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Dr. Kingshuk Dutta, Ph.D.FICS

Junior Scientist,

Advanced Polymer Design and Development Research Laboratory (APDDRL),

School for Advanced Research in Petrochemicals (SARP),

Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET),

7P, Hi-Tech Defence and Aerospace Park (IT Sector), Jalahobli, Bengaluru North, Near Shell R&D Centre, Devanahalli, Bengaluru - 562149, Karnataka, India.

Mobile: +91-8100-753494,

E-mail: kingshukdutta.pst@gmail.com, dr.kingshukdutta@gmail.com

Website: www.cipet.gov.in

Welcome to our Lab's website and thank you for your interest in our work. We work on the development of materials for Direct Alcohol, Bio (Microbial) and Hydrogen Fuel Cells. We are also interested in development of membranes and catalysts for treatment of waste and domestic waters. Other areas of interest include development of biodegradable polymeric materials, polymeric waste recycling, processing of polymers and waste-to-wealth technologies for various applications.

Professional Experiences

2020 - Present, Scientist (Jr.), CIPET: SARP - APDDRL - Bengaluru

2019 - 2020, Scientist (Jr.), CIPET: SARP - ARSTPS - Chennai

2018 - 2019, SERB Indo-U.S. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University (Host: Prof. Dr. Emmanuel P. Giannelis)

2016 - 2017, SERB National Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur (Host: Prof. Dr. Sirshendu De)

2012 - 2013, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Patit P. Kundu)

2012, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Joykrishna Dey)

2011, Project Assistant - III, Polymer Science and Engineering Division, National Chemical Laboratory (Supervisor: Dr. Kothandam Krishnamoorthy)

Educational Qualifications

2013 - 2016, Doctor of Philosophy (Technology), Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta (Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Patit P. Kundu)

2009 - 2011, Master of Technology, Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta (Thesis Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Priyabrata Sarkar and Dr. Kothandam Krishnamoorthy)

2006 - 2009, Bachelor of Technology, Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta (Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Amarnath Banerjee)

2003 - 2006, Bachelor of Science, Department of Chemistry, Serampore College, University of Calcutta

Other Academic Qualifications

2020, Diploma on the International Environmental Law and Governance, InforMEA - The United Nations Environmental Law and Conventions Portal

2020, Diploma on the International Legal Framework on Freshwater Resources, InforMEA - The United Nations Environmental Law and Conventions Portal

2020, Diploma on the International Legal Framework on Pollution, InforMEA - The United Nations Environmental Law and Conventions Portal

2020, Diploma on the International Legal Framework on the Protection of the Atmosphere, InforMEA - The United Nations Environmental Law and Conventions Portal

Other Professional Roles

2021, Serving as the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Coordinator at CIPET: SARP – APDDRL (4th March, 2021 to Present)

2021, Serving as a Staff Canteen Committee Member at CIPET: SARP – APDDRL (19th February, 2021 to Present)

2021, Serving as an R&D Committee Member for INI at CIPET (3rd February, 2021 to Present)

2020, Serving as Faculty-in-Charge for Fourier Transform-Raman Spectrophotometer, Gel Permeation Chromatograph, Rotation Rheometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Compression Mould and Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer-Pyrolyzer instruments at CIPET: SARP – APDDRL, as listed in the I-STEM website (12th January, 2021 to Present)

2020, Serving as an Anti-Ragging Committee Member at CIPET: SARP – APDDRL (14th August, 2020 to Present)

2020, Serving as a Students Grievance Committee Member at CIPET: SARP – APDDRL (14th August, 2020 to Present)

2020, Served as an Organizing Committee Member of APM 2020, held in CIPET: SARP – APDDRL, Bengaluru, India (13th to 15th February, 2020).

2020, Served as the In-Charge of Social Media Affairs of CIPET: SARP – ARSTPS (2nd January to 8th June, 2020).

2019, Served as a Committee Member of the 5th International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering (ICEESE2019), held in Harbin, China (29th Nov to 1st December, 2019).

2019, Served as the Nodal Officer of CIPET: SARP – ARSTPS for the Mass Movement for Collection of Plastics Waste (11th September to 27th October, 2019), under Swachh Bharat Mission.

2019, Served as an Organizing Committee Member of IPLEX 2019, held in Bengaluru, India (23rd to 25th August, 2019).

Academic/Professional Trainings

Completed 82 Certified Online Academic/Professional Courses from Internationally recognized and reputed Organizations, including Imperial College London, Cornell University, Yonsei University, University of California San Diego, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Virginia, University of Eastern Finland, World Health Organization, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, United Nations Children's Fund, Indian School of Business, e-Learning College, Saylor Academy and Apollo MedSkills Limited.

Awards, Honor, Recognitions and Achievements

2020 - Present, Serving as an Invited Editorial Board Member of Exploratory Materials Science Research, Knowledge Empowerment Foundation, India.

