Santra Research Group

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Selected Publications

Research Articles (Peer-reviewed)

  • Basumallick S. and Santra S*, "Monitoring of ppm level humic acid in surface water using ZnO-chitosan nano-composite as fluorescent probe", Applied Water Science, 2015, 1-7.
  • Das S, Wolfson BP, Tetard L, Tharkur, J, Bazata, J and Santra S*, “Effect of N-Acetyl Cysteine Coated CdS:Mn/ZnS Quantum Dots on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Snow Pea (Pisum sativum L.): Imaging and Spectroscopic Studies”, Environmental Science: Nano, 2015, 2, 203-212.
  • Basumallick S., Rajasekaran P., Tetard L. and Santra S*, "Hydrothermally derived water-dispersible mixed valence copper-chitosan nanocomposite as exceptionally potent antimicrobial agent", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2014, 16 (10), 1-11.
  • Young M. and Santra S*, "Copper (Cu)-Silica Nanocomposite Containing Valence-Engineered Cu: A New Strategy for Improving the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Cu Biocides", Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2014, 62(26): 6043-6052.
  • Basumallick S and Santra S*, "Chitosan coated copper-oxide nanoparticles: a novel electro-catalyst for CO2 reduction”, RSC Adv. 2014, 4 (109), 63685-63690.
  • Bolyard S., Reinhart D. and Santra S, “Behavior of engineered nanoparticles in landfill leachate”, Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47(15), 8114-8122.
  • Malhotra A., Zhang X., Turkson J. and Santra S*, “Buffer stable chitosan-polyglutamic acid hybrid nanoparticles for biomedical applications”, Macromolecular Bioscience, 2013, 13(5), 603-613.
  • Banerjee S and Santra S*, “Morphology-Controlled Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanocrystals and Their Potential Applications in Selective Oxidation of Alcohols and Olefins. Journal of Catalysts 2013, 2013, 5.
  • Maniprasad P and Santra S*, “Novel copper loaded core-shell silica nanoparticles with improved copper bioavailability: synthesis, characterization and study of antibacterial properties” Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 2012, 8(4), 558-566.
  • Mitra, R. N.; Doshi, M.; Zhang, X. L.; Tyus, J. C.; Bengtsson, N.; Fletcher, S.; Page, B. D. G.; Turkson, J.; Gesquiere, A. J.; Gunning, P. T.; Walter, G. A.; Santra S*, “An activatable multimodal/multifunctional nanoprobe for direct imaging of intracellular drug delivery.” Biomaterials 2012, 33 (5), 1500-1508.
  • Tallury, P.; Santra S*.; Sharma, P.; Matos, B. M. D.; Bengtsson, N.; Biswas, S.; Saha, A. K.; Walter, G. A.; Scott, E. A.; Moudgil, B. M., “Fluorescent and Paramagnetic Chitosan Nanoparticles that Exhibit High Magnetic Resonance Relaxivity: Synthesis, Characterization and In Vitro Studies.” Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 2011, 7 (5), 724-729.
  • Banerjee S, Das J, Alvarez RP, Santra S*, “Silica nanoparticles as reusable catalyst: A straight-forward route for the synthesis of thioethers, thioesters, vinyl thioethers and thio-Michael adducts under neutral reaction conditions”, New Journal of Chemistry, 2010, 34, 302 - 306.
  • Joung D, Arif M, Biswas S, Kar S, Santra S and Khondaker SI, “The electronic transport properties of ternary Cd1−xZnxS nanowire networks”, Nanotechnology, 2009, 20, 445204 (5pp).
  • Banerjee S, Santra S*, “Remarkable catalytic activity of silica nanoparticle in the bis-Michael addition of active methylene compounds to conjugated alkenes”, Tetrahedron Letters, 2009, 50(18), 2037-2040.
  • Banerjee S, Kar S*, Perez, J. M., Santra S*, “Quantum dot based OFF/ON probe for detection of glutathione”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113 (22), 9659-9663.
  • Kar S, Patel C, Santra S*, “Direct Room Temperature Synthesis of Valence State Engineered Ultra-Small Ceria Nanoparticles: Investigation on the Role of Ethylenediamine as a Capping Agent”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113 (12), 4862-4867.
  • Biswas S, Kar S, Santra S*, Jompol Y, Arif M, Khondaker SI, “Solvothermal synthesis of high-aspect ratio alloy semiconductor nanowires: Cd1-xZnxS, a case study, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113(9), 3617-3624.
  • Tallury P, Kar S, Bamrungsap S, Huang YF, Tan WH, Santra S*, “Ultra-small water-dispersible fluorescent chitosan nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and specific targeting”, Chemical Communications, 2009, (17), 2347-2349.
  • Banerjee S, Das J, Santra S*, “Native silica nanoparticle catalyzed anti-Markovnikov addition of thiols to inactivated alkenes and alkynes: a new route to linear and vinyl thioethers”, Tetrahedron Letters, 50(1), 124-127, 2009.
  • Banerjee S, Kar S, Santra S*, “A simple strategy for quantum dot assisted selective detection of cadmium ions” Chemical Communications, (26), 3037-3039, 2008.
  • Sharma P, Brown SC, Bengtsson N, Zhang QZ, Walter GA, Grobmyer SR, Santra S, Jiang HB, Scott EW, Moudgil BM, “Gold-Speckled Multimodal Nanoparticles for Noninvasive Bioimaging”, Chemistry of Materials, 20(19), 6087-6094, 2008.
  • Kar S, Santra S*, Chaudhuri S, “Direct Synthesis of Indium Nanotubes from Indium Metal Source” Crystal Growth and Design, 8(1), 344-346, 2008.
  • Kar S, Santra S*, Chaudhuri S, “ZnO nanotube arrays and nanotube-based paint-brush structures: A simple methodology of fabricating hierarchical nanostructures with self-assembled junctions and branches” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(22), 8144-8146, 2008.
  • Kar S., Santra S* and Heinrich H., “Fabrication of high aspect ratio core-shell CdS-Mn/ZnS nanowires by a two-step solvothermal process”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(11), 4036-4041, 2008.
  • Kar S, Santra S*, Chaudhuri S, “Direct Synthesis of ZnS Nanoribbons, Micro-sheets and Tetrapods”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 8(6), 3222-3227, 2008.
  • Bera D, Qian L, Sabui S, Santra S, Holloway P. H., “Photoluminescence of ZnO quantum dots produced by a sol–gel process”, Optical Materials, 30(8), 1233-1239, 2008.

