64 Years of


Name : Prof.(Dr.) Sarat Kumar Swain
Designation : Professor
Phone No. : +91-9937082348; +91-9439730360
Email Id : skswain_chem@vssut.ac.in , swainsk2@gmail.com
Date of Joining : 16-09-2011

M.Sc.(Chem.), M.Phil., Ph.D. (Utkal University), Post-Doc (USA)

Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Material Sciences

  1. Sept. 2011 to till date : Professor of Chemistry, VSSUT, Govt. of Odisha
  2. Aug. 2004 to Sept 2011 : Reader in Chemistry in North Orissa University, Baripada, Govt. of Odisha
  3. Before 2004 : Rendered the service as Lecturer, Asst. Prof and Assoc. Professor in KIIT University and ICFAI University, Bhubaneswar.
  4. April 2005-April 2006 : Visiting Scientist at University of Akron, USA.

Graduate Level : Engineering Chemistry, Corrosion Chemistry, Spectroscopy
Post Graduate Level : Organic Chem.; Organic Spectroscopy; Pericyclic and Photochemistry; Stereochemistry; Synthon Approach; Green Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Research Methodology; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Advance Materials Chemistry

  1. Research Area: Designed of Nanocomposites and polymeric hybrid nanomaterials, Synthesis of Biomaterials, Nanohydrogels, Solution Chemistry
  2. Applications: Packaging, Drugs delivery, Wound healing, Anticorrosion, Sensing, Superconductor etc.

Ph. D. Candidates :

Awarded: 12
(Dr. S. Patra, Dr. G. Prusty, Dr. A K Pradhan, Dr. S Kisku, Dr. S. Dash, Dr. B. Mohanty, Dr. T. Ravinder, Dr. A Sarangi, Dr. G C Pradhan, Dr. S. Gantayat, Dr. F. Mohanty, Dr. G Sahoo)

PhD Submitted: 03 (N. Sarkar, D. Sahu and K Prusty)

PhD Ongoing: 06 (P. K Sethi, A. J. Pattanaik, A. Biswal);

Post-Doc : 02 ( Dr. SK Basurudin, Dr. B. Parhi) from DS Kothari Post-Doc Fellowship of UGC
M. Tech. Candidates : M.Tech.: 05; M.Phil.: 12; M.Sc.: 26
  1. Samanta Chandrasekhar Award- 2015, from Odisha Bigyan Academy, DST, Govt of Odisha
  2. INSA S R Fellowship (2013): Indian National Science Academy, Govt. of India
  3. DAE Young Scientist Research Award (2008–09): BRNS-DAE, Govt. of India.
  4. JNCASR Visiting Fellowship (2007–08): JNCASR, Bengaluru, Govt. of India
  5. BOYSCAST Post-Doc Fellowship (2004–05), DST, Govt. of India
  6. Prof. R. K. Nanda Award (1994): Dr. Balabhadra Prasad P G Seminar, Ravenshaw College
  7. Best Science Project award (1992): S. V. M. College, Jagatsingpur, Orissa.
  8. Invited speaker’s/Keynote speakers: 30 lectures (6 in abroad)
  9. Deliver lectures in other Universities: 25 (in different Refresher and Orientation course)
  10. Professional training attended: 07 (IISc Bangalore, IIM Raipur, IIT Kgp, IIM Tirchy, IIT Kanpur etc.)
  11. Foreign country visited: USA, Japan, UK, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand etc.
  1. American Chemical Society
  2. Indian Chemical Society
  3. Materials Society of India
  4. Indian Society for Polymer Science
  5. Indian Society for Technical Education
  6. Orissa Chemical Society
  1. Synthesis of Polymer/clay Nanocomposites by Emulsifier-free Emulsion Technique: Superabsorbency and Biodegradable Study, DST-SERC, Govt. of India Ref: SR/FTP/CS-130/2006, (2008-2011).
  2. Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer/CNT nanocomposites by Chemically Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes, DAE-BRNS, Govt. of India Ref: 2008/20/37/BRNS/1936 (2009-2012).
  3. Sonochemical investigation of some pharmaceutical active biopolymers and proteins for biomedical application, DST, Govt. of Odisha, Ref: ST-Bio-15/2014 (2014-2017).
  4. Preparation and characterization of graphene nanocomposites by reinforcement of transition metal based quantum dots CSIR, Govt. of India Ref: 01(2836)/15/EMR-II, Dated 02.06.2015 (2015-2018).

