Santra Research Group


Broad interdisciplinary research encompassing nanoscience and nanotechnology, molecular and microbiology, chemistry and materials science. Specific research areas include nanobioimaging and sensing, drug delivery, cell tracking, nanotoxicity, antimicrobial coating, agricultural biocides, water and air filtration devices. This group has strong expertise in developing methods of making novel nanomaterials and nano-based formulations for a wide variety of biomedical, environmental and agricultural applications. Dr. Santra's research has been funded by Federal and State agencies, as well as a number of biomedical and agro-chemical industries.

  • Agricultural Biocides
  • Environmental Nanotoxicology
  • Nanofiltration
  • Quantum Dot Nanotechnology
  • Nanomedicine

Find out more


  • Dr. Santra and Mikaeel Young win award at NanoFlorida 2013
  • Dr. Parthiban Rajasekaran joined the group—welcome!
  • Lab Retreat at Playalinda Beach was a success!
  • Mikaeel Young passed his MS Thesis Defense
  • Rikhav Shah honored at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair—congratulations Rikhav!!!

Open Positions

Two new Ph.D. position in chemistry are now available. Interested students are encouraged to e-mail their CV directly to Dr. Santra.

Swadeshmukul Santra, Ph.D., University of Central Florida  •  Email:  •  Phone: 407-697-2848  •  Fax: 407-882-2819