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Dr. K. K. R. Datta

Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Welcome to Functional Nanomaterials Laboratory 

My research experience over the last years has stimulated a deep interest in designing and improving materials with multifunctional properties for sorption, catalysis, water treatment and fuel cell applications. I have experience working with nanoporous solids, clays, graphene and its derivatives, carbon dots, inorganic nanoparticles and nano-zerovalent iron which are the sought after systems driving remarkable avenues for the contemporary research. 

Academic Profile

  • July 2016 - Current: Research Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India
  • June 2015 - June 2016: Senior Researcher, Carbon Nanogroup, Regional Center of Advanced Technology and Materials, Czech Republic. 
  • Aug 2012 - May 2015: Junior Researcher, Regional Center of Advanced Technology and Materials, Czech Republic 
  • Sep 2014 - Dec 2014: Visiting Scientist at Center for Energy and Sustainability, Cornell University, United States of America
  • July 2011- July 2012: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India 

Education Details

  • 2007 - 2011: Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, Dissertation: Investigations on Clay Hybrids and Carbon Based Nanostructures, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India. 
  • 2008 - 2009: International Joint Graduate School Fellow Topic: Porous carbons and carbon nitride materials for adsorption and catalysis, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan.
  • 2004 - 2007: Master of Science, Dissertation:Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoparticles Stabilized in Aminoclay, Agarose and Plant Virus Matrices, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India. 
  • 2001- 2004: Bachelors of Science, M.E.S College, Bangalore, India, Subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Project: A search for potent poison arsenic in artificial fruit ripeners.

Professional experience

Reviewer for proposals submitted under Chemical Sciences for Science and Engineering Research Board (2018-2019)
 
Reviewer for Springer books related to Chemical and Materials Science (2018-2019)
 
Reviewer of the following journals

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Chemical Communications, Langmuir, Scientific Reports, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, RSC Advances, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, New Journal of Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering C, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Chemistry Letters, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Advanced Science Letters, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, etc

Awards

1. Early Career Research (ECR) Award from DST-SERB for the year 2018-2021.
2. Dean’s Award for the Year 2013 from Palacky University of Olomouc for the review article on Halogenated Graphenes in ACS Nano.
3. Best poster at 4th International NANOCON conference, 2012, Czech Republic.
4. Chosen as “Rising Star and Young Nanoarchitects in Materials Science” by Journal of Materials Chemistry (RSC) for the contributions in the area of clay hybrids, 2012.
5. International Joint Graduate School Fellowship (JNCASR-NIMS Joint Graduate School Program), 2008.
6. Smt and Sri Bapu Narayana Swamy cash prize (for best M.S Thesis), 2007.
7. Babu Mathru Prasad Scholarship for securing highest CPGA for II year Integrated Ph.D., 2005.
8. Excellence in Chemistry for II place in Thematic Quiz in Chemistry by Ms. Keerthi Sangarom Memorial Foundation (B.Sc.), 2002.

The field of nanomaterials has grown tremendously which is reflected by the diversity of its applications. Nanomaterials have entered in an era of solving the present day societal issues for energy production, storage and clean environment. 

  • Multi-functional materials using sustainable methods for storage and catalytic applications
  • Fluorinated graphene composites for oil-water separation
  • Catalytic materials for OER and ORR reactions
  • Magnetic and 2D nanostructures for water treatment

Ph.D. students

1) Iyyappan M (M.Sc. General Chemistry)

Joining Year: June 2018

Research Topic: Nanostructured Materials for electrocatalytic applications
 
2) Yogapriya Ravi (M.Tech. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)
 
Joining Year: December 2018
 
Research Topic: Fluorinated graphene composites for oil-water separation 
 

3) S. Iniya Prasanthi (M.Sc. General Chemistry)

Joining year: January 2019

Research Topic: Chemistry of fluorinated graphene towards functional materials 

 

 
M.Sc. Students
 
1) Ashika Prakash (SRMIST)
2) Navya (MCC)
 
Alumni
 
1) Karthick (SRMIST) M.Sc. Project
2) Ashika Prakash (SRMIST) M.Sc. Project
3) Navya Mary J (Madras Christian College)
4) Haripriya J S (SRMIST) M.Sc. Project
5) Dharani priya (SRMIST) 
 

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in working on graphene functionalization, graphene hybrids, and porous materials can contact me with a brief writeup of their research interest. Please see openings.