International Publications

  1. 2020

    D. Sahu, N. Sarkar, P Mohapatra and S K Swain* “Rhodamine B associated Ag/r-GO nanocomposites as ultrasensitive fluorescent sensor for Hg2+” Microchemical Journal, (Elsevier) (Impact Factor: 3.206) 154, 104577 (2020) doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2019.104577.
  2. D. Sahu, P Mohapatra and S K Swain* “Highly orange fluorescence emission by water soluble gold nanoclusters for “turn off” sensing of Hg2+ ion” Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, A: Chemistry (Elsevier) (Impact Factor: 3.261), 386, 112098 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2019.112098.
  3. 2019

    D. Sahu, G Sahoo, P Mohapatra and S K Swain* “Nano Gold Hybrid Polyvinyl Alcohol Films for Sensing of Cu2+ ions” Chemistry Select, (Wiley-VCH) 4, 001 –011 (2019). (Impact Factor: 1.716) DOI: doi.org/10.1002/slct.201902167.
  4. P. K Sethi, K. Prusty, P Mohapatra and S K Swain* “Nano CaCO3 embodied poly acrylic acid/dextran nanocomposites for packaging applications” Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley), 136, 48298 (2019). DOI: 10.1002/app.48298 (Impact Factor: 1.991).
  5. B B Singh, F Mohanty, S S Das*, and S K Swain “Graphene sandwiched crumb rubber dispersed hot mix asphalt” Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, (Elsevier), (2019) Doi. org/10.1016/j.jtte.2019.02.003. (Impact Factor:1.48)
  6. K Prusty and S K Swain* “Release of ciprofloxacin drugs by nano gold embedded cellulose grafted polyacrylamide hybrid nanocomposite hydrogels” International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (Elsevier), 126(1), 665-675 (2019) Doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.12.258 0141-8130. (Impact Factor: 4.784).
  7. P K Sethy, K Prusty, P Mohapatra and S K Swain* “Nanoclay Decorated Polyacrylic acid-starch Hybrid Nanocomposite Thin Films as Packaging Materials” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 40:229–239, (2019). DOI: 10.1002/pc.24326 (Impact Factor: 2.262).
  8. D. Sahu, G Sahoo, P Mohapatra and S K Swain* “Dual Activities of Nano Silver Embedded Reduced Graphene Oxide Using Clove Leaf Extracts: Hg2+ Sensing and Catalytic degradation” Chemistry Select, (Wiley-VCH) 4, 2593–2602 (2019). (Impact Factor: 1.716) DOI: 10.1002/slct.201803725.
  9. G Sahoo, N Sarkar and S K Swain* “Effect of layered graphene oxide on the structure and properties of bovine serum albumin grafted polyacrylonitrile hybrid bionanocomposites” Polymer Composites (Wiley), (2019). DOI:10.1002/pc.25260 (Impact Factor: 2.262).
  10. F. Mohanty and S K Swain* "Silver Nanoparticles Decorated Polyethylmethacrylate/Graphene Oxide Composite: As Packaging Material" Polymer Composites (Wiley), 40: E1199– E1207, 2019. (Impact Factor: 2.262) DOI:10.1002/pc.24944.
  11. F Mohanty and S K Swain* “Nano silver embedded starch hybrid graphene oxide sandwiched poly(ethylmethacrylate) for packaging application” Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects (Elsevier), 18: 100300 (2019). doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoso.2019.100300 (Impact Factor: 0.772) Accepted.
  12. K Prusty and S K Swain* “Nanostructured gold dispersed polyethylmethaacrylate/dextran hybrid composites for packaging applications” Polymer-Plastic Technology and Engineering, (Tylor & Francis), (2019) (Impact Factor: 1.705). DOI: 10.1080/25740881.2019.1602140.
  13. D. Sahu, N Sarkar, G. Sahoo, P Mohapatra and S K Swain* “Nano silver imprinted graphene oxide as catalyst in reduction of 4-nitrophenol” Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry (Wiley), (Impact Factor: 1.53) DOI:10.1002/poc.3971 (2019).
  14. K Prusty, A Biswal, S B Biswal and S K Swain*, “Synthesis of soy protein/polyacrylamide nanocomposite hydrogels for delivery of ciprofloxacin drug” Materials Chemistry and Physics (Elsevier), 234, 378-289(2019). (Impact Factor: 2.781) doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2019.05.038.
  15. 2018

