INST Faculty Directory
Dr Debabrata Patra
Scientist E
Educational Qualification:
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (August 2005 – November 2010).
  • M.Sc. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (2003 - 2005).
Professional Experiences :
  • Scientist E (Associate Professor): Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (December 2016 -Present).
  • Senior Scientist: University of Zurich, Switzerland (March 2015 - November 2016).
  • Postdoctoral Associate: Texas A&M University, College Station, USA (April 2013 – December 2014).
  • Postdoctoral Associate: The Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA (January 2011 – February 2013).
Research interests :

    A. Nanoparticle stabilized emulsions for encapsulation and catalysis.

    B. Self-pumping films for therapeutic release.

    C. Layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolytes.

    D. Fabrication of 1D nanomaterial by room temperature chemical vapor deposition.

Patent :
    Sengupta, S. †; Patra, D. †; Rivera, I. O. †; Sen A. “Self-powered Enzyme Micropumps” U.S. Patent Application Serial No.: 61/947,272, 2014. (†authors contribute equally).
    (23) Patra, D.; Vangal, P.; Cain, A. C.; Cho, C.; Regev, O.; Grunlan, J. C. “Inorganic Nanoparticle Thin Film that Suppresses Flammability of Polyurethane with only a Single electrostatically-Assembled Bilayers” ACS Appl. Mater. Interface, 2014, 6, 16903-16908.
    (22) Davidi, I.; Patra, D.; Hermida-Merino, D.; Portale, G.; Rotello, V. M.; Raviv, U.; Shenhar, R. “Hierarchical Structures of Polystyrene-block-poly(2-vinyl pyridine)/Palladium-Pincer Surfactants: Effect of the Weak Surfactant-Polymer Interactions on the Morphological Behavior” Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 5774-5783.
    (21) Sengupta, S.; Spiering, M.; Dey, K.; Duan, W.; Patra, D.; Butler, P.; Astumian, R. D.; Benkovic, S.; Sen, A. “DNA Polymerase as a Molecular Motor and Pump” ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 2410-2418.
    (20) Patra, D. †; Sengupta, S. †; Rivera, I. O. †; Agrawal, A.; Dey, K. K.; Shklyaev, S.; Mallouk, T. E.; Sen A. “Self-powered Enzyme Micropumps” Nat. Chem., 2014, 6, 415-422. (†authors contribute equally).
    (19) Patra, D.; Zhang, H.; Sengupta, S.; Sen, A. “Dual Stimuli-Responsive, Rechargeable Micropump via Host-Guest Interactions” ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 7674-7679.
    (18) Patra, D.; Sengupta, S.; Duan, W.; Zhang, H.; Pavlick, R.; Sen, A. “Intelligent, Self-Powered Delivery Systems” Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 1273-1283.
    (17) Jeong, Y.; Patra, D.; Sanyal, A.; Rotello V. M. “Fabrication of Stable Nanoparticle-Based Colloidal Microcapsules” Curr. Org. Chem., 2013, 17, 49-57.
    (16) Xi, Y.; Pham, J. T.; Subramani, C.; Creran, B.; Yeh, Y. C.; Du, K.; Patra, D.; Miranda, O. M.; Crosby A. J.; Rotello, V. M. “Direct Patterning of Engineered Ionic Gold Nanoparticles via Nanoimprint Lithography” Adv. Mater., 2012, 24, 6330-6334.
    (15) Abul-Kashem, M. M.; Patra, D.; Perlich, J.; Buffet, A.; Roth, S. V.; Rotello, V. M.; Muller-Buschbaum, P. “ Two- and Three-dimensional Network of Nanoparticles via Polymer-Mediated Self-Assembly” ACS Macro Lett., 2012, 1, 396-399.
    (15) Rana, S.; Xi, Y. †; Patra, D. †; Moyano, D. F.; Miranda, O. R.; Hussain, I.; Rotello, V. M.; “Control of Surface Tension at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces Using Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle-Protein Complexes” Langmuir, 2012, 28, 2023–2027 († authors contribute equally).
    (13) Yeh, Y. C.; Patra, D.; Yan, B.; Saha, K.; Miranda, O. M.; Kim, C. K.; Rotello, V. M. “ Synthesis of Cationic Quantum Dots via a Two-step Ligand Exchange Process” Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 3069-3071.