Submissions Open under the research topic for 'Frontiers in Chemistry (Impact Factor: 3.693)

Nanoparticles as Advanced Enzyme Delivery Systems for Therapeutic Applications

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/15185/nanoparticles-as-advanced-enzyme-delivery-systems-for-therapeutic-applications

 

Total number of articles: 47; Book Chapters: 2

Total number of citations: 2500 (h-index: 25)

Patent

K. K. R. Datta, E. Petala, K. J. Datta, J. Perman, J. Filip and R. Zboril, COMPOSITE MATERIAL CONSISTING OF A CELLULOSE FIBROUS HOST MATERIAL AND ZEROVALENT IRON NANOPARTICLES AND ITS PREPARATION AND USE AS CATALYST. European Patent No. EP2995374

For complete list of publications

https://sites.google.com/site/kkrdatta/

https://researchgate.net/profile/Kkr_Datta/

  

List of Publications

       2020

  1. I. Madakannu, I. Patil, B. A. Kakade, K. K. R. Datta*, Boosting oxygen evolution reaction performance by nickel substituted cobalt-iron oxide nanoparticles embedded over reduced graphene oxide, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2020, 252, 123238. Impact Factor: 3.408
  2. R. Yogapriya, K. K. R. Datta*, Hydrophobic-Superoleophilic Fluorinated Graphene Nanosheet Composites with Metal-Organic Framework HKUST-1 for Oil-Water Separation, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2020, 3, 5816-5825.
  3. R. Yogapriya, K. K. R. Datta*, Porous Fluorinated Graphene and ZIF-67 Composites with Hydrophobic-Oleophilic Properties towards Oil and Organic Solvent Sorption, submitted to Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2020, 20, 2930-2938 (Invited article on Materials Innovation with Nanoarchitectonics). Impact Factor: 1.134 (Times Cited: 2)

         2018

  1. K. Jayaramulu, D. P. Dubal, B. Nagar, V. Ranc, O. Tomanec, M. Petr, K. K. R. Datta, R. Zboril, P. Gómez-Romero, R. A. Fischer, Ultrathin Hierarchical Porous Carbon Nanosheets for High-Performance Supercapacitors and Redox Electrolyte Energy StorageAdvanced Materials201830, 1705789. Impact Factor: 27.398 (Times Cited: 118)
  2. J. Mourycová, K. K. R. Datta*, A. Procházková, M. Plotěná, V. Enev, J. Smilek, J. Másílko, M. Pekař*, Facile Synthesis and Rheological characterization of Nanocomposite Hyaluronan-Organoclay Hydrogels, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules2018111, 680-684. Impact Factor: 5.162 (Times cited: 4)

          2017

  1. L. Fu#, K. K. R. Datta,# K. Spyrou, G. Qi, A. Sardar, M. M. B. Khader, R. Zboril, E. P. Giannelis, Phyllosilicate nanoclay-based aqueous nanoparticle sorbent for CO2 capture at ambient conditionsApplied Materials Today20179, 451-455. Impact Factor:  8.352 (Times Cited: 5)

           2016

1.   K. Jayaramulu,# K. K. R. Datta,# C. Rösler, M. Petr, M. Otyepka, R. Zboril, R. A. Fischer, Biomimetic Superhydrophobic/superoleophilic Highly Fluorinated Graphene Oxide and ZIF-8 Composites for Oil-Water SeparationAngewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2016, 55, 1178 -1182. Impact Factor: 12.959 (Times Cited: 193)

2.   K. J. Datta, M. B. Gawande, K. K. R. Datta, V. Ranc, J. Pechousek, M. Krizek, J. Tucek, R. Kale, P Pospisil, R. S. Varma, T. Asefa, G. Zoppellaro, R Zboril, Micro-Mesoporous Iron Oxides with Record Efficiency for Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide: Morphology Driven Catalysis for Degradation of Organic Contaminants, Journal of Materials Chemistry A20164, 596-604. Impact Factor: 11.301 (Times Cited: 28)

3.  K. K. R. Datta,# G. Qi,# R. Zboril, E. P. Giannelis, Yellow emitting carbon dots with superior colloidal, thermal, and photochemical stabilities, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2016, 4, 9798-9803. Impact Factor: 7.059 (Times Cited: 30)

4.   K. J. Datta, K. K. R. Datta, M. B. Gawande, V. Ranc, K. Čépe, V. Malgras, Y. Yamauchi, R. S. Varma, R. Zboril, Pd@Pt Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Branched Dandelion-like Morphology as Highly Efficient Catalysts for Olefin ReductionChemistry-A European Journal201622, 1577-1581. Impact Factor: 4.857 (Times Cited: 17) (Featured as Hot Paper and highlighted as Cover article)