    K Prusty, P K Sethy and S K Swain* “Sandwich structured starch grafted polyethylhexylacrylate/polyvinylalcohol thin films” Advances in Polymer Technology (Wiley), 37, 37739-37791 (2018), DOI: 10.1002/adv.22161 (Impact Factor: 2.663).
  16. K. Prusty and S K Swain* “Nano Silver Decorated Polyacrylamide/Dextran Nanohydrogels hybrid composites for Drug Delivery Applications” Materials Science & Engineering: C (Elsevier) 85, 130-141 (2018) (Impact Factor: 4.959). DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2017.11.028.
  17. K Prusty and S K Swain* “Nanostructured Chitosan Composites for Cancer Therapy: A Review” International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials (Tylor & Francis), (Impact Factor: 2.263) 67(15),879-888 (2018) DOI. 10.1080/00914037.2017.1393678.
  18. S. K. Swain*, S. Barik, G C Pradhan and L. Behera “Delamination of Mg-Al Layered Double Hydroxide on Starch: Change in Structural and Thermal Properties” Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering (Tylor & Francis), (Impact Factor: 1.655) 57(15), 1585-1591 (2018) Doi: 10.1080/03602559.2017.1410844.
  19. N. Sarkar, G Sahoo, R Das and S K Swain* “Three-Dimensional Rice Straw Structured Magnetic Nanoclay Decorated Tri-polymeric Nanohydrogels as Superabsorbent of Dye Pollutants” ACS Applied Nano Materials (American Chemical Society) 1, 1183-1203 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.7b00358
  20. S Gantayat, N. Sarkar, G Prusty, D. Rout and S K Swain* “Designing of epoxy matrix by chemically modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes” Advances in Polymer Technology (Wiley), 37, 21654-21662 (2018), DOI: 10.1002/adv. 21654 (Impact Factor: 2.663)
  21. S K Swain* and K Prusty” Biomedical applications of acrylic based nanohydrogels: A review” Journal of Materials Science (Springer) 53, 2303-2325 (2018) (Impact Factor: 3.442) DOI: 10.1007/s10853-017-1726-x.
  22. S Gantayat, D Rout, SK Swain* “Carbon Nanomaterials Reinforced Epoxy Composites: A Review” Polymer-Plastic Technology and Engineering, (Tylor & Francis), 57(1), 1-16 (2018) (Impact Factor: 1.655) DOI.org/10.1080/03602559.2017.1298802.
  23. G Sahoo, N Sarkar and S K Swain* “The effect of reduced graphene oxide intercalated hybrid nanoclay on the dielectric properties of polyvinylidene fluoride nanocomposite films” Applied Clay Science (Elsevier) 162 69-82 (2018) (Impact Factor: 3.890).
  24. K. Prusty and S K Swain* "h-BN huddled starch reinforced PolyethylhexylacrylatePolyvinyl alcohol thin films for packaging applications" Polymer Composites (Wiley), (2018). (Impact Factor: 2.262) Accepted. doi.org/10.1002/pc.24941.
  25. 2017

    N. Sarkar, G. Sahoo, R Das, G. Prusty and S K Swain* “Carbon quantum dot tailored calcium alginate hydrogel for pH responsive controlled delivery of vancomycin” European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Elsevier), 109, 359-371 (2017) (Impact Factor: 3.532). doi.org/10.1016/j.ejps.2017.08.015.
  26. S K Swain*, G C Pradhan, S. Dash, F Mohanty and L Behera “Preparation and characterization of bionanocomposites based on soluble starch/nano CaCO3” Polymer Composites (Wiley), (2017). DOI: 10.1002/pc.24326 (Impact Factor: 2.262) In Press.
  27. Gyanaranjan Sahoo, N. Sarkar, D. Sahu and S K Swain* “Nano Gold Decorated Reduced Graphene Oxide Wrapped Polymethylmethacrylate for Supercapacitor Applications” RSC Advances (RSC), 7, 2137-2150 (2017). (Impact Factor: 3.049) DOI: 10.1039/c6ra26930c.
  28. S Gantayat, N Sarkar, D Rout, SK Swain* “Design of carbon nanofiber embedded conducting epoxy resin” Materials Chemistry and Physics (Elsevier) 186, 29-35 (2017) doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2016.09.020 (Impact Factor: 2.781)
  29. D. Sahoo, N. Sarkar G. Sahoo, P. Mohapatra, and S K Swain* “Nano Silver imprinted polyvinyl alcohol nanocomposites thin films for Hg2+ sensor” Sensor Actuators: B Chemical, (Elsevier) 246, 96-107 (2017) (Impact Factor: 6.393).Doi: 10.1016/jsnb2..
  30. Fanismita Mohanty, S K Swain* “Carbon Nanotube Embedded Polymer Composite: Properties and Applications” Current Organic Synthesis (Bentham Science Publishers.), 14 (2), 249-262 (2017) (Impact Factor: 1.690). DOI: 10.2174/1570179413666160831124314. (Invited article)
  31. G Sahoo, N Sarkar and S K Swain*, “Antimicrobial properties of nano gold imprinted starch bionanocomposites” Polymer-Plastic Technology and Engineering, (Tylor & Francis), 56(3), 334–345 (2017) (Impact Factor: 1.655) Doi: 10.1080/03602559.2016.1185629.
  32. N. Sarkar, G Sahoo, P. Priyadashini, S Khuntia, J R Mohanty and S K Swain* “Fabrication of acrylic modified coconut fiber reinforced polypropylene biocomposites: Study of mechanical, thermal and erosion properties” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 38 (12) 2852-28-62 (2017). DOI: 10.1002/pc.23887 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  33. Thumu Ravinder*; Shiva Shanker Kaki*; Prabhakar, I N S S*; Rao, B V S K *; S K Swain** and Prasad, R B N* “Enzymatic Synthesis of Structured Lipid Based On Silkworm Oil and Palm Olein” Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 29 (1) 81 – 87 (2017) (Impact Factor: 0.427).
  34. N Sarkar, G Sahoo and S K Swain* “Nano silicon carbide embodied soy protein bionanocomposites” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 38 (S1) E57-E65 (2017). DOI: 10.1002/pc.23896 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  35. 2016

