Prof. Rajiv Dutta
Prof. Rajiv Dutta
College of Engineering & Technology (CET), India
Title: A quick method for the in vitro synthesis of gold nanoparticles
Metallic nanoparticles such as gold, silver, copper and zinc are being used as catalysts, chemical and biological sensors in several biomedical applications. In medicine, they are likely to be applied as antimicrobial, antifungal and as drug delivery agents. Metallic nanoparticles are the most promising because of their high surface to volume ratio. Several methods like physical and chemicals are available for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles but they are very hazardous, toxic, costly vacuum system, environment containment and time taking process. Thus the green synthesis bioprocess is much needed and hence has been finding widespread interest. The biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles from corresponding metals carries out several routes like plant extracts, enzymes and using micro organisms. The potential of plants to synthesis nanoparticles have featured excitingly very large toward the increased of natural nano-factories. This remarkable development has brought an insight among researchers for advancement of molecules which are precise and efficient by using refined and potentially remarkable strategies. Various plants have been already reported for nanoparticles synthesis such as Cinnamomum camphora, Medicago sativa, Pelargonium graveolens, Avena sativa, Azadirachta indica, Tamarindus indica, Emblica officinalis, Aloe vera, Coriandrum sativum, Carica papaya, Parthenium hysterophorus, Acanthella elongata, Sesuvium portulacastrum, Chrysanthemum indicum L, Melia azedarach L, Saraca indica, Caesalpinia coriaria. To the best of our knowledge, we have reported first time fastest and rapid method for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) within 20 sec.
Prof. Dr. Rajiv Dutta earned M.Tech. in Biotechnology and Engineering from The Department of Chemical Engineering of IIT, Kharagpur, Ph.D. in Bioelectronics from BITS, Pilani, D.Sc. (h.c) from IUCM, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration from SCDL, Symbiosis University, Pune. Currently he is Professor in BioEngineering at College of Engineering & Technology, IILM-AHL, Greater Noida, India. He has taught Biochemical Engineering and Biophysics to B.E., M.E. and M.Sc. level students at Universities in India and abroad. He was also Faculty at the Department of Botany at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK and Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN apart of teaching; he carried out advanced research in the area of Ion channels electrophysiology, Membrane Nanopore, Bioengineering, Biosensors and NanoBiotechnology. He learned ‘patch clamp techniques while working with the Research Group of Prof. Erwin Neher (Nobel Laureate, Medicine & Physiology, 1991) and published a paper with members of the group (FEBS Letters, 511, 28-32, 2002). His discoveries on Mecho-sensitive ion channels in plants was highlighted in Nature 430; 416. This research was also appraised by Prof. Roderick MacKinnon of the Rockefeller University (Nobel Laureate: Chemistry 2003) and Prof. Roger Y. Tsein of UCSD (Nobel Laureate: Chemistry 2008) in their respective Nobel Lectures. He is a Fellow of American Academy of Science & Technology (FAAST) and Elected member of International Academy of Science, the National Acadmey of Sciences, India (NASI) and American Society for Research. He also holds the position of President of Biosensor Academy and Honorary Scientific Advisor to Serra BioLife Ltd., Melbourne, Australia. He had received various awards including JCI Outstanding Ten Young Person of India (1998) and ISBEM Dr. Ramesh Gulrajani Memorial Award (2006) and Outstanding Researcher Award (2011) at Ion Channel Retreat, Vancouver, Canada. He is Editorial Board Member of several journals including American Journal of Plant Physiology, American Journal of Science & Technology, International Journal of Engineering, Asian Journal of Biotechnology, International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Technology (IJARST) etc. He has published 46 publications in highly cited journals and three patents to his credits. He has been invited to deliver talks and chair various sessions at several International scientific events. Prof. Dutta has visited several countries that include USA, UK, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, The Netherlands, Hungry, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Argentina, Canada, China and Sri Lanka.