Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D.

University Alumni Professor

Research Areas: Membrane Separation, Nanotechnology, Tunable Membranes and Biocatalysis, Water Treatment

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering - CME
169 FPAT
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
Phone: 859-257-2794
Fax: 859-323-1929
Email: db@uky.edu


Professional Preparation

Illinois Institute of Technology, USA Environmental Engineering Ph.D., 1966
Northwestern University, USA Chemical Engineering M.S., 1963
Jadavpur University, India Chemical Engineering B.S., 1962

Selected Publications (out of 190 refereed publications)

  • Bhattacharyya, D. and T. Schafer (Editors), Book on “Responsive Membrane and Materials”, John Wiley Publisher (Jan 2013).
  • Xiao, Li, A. Isner, J. Z. Hilt and D. Bhattacharyya, Temperature Responsive Hydrogel with Reactive Nanoparticles”, J. Applied Polymer Science, 128, 1804-1814 (2013)
  • Zahran, E., Bhattacharyya, D., Bachas, L.,” Reactivity of Pd/Fe Bimetallic Nanotubes in Dechlorination of Coplanar Polychlorinated Biphenyls”, Chemosphere, 91, 165-171 (April 2013).
  • Gui, M., Ormsbee, L., Bhattacharyya, D., “Reactive Functionalized Membranes for Polychlorinated Biphenyl Degradation”, Invited manuscript, IEC Research (ACS) special issue honoring Dr. Enrico Drioli, DOI: 10.1021/ie400507c, ASAP Online( May 2013)
  • Smuleac,V., Xiao, Li., and Bhattacharyya, D., “Greener and other approaches to synthesize Fe and Pd nanoparticles in functionalized membranes and hydrogel”, in ACS Book on Green Nanotechnology and the Environment, American Chemical Society, IN PRESS (2013).
  • Gui, M., Sedlak, D., Ormsbee, L., and Bhattacharyya, D., “Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Synthesis in Aqueous and Membrane Systems for Oxidative Degradation of Trichloroethylene from Water”, j. Nanoparticle Research, 14, 861-877 (2012).
  • Meeks, N., E. Davis, M. Jain, G. Skandan, D. Bhattacharyya, “Mercury Removal by Thiol Functionalized Metal Oxide-Carbon Black Sorbent and Mixed Matrix Membranes”, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, DOI 10.1002/ep.11690, ASAP online (Sept 2012).
  • Meeks, N. V. Smuleac, C. Stevens, D. Bhattacharyya, “Iron-Based Nanoparticles for Toxic Organic Degradation: Silica Platform and Green Synthesis”, IEC Res, 51 (28), pp 9581–9590 (2012).
  • Lewis, S., S. Datta, M. Gui, E.L. Coker, Huggins, F., Daunert, S., Bachas, L., Bhattacharyya, D., “Reactive Nanostructured Membranes for Water Purification”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci (PNAS), 108, 8577-8582 (2011).
  • Smuleac, V., Varma, R., Sikdar, S., and Bhattacharyya, D., “Nanostructured Membranes for Enzyme Catalysis and Green Synthesis of Nanoparticles”, ChemSusChem,4 (No 12), 1773 – 1777, (2011)
  • Zahran, E., Bhattacharyya, D., Bachas, L., ” Development of reactive Pd/Fe bimetallic nanotubes for dechlorination reactions”, J. Mater. Chem., 21, 10454-10462 (2011).
  • Smuleac, V.,Varma, R., Sikdar, S, Bhattacharyya, D., “Green Synthesis of Fe and Fe/Pd Bimetallic Nanoparticles in Membranes for Degradation of Chlorinated Organics from Water”, Journal of Membrane Science, 379, 131-137 (2011).
  • Smuleac, V.;Bachas, L.; Bhattacharyya, D. Aqueous-phase synthesis of PAA in PVDF membrane pores for
    nanoparticle synthesis and dichlorobiphenyl degradation.Journal of Membrane Science, 346, 310-317 (2010).
  • Ladhe, A.,J. Xu, A. M. Hollman, V. Smuleac, and D. Bhattacharyya, “Functionalized Membranesfor Sorption, Separation and Reaction: An Overview”, In “Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering”, Elsevier,
    Invited chapter, (2010).
  • Meeks, N.; Rankin, S.; Bhattacharyya, D. Sulfur-Functionalization of Porous Silica Particles and Application to Mercury Vapor Sorption. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49, 10, 4687-4693 (2010).
  • Smuleac, V.; Wu, J.; Nemser, S.; Majumdar, S.;Bhattacharyya, D. Novel perfluorinated polymer-based pervaporation
    membranes forthe separation of solvent/water mixtures. Journal of Membrane Science, 352, 1-2, 41-49
    (2010).
  • Tee, Y-T, L. Bachas, and D. Bhattacharyya, “Degradation of Trichloroethylene by Iron-BasedBimetallic Nanoparticles”,J. Phy. Chem. C, 113, 9454–9464 (2009).
  • Ladhe, A. R., P. Frailie, D. Hua, M. Darsillo, D. Bhattacharyya, “Thiol-functionalized silica–mixed matrix
    membranes for silver capture from aqueous solutions: Experimental results and modeling”, J. Membrane science, 326, 460 – 471 (2009).
  • Datta, S., Cecil,C., and Bhattacharyya, D., “Functionalized Membranes by Layer-By-Layer Assembly of Polyelectrolytes and InSitu Polymerization of Acrylic Acid for Applicationsin EnzymaticCatalysis”, Invited Paper, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (Centennial Issue), 47, 4586-4597(2008).