    F. Mohanty and S K Swain* “Effect of graphene platelets on the thermal and conducting properties of Poly (ethyl methacrylate)” Advances in Polymer Technology (Wiley Periodicals, Inc.), 37, 1316-1322 (2018) DOI 10.1002/ADV21790. (Impact Factor: 2.663)
  36. S K Basiruddin and S K Swain* “Phenylboronic acid functionalized reduced graphene oxide based fluorescence nano sensor for glucose sensing” Materials Science & Engineering: C (Elsevier), 58, 103-109 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2015.07.068 (Impact Factor: 4.959)
  37. K Prusty and S K Swain* “Nano CaCO3 imprinted starch hybrid Polyethylhexylacrylate polyvinylalcohol nanocomposite thin films” Carbohydrate Polymers (Elsevier), 139, 90-98 (2016). DOI:10.1016/J.CARBPOL.2015.12.009 (Impact Factor: 6.044)
  38. Fanismita Mohanty, G Prusty, P Mohapatra and S K Swain* “Aqueous Compatibility of Starch with Albumin Bovine: An Ultrasonic Study” J Bionanoscience (American Scientific Publishers) 10 (5), 348-355 (2016) DOI:10.1166/jbns.2016.1397.
  39. N Sarkar, G Sahoo, R Das, G Prusty, D Sahu, and S K Swain* “Anti-corrosion Performance of Three Dimensional Hierarchical PANI@BN Nano hybrids. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (American Chemical Society), 55(5), 2931-2940 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b04887 (Impact Factor: 3.375)
  40. G C Pradhan and S K Swain* “Graphite reinforced oxygen barrier conducting starch nanocomposites” Polymer composites (Willey), 37(7) 2083-2091 (2016). DOI; 10.1002/pc.23386 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  41. 2015

    G C Pradhan, S Dash and S K Swain*, “Barrier properties of nano silicon carbide designed chitosan nanocomposites” Carbohydrate polymer (Elsevier), 134, 60-65 (2015) DOI;10.1016/j. carbpol.2015.06.081 (Impact Factor: 6.044)
  42. S Gantayat, G Prusty, D R Rout and S K Swain* “Effect of graphite platelets on thermal and mechanical properties of epoxy resin” New Carbon Material (Elsevier), 30(5), 432-437 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/S187-5805(15)6020-1 (Impact Factor: 1.171)
  43. S Barik, S K Kisku, L Behera and S K Swain* “Enhancement of thermal properties of polyacrylonitrile by reinforcement of Mg-Al layered double hydroxide” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 36(11), 2140-2144 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/pc.23130 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  44. 2014

