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<ul><li><p>July, 2015 Page 1 </p><p>Dr. Saikat Dutta Curriculum Vitae </p><p>Dr. SAIKAT DUTTA </p><p>Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry </p><p>National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) at Surathkal, Mangalore 575025, Karnataka, India </p><p>Ph. 91-7899495023; Email: sdutta@nitk.edu.in; dr.saikatdutta2010@gmail.com </p><p>Personal Information: </p><p>Date of Birth: February 5th</p><p>, 1984 </p><p>Sex: Male </p><p>Nationality: Indian </p><p>Languages: 1. English: Proficient, 2. Hindi: Proficient, 3. Bengali (native): Proficient </p><p>Permanent Mailing Address: </p><p>C/O Asok Kumar Dutta </p><p>Vill.&amp;P.O. Lakshya, Dist. East Medinipur, PIN 721654, West Bengal, India. </p><p>Educational Qualifications: </p><p>Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) (2001-2004) in Chemistry (Hons.) along with Physics and Mathematics from the University of </p><p>Calcutta, Kolkata, India. Secured First Class (72.38%) and ranked SEVEN in the university. Secured all India rank </p><p>TWELVE in JAM (Joint Admission Test to M.Sc.). </p><p>Master of Science (M.Sc.) (2004-2006) in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), Kanpur, India. </p><p>Secured First Class (8.2/10). </p><p>Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (2006-2010) at the Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. </p><p>Passed all qualifying exams and exempted from taking any undergraduate coursework. Successfully completed SIX </p><p>advanced coursework. </p><p>Professional background: </p><p>August, 2006 May, 2010 </p><p>Research assistant and Teaching assistant at the Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA-52242, USA. </p><p>Experienced in classroom teaching, laboratory demonstrations, setting up question papers for exams, proctoring and grading </p><p>examinations, and attend office hours. I enjoy helping undergraduate students in achieving their academic and research goals. </p><p>June, 2010 June, 2014 </p><p>Post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Chemistry, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95616, </p><p>USA. The current duty includes coming up with new research ideas and projects, broaden the existing scope of research, help </p><p>the supervisor on writing proposals, research papers, patents and review research manuscripts. Experienced in working </p><p>independently and as a member of a team. Enjoy mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and helping them in their </p><p>coursework and research projects. </p><p>July, 2014 May, 2015 </p><p>Assistant professor (selection grade) at the Department of Chemistry, College of Engineering Studies, University of </p><p>Petroleum &amp; Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun 248007, Uttarakhand, India. The responsibilities include teaching chemistry </p><p>courses (theory and lab) to B.Tech and M.Tech students, mentor students, handling various academic responsibilities (e.g., </p><p>member of interview board), and conducting research and development related works (e.g., apply for grants, write </p><p>manuscripts). </p><p>mailto:sdutta@nitk.edu.inmailto:dr.saikatdutta2010@gmail.com</p></li><li><p>July, 2015 Page 2 </p><p>Research Experience: </p><p>Undergraduate Work (Jan, 2006 April, 2006): </p><p>The undergraduate research involved synthesizing tridentate, rigid amide and amine based organic ligands for the synthesis </p><p>of open-structured porous metal-organic frameworks having potential applications in molecular separation, and catalysis. </p><p>Thesis Title: Modular synthesis of self-assembled porous structures using multidentate ligands </p><p>PhD Work (August, 2006 May, 2010): </p><p>Reactions conducted in multi-component molecular assemblies or co-crystals have recently been recognized as a general way </p><p>of controlling reactivity in the organic solids. Reactions conducted in solids often lead to unprecedented products due to the </p><p>geometric predisposition and restricted motions imposed on the reactant