Digambara Patra, Ph.D

I, Digambara Patra, am working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

I was born in Gambhariguda, part of a small town of Dharamgarh in Kalahandi district of Orissa, India and educated as a chemist.

My teaching interest is General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.

My research work is focused on self-assembly, nanocapsules, fluorescence spectroscopy, single molecule studies, nano-chemistry through green synthesis, and biophysical chemistry emphasizing on spices having medicinal benefits.

 Recent Publications


78. Zeinab Moussa, Mohamad Hmadeh,* Mohamad G. Abiad, Omar H. Dib, Digambara Patra*, Encapsulation of curcumin in cyclodextrin-metal organic frameworks: dissociation of loaded CD-MOFs enhances stability of curcumin, Food Chemistry, Accepted, (2016)

77. Mazhar Chebl, Mohamad G. Abiad, Zeinab Moussa, Digambara Patra*, Two modes of associations of curcumin with pre- and nano-aggregated chitosan oligosacharide lactate: ionic strength and hydrophobic bile salt modulate partition of drug and self-assembly process, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120, 11210-11224(2016)

76. Rasha N. Moussawi, Digambara Patra*, Nanoparticle self-assembled grain like curcumin conjugated ZnO: curcumin conjugation enhances removal of perylene, fluoranthene, and chrysene by ZnO, Scientific Reports, 6, 24565 doi: 10.1038/srep24565 (2016)

75. Elsy El Khoury, Digambara Patra*, Length of hydrocarbon chain influences location of curcumin in liposomes: curcumin as a molecular probe to study ethanol induced interdigitation of liposomes, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B: Biology,  158, 49-54 (2016)

74. Rasha N. Moussawi, Digambara Patra*, Modification of nanostructured ZnO surfaces with curcumin: a fluorescence-based sensing for arsenic and improving arsenic removal by ZnO, RSC Advances,  6, 17256-17268 (2016)

73. Nader Al Danaf, Racha Abi Melhem, Khaleel I. Assaf, Werner M. Nau, Digambara Patra*, Photophysical properties of neutral and dissociated forms of rosmarinic acid, Journal of Luminescence, 175, 50 - 56 (2016)

72. Digambara Patra*, Ahmad H. Chaaban, Shaza Darwish, Huda A. Saad, Ali S. Nehme, Tarek H. Ghaddar*, Time resolved study of three ruthenium (II) complexes at micellar surfaces: a new long lifetime probe for determining critical micelle concentration of surfactant nano-aggregates, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces,  138, 32 - 40 (2016)

71. Tarek H. El-Assaad, Manuel Auer, Raul Cataneda, Kassem M. Hallal, Fadi M. Jradi, Lorenzo Mosca, Rony S. Khnayzer, Digambara Patra, Tatiana V. Timofeeva, Jean-Luc Bredas, Emil J. W. List-Kratochvil, Brigitte Wex*, Bilal R. Kaafarani*, Tetraaryl Pyrenes: Photophysical properties, computational studies, crystal structures, and application in OLEDs, Journal of Materials Chemistry C,  4, 3041-3058 (2016)

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