    G Prusty, R Das and S K Swain* “Influence of functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes on morphology, conducting and oxygen barrier properties of poly (acrylonitrile-co-starch)” Composites Part B: Engineering (Elsevier), 62, 236-241 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.03.006 (Impact Factor: 6.864)
  45. G C Pradhan, S Dash and S K Swain* “Effect of boron nitride nanopowder on thermal, chemical and gas barrier properties of starch” Chinese Journal of Polymer Science (Springer), 32(10), 1311-1318 (2014). DOI: 10.1007/s10118-014-1511-0 (Impact Factor: 2.016)
  46. A K Pradhan, G Prusty and S K Swain* “Characterization of polyacrylonitrile nanocomposite by reinforcement of functionalized single walled carbon nanotubes”, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering (Tylor & Francis), 53(8), 784-789 (2014). DOI: 10.1080/03602559.2014.886042 (Impact Factor: 1.655)
  47. S K Swain*, S K Kisku and G Sahoo “Preparation of thermal resistant gas barrier chitosan nanobiocomposites", Polymer Composites (Wiley), 35(12) 2324-2328 (2014). DOI 10.1002/pc.22897. (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  48. G C Pradhan, S Dash and S K Swain* “Effect of zirconium oxide nanopowder on the thermal, Chemical and gas barrier properties of starch” Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (Elsevier), 23, 115-121 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.mssp.2014.02.038 (Impact Factor: 2.593)
  49. J R Mohanty, S N Das, H C Das and S K Swain* “Effect of chemically modified date palm leaf fiber on mechanical, thermal and rheological properties of polyvinylpyrrolidone Fibers and Polymers” Fibers and Polymers (Springer), 15(5), 1062-1070 (2014). DOI 10.1007/s12221-014-1062-6 (Impact Factor: 1.353)
  50. A. Sarangi, G Nath* and S K Swain* “Compatibility study of binary mixtures for surface modification of natural fibers using ultrasonic technique at different frequencies” Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics (NISCAIR), 52, 30-34 (2014). DOI: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/25144 (Impact Factor: 0.582)
  51. S K Swain*, S Dash, S K Kisku, R K Singh “Thermal and oxygen barrier properties of chitosan bionanocomposites by reinforcement of calcium carbonate nanopowder” Journal of Materials Science & Technology (Elsevier), 30(8), 791-795 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.jmst.2013.12.017 (Impact Factor: 5.040)
  52. S K Swain*, S Patra and S K Kisku, “Study of thermal, oxygen-barrier, fire-retardant and biodegradable properties of starch bionanocomposites” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 35, 1238-1243 (2014). DOI 10.1002/pc.22773 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  53. S K Kisku, S Dash and S K Swain* “Dispersion of SiC Nanoparticles in Cellulose for Study of Tensile, Thermal and Oxygen Barrier Properties” Carbohydrate Polymers (Elsevier), 99, 306-310 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.08.035 (Impact Factor: 6.044)
  54. S K Swain*, G Prustry, Ashis S Ray and L Behera “Dispersion of nanoplatelates of grahite on PMMA matrix by in situ polymerization technique” Journal of Experimental Nanoscience (Tylor & Francis), 9(03), 240-248 (2014). DOI: 10.1080/17458080.2012.654475 (Impact Factor: 1.362)
  55. A Sarangi, G Nath*, S K Swain* and R Paikray “Chemical modification of natural fibers with acetone blended alcohol” Advanced Science Letter (American Scientific Publishers) 20(3-4), 570-573 (2014). DOI: 10.1166/asl.2014.5367 (Impact Factor: ‎0.42).
  56. S K Kisku, N. Sarkar and S K Swain*, “preparation of starch/PVA/CaCO3 nanobiocomposites film: Study of fire retardant, thermal resistant, gas barrer and biodegradable properties” Polymer-Plastic Engineering and Technology, (Taylor & Francis) 53(16), 1664-1670 (2014). DOI:10.1080/03602559.2014.919650 (Impact Factor: 1.655)
  57. 2013