molecules. [2+2]Photocycloaddition reaction is of </p><p>particular interest due to its topological dependence, well-studied geometric criteria, simple reaction conditions required (i.e. </p><p>UV-light), and wide applications in the mainstream organic synthesis. Specifically, pyridine-functionalized olefins were co-</p><p>crystallized with resorcinol derivatives to form hydrogen-bonded molecular assemblies where the reactive olefinic groups </p><p>were pre-oriented to undergo [2+2]photo-cycloaddition reaction under UV-irradiation. The modular technique allowed the </p><p>targeted syntheses of a range of novel, synthetically challenging functional organic molecules and materials, </p><p>stereospecifically and in quantitative yields. </p><p>Thesis Title: Solid-state reactions in co-crystals: Applications in synthetic chemistry and materials science </p><p>Post-doctoral Work (June, 2010 July, 2014): </p><p>The transformation of biomass into fuels and chemicals has received intense global attention to ensure energy security and </p><p>alleviate serious environmental degradations. Biomass is the largest non-petroleum resource for sustainable generation of </p><p>carbon-based fuels and chemicals due to its geographic preponderance, carbon-neutral nature, and low cost. Chemo-catalytic </p><p>valorization of cellulosic biomass can provide fast, selective access to highly-functionalized molecules that can be </p><p>synthetically modified into fuels, specialty chemicals, and materials to sustain the chemical industries. Carbohydrates and </p><p>untreated lignocellulosic waste biomass undergo dehydration in a biphasic reactor (conc. aq. HCl and organic solvent) to </p><p>form 5-(chloromethyl)furfural (CMF) in high isolated yield. A range of fuels and fuels additives, chemical intermediates, </p><p>monomers for polymers, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals were successfully synthesized by suitable synthetic </p><p>modifications of CMF. </p><p>Research Title: Renewable, efficient syntheses of fuels and chemicals from cellulose-derived 5-(chloromethyl)furfural. </p><p>Academic Experience: </p><p>Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) (July, 2014 May, 2015): </p><p>Assistant Professor (Selection Grade, 8000 AGP) at the Department of Chemistry, University of Petroleum &amp; Energy Studies </p><p>(UPES), Dehradun-248007, Uttarakhand, India. Responsibilities included teaching chemistry to B.Tech. students (both </p><p>theory and laboratory) as instructor, research and development activities, and other academic responsibilities (e.g., design </p><p>syllabus, set up exam papers). </p><p>Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) (June, 2015 To Date): </p><p>Assistant Professor (Selection Grade, 8000 AGP) at the Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology </p><p>Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, Mangalore-575025, Karnataka, India. </p><p>Professional Skills: </p><p>- Multistep organic synthesis (preparation, purification, and characterization) </p><p>- Solvent-free Synthesis, Green Chemistry </p><p>- Crystallization, Co-crystal screening, Crystal engineering </p><p>- High pressure and high temperature reactions using pressure vessels </p><p>- Hands on experience in analytical instruments (NMR, IR, UV-Vis, GC, HPLC, MS, TGA, DSC, PXRD, Single Crystal X-ray) </p></li><li><p>July, 2015 Page 3 </p><p>- Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. Taught various physical and organic chemistry courses (basic and advanced), held discussions and office hours, proctored and graded exams, experienced as a teaching </p><p>assistant in a laboratory coursework </p><p>- Taught both theory and laboratory courses as an instructor. Handled classes with student strength up to 70. Taught Chemistry 101, Chemistry 103, Chemistry Lab 104, and Chemistry Lab 106 for B.Tech. </p><p>- A regular computer operator with years of experience in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe products, Chem Draw, Spartan, CCDC, RestReNova, Scifinder, WinGX, and Internet surfing. </p><p>Awards &amp; Honors: </p><p>1. All India Rank TWELVE in JAM (Joint Admission Test to M.Sc.) conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (a handful of prestigious research institutes in India that are well-known in the world) in 2004. </p><p>2. Succeeded in the All India Admission Test for Integrated Ph.D. conducted by Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISC) in 2004. </p><p>3. All India Rank ONE in the admission test for M.Sc conducted by Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 2004. </p><p>4. Qualified for LS (Lectureship) and JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) in NET (National Eligibility Test) conducted by CSIR-UGC (Council of Scientific &amp; Industrial Research - University Grants Commission) and also shortlisted </p><p>for the prestigious Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (SPM) Scholarship (chemical science) in 2005. </p><p>5. All India Rank SIX (99.47 percentile, chemistry CY) in GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) in 2006, an examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and is recognized by all the universities in India. </p><p>6. Scored 92 percentile in Graduate Record Examination in Chemistry (Chemistry GRE) in 2006. Scored 1270/1600 in computer-based GRE in English and 250/300 in computer-based Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL). </p><p>7. Travel fellowship for the 235th National ACS Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2008; awarded by the Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA. </p><p>8. Summer fellowship awarded by the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA (May, 2009). </p><p>9. Travel fellowship for the 247th National ACS Conference, Dallas, TX, 2014; awarded by the University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA (March, 2014) </p><p>10. Travel allowance for attending Indo-US Conference on Advanced Lignocellulosic Biofuel (Indo-US CALB-2014) at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, India; awarded by the University of Petroleum &amp; </p><p>Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun 248007, Uttarakhand, India (November, 2014). </p><p>Professional Training/Workshop: </p><p>1. Safe handling of cryogenics in chemistry lab: May, 2013 at University of California Davis (UCD), Davis, CA 95616, USA </p><p>2. Using of information &amp; communication technologies (ICT) in Engineering Education: Jan, 2015 from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India. </p><p>Social Service: </p><p>A cadet of NSS (National Service Scheme, India) for two years (2001-2003) and engaged in social activities like tree </p><p>plantation, neighborhood cleaning, literacy campaign, and fund raising for social causes. </p><p>Publications: </p><p>1. Metal-Organic Frameworks with Photochemical Building Units Dutta, S.; Georgiev, I. G.; MacGillivray, L. R. Book Chapter, John Wiley &amp; Sons Inc. http://as.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470195568.html </p><p>2. Synthesis of the natural herbicide -aminolevulinic acid from cellulose-derived 5-(chloromethyl)furfural Mascal, M.; Dutta, S. Green Chem. 2011, 13, 40. The article was amongst the top ten accessed articles from the online version of </p><p>Green Chemistry in the month of January, 2011). (I.F. 8.02) </p><p>http://as.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470195568.html</p></li><li><p>July, 2015 Page 4 </p><p>http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2011/GC/C0GC00548G </p><p>3. Resorcinol-templated synthesis of a cofacial terpyridine in crystalline -stacked columns Dutta, S.; Buar, D. -K.; MacGillivray, L. R. Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2260. (I.F. 6.36) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ol200532t </p><p>4. Synthesis of ranitidine (Zantac) from cellulose-derived 5-(chloromethyl)furfural Mascal, M.; Dutta, S. Green Chem. </p><p>2011, 13, 3101. (I.F. 8.02) http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2011/GC/c1gc15537g#!divAbstract </p><p>5. Single-crystal-to-single-crystal direct cross-linking and photopolymerisation of a discrete Ag(I) complex to give a 1D polycyclobutane coordination polymer Dutta, S.; Buar, D. -K.; Elacqua, E.; MacGillivray, L. R., Chem. Commun., </p><p>2013, 49, 1064. (I.F. 6.83) http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2012/cc/c2cc36458a#!divAbstract </p><p>6. Hydrodeoxygenation of the angelica lactone dimer, a cellulose-based feedstock: simple, high-yield synthesis of branched C7C10 gasoline-like hydrocarbons Mascal, M.; Dutta, S.; Gandarias, I. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, </p><p>1854-1857. doi/10.1002/anie.201308143. (I.F. 13.73) </p><p>http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201308143/abstract </p><p>7. Synthesis of the insecticide prothrin and its analoques from biomass-derived 5-(chloromethyl)furfural Chang, F.; Dutta, S.; Becnel, J. J.; Estep, A. S.; Mascal, M. J. Agric. Food Chem., 2014, 62, 476. (I.F. 3.11) </p><p>http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf4045843 </p><p>8. Chemical-catalytic approaches to the production of furfurals and levulinates from biomass Mascal, M.; Dutta, S. Top. Curr. Chem., 2014, 353, 41-84. (I.F. 4.61) http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F128_2014_536#page-1 </p><p>9. Co-Crystals of a Salicylidineaniline: Photochromism Involving Planar Dihedral Angles Hutchins, K. M.; Dutta, S.; </p><p>Loren, B. P.; MacGillivray, L. R. Chem. Mater., 2014, 26, 3042-3044. (I.F. 8.35) </p><p>http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cm500823t </p><p>10. Novel Pathways to 2,5-Dimethylfuran via Biomass-Derived 5-(Chloromethyl)furfural Dutta, S.; Mascal, ChemSusChem, 2014, 7, 3028. (I.F. 7.65) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cssc.201402702/abstract </p><p>11. Efficient, metal-free production of succinic acid by oxidation of biomass-derived levulinic acid with hydrogen </p><p>peroxide Dutta, S.; Wu, L.; Mascal, M. Green Chem, 2015, 17, DOI:10.1039/C5GC00098J (I.F. 8.02) </p><p>http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/GC/c5gc00098j#!divAbstract </p><p>12. Efficient, chemical-catalytic approach to the production of 3- hydroxypropanoic acid by oxidation of biomass-derived levulinic acid with hydrogen peroxide Wu, L.; Dutta, S.; Mascal, M. ChemSusChem, 2015, 8, 1157. DOI: </p><p>10.1002/cssc.201500025 (I.F. 7.65) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cssc.201500025/abstract </p><p>13. Production of 5-(chloromethyl)furan-2-carbonyl chloride and furan-2,5-dicarbonyl chloride from biomass-derived 5-</p><p>(chloromethyl)furfural (CMF) Dutta, S.; Wu, L.; Mascal, M. Green Chem.,2015, 17, DOI: 10.1039/C5GC00936G </p><p>(I.F. 8.02) http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/gc/c5gc00936g#!divAbstract </p><p>14. Production of gasoline-like, branched hydrocarbon fuels by catalytic decarboxylation/hydrogenation of cellulosic-derived angelica lactone dimer (ALD) Dutta, S.; Chang, F.; Mascal, M. ChemSusChem, In preparation </p><p>15. Stereospecific and quantitative access to [2.2]pyridinophanes by hydrogen-bond driven supramolecular assemblies in the solid state Dutta, S.; Buar, D. -K.; MacGillivray, L. R. Chem. Commun., In preparation </p><p>Patents: </p><p>1. Methods for preparing alkylfurans Dutta, S.; Mascal, M.; Masuno, M. WO 2014151100 A1 application no. PCT/US2014/024981. http://www.google.com/patents/WO2014151100A1?cl=en </p><p>2. Synthesis of alkylfurans Dutta, S.; Mascal, M. WO 2015031753 A1. Application no. PCT/US2014/053402. http://www.google.com/patents/WO2015031753A1?cl=en </p><p>3. Gasoline prepared from biomass-derived levulinic acid Mascal, M.; Dutta, S.; Gandarias, I. PCT Int. Appl. (2015), WO 2015073889 A1. https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2015073889 </p><p>4. Preparation of succinic acid from levulinic acid Dutta, S.; Mascal, M.; Wu, L. U.S. Prov. Pat. Appl. 62/109,787. http://techtransfer.universityofcalifornia.edu/NCD/24996.html </p><p>5. Preparation of 3-hydroxypropanoic acid from levulinic acid Dutta, S.; Wu, L.; Mascal, M. U.S. Prov. Pat. Appl. 62/115,848....</p></li></ul>