National Institute of Technology Rourkela

राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान राउरकेला

ଜାତୀୟ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତି ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠାନ ରାଉରକେଲା

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Faculty Profile

EXPERTISE INFORMATION

Research Group
  • Inorganic Chemistry
Areas of Interest
  • Bio-inorganic Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Enzymology

Rabindra Kumar Behera Associate Professor

Chemistry

beherarabi@nitrkl.ac.in

0661 - 246 2980

24

PUBLICATIONS

5

SPONSORED PROJECTS

10

DOCTORAL STUDENTS

1

CONTINUING EDUCATION

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Rabindra Kumar Behera

Associate Professor

Chemistry

Room Number: MC-315

Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008

2011

Ph.D.
Bio-inorganic Chemistry
TIFR, Mumbai

2004

M.Sc
Chemistry
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

Teaching Experience
  • Chemistry,  NIT Rourkela,   26 Feb 2014 - 10 Dec 2021
  • Chemistry,  ILS Bhubaneswar,   31 Oct 2013 - 25 Feb 2014
Post Doctoral Research Experience
  • Bio-inorganic Chemistry,  University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA,   01 Oct 2012 - 30 Sep 2013
  • Bio-inorganic Chemistry,  Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, California, USA,   21 Jan 2010 - 30 Sep 2012
Laboratory Development
  • Chemical Biology/Bio-inorganic Lab,  NIT Rourkela,   AKTA Prime Protein Purifier, EG&G PAR Potentiostat, Hansatech Oxymeter, Biorad Electrophoresis System, PCR, Synergy Hybrid Biotek Plate Reader, Shimadzu and Carey Spectrophotometer, Stopped-flow System.

Iron Mobilization from Intact Ferritin Protein Nanocages: Implications in Iron Metabolism and Chelation Therapy. Science & Technology Department,Govt Of Odisha
  • Principal Investigator
  • 36
  • Running   Sponsored
Formation and dissolution of iron mineral Ferritin protein nanocage: Impact of oxoanions and intrinsic electron relay stations. Science & Engineering Research Board(SERB)
  • Principal Investigator
  • 39
  • Running   Sponsored
Exploiting the potential usage of ferritin cage as nanosink nanoreactor and nanocarrier for biomedical application DBT
  • Principal Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Unravelling the role of heme in bacterioferritin SERB
  • Principal Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Engg. Of the Ferritin Nanocage with Relevance to health & Disease DST-inspire
  • Principal Investigator
  • 60
  • Completed   Sponsored

A five-day workshop on: Bio-chemical and Bio-physical Characterization of Proteins Chemistry (Workshop)

Total Publications: 24

R. K. Behera, T. Tosha, and E. Theil,"Solving biology’s iron chemistry problem with ferritin protein nanocages", Accounts of Chemical Research, vol.49, no.5, pp.784-791, ACS Publications, May 2016, 10.1021/ar500469e       Article

P. K. Koochana, A. Mohanty, S. Das, B. Subhadarshanee, S. Satpati, . Anshumandixitc, S. C. Sabat, and R. K. Behera,"Releasing iron from ferritin protein nanocage by reductive method: the role of electron transfer mediator", Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, vol.1862, no.5, pp.1190-1198, Elsevier, May 2018, 10.1016/j.bbagen.2018.02.011       Article

R. K. Behera and E. Theil,"Moving Fe2+ from ferritin ion channels to catalytic OH centers depends on conserved protein cage carboxylates", PNAS, vol.111, no.22, pp.7925-30, June 2014, 10.1073/pnas.1318417111       Article

A. Mohanty, B. Subhadarshanee, P. Barman, C. Mahapatra, B. Aishwarya, and R. K. Behera,"Iron mineralizing bacterioferritin a from mycobacterium tuberculosis exhibits unique catalase-Dps-like dual activities", Inorganic Chemistry, vol.58, no.8, pp.4741-4752, American Chemical Society 2019, 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02758       Article

A. Parida, A. Mohanty, B. T. Kansara, and R. K. Behera,"Impact of phosphate on iron mineralization and mobilization in Nonheme Bacterioferritin B from Mycobacterium tuberculosis", Inorganic Chemistry, vol.59, no.1, pp.629-641, American Chemical Society, January 2020, 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02894       Article

  • CY101 : Chemistry {Theory}
  • CY1101 : Chemistry {Theory}
  • CY232 : Chemical Kinetics {Theory}
  • CY3201 : Chemistry of Elements {Theory}
  • CY5201 : Bioinorganic Chemistry {Theory}
  • CY5204 : Analytical Chemistry {Theory}
  • CY521 : Bio-Inorganic Chemistry {Theory}
  • CY611 : Advanced Analytical chemistry {Theory}
  • CY624 : Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry {Theory}
  • CY1170 : Chemistry Laboratory {Practical}
  • CY170 : Chemistry Laboratory {Practical}
  • CY273 : Chemical Biology Laboratory {Practical}
  • CY3703 : Chemical Biology Laboratory {Practical}
  • CY477 : Product Development Laboratory - I {Practical}

Ph.D. Students [9]
Facilitating Iron Acquisition from Ferritin Protein Nanocage by Reductive Pathway: Role of Electron Transfer Mediators and Chelators
Prashanth Kumar Koochana
Enrolled: Jul 2015
Graduated :  2019
Supervisor
Unravelling the Role of Heme in Bacterioferritin and Regulating Ferritin Self-Assembly: Implication towards Health and Diseases
Abhinav Mohanty
Enrolled: Jan 2016
Graduated :  2021
Supervisor
Iron Mineralization in Mycobacterial Ferritins: Impact of Protein Cage, Pores, and Phosphate
Akankshika Parida
Enrolled: Sep 2017
Graduated :  2022
Supervisor
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Narmada Behera
Enrolled: Aug 2018
Continuing
Supervisor
Bio-inorganic Chemistry
Rohit Kumar Raut
Enrolled: Jul 2019
Continuing
Supervisor
Bio-inorganic Chemistry/Ferritin Self-assembly
Swagatika Mallik
Enrolled: Sep 2020
Continuing
Supervisor
Bio-inorganic Chemistry
Tanaya Subudhi
Enrolled: Jan 2021
Continuing
Supervisor
Electrochemical Investigation of Ferritin
Satyabrat Behera
Enrolled: Sep 2021
Continuing
Supervisor
Electron Transfer in Proteins
Gargee Bhattacharyya
Enrolled: Mar 2022
Continuing
Supervisor
Executive Ph.D. Students [1]
Bio-inorganic Chemistry and Ferritin Self-assembly
Alok Ranjan Dhungia
Enrolled: Jan 2021
Continuing
Supervisor

Awards And Honours
  • Young Scientist Award from Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI).,   2023
  • Prof. R.C. Tripathy Young Scientist Award by Orissa Chemical Society.,   2017
  • DST-Inspire Faculty Award, Govt. of India.,   2013
  • 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) Fellowship, Govt. of Japan.,   2006
  • National Scholarship, Govt. of India.,   2002
  • Best Chemistry Graduate, Bhadrak College Bhadrak, Orissa, India.,   2002
Memberships / Fellowships
  • Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI),   2021
  • Indian Society of Nanomedicine,   2018
  • Orissa Chemical Society,   2013
  • American Chemical Society,   2010
  • Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry,   2009