Dr Astam K Patra

Dr Astam K Patra

Dr Astam K Patra

Dr Astam K Patra

Department: Department of Chemistry
Phone Number: 9874701631
Institutional E-Mail: astamchem18@klyuniv.ac.in
Web URL: https://sites.google.com/view/astamkumarpatra/home
Educational Qualifications:

B Sc Chemistry (2006), Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira/University of Calcutta, India.
M Sc Chemistry (2008), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
Ph D Chemistry (2013), Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science/ University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor (2013-14), Osaka University, Japan.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-17), Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Republic of Korea.

Awards and Honours (National/International)

Qualified IIT Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (IIT JAM) Examination in 2006.
Recipient of Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship from IIT Kanpur.
Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Examination in 2008.
Qualified CSIR- National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR–JRF NET) in 2008.
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor (2013-14), Osaka University, Japan.
Recipient of BK21 Postdoctoral Fellowship from BK21 Plus Project, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea.
Recipient of Start-up Research Grant (SRG) in 2019 from DST-SERB, Government of India.
Precipitant of EMEQ Research Grant in 2022 from DST-SERB, Government of India.

Research Area:

Nanomaterial Synthesis & Heterogeneous Catalysis

Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor (2017-18), Uluberia College, West Bengal, India.
Assistant Professor (2018-till date), University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India.

List of Publications(Peer-Reviewed)

Ultrathin Nickel Oxide Nanosheets: Highly Exposed Ni3+-Doped High-Energy {110} Facets, A. K. Patra*, S. Sarkar and D. Kim*, Mater. Res. Bull., 2021, 139, 111251.
Unusual photoactive water oxidation activity of Pt/PtOx cocatalyst decorated crystalline α-Fe2O3 nanostructures: Exposed facets dependent reactivity, A. K. Patra*, V. Amoli, A. K. Sinha and D. Kim*, ChemCatChem, 2020, 12, 2315–2323.
Synthesis of highly magnetic Iron Oxide nanomaterials from waste iron by one-step approach, A. Biswas, A. K. Patra, S. Sarkar, D. Das, D. Chattopadhyay, and S. De*, Colloids and Surfaces A, 2020, 589, 124420.
IrO2 and Pt doped mesoporous SnO2 nanospheres as efficient electrocatalysts for the facile OER and HER, P. Bhanja, B. Mohanty, A. K. Patra, S. Ghosh, B. K. Jena and A. Bhaumik*, ChemCatChem, 2019, 11, 583–592. 10th Anniversary Issue of ChemCatChem
Synthesis of hollow doughnut shape mesoporous silica nanoparticle: a case of self-assembly composite templates, N. T. Vo, A. K. Patra, and D. Kim*, Langmuir, 2018, 34, 3901−3908.
Reductant-free synthesis of silver nanoparticles by functionalized hollow doughnut mesoporous silica nanoparticles for preparation of catalytic nanoreactor, N. T. Vo, A. K. Patra, and D. Kim*, ChemistrySelect, 2018, 3, 1772– 1780.
Hollow doughnut shape mesoporous silica nanoparticles for reduction of the thermal expansion coefficient of poly(ether sulfone) film, N. T. Vo, A. K. Patra, and D. Kim*, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 5045-5051.
Mesoporous CdS via network of self-assembled nanocrystals: synthesis, characterization and enhanced photoconducting property, A. K. Patra, B. Banerjee and A. Bhaumik*, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2018, 18, 256-263.
Smart design of self-assembled mesoporous α-FeOOH nanoparticle: High-surface-area sorbent for Hg2+ from waste water, A. K. Patra and D. Kim*, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5, 1272-1279. Most downloaded articles
Highly robust magnetically recoverable Ag/Fe2O3nanocatalyst for chemoselective hydrogenation of nitroarenes in water, A. K. Patra, N. T. Vo and D. Kim*, Appl. Catal. A: Gen., 2017, 538, 148-156.
Total SCI Research Article: 49
Scopus Citation: 1886, Google Scholar Citation: 2100, h-index: 27, i10-index: 41
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Invited Lecture / Session Chaired

1. Cu Nanorods and Nanospheres and Their Excellent Catalytic Cctivity of Nitroaromatics, National Conference on Recent Developments and Applications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Basic Science and Humanities Department, Sept 14–15, 2012, Techno India.
2. Metal oxide nanostructure for environmental cleaning and energy production, International Conference on Back to Basics (Reinventing Chemical Engineering Basics), organized by Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers at Jeju, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, April 26-28, 2017.
3. Role of Surfaces in Heterogeneous Catalysis, Trends in Surface Science and Related Areas, jointly organized by Department of Chemistry, Sarojini Naidu College for Women & Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032, Saturday, October 06, 2018.
4. Role of Surfaces in Heterogeneous Nanocatalyst, Summer Training on Nanoscience, University of Kalyani, 2nd -22nd July, 2019.
5. Role of SURFACES in Modern Technology’, at SSR program organized by Dr. Avik Kumar Bagdi, Department of Chemistry, University of Kalyani, on 21st February 2022.

Details of Extra Mural Research Funding

Sl. No Grant Agency Title of The Project Duration / Tenure Total Cost of The Project

SERB-DST Govt of India

Development of Hybrid Piezophotocatalysts Based on Piezoelectric Materials and Semiconductor Metal Oxides and their Catalytic Activity Study

Three Years 2022-2025



SERB-DST Govt of India

Light Assisted Selective Oxidation of Plant Biomass with Rational Design of Confined Metal Oxide/Nitride Based Photocatalyst

Two Years 2019-2022


ORCID ID https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6071-8653
SCOPUS ID https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56220632000
Google Scholar ID https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=cgAhZMUAAAAJ&hl=en
Scholars Awarded

Sl. No Name Photo Current Status
1 Sunny Sarkar


2 Soumita Sarkar


3 Abu Raihan


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