5.   R. Pocklanova, A. K. Rathi, M. B. Gawande, K. K. R. Datta, V. Ranc, K. Cepe, M. Petr, R. S. Varma, L. Kvitek, R. Zboril, Gold nanoparticle-decorated graphene oxide: Synthesis and application in oxidation reactions under benign conditions, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical,  2016424, 121-127. Impact Factor: 3.687 (Times Cited: 51)

2015

1.   K. Jayaramulu, K. K. R. Datta, K. Shiva, A. J. Bhattacharyya, M. Eswaramoorthy, T. K. Maji, Controlled synthesis of tunable nanoporous carbons for gas storage and supercapacitor applicationMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2015, 206, 127-135. Impact Factor: 4.551, (Times Cited: 15)

2.   A. Mokdad, K. Dimos, G. Zoppellaro, J. Tucek, J. A. Perman, O. Malina, K. K. Andersson, K. K. R. Datta, J. P. Froning, R. Zboril, The non-innocent nature of graphene oxide as a theranostic platform for biomedical applications and its reactivity towards metal-based anticancer drugs, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 76556-76566. Impact Factor: 3.119, (Times Cited: 9)

2014

1.   B. Narayanamoorthy, K. K. R. Datta, M. Eswaramoorthy, S. Balaji, Highly Active and Stable Pt3Rh Nanoclusters as Supportless Electrocatalyst for Methanol Oxidation in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, ACS Catalysis, 2014, 4, 3621-3629. Impact Factor: 12.35, (Times Cited: 52)

2.   K. K. R. Datta, E. Petala, K. J. Datta, J. A. Perman, J. Tucek, P. Bartak, M. Otyepka, G. Zoppellaro, R. Zboril, NZVI Modified Magnetic Filter Paper with High Redox and Catalytic Activities for Advanced Water Treatment TechnologiesChemical Communications, 201450, 15673-15676. Impact Factor: 5.996 (Times Cited: 27) (Featured as inside "Back Cover article" in Chemical Communications)

3.   K. K. R. Datta, O. Kozak, V. Ranc, M. Havrdova, A. B. Bourlinos, K. Safarova, K. Hola, K. Tomankova, G. Zoppellaro, M. Otyepka, R. Zboril, Quaternized carbon dot-modified graphene oxide for selective cell labelling - controlled nucleus and cytoplasm imagingChemical Communications, 2014, 50, 10782-10785. Impact Factor: 5.996 (Times Cited: 58) (Featured as inside "Back Cover article" in Chemical Communications)

4.   B. Narayanamoorthy, K. K. R. Datta, M. Eswaramoorthy, S. Balaji, Self-stabilized Pt-Rh bimetallic nanoclusters as durable electrocatalyst for dioxygen reduction in PEM fuel cellsRSC Advances, 20144, 55571-55579. Impact Factor: 3.119 (Times Cited: 6)

2013

1.   K. V. Rao, K. K. R. Datta, M. Eswaramoorthy, S. J. George, Highly Pure Solid-State White-Light Emission from Solution-Processable Soft-Hybrids, Advanced Materials, 2013, 25, 1713-1718. Impact Factor: 27.398 (Times Cited: 114)

2.   A. Achari, K. K. R. Datta, M. De, V. P. Dravid, M. Eswaramoorthy, Amphiphilic aminoclay-RGO hybrids: a simple strategy to disperse a high concentration of RGO in waterNanoscale, 20135, 5316-5320. Impact Factor: 6.895 (Times Cited: 25)

3.   O. Kozak, K. K. R. Datta, M. Greplova, V. Ranc, J. Kaslik, R. Zboril, Surfactant-Derived Amphiphilic Carbon Dots with Tunable PhotoluminescenceJournal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013117, 24991-24996. Impact Factor: 4.189 (Times Cited: 81)

4.   A. S. Kumar, K. K. R. Datta, T. S. Rao, K. V. Raghavan, M. Eswaramoorthy, B. V. S. Reddy, Aminoclay-Supported Copper Nanoparticles for 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Azides with Alkynes via Click Chemistry, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 201313, 3136-3141. Impact Factor: 1.134 (Times Cited: 8)

5.   K. S. Krishna, S. Maity, K. K. R. Datta, Carbon Spheres Assisted Synthesis of Porous Oxides with Foam-Like Architecture, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 201313, 3121-3126. Impact Factor: 1.134 (Times Cited: 2). Invited article for JNN special issue on Nanoarchitectonics of Porous Materials.

