu, Development of a novel probe sonication assisted enhanced loading of 5-FU in SPION encapsulated pectin nanocarriers for magnetic targeted drug delivery system. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 82 (2012) 58-65.
  17. R.K. Dutta*, B. P. Nenavathu, M.K. Gangishetty, A.V.R. Reddy, Studies on antibacterial activity of ZnO nanoparticles by ROS induced lipid peroxidation. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 94 (2012) 143-150.
  18. R.K. Dutta*, R.S. Maharia, Antioxidant responses of some common medicinal plants grown in copper mining areas. Food Chemistry 131 (2012) 259–265.
  19. R.B. Roijers, R.K. Dutta, J.P.M. Cleutjens, P.H.A. Mutsaers*, J.J.M. de Goeij* and G.J. van der Vusse, Early Calcifications in human coronary arteries as determined with a proton microprobe. Analytical Chemistry, 80 (2008) 55-61.
  20. R.K. Dutta*, J.A. van Kan, A.A. Bettiol, F. Watt, Polymer microlens replication by Nanoimprint Lithography using proton beam fabricated Ni-stamp. Nuclear Instruments and Methods B, 260 (2007) 464–467.
  • Coordinator for M.Tech Program in Advanced Chemical Analysis