Chittaranjan Patrareceived his B.Sc (1995) and M.Sc (1997) in Chemistry from the University of Burdwan, W.B. He was awarded the “Dr. Mrigendranath Ghosh Gold Medal” for obtaining first class and first rank in B.Sc Chemistry (Hons) Examination in 1995 from The University of Burdwan, India.He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2003 as CSIR Fellow(April 1998- March 2003) fromNational Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune.Thereafter, he received his postdoctoral experience (March 2003-October 2004) as ‘Nanotechnologist’ from Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. After that he moved to Mayo Clinic, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in October 2004 as postdoc followed byAssistant Professor in the same Department.Here Dr. Patra explored the field of nanobiotechnology for cancer and angiogenesis. Dr. Patra moved to CSIR-IICT-Hyderabad in 2010 after receiving prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship, from DST-New Delhi. Currently, Dr. Patra is working as Principal Scientistat Department of Applied Biology, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) and his research group is pursuing various nanomedicine research projects aimed at developing advanced nanomaterials and nanoparticles-based drug delivery systems (DDS) for treatment of cancer, cardiovascular and ischemic disease.
He has 98 peer-reviewed publications in high impact international journals (Google citations: 4009 h-index:33 & i-index: 71), 12 book chapters and 5 patents (granted/pending/submitted) to his credit. Currently, Dr. Patra is guiding 5 Ph.D. students, 2 Project Assistants and 1 dissertation student of M.Tech. Four Ph.D. students have been awarded under his supervision and one waiting for final VIVA. Additionally, he already trained 27 dissertation students of M.Sc., M.Pharm., M.Tech., B.Tech. and 4 ISc-INSA-NASI-Research Fellow. Dr. Patra served as invited reviewer for more than 40 various International journals including Advanced Drug Delivery Review, Biomaterials, Nanoscale, ChemComm, Nanomedicine, Organic Letters, nanotechnology etc.Dr. Patra is the member of ACS, AACR, AAAS, CRSI, ISCA, ISCB, CBS-India, ABAP, ICS and he has already delivered 33-invited lectures, 1 Plenary Lecture and 1 Key Note Address. He served as Editorial Board Memberof ‘Nanoscience and Nanotechnology’, ‘Gene Therapy and Molecular Biology(GTMB)’ and ‘Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology’.Apart from ‘Ramanujan Fellowship’ Dr. Patra received, ‘Young InvestigatorAward’, Michael A. O’Connor Travel Award’ from Mayo Clinic angiogenesis symposium, QRS Best Scientist Award from CSIR-IICT, and DR. DS Bhakuni Award from Indian Chemical Society.The World Science Congress (WSC), Kolkata felicitated Dr. Patra as‘FLAME OF SCIENCE’for lifetime contribution and excellence for the Noble Cause of Science.