    (12) Patra, D.; Sanyal, A.; Rotello, V. M. “Colloidal Microcapsule: A Self-assembly Approach at Liquid-Liquid interface” Chem. Asian. J., 2010, 5, 2442-2453.
    (11) Patra, D.; Malvankar, N.; Chin, E.; Tuominen, M.; Gu, Z.; Rotello, V. M. “Fabrication of Conductive Microcapsules via Self-assembly and Crosslinking of Gold Nanowires at Liquid-Liquid Interface” Small, 2010, 6, 1402-1405.
    (10) Park, M.H.; Duan, X.; Ofir, Y.; Creran, B.; Patra, D.; Ling, Y. X.; Huskens, J.; Rotello, V. M. “Chemically Directed Immobilization of Nanoparticles onto Gold Substrates for Orthogonal Assembly Using Dithiocarbamate Bond Formaion” ACS Appl. Mater. Interface, 2010, 2, 795-799.
    (9) Subramani, C.; Ofir, Y.; Patra, D.; Jordan, B. J.; Moran, I. W.; Park, M.-H.; Carter, K. R.; Rotello, V. M. "Nanoimprinted Polyethyleneimine: A Multimodal Template for Nanoparticle Assembly and Immobilization" Adv. Funct. Mater., 2009, 19, 2937 - 2942.
    (8) Patra, D.; Pagliuca, C.; Subramani, C.; Samanta, B.; Agasti, S. S.; Zainalabdeen, N.; Caldwell, S. T.; Cooke, G.; Rotello, V. M. "Molecular Recognition at the Liquid–Liquid Interface of Colloidal Microcapsules" Chem. Comm., 2009, 28, 4248-4250.
    (7) Patra, D.; Ozdemir, F.; Miranda, O. R.; Samanta, B.; Sanyal, A.; Rotello, V. M. "Formation and Size Tuning of Colloidal Microcapsules via Host-Guest Molecular Recognition at the Liquid-Liquid Interface" Langmuir, 2009, 25, 13852–13854.
    (6) Samanta,B.; Yang, X.-C.; Ofir, Y.; Park, M.-H.; Patra, D.; Agasti, S. S.; Miranda, O. R.; Mo, Z.-H.; Rotello, V. M. "Catalytic Microcapsules Assembled from Enzyme-Nanoparticle Conjugates at Oil-Water Interfaces" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 5341–5344.
    (5) Samanta, B.; Patra, D.; Subramani, C.; Ofir, Y.; Yesilbag, G.; Sanyal, A.; Rotello, V.M. "Stable Magnetic Colloidosomes via “Click” Mediated Crosslinking of Nanoparticles at Water-oil Interfaces" Small, 2009, 5, 685-688.
    (4) Samanta, B.; Ofir, Y.; Patra, D.; Rotello, V. M. "Self-assembly of Fluorocarbon-coated FePt Nanoparticles for Controlling Structure and Wettability of Surfaces" Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 1247–1250.
    (3) Jordan, B. J.; Ofir, Y.; Patra, D.; Caldwell, S. T.; Kennedy, A.; Joubanian, S.; Rabani, G.; Cooke, G.; Rotello, V. M. "Controlled Self-Assembly of Organic Nanowires and Platelets Using Dipolar and Hydrogen-Bonding Interactions" Small, 2008, 4, 2074-2078.
    (2) Arumugam, P.; Patra, D.; Samanta, B.; Agasti, S. S.; Subramani, C.; Rotello, V. M. "Self-Assembly and Cross-linking of FePt Nanoparticles at Planar and Colloidal Liquid-Liquid Interfaces" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 10046-10047.
    (1) Xu, H.; Hong, R.; Wang, X.; Arvizo, R.; You, C-C; Samanta, B.; Patra, D.; Tuominen, M. T.; Rotello, V. M. "Controlled Formation of Patterned Gold Films via Site-Selective Deposition of Nanoparticles onto Polymer-Templated Surfaces" Adv. Mater., 2007, 19, 1383-1386.

    Selected Conferences:
      (3) Patra, D.; Samanta, B.; Arumugam, P.; Rotello, V. M. “Fabrication of Colloidal Microcapsules by Self-assembly and Crosslinking of Nanoparticles at Liquid-Liquid Interface” Research Fest, Department of Chemistry, Umass Amherst, MA, 2009.
      (2) Patra, D.; Samanta, B.; Arumugam, P.; Du, K.; Agasti, S.; Dinsmore, A.; Rotello, V. M. “Self-assembly of Nanoparticles at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces: A Strategy Toward Generating Stable Colloidosomes and Membranes” Abstracts of Papers, 236th ACS National Meeting, August 17-21, 2008, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
      (1) Patra, D.; Srivastava, S.; Lu, T.; Samanta, B.; Rotello, V. M. “Controlled Localization of FePt Nanoparticles in Block Copolymers for Modulation of Magnetic Properties” Abstracts of Papers, 234th ACS National Meeting, August 19-23, 2007,Boston, MA, United States.


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