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Joydeep Dutta

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About me


Joydeep Dutta is professor of functional materials at KTH since 2015 with research focus in the application of nanomaterials for energy and environmental mitigation. A career spanning a little over 30 years, with a year each in Japan and France, a decade in Switzerland (EPFL) and another decade at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand where he was Professor and Vice President (Academic Affairs). Prior to moving to KTH he served as the Chair in Nanotechnology at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman for four years. Prof. Dutta is an award winning author (Choice award for Outstanding Academic title of 2010 from American Library Association) for the textbook “Introduction to Nanotechnology”. He has been in academia and industries alike. From 1997-2001 he worked in technical and managerial qualities in high technology industries in Switzerland before returning back to academia in 2002. In the last five years, he has started four companies, which have gone through funding rounds and one has started commercial sales. He has broad experience in academic and industrial research, and exposure to multiple technology developments including water cleaning and desalination, functional coatings and Green hydrogen production.


He has written 3 Text books, edited 2 books, contributed 14 Book Chapters and obtained 10 patents. He has published 280+ original research publications, that has received 16,500+ citations (h-index 67), and has delivered over 100 invited and keynote lectures. He is in the editorial board of a few journals and regularly referees articles in international journals.


In 2020 his research was chosen in the top 100 list 2020 of the Swedish Academy of Engineering. He is amongst the top 25 researcher (h-index wise) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (, top 0.3% researcher (number of papers), 0.4% researcher (h-index) & 0.5% researcher (citations) in the world (Web of science). He has supervised more than 20 post-doctoral fellows, graduated 16 Ph.D. students (currently supervising 6 PhDs) and over 50 master’s thesis students in his career.

Research focus keywords: capacitive deionization, solar photocatalysis, Green H2 production, zinc oxide, microplastics


Colloids and Collodial Principles for Industrial Applications (FSK3910), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Colloids and Colloidal Principles for Applications (SK2774), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Applied Physics, Second Cycle (SK202X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Engineering Physics, First cycle (SA114X), teacher | Course web

Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy and Environment (SK2775), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Project on Nanomaterials (SK2757), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web