Digambara Patra was born in Dharamgarh, Orissa, India in 1974. He obtained his two M.A. degrees in chemistry and philosophy from Sambalpur University, Orissa, India, in 1996 and 1997, respectively. In 2001, he earned his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Germany, in 2001, and was a Humboldt Research Fellow from 2002 to 2004 at Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany. He was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute of Natural Science Okazaki, Japan, from 2004 to 2005 and later in Waseda University, Japan, from 2005 to 2006. He served as a Visiting Lecturer in Waseda University from 2006 to 2007. Since 2007, he worls as an Assistant Professor of chemistry at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He has more than 45 research publications in various international peer-reviewed journals and serves as an Editorial Board Member of Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. He was awarded Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in 2002, Europe Research Fellowship in 2003, and JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2004. He also received Alexander von Humboldt Renewed Research Fellowship in 2010. His research areas include fluorescence-based analytical and physical techniques, optical sensor, fluorescence probe, single-molecule detection, complex mixture analysis, biophotonics, bioanalytical chemistry, and nanoscopy.
Biography Updated on 20 June 2011