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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, after my PhD, I moved to Luleå University of Technology, SWEDEN to work as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. At present my main research interest is-

Here I was also involved with other projects, including-

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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

Phytic acid-based flame retardants for cotton (2020)

Patra. A, Kjellin. S, Larsson. A
Green Materials, Vol. 8, nr. 3, s. 123-130
Article in journal

Theoretical Approaches on the Synergistic Interaction between Double‐Headed Anionic Amino Acid‐Based Surfactants and Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Bromide (2020)

Barai. M, Mandal. M, Sultana. H, Manna. E, Das. S, Nag. K, et al.
Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (JSD), Vol. 23, nr. 5, s. 891-902
Article in journal

Interfacial and Aggregation Behavior of Dicarboxylic Amino Acid-Based Surfactants in Combination with a Cationic Surfactant (2019)

Barai. M, Mandal. M, Karak. A, Bordes. R, Patra. A, Dalai. S, et al.
Langmuir, Vol. 35, nr. 47, s. 15306-15314
Article in journal

Selective flotation of calcium minerals using double-headed collectors (2019)

Patra. A, Taner. H, Bordes. R, Holmberg. K, Larsson. A
Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 40, nr. 8, s. 1205-1216