Anuttam Patra
Anuttam Patra

Anuttam Patra

Luleå University of Technology
Chemistry of Interfaces
Chemical Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491934
C147 Luleå

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


Academic background

After obtaining my B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from the University of Calcutta, INDIA in 2000, I joined to the Integrated PhD Programme at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA. Later at the same Institute, at the Chemical Biology Group, Department of Organic Chemistry, I studied as a Research Student with a project entitled ‘Synthesis, purification and characterization of novel poly-cationic surfactants. Study of their aggregation behavior in aqueous solution’, guided by Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya and Dr. Jayanta Haldar. In 2004, I commenced my PhD project at the Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, AUSTRALIA with Laureate Prof. John Ralston, Dr. Rossen Sedev and Dr. Jingfang Zhou. The title of my PhD thesis was ‘Design of Pyrimidine-based Photoresponsive Surfaces and Light Induced Wettability Control’. In 2008, I moved to Luleå University of Technology, SWEDEN to work as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. At present my main research interest is-

  • Synthesis of novel mineral-specific surfactants for improved flotation recovery: Optimization of flotation recovery of different minerals at varying surfactant concentration and pH (in association with Prof. Oleg Antzutkin, Associate Prof. Anna-Carin LarssonProf. Hanumantha Rao Kota and Mr. Tommy Karlkvist).

  • Search of Novel Surrogates for the Liposomes with Special Reference to Monolayer and Membrane Mimetic Bilayer Systems (in association with Prof. Amiya Kumar Panda and Prof. Satya Priya Moulik)

  • Molecular Recognition Process at the Organic/Inorganic Interface; Aggregation Behavior of Multiheaded Anionic Surfactants – Using  Neutron Scattering Experiments (in association with Prof. Adrian Rennie and Dr. Maja Hellsing)

Here I am involved with other projects, including-

Academic network

Fields of competence

Organic and Bioorganic Synthesis

Surface Chemistry
          Mineral-Specific flotation
          Wetting behavior of solid surfaces
          2D and 3D self- assembled monolayers
          XPS, ToF-SIMS and RA-FTIR

Bioactive molecules
          Surfactants and Lipids
          Derivatives of DNA bases

Molecular Spectroscopy
          FT-NMR, FT-IR, UV-Vis and Mass spectroscopy


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Research Group : Mineral Chemistry


Research centre / subject


Article in journal

Flotation selectivity of novel alkyl dicarboxylate reagents for calcite-fluorite separation (2016)

Karlkvist. T, Patra. A, Bordes. R, Holmberg. K, Rao. H
Tenside Surfactants Detergents, Vol. 53, nr. 6, s. 516-523
Article in journal

Flotation selectivity of novel alkyl dicarboxylate reagents for apatite-calcite separation (2015)

Karlkvist. T, Patra. A, Kota. H, Bordes. R, Holmberg. K
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 445, s. 40-47
Conference paper

Design and development of novel mineral-specific collectors for flotation (2014)

Patra. A, Karlkvist. T, Rao. H, Fredriksson. A, Bordes. R, Holmberg. K
Paper presented at : International Mineral Processing Congress : 20/10/2014 - 24/10/2014
Conference paper

Development of Novel Reagents for Mineral-Specific Flotation (2014)

Patra. A
Paper presented at : Conference in Minerals Engineering 2014 : 04/02/2014 - 05/02/2014
Conference paper

Molecular recognition in mineral flotation (2014)

Selectivity in apatite-calcite system
Karlkvist. T, Patra. A, Rao. H, Bordes. R, Holmberg. K, Fredriksson. A
Paper presented at : International Mineral Processing Congress : 20/10/2014 - 24/10/2014