2020, Served as a Guest Associate and Handling Editor for Frontiers in Chemistry (Publisher: Frontiers; Impact Factor 2018: 3.782)

2020, Organizing (Technical/Poster) Committee Member of APM 2020, held in CIPET: SARP – APDDRL, Bengaluru, India, from 13th February to 15th February.

2019 - 2020, Professional Member of the Institute for Engineering Research and Publication (IFERP), India.

2019 - Present, Invited Life Member of the International Exchange Alumni Network, United States Department of State, the United States of America.

2019, Invited Committee Member of the 5th International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering (ICEESE2019), held in Harbin, China, from 29th Nov to 1st December.

2019, Organizing Committee Member of IPLEX 2019, held in Bengaluru, India, from 23rd August to 25th August.

2019, Elected Fellow of the Indian Chemical Society.

2019 - Present, Life Member of the Indian Chemical Society.

2019 - Present, Serving as an Invited Editorial Review Board Member of International Journal of Applied Nanotechnology Research, IGI Global, the United States of America.

2018, Awarded Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (Offer Declined).

2018, Awarded Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing (2018) by the Elsevier journal “Journal of Environmental Management”.

2018, Served as an Invited Reviewer for the Pazy Foundation Research Grant, a joint initiative by the Israeli University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) and the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC).

2018, Served as an Invited Reviewer for the FONDECYT Regular 2019 Grant Competition, an initiative of the Chilean National Science and Technology Commission (CONICYT), Government of Chile.

2018, Served as an Invited Reviewer for the book Emerging Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Environmental Science, published by Springer-Nature International Publisher.

2018 - Present, Serving as an Invited Member of the Editorial Advisory Board and Commissioning Editor of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, the United Kingdom.

2017, Awarded Indo-U.S. Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

2017 - 2018, Served as an Invited Member of the Review Board of The Scientific Pages of Pure and Applied Chemistry, The Scientific Pages, the United States of America.

2017, Awarded Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing (2017) by the Elsevier journal “Materials Chemistry and Physics”.

2017, Awarded Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing (2017) by the Elsevier journal “Separation and Purification Technology”.

2017, Served as an Invited Reviewer for International Conference on New Material and Chemical Industry (NMCI2017), held in Sanya, China, from 18th to 20th November.

2017, Invited to review Postdoctoral Fellowship Proposals by Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland.

2017, Served as a Member of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, the United States of America.

2017 - Present, Serving as a Member of the Science Advisory Board, the United States of America.

2016 - 2020, Serving as an Invited Member of the International Association of Advanced Materials, Sweden.

2016 - 2017, Served as an Invited Member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Applied Chemistry (Currently: World Journal of Applied Chemistry), Science Publishing Group, the United States of America.

2016 - 2017, Served as a Member of the Wiley Advisors Group, the United States of America.

2016, Awarded National Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

2016, Offered Senior Research Fellowship in a project sponsored by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC), India, by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India (Offer Declined).

2016, Offered the position of Honorary Guest Lecturer by University of Calcutta.

2016, Served as an Invited Reviewer for the FONDECYT Regular 2017 Grant Competition, an initiative of the Chilean National Science and Technology Commission (CONICYT), Government of Chile.

2016, Served as an Invited Reviewer for 2016 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM2016), held in Hangzhou, China, from 20th to 23rd May.

2015 - Present, Serving as an Invited Member of the Review Board of Independent Journal of Management and Production, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo (IFSP), Brazil.

2015 - 2017, Served as an Invited Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Materials Sciences and Applications, American Association for Science and Technology, the United States of America.

2014 - Present, Serving as an Invited Member of the Editorial Board of Austin Journal of Bioorganic and Organic Chemistry, Austin Publishing Group, the United States of America.

2013 - Present, Serving as Invited Reviewer for the Journals: (Reviewed a total of 114 international journal and conference papers, 1 book chapter and 3 international project funding proposals so far)

  • Applied Energy (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 8.848)

  • Journal of Power Sources (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 8.247)

  • Carbohydrate Polymers (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 7.182)

  • Separation and Purification Technology (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 5.774)

  • Journal of Environmental Management (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 5.647)

  • Sustainable Energy and Fuels (Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry; Impact Factor 2019: 5.503)

  • Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 5.278)

  • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 4.939)

  • Solar Energy (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 4.608)

  • International Journal of Energy Research (Publisher: Wiley; Impact Factor 2019: 3.741)

  • International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 3.588)

  • Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 3.570)

  • Nanotechnology (Publisher: IOP Science; Impact Factor 2019: 3.551)

  • Materials Chemistry and Physics (Publisher: Elsevier; Impact Factor 2019: 3.408)

  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Publisher: Springer; Impact Factor 2019: 3.056)

  • Polymers for Advanced Technologies (Publisher: Wiley; Impact Factor 2019: 2.578)

  • International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Publisher: Springer Nature; Impact Factor 2019: 2.540)