6.   C. Sreelakshmi, N. Goel, K. K. R. Datta, A. Addlagatta, R. Ummanni, B. V. S. Reddy, Green Synthesis of Curcumin Capped Gold Nanoparticles and Evaluation of Their Cytotoxicity, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 2013, 5, 1258-1265. Impact Factor: 1.128 (Times Cited: 30)

2012

1.   B. Narayanamoorthy, K. K. R. Datta, M. Eswaramoorthy, S. BalajiImproved Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalyzed by Pt/Clay/Nafion Nanocomposite for PEM Fuel CellsACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 20124, 3620-3626. Impact Factor: 8.758 (Times Cited: 25)

2.   B. Narayanamoorthy, K. K. R. Datta, S. Balaji, Kinetics and mechanism of electrochemical oxygen reduction using Platinum/clay/Nafion catalyst layer for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cellsJournal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2012387, 213-220. Impact Factor: 7.489 (Times Cited: 25)

3.   K. Jayaramulu, K. K. R. Datta, M. V. Suresh, G. Kumari, R. Datta, C. Narayana, M. Eswaramoorthy, T. K. Maji, Honeycomb Porous Framework of Zinc (II): Effective Host for Palladium Nanoparticles for Efficient Three-Component (A3) Coupling and Selective Gas StorageChemPlusChem, 201277, 743-747. Impact Factor: 2.753 (Times Cited: 24)

4.   A. S. Kumar, K. K. R. Datta, T. S. Rao, K. V. Raghavan, M. Eswaramoorthy, B. V. S. Reddy, Pd-Aminoclay Nanocomposite as an Efficient Recyclable Catalyst for Hydrogenation and Suzuki Cross Coupling ReactionsJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2012, 12, 2000-2007. Impact Factor: 1.134 (Times Cited: 10)

5.   S. M. Reddy, K. K. R. Datta, C. Sreelakshmi, M. Eswaramoorthy, B. V. S. Reddy, Honey Mediated Green Synthesis of Pd Nanoparticles for Suzuki Coupling and Hydrogenation of Conjugated OlefinsNanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 20124, 420-425. Impact Factor: 1.128 (Times Cited: 22)

2011

1.   K. V. Rao, K. K. R. Datta, M. Eswaramoorthy, S. J. George, Light-Harvesting Hybrid Hydrogels: Energy-Transfer-Induced Amplified Fluorescence in Noncovalently Assembled Chromophore-Organoclay CompositesAngewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2011, 50, 1179-1184. Impact Factor: 12.959 (Times Cited: 116) Highlighted in Nature India

2.   K. K. R. Datta, D. Jagadeesan, C. Kulkarni, A. Kamath, R. Datta, M. Eswaramoorthy, Observation of Pore-Switching Behavior in Porous Layered Carbon through a Mesoscale Order-Disorder TransformationAngewandte Chemie-International Edition, 201150, 3929-3933. Impact Factor: 12.959 (Times Cited: 22)

3.   K. K. R. Datta, V. V. Balasubramanian, K. Ariga, T. Mori, A. Vinu, Highly Crystalline and Conductive Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Carbon with Graphitic Walls and Its Electrochemical PerformanceChemistry-A European Journal, 2011, 17, 3390-3397. Impact Factor: 4.857 (Times Cited: 90) Highlighted in ChemistryViews Magazine (Wiley)

4.   B. V. V. S. P. Kumar, K. K. R. Datta, M. Eswaramoorthy, Tuning the Nitrogen Content and Porosity of Nanostructured Carbon Nitride Using Aminoclay as a Reactive TemplateChemistry Letters, 2011, 40, 1154-1156. Impact Factor: 1.361 (Times Cited: 2)

5.   C. Sreelakshmi, K. K. R. Datta, J. S. Yadav, B. V. S. Reddy, Honey Derivatized Au and Ag Nanoparticles and Evaluation of Its Antimicrobial Activity, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 201111, 6995-7000. Impact Factor: 1.134 (Times Cited: 50)

6.   K. K. R. Datta, A. Vinu, S. Mandal, S. Al-Deyab, J. P. Hill, K. Ariga, Carbon Nanocage: Super-Adsorber of Intercalators for DNA Protection, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology201111, 3084-3090. Impact Factor: 1.134 (Times Cited: 15) Featured in RSC Book, Manipulation of Nanoscale Materials: An Introduction to Nanoarchitectonics

7.   K. K. R. Datta, A. Vinu, S. Mandal, S. Al-Deyab, J. P. Hill, K. Ariga, Base-Selective Adsorption of Nucleosides to Pore-Engineered Nanocarbon, Carbon Nanocage, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2011, 11, 3959-3964. Impact Factor: 1.134 (Times Cited: 17) Featured in RSC Book, Manipulation of Nanoscale Materials: An Introduction to Nanoarchitectonics

