Dutta R.K. - Department of Chemistry,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Dutta R.K.
Raj Kumar Dutta Professor r.dutta@cy.iitr.ac.in 91-1332-285280
Areas of Interest
  • Quantum dots, Photocatalytic applications, Graphene based smart adsorbents, Supercapacitors, Magnetic nano-carriers, Antibacterial, E-waste
Professional Background
2018-01-013 years Head, Centre of NanotechnologyIITR
2012-01-017 years Associate ProfessorChemistry Department, IIT Roorkee INDIA
2006-01-016 years Assistant ProfessorChemistry Department, IIT Roorkee INDIA
2005-01-011 year Post Doctoral Research FellowNational University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
2002-01-012 years Research ScientistEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), THE NETHERLANDS
2001-01-011 year Post doctoral Research FellowUniversity of Bordeaux, FRANCE
1999-01-012 years Post doctoral FellowUniversity of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA
Multiple Posts
2018-01-013 years HeadCentre of Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee
2020-08-04OngoingHead, Centre of NanotechnologyIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2017-01-011 year Chairman Academic Programme CommitteeChemistry Department
2014-01-014 years Chairman, Academic Programme Committee, Centre of NanotechnologyIIT Roorkee
2006-01-0112 years Coordinator, M Tech Advanced Chemical AnalysisIIT Roorkee
2016-01-012 years DAC MemberIITR
2010-01-016 years Executive Member of TePP at IPR CentreIIT Roorkee
2006-01-01OngoingRadiosafety Officer & in-charge of Radiochemistry LabIIT Roorkee
2007-01-015 years OC Placement (Chemistry)IIT Roorkee
Educational Details
Ph.D ChemistryChemistryUGC-DAE Kolkata Centre, formerly IUC-DAEF1999
M.Sc ChemistryChemistryUtkal University1993
B.Sc HonsChemistry HonsBJB College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar1991
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Interaction of ZnO nanoparticles with E.coliBRNS2012-018 years 7 months
Sensing and remediation of hazardous substances using nanotechnologyBRNS2015-015 years 7 months
Novel method for electronic waste managementDST Indo-Aus2018-012 years 7 months
Studies on modified CuO nanoparticles and its electrochemical applicationsUGC-DAE Kolkata Centre2016-014 years 7 months
Alternate use of mineral rich coal for environmental remediation UGC-DAE Kolkata Centre2016-01Ongoing
  • 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 Date
Metal bioaccessibility and antioxidant studies of medicinal plants from mining siteRam Swaroop MahariaO2006-01
Development and evaluation of nanomaterial based targeted drug delivery systemSaurabh SahuO2007-01
Antibacterial and Photocatalytic activities of ZnO NanoparticlesN. Bhavani PrasadO2009-01
Studies on cadmium sulphide quantum dots for heavy metal detectionAmbika KumarO2011-01
Studies of some capped and doped copper oxide nanoparticlesAarti SharmaO2012-01
Studies on reduced graphene oxide and its composites with zinc oxide nanoparticles Swati VermaO2011-01
Studies on modified zinc sulphide and cadmium sulphide nanoparticlesSoumita TalukdarO2012-01
Novel approaches for processing waste printed circuit boardsRahul SainiO2013-01
Studies on adsorption and solar photo-Fenton processes by mineral and sulphur rich coalsMohd Azfar ShaidaO2013-01
Ion implantation and chemical modification of CuO nanoparticles and their electrochemical applicatioUmesh Chandra BindO2013-01
Ion implantation and chemical modification of CuO nanoparticles and their electrochemical applicatioUmesh Chandra BindO2013-01
Development of photoluminescent sensors for environmental applicationsDipika DasO2015-01
Development of agriculture waste as adsorbents for removing explosives in effluent waterRaghuvir SinghO2013-01
Interactions in porous metal oxides as energy materalsAtikaO2017-01
Nanomaterials for adsorptive degradation ShoaibO2018-01
studies on multi-functioanalized adsorbentsGandharveO2018-01
Functionalized carbon dots for sensing and degradation of pesticidesVatsala CilamkotiO2018-01
Quantum dots as sensorsKrishanan BishtO2018-01
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Bhabha Atomic Research CentreCollaboration2020-08-04
Saha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsResource Person2007-01-01
NEHU, ShillongResource Person2008-01-01
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, KolkataExperiment2010-01-01
University of CalcuttaUGC invited fellow2010-01-01
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
BRNS-AEACI Winter School on Analytical ChemistryBRNS2012-01
National International Collaboration
Low Energy Ion implantationVariable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
Neutron Activation AnalysisBhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Positron Energy Lifetime Spectroscopy, EDXRFUGC-DAE CSR, Kolkata Centre
Other work - Coordinator for M.Tech Program in Advanced Chemical Analysis
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.
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