  • Materials Research Express (Publisher: IOP Science; Impact Factor 2019: 1.929)

  • Polymer Engineering and Science (Publisher: Wiley; Impact Factor 2019: 1.917)

  • Current World Environment (Publisher: Enviro Research Publishers; Impact Factor 2019: -)

  • International Journal Of Applied Nanotechnology Research (Publisher: IGI Global; Impact Factor 2019: -)

  • The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal (Publisher: Bentham Open; Impact Factor 2019: -)

  • Current Chromatography (Publisher: Bentham Science; Impact Factor 2019: -)

  • Journal of Materials Sciences and Applications (Publisher: American Association for Science and Technology; Impact Factor 2019: -)

  • Oriental Journal of Chemistry (Publisher: Oriental Journal; Impact Factor 2019: -)

  • Frontiers in Applied Chemistry (Currently: World Journal of Applied Chemistry) (Publisher: Science Publishing Group; Impact Factor 2019: -)

  • International Journal of Food Science and Biotechnology (Publisher: Science Publishing Group; Impact Factor 2019: -)

  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology Research (Publisher: Net Journals; Impact Factor 2019: -)

  • African Journal of Engineering Research (Publisher: Net Journals; Impact Factor 2019: -)

  • African Journal of Biotechnology (Publisher: Academic Journals; Impact Factor 2019: -)

2013, Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.

2012, Offered Senior Research Fellowship in a project sponsored by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, by the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

2012, Offered Senior Research Fellowship in a project sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

2011, Offered Project Assistantship (Level – III) in a project sponsored by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, by the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.

2011, Ranked First Class Second in the University examinations for the degree of Master of Technology in the Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

2009, Awarded Scholarship through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)-2009 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

2006, Ranked First Class First in the University examinations for the degree of Bachelor of Science in the Department of Chemistry, Serampore College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

2003, Awarded National Scholarship by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, based on the marks obtained in the Higher Secondary Examination.

Sponsotred Research Projects Undertaking/Undertaken

  1. Title  Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) based electrochemical biosensors for selective bio-analyte detection. Funding Body – Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. Principal Investigator – Dr. Lakshmi Unnikrishnan. Co-Principal Investigators – Dr. Sonalee Das, Dr. Kingshuk Dutta. Amount Sanctioned – INR 29,70,560 Project Duration – 2 Years. Status – Approved.

  2. Title – Testing and evaluation of liquid membranes and sealants for application as construction materials. Funding Body – M/s. Alchimica India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India. Principal Investigator – Dr. Kingshuk Dutta. Amount Sanctioned – INR 1,07,522. Project Duration – 6 Months. Status – Completed.

  3. Title – Development of a novel biodegradable orthodontic base plate. Funding Body – Dr. Niha Naveed, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, India. Principal Investigator – Dr. Kingshuk Dutta. Amount Sanctioned – INR 1,18,000. Project Duration – 1 Year. Status – Completed.

  4. Title – Development of efficient cost-effective bio-fuel cells, using nanomaterials-based electrolytes and catalysts. Funding Body – Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Principal Investigator – Dr. Kingshuk Dutta. Mentor – Prof. Emmanuel P. Giannelis. Amount Sanctioned – INR 26,53,000. Project Duration – 1 Year. Status – Completed.

  5. Title – Aromatic conducting polymers containing functionalized charged membranes: Fabrication, properties and application potentials. Funding Body – Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Principal Investigator – Dr. Kingshuk Dutta. Mentor – Prof. Sirshendu De. Amount Sanctioned – INR 18,10,000. Project Duration – 2 Years. Status – Resigned.

  6. Title – Application of polyaniline and polypyrrole, their derivatives and their nanostructures in direct methanol fuel cell technology. Funding Body – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. Principal Investigator – Dr. Kingshuk Dutta. Mentor – Prof. Patit P. Kundu. Amount Sanctioned – INR 18,27,200. Project Duration – 4 Years. Status – Completed.

Consultancy Research Projects/Technical Services Undertaking/Undertaken

  1. Customer Name – M/s. Hanon Automotive Systems India Pvt. Ltd., Tamil Nadu, India. Amount – INR 2,478. Year – 2020.

Courses Teaching/Taught

  1. Fourth semester two-year M. Sc. course on Biopolymers, Course: Applied Polymer Science, Course No.: Elective – I, Department: Department of Applied Polymer Science, University/Institute: Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (under affiliation from Madras University), Year: 2019-2020.

  2. Third semester two-year M. Tech. course on Polymer Nanocomposites, Course: Plastic Technology, Course No.: PO5072, Department: Department of Plastic Technology, University/Institute: Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (under affiliation from Anna University), Year: 2019.

  3. Fourth semester three-year B. Tech. course on Engineering and High Performance Plastics, Course: Plastic Technology – III, Course No.: PSTB401, Department: Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University/Institute: University of Calcutta, Year: 2016.

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