Patent Status

Patent status: Awarded with 16 US patents and 6 foreign patents; over 25 patent applications are currently pending. (UCF patents: 13; UF patents: 9)

  • Santra S, “Multifunctional Silica-Based Nanoformulations, Methods of Making Nanoformulations, and Methods of Using Nanoformulations”, US Patent # 8,992,960 (issued on 03/31/2015) - UCF
  • Santra S, “Multifunctional Silica-Based Nanoformulations, Methods of Making Nanoformulations, and Methods of Using Nanoformulations”, AU patent # 2011238639 (issued on 01/29/2015) - UCF
  • Santra S and Turkson J, “Activatable nanoprobes for intracellular drug delivery”, US patent # 8,791,285 (issued on 07/29/2014) - UCF
  • Santra S, “Silica-based antibacterial and antifungal nanoformulation”, Mexico patent # 322,306 (issued on 07/24/2014) - UCF
  • Santra S and Turkson J, “Activatable nanoprobes for intracellular drug delivery”, EP patent # 2,717,920 A2 (issued on 04/16/2014) - UCF
  • Santra, S., “Silica-based antibacterial and antifungal nanoformulation”, US Patent # 8,632,811 (issued on 01/21/2014) - UCF
  • Sharma P, Moudgil BM, Walter GA, Grobmyer SR, Santra S, Jiang H, Brown SC, Scott EW, Zhang Q and Bengtsson N, “Multimodal nanoparticles for non-invasive bio-imaging”, US patent # 8,617,522 (issued on 12/31/2013) - UF
  • Santra S, “Multifunctional Silica-Based Compositions and Gels, Methods of Making Them, and Methods of Using Them”, EP patent # 2,552,196 (issued on 02/06/2013) - UCF
  • Sharma P, Moudgil BM, Walter GA, Grobmyer SR, Santra S, Jiang H, Brown SC, Scott EW, Zhang Q and Bengtsson N, “Multimodal nanoparticles for non-invasive bio-imaging”, US patent # 8,361,437 (issued on 01/29/2013) - UF
  • Sharma P, Brown SC, Bengtsson N, Walter GA, Iwakuma, N, Scott EW, Grobmyer SR, Santra S and Moudgil BM, “Near-IR Indocyanine Green Doped Multimodal Silica Nanoparticles and Methods for Making the Same”, EP patent # 2,542,643 (issued on 01/09/2013) - UF
  • Santra S, Silica-based antibacterial and antifungal nanoformulation”, US patent # 8,221,791 (issued on 07/07/2012) - UCF
  • Kar S, Santra S, “Fabrication of high aspect ratio core-shell CdS-Mn/ZnS nanowires”, US patent # 8,142,890 (issued on 03/27/2012) - UCF
  • Santra S, Holloway P. H., Mericle, R. A., Yang, H., Walter, G. A., “Nanoparticles and their use for multifunctional bioimaging”, US patent # 8,128,908 (issued on 03/06/2012) - UF
  • Kar S, Santra S, “Excitation band-gap tuning of dopant based quantum dots with core-inner shell-outer shell”, US patent application # 7,855,091 (issued on 12/21/2010) - UCF
  • Santra S, Sabui SK, Holloway PH, Yang H, “Partially passivated quantum dots, process for making, and sensors therefrom”, US Patent # 7,807,265 (issued on 10/05/2010) - UCF
  • Kar S, Santra S, “Excitation band-gap tuning of dopant based quantum dots with core-inner shell-outer shell”, US Patent # 7,776,630 (issued on 8/17/2010) - UCF
  • Kar S, Santra S, “Excitation band-gap tuning of dopant based quantum dots with core-inner shell-outer shell”, US Patent # 7,687,800 (issued on 3/30/2010) - UCF
  • Santra S, Eskioglu E, Mericle RA, Batich CD, Stanley JT, "Devices and Methods for Disruption and Removal of Luminal Occlusions", US Patent # 7,618,434 (issued on 11/17/2009) - UF
  • Tan W, Santra S, Peng Z, Tapec R, Dobson J, “Method for making nanoparticles”, US Patent # 7,332,351 (issued on 2/19/2008) - UF
  • Tan W, Santra S, Peng Z, Tapec R, Dobson J, “Silica coated nanoparticles”, EP Patent # 1,287,359 (issued on 10/03/2007) - UF
  • Tan W, Santra S, Peng Z, Tapec R, Dobson J, “Method for identifying cells”, US Patent # 6,924,116 (issued on 8/2/2005) - UF
  • Tan W, Santra S, Peng Z, Tapec R, Dobson J, “Coated nanoparticles”, US Patent # 6,548,264 (issued on 4/15/2003) - UF

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