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Dutta R.K.
R.K. Dutta Associate Professor duttafcy[at] 91-1332-285280
Areas of Interest
  • Materials Science: Nanoparticles and quantum dots , Photocatalytic processes, sensors for biomedical and environmental applications, nanoadsorbents
  • Materials Science and Nuclear Probes, Material modifications by ion implantation; Positron annihilation spectroscopy for defect studies
  • Magnetic nanomaterials, Developing magnetic nanocarriers for drug delivery
  • Analytical Chemistry, Understanding mobility of trace elements in different matrices
  • Environmental Nanotechnology, Developing nanoscale adsorbents for e-Waste management
Professional Background
2012On GoingAssociate ProfessorChemistry Department, IIT Roorkee INDIA
20062012Assistant ProfessorChemistry Department, IIT Roorkee INDIA
20052006Post Doctoral Research FellowCentre for Ion Beam Analysis, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
20022004Research ScientistEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), THE NETHERLANDS
20012002Post doctoral Research FellowCENBG, University of Bordeaux, FRANCE
19992001Post doctoral FellowUniversity of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA
Educational Details
Ph.D ChemistryChemistryUGC-DAE/Utkal University1999
M.Sc ChemistryChemistryUtkal University1993
Administrative Background
20172019Chairman Academic Programme CommitteeChemistry Department
2014ContinuingChairman, Academic Programme Committee, Centre of NanotechnologyIIT Roorkee
2006On GoingCoordinator, M Tech Advanced Chemical AnalysisIIT Roorkee
2006On GoingRadiosafety Officer & in-charge of Radiochemistry LabIIT Roorkee
2007continuingOC Placement (Chemistry)IIT Roorkee
2010On GoingExecutive Member of TePP at IPR CentreIIT Roorkee
  • Indian Association of Nuclear and Allied Sciences (IANCAS), Life 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
Cadmium sulphide quantum dots as sensorsAmbika KumarO2011
Synthesis characterization and applications of modified graphene oxideSwati VermaO2011
Synthesis, characterization and applications ZnS and CdS nanoparticlesSoumita TalukdarO2012
Synthesis, characterization and applications of CuO nanoparticlesAarti SharmaO2012
Bioaccessibility studies of arsenic and fluoride Subhasis SarkarO2013
Studies on coal and its composites for environmental remediationMohd Azfar ShaidaO2013
Studies on ion implantation of metal oxide nanoparticlesUmesh Chandra BindO2013
Development of photoluminescent sensors for environmental applicationsDipika DasO2015
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, A. 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, 2016, 88, 9071-9078
  2. Sharma, R.K. Dutta, A. Roychowdhury, D. Das, Studies on structural defects in bare, PVP capped and TPPO capped copper oxide nanoparticles by positron annihilation spectroscopy and their impact on photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 74812-74821
  3. S. 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, 2016, 6, 928-936
  4. S. Verma, R.K. Dutta, A facile method of synthesizing ammonia modified graphene oxide for efficient removal of uranyl ions from aqueous medium. RSC Advances, 2015, 5(94), 77192-77203
  5. D. 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, 2015, 457, 339–344 
  6. U.C. Bind, R.K. Dutta, G.K. Sekhon, K.L. Yadav, J.B.M. Krishna, R. Menon, P.Y. Nabhiraj, Ion implantation induced phase transformation and enhanced crystallinity of as deposited copper oxide thin films by pulsed laser deposition. Supperlattices and Microstructures, 2015, 84, 24–35
  7. R.K. Dutta, S. Sarkar, S.S. Ram, M. Sudarshan, R. Acharya, A.V.R. Reddy, Applications of EDXRF and INAA techniques for studying impact of industries to the environment,  Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2014, 302, 1519-1523
  8. 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, 2013, 459, 106-113.
  9. 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, 2012, 82, 58-65. 
  10. 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 2012, 94, 143-150
  11. R.K. Dutta, R.S. Maharia, Antioxidant responses of some common medicinal plants grown in copper mining areas, Food Chemistry, 2012, 131, 259–265.
  12. 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, 2008, 80, 55-61
  • Coordinator for M.Tech Program in Advanced Chemical Analysis