Dr Swaroop Chakraborty M. Tech., PhD

Dr Swaroop Chakraborty

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Dr Chakraborty is an expert in nanomaterial synthesis, characterization and testing their safety. He is currently working on two EU funded project i.e., H2020- SABYDOMA and Horizon Europe- MOZART to explore the field of safety and sustainability of nanomaterials.


PhD in Bioengineering

M. Tech in Biotechnology


Dr Chakraborty completed his doctorate at the Department of Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India in the department in the year 2021. During his doctorate program, he worked as a “Visiting Research Scholar” at School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. He completed his masters at School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, India. He subsequently worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Material Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India before taking up the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Birmingham.


Teaching Assistant of Inorganic Spectroscopy (Graphite Furnace AAS, ICP-OES/MS)

M.Res teaching at University of Birmingham on nanoparticles synthesis, characterization and stable isotope labelling.

Postgraduate supervision

  • M. Tech. Thesis at Indian Institute of Technology, India – Three (2016 – 2021). Co-supervised three master’s student in Materials Engineering on the following are the projects that were co-supervised:

a)     Synthesis of ZnO-Fe3O4 nanocomposites for environmental remediation applications.

b)     Design and development of stable isotope labelled fluorescent nanoprobes for the nano safety studies.

c)     Investigation of the protein interaction and biodegradability of polyaniline-cellulose nanocrystals-polycaprolactone films.

  • M. Res. Supervision- (2021-2022)- School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences

a)     Synthesis and characterisation of Vitamin C encapsulated liposomes nanostructure


Multifunctional nanomaterials, safety and sustainability of nanomaterials, dissolution of nanomaterials, Metal organic frameworks, stable isotope labelling, nanomedicines.


1.     Chakraborty, S., & Superb, K. (2022). Tailoring of intrinsic physicochemical properties of nanoparticles for antimicrobial therapy. In Handbook of Research on Nano-Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering: Guide to Strengthening Healthcare Systems (pp. 209-252). CRC Press.

2.     Chakraborty, S., Prakash, P., Shah, J., Mayya, C., Singh, S., Ranganathan, R., ... & Misra, S. K. (2022). CuO nanoparticles as Copper-Ion reservoirs for elesclomol-mediated intracellular oxidative stress: implications for anticancer therapies. ACS Applied Nano Materials5(1), 1607-1620.

3.     Goyal, P., Soppina, P., Misra, S. K., Valsami-Jones, E., Soppina, V., & Chakraborty, S. (2022). Toxicological Impact and in Vivo Tracing of Rhodamine Functionalised ZIF-8 Nanoparticles. Frontiers in Toxicology4.

4.     #Butreddy, P., #*Chakraborty, S., Soppina, P., Behera, R., Soppina, V., Misra, S.K (2021).Novel dual labelled nanoprobes for Nanosafety studies: Quantification and imaging experiment of CuO nanoparticles in C. elegans. Chemosphere, 131698.

5.     Guo, Z., Chakraborty, S., Monikh, F. A., Varsou, D. D., Chetwynd, A. J., Afantitis, A., & Zhang, P. (2021). Surface Functionalization of Graphene‐Based Materials: Biological Behavior, Toxicology, and Safe‐By‐Design Aspects. Advanced Biology, 2100637.

6.     Singh, S., Nannuri, S. H., George, S. D., Chakraborty, S., Sharma, A. & Misra, S. K. (2021). Enhanced Visible/NIR driven catalytic activity in presence of neodymium (Nd3+), for Yb3+ and Tm3+ doped NaYF4 nanoparticles. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 105813.

7.     Guo, Z., Zhang, P., Chakraborty, S., Chetwynd, A. J., Monikh, F. A., Stark, C. & Valsami-Jones, E. (2021). Biotransformation modulates the penetration of metallic nanomaterials across an artificial blood–brain barrier model. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences118(28).

8.     Guo, Z., Zhang, P., Luo, Y., Xie, H. Q., Chakraborty, S., Monikh, F. A., & Lynch, I. (2020). Intranasal exposure to ZnO nanoparticles induces alterations in cholinergic neurotransmission in rat brain. Nano Today35, 100977.

9.     Chakraborty S, Mahadevan BK, Shah J, Panse K, Malvi B, Balasubramanian C, Singh S, Misra SK. (2020). Enhanced detection using stable isotope enriched 65Cu doped ferrite nanoparticles for tracing studies. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 153502.

10.  Kaur, N., Mathur, P., Yadav, P., Chakraborty, S., & Shanavas, A. (2020). Glycol chitosan in situ coating on PLGA nanoparticle curtails extraneous paclitaxel precipitates and imparts protein corona independent hemocompatibility. Carbohydrate Polymers237, 116170.

11.  Chakraborty S, Misra SK. (2019). A comparative analysis of dialysis based separation methods for assessing copper oxide nanoparticle solubility: Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 100258.

12.  Goyal P, Chakraborty S, Misra SK. (2018). Multifunctional Fe3O4-ZnO nanocomposites for environmental remediation applications. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management10, 28-35.

13.  Shanavas A, Rengan AK, Chakraborty S. et al. (2018). Glycol chitosan assisted in situ reductions of gold on a polymeric template for anticancer theranostics. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules110, 392-398.

14.  Chakraborty S, Nair A, Paliwal M, Dybowska A, Misra SK. (2018). Exposure media a critical factor for controlling the dissolution of CuO nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoparticle Research20(12), 331.

15.  Chakraborty S, Dhakshinamurthy GS, Misra SK. (2017). Tailoring of physicochemical properties of nanocarriers for effective anticancer applications. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A105(10), 2906-2928.

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