Gautom Das



Contact Information

Engineering, Room 328
Office:  410-455-3413


Postdoctoral Scholar – University of California Davis, 2016
Research Fellow – University of Victoria, Canada, 2011
Ph.D. Chemical and Biomedical Engineering − Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 2010
B.S. Chemical Engineering − Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, 2004

Research Interests

  • Smart Nanomaterials for Theranostic Applications
  • Biosensors
  • Cell-Nanomaterials Interactions and Toxicological Study
  • Inhalation Toxicity


  • ENCH 427 Transport Processes II: Heat and Mass Transfer
  • ENCH 444 Process Engineering Economics I
  • ENCH 437L Chemical Engineering Lab
  • ENCH 630 Transport Phenomena
  • ENCH 484/693 Biomedical Engineering

Selected Publications (Google Scholar)

  1. Bonifacio, C. S.; Das, G.K.; Kennedy, I.M.; van Benthem K. Reduction reactions and densification during in situ TEM heating of iron oxide nanochains, Journal of Applied Physics, 2017, 122, 234303-7.
  2. Das, G. K.; Anderson, D. S.; Wallis, C. D.; Carratt, S. A.; Kennedy, I. M. Van Winkle, L. S.; Novel Multi-functional Europium-Doped Gadolinium Oxide Nanoparticle Aerosols Facilitate the Study of Deposition in the Developing Rat Lung, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 11518-11530.
  3. Das, G. K.; Strak D.; Kennedy, I. M. Potential Toxicity of Up-Converting Nanoparticles Encapsulated with a Bilayer Formed by Ligand Attraction. Langmuir, 2014, 30, 8167-8176.
  4. Zhang, Y.; Das, G. K.; Padmanabhan, P.; Vijayaragavan, V.; Bhakoo, K. K.; Xu, Q.-C.; Selvan S. T.; Tan T. T. Y. A “Smart” Theranostic Lanthanide Nanoprobes with Simultaneous Upconversion fluorescence and Tunable T1-T2 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast and Near-Infrared Activated Photodynamic Therapy. Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 12609-12617.
  5. Das, G. K.; Johnson, N. J. J.; Cramen, J.; Blasiak, B.; Latta, P.; Tomanek, B.; van Veggel F. C. J. M. NaDyF4 Nanoparticles as T2 Contrast Agents for Ultrahigh Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2012, 3, 524–529.
  6. Das, G. K.; Chan P. P. Y.; Teo A.; Loo J. S. C.; Anderson J. and Tan, T. T. Y. in vitro Cytotoxicity Evaluation of Biomedical Nanoparticles and Their Extracts. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, 2010, 93A, 337-346.
  7. Das, G. K. and Tan, T. T. Y. Rare-Earth -doped and co-doped Y2O3 Nanomaterials as Potential Bioimaging Probes, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008, 112, 11211-11217.