    G Prusty and S K Swain* “Dispersion of ZrO2 nanoparticles in polyacrylonitrile: Preparation of thermally-resistant electrically-conductive oxygen barrier nanocomposites” Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (Elsevier), 16, 2039-2043 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.mssp.2013.07.033 (Impact Factor: 2.593)
  58. S K Swain*, B. Shur and S K Patra “Poly(acrylamide-co-vinyl alcohol)–Superabsorbent Materials Reinforced by Modified Clay” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 34, 1794-1800 (2013). DOI 10.1002/pc.22583 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  59. S Dash and S K Swain* “Synthesis of Thermal and Chemical Resistant Oxygen Barrier Starch with Reinforcement of Nano Silicon Carbide” Carbohydrate Polymers (Elsevier), 97, 758-763 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.05.061 (Impact Factor: 6.044)
  60. S Dash and S K Swain* “Effect of nano boron nitride on the physical and chemical properties of soy protein” Composites Science and Technology (Elsevier), 84, 39-43 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2013.05.004 (Impact Factor: 5.160)
  61. S K Swain*, S Dash, C Behera, S K Kisku and L Behera “Effect of nano BN on the thermal properties of Cellulose” Carbohydrate Polymers (Elsevier), 95, 728-732 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.02.080 (Impact Factor: 6.044)
  62. A K Pradhan and S K Swain* “Synthesis and characterization of poly(acrylonitrile-co-methylmethacrylate) nanocomposites reinforced by functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes” Iranian Polymer Journal (Springer), 22(5) 369-376 (2013). DOI: 10.1007/s13726-013-0136-4 (Impact Factor: 1.278)
  63. S K Swain*, A K Pradhan and H S Sahu “Synthesis of gas barrier starch by dispersion of functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotube” Carbohydrate polymers (Elsevier), 94(1) 663-668 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.01.056 (Impact Factor: 6.044)
  64. G Prusty and S K. Swain* “Dispersion of Multi walled carbon nanotubes in Polyacrylonitrile-co-Starch copolymer matrix for enhancement of Electrical, Thermal and Gas Barrier Properties” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 34(3), 330-334 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/pc.22418 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  65. S K Swain*, G Prusty and I Jena “Conductive gas barrier and thermal resistant behavior of polymethylmethacrylate composites by dispersion of ZrO2 nanoparticles” International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials (Taylor & Francis), 62, 733-736 (2013). DOI: 10.1080/00914037.2013.769234 (Impact Factor: 2.263)
  66. S K Kisku and S K Swain* “Effect of SiC nanoparticles on thermal and oxygen barrier of abumin brovine protein” Polymer-Plastic Engineering and Technology (Taylor & Francis), 52, 940-945 (2013). DOI: 10.1080/03602559.2013.763375 (Impact Factor: 1.655)
  67. J R Mohanty, S N Das, H C Das and S K Swain* “Effective mechanical properties of PVA/DPL biocomposites” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 34, 959-966 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/pc.22502 (Impact Factor: 2.262).
  68. 2012

    S Dash, S K Kisku and S K Swain* “Effect of nano clay on morphological, thermal and barrier properties of albumin brovine” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 33, 2201-2206 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/pc.22363 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  69. S K Swain*, S K Patra and P Priyadarshini, “Soy protein/clay nanobiocomposites for ideal packaging materials” Polymer-Plastic Technology and Engineering (Taylor & Francis), 51, 1282-1287 (2012). DOI: 10.1080/03602559.2012.700542 (Impact Factor: 1.655)
  70. G Prusty and S K Swain* “Dispersion of expanded graphite as nanoplatelates in a copolymer matrix and its effect on thermal stability, electrical conductivity and permeability” New Carbon Mater (Elsevier), 27(4) 271-277 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/S1872-5805(12)60017-1 (Impact Factor: 1.171) (Awarded as excellent paper of the year 2012)
  71. A K Pradhan and S K Swain* “Electrical conductivity and oxygen permeability of polyacrylonitrile/multiwalled carbon nanotubes composites” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 33(7), 1114-1119 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/pc.22239 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  72. A K Pradhan and S K Swain* “Oxygen barrier multiwalled carbon nanotube/polymethyl methacrylate nanocomposites prepared by in situ method” Journal of Materials Science and Technology (Elsevier), 28(5), 391-395 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/S1005-0302(12)60073-5 (Impact Factor: 5.040)
  73. S K Patra and S K Swain* “Effect of organoclays on the thermal, mechanical, and oxygen barrier properties of poly(methyl methacrylate-co-acrylonitrile)/clay nanocomposites” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 35(5), 796-802 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/pc.22209 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  74. S K Kisku and S K Swain* “Study of oxygen permeability and flame retardancy properties of biodegradable polymethylmethacrylate/starch composites” Polymer Composite (Wiley), 33, 79-84, (2012). DOI: 10.1002/pc.21240 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  75. S K Kisku and S K Swain* “Synthesis and characterization of chitosan/boron nitride composites” Journal of the American Ceramic Society (Wiley), 95(9), 2753-2757 (2012). DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2012.05140.x (Impact Factor: 2.956)
  76. S K Swain*, G Prusty and R Das “Sonochemical compatibility of PVA-PA blend in aqueous solution” Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B: Physics (Taylor & Francis), 51(3), 580-589 (2012). DOI: 10.1080/00