Prof. Joydeep Dutta

About The Author

Prof. Joydeep Dutta is the Chair of Functional Materials division at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He was Chair Professor in Nanotechnology for Water Desalination in Sultan Qaboos University, Oman until recently. Earlier, he was the Vice President (Academic Affairs), Director of the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology and a Professor in Nanotechnology at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, whose faculty he joined in April 2003 (until October 2011). He completed his Ph.D in 1990 from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India (Calcutta University). In 1991 and 1992 he did Post Doctoral work at the Electrotechnical Laboratory (ETL, Japan) and at Ecole Polytechnique (France) before moving to Switzerland in 1993 where he was associated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland until 2003. From 1997-2001 he worked in technical and managerial qualities in high technology industries in Switzerland before returning back to academia in 2002.

His current research interest encompasses visible light photocatalysis, electrocatalysis of waste water (with focus on degradation of produced water and hospital waste), desalination (both membrane and capacitive deionization) and alternate energy sources (rainbow solar cells and hydrogen production from methanol steam reforming).

Renewable Energy Global Innovations featured article: Capacitive deionization with asymmetric electrodes: Electrode capacitance vs electrode surface area