2010

1.   S. Mandal, M. Sathish, G. Saravanan, K. K. R. Datta, Q. M. Ji, J. P. Hill, H. Abe, I. Honma, K. Ariga, Open-Mouthed Metallic Microcapsules: Exploring Performance Improvements at Agglomeration-Free Interiors, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 14415-14417. Impact Factor: 14.612 (Times Cited: 76)

2.   K. K. R. Datta, B. V. S. Reddy, K. Ariga, A. Vinu, Gold Nanoparticles Embedded in a Mesoporous Carbon Nitride Stabilizer for Highly Efficient Three-Component Coupling ReactionAngewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2010, 49, 5961-5965. Impact Factor: 12.959 (Times Cited: 328). Highlighted in Nature India

3.   K. K. R. Datta, C. Kulkarni, M. Eswaramoorthy, Aminoclay: a permselective matrix to stabilize copper nanoparticles, Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 616-618. Impact Factor: 5.996 (Times Cited: 79)

2009

1. G. Johnsy, K. K. R. Datta, V. A. Sajeevkumar, S. N. Sabapathy, A. S. Bawa, M. Eswaramoorthy, Aminoclay: A Designer Filler for the Synthesis of Highly Ductile Polymer-Nanocomposite Film, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2009, 1, 2796-2803. Impact Factor: 8.758 (Times Cited: 33)

2008

1.   K. K. R. Datta, B. Srinivasan, H. Balaram, M. Eswaramoorthy, Synthesis of agarose-metal/semiconductor nanoparticles having superior bacteriocidal activity and their simple conversion to metal-carbon composites, Journal of Chemical Sciences, 2008120, 579-586. Impact Factor: 1.406 (Times Cited: 41)

2007

1.   K. K. R. Datta, M. Eswaramoorthy, C. N. R. Rao, Water-solubilized aminoclay-metal nanoparticle composites and their novel properties, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2007, 17, 613-615. Impact Factor: 6.626 (Times Cited: 94)

 

Reviews and Book Chapters

  1. K. K. R. Datta, A. Achari, M. Eswaramoorthy, Aminoclay: a functional layered material with multifaceted applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, 1, 6707-6718. Impact Factor: 11.301 (Times Cited: 83)   

          (Invited review article for J. Mater. Chem. A, Rising Stars and Young Nanoarchitects in Materials Science)

  1. F. Karlicky, K. K. R. Datta, M. Otyepka, R. Zboril, Halogenated Graphenes: Rapidly Growing Family of Graphene Derivatives, ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 6434-6464. Impact Factor: 14.588 (Times Cited: 268)  
  1. K. V. Rao, K. K. R. Datta, M. Eswaramoorthy, S. J. George, Light-Harvesting Hybrid Assemblies, Chemistry-A European Journal, 2012, 18, 2184-2194, Impact Factor: 4.857 (Times Cited: 105) Concept Article
  2. K. K. R. Datta*, M. Iyyappan, Transparent Polymer Nanocomposites based on 2D Materials and their Multiple Applications (Ed. C. M. Hussain), Elsevier, Invited book chapter (under preparation).
  3. K. K. R. Datta*, B. V. S. Reddy*, R. Zboril*, Polysaccharides as functional scaffolds for noble metal nanoparticles and their catalytic applications (Ed. H. S. Nalwa), American Scientific Publishers, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2018, Volume 29: pp. 439–458 ISBN 1-58883-216-3, Invited book chapter.
  4. K. K. R. Datta, R. Zbořil, Halogenated Graphenes: Emerging Family of Two Dimensional Materials (Ed.: V. Georgakilas), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2014, pp. 173-198.

(# equal contribution), (* Corresponding author)


 

  • Chemistry (18CYB101J) for 1st year B.Tech. students (from 2018 Odd semester onwards).
  • Engineering Chemistry (15CY101) and Principles of Environmental Science (15CY102) for 1st year B.Tech. students.
  • Undergraduate lecture course in Advanced Practice in Physical Chemistry II, Nanomaterials I, and Physical Chemistry Practicals, since March 2013 – June 2016 for Palacky University Doctoral and Masters students. Responsibility also involves setting exam questions.

 

 

Openings

For short term projects:

Young and motivated students who are passionate towards topics like nanoporous carbon materials, bimetallic nanoparticles and self-healing materials can contact me directly or via email. 

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in working on graphene chemistry and functionalization, 2D hybrids, and porous materials can contact me with a brief writeup of their research interest. 

Address and Email Details

Dr. K. K. R. Datta

Department of Chemistry
#308, Sir C V Raman Research Park
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur-603203

Chennai, Tamil Nadu 

Email: kumarard@srmist.edu.inkkrdatta@gmail.com