Dr. Abhijit Patra

Polymer and Materials Chemistry

  • Designation : Assistant Professor
  • Phone : +91 755 269 1337, 669 1337
  • Email : abhijit@iiserb.ac.in
  • Fax : +91 755 669 2392
Academic Details

Assistant Professor (July 2012 - Present), Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India.

Alexander von Humboldt Post-doctoral Fellow (Sept 2010 - June 2012), Department of Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Wuppertal, Germany (Host: Prof. Ullrich Scherf).

ENS Cachan Post-doctoral Fellow (June 2009 - June 2010), Supramolecular and Molecular Photophysics and Photochemistry (PPSM), Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan, UniverSud, Paris, France (Advisor: Prof. Keitaro Nakatani)

DST Research Associate (Jan 2009 - May 2009), School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India (Advisor: Prof. T. P. Radhakrishnan).

Ph.D. Chemistry (Sept. 2003 - Dec. 2008), School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India (Advisor: Prof. T. P. Radhakrishnan).

Profile Details

    Nanomaterials based on molecular and macromolecular assemblies: fabrication, properties and optical applications

    Fluorescent polymeric nanoparticles, surface functionalization, sensing and bio-imaging

    Fluorescent organic polymers

    Functional nanomaterials


    • Bahadur Sk, A. Patra,* C-C coupling over Schiff base condensation: a rational design strategy for a strongly fluorescent molecular material, CrystEngComm (Accepted).


    • Arundhati Deshmukh, Sujoy Bandyopadhyay, Anto James and Abhijit Patra,* Trace level detection of nitroanilines by a solution processable fluorescent porous organic polymer, J. Mater. Chem. C (Accepted).


    • S. Bandyopadhyay, R. Metivier, P. Pallavi, E. Preis, K. Nakatani, K. Landfester, A Patra*, U. Scherf, Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticle-Triplet Emitter Hybrids in Aqueous Dispersion: Fabrication and Fluorescence Quenching Behavior, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2016, 37, 271-277.


    • S. Bandyopadhyay, P. Pallavi, A. Anil, A Patra*, Fabrication of porous organic polymers in the form of powder, soluble in organic solvents and nanoparticles: a unique platform for gas adsorption and efficient chemosensing, Polym. Chem. 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00235D


    • S. Samala, P. Pallavi , R. Kumar, R. K. Arigela, G. Singh, R. S. Ampapathi, A. Priya, S. Datta, A. Patra*, B. Kundu,* One-pot Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Pyrido[1,2-a]indole Derivatives via C-H/N-H Activation: Photophysical Investigations and Application in Cell Imaging, Chem. A. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 14344-14350.


    • F. G. Erko, J. Berthet, A. Patra, R. Guillot, K. Nakatani, R. Métivier and S. Delbaere,* Spectral, Conformational and Photochemical Analyses of Photochromic Dithienylethene: cis-1,2-Dicyano-1,2-bis(2,4,5-trimethyl-3-thienyl)ethene Revisited, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 7809-7814.


    • A. Patra,* U. Scherf,* Fluorescent Microporous Organic Polymers: Potential Testbed for Optical Applications, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 10074-10080


    • A. Patra,* R. Metivier,*. F. Brisset and K. Nakatani, Photochromic One-Dimensional Nanostructures Based on Dithienylethene: Fabrication by Light Induced Precipitation and Reversible Transformation in the Nanoparticle State, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 2489-2491 (inside cover page).


    • A. Patra,* Ch. G. Chandaluri and T. P. Radhakrishnan,* Optical Materials Based on Molecular Nanoparticles, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 343-359 (Review article).


    • J. Koenen, S. Jung, A. Patra, A. Helfer and U. Scherf,* Dye-terminated, Hyperbranched Polytruxenes and Polytruxene-block-polythiophene Multiblock Copolymers Made in an .AB2 +A. Approach, Adv. Mater., 2012, 24, 681-686.


    • L. Liu, A. Patra, U. Scherf, T. Kissel,* Polyfluorene Nanoparticles Coated with Folate-Conjugated Triblock Co-polymer: Effective Agents for Targeted Cell Imaging, Macromol. Biosci., 2012, 12, 1384-1390.


    • A. Patra,* J. Koenen and U. Scherf, Fluorescent Nanoparticles Based on a Microporous Organic Polymer Network: Fabrication and Efficient Energy Transfer to Surface-bound Dyes, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 9612-9614.


    • A. Patra, R. Metivier, J. Piard and K. Nakatani,* SHG-Active Molecular Nanorods with Intermediate Photochromic Properties Compared to Solution and Bulk Solid States, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6385-6387.


    • Ch. G. Chandaluri, A. Patra and T. P. Radhakrishnan,* Polyelectrolyte-Assisted Formation of Molecular Nanoparticles Exhibiting Strongly Enhanced Fluorescence, Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 8699-8706.


    • A. Spangenberg, J. A. P. Perez, A. Patra, J. Piard, A. Brosseau, R. Metivier. and K. Nakatani,* Probing Photochromic Properties by Correlation of UV-Visible and Infra-Red Absorption Spectroscopy: a Case Study with cis-1,2-dicyano-1,2-bis(2,4,5-trimethyl-3-thienyl)ethene, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010, 9, 188-193.


    • A. Patra and T. P. Radhakrishnan,* Molecular Materials with Contrasting Optical Responses from a Single Pot Reaction and Fluorescence Switching in a Carbon Acid, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 2792-2800.


    • A. Patra, N. Venkatram, D. Narayana Rao and T. P. Radhakrishnan,* Optical Limiting in Organic Molecular Nano/Microcrystals: Nonlinear Optical Effects Dependent on Size Distribution, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 16269-16274.


    • A. Patra, K. Rajesh and T. P. Radhakrishnan*, Optical Materials Based on Molecular Nano/microcrystals and Ultrathin Films, Bull. Mater. Sci. 2008, 31, 421-427.


    • A. Patra, N. Hebalkar, B. Sreedhar, and T. P. Radhakrishnan,* Formation and Growth of Molecular Nanocrystals Probed by their Optical Properties, J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111, 16184-16191.


    • A. Patra, S. P. Anthony and T. P. Radhakrishnan,* Tris(4-cyanophenyl)amine: Simple Synthesis via Novel Self-assembly and Strong Fluorescence in Solution, Nano/microcrystals and Solid, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2007, 17, 2077-2084.


    • A. Patra, N. Hebalkar, B. Sreedhar, M. Sarkar, A. Samanta and T. P. Radhakrishnan,* Tuning the Size and Optical Properties in Molecular Nano/micro Crystals: Manifestation of Hierarchical Interactios, Small 2006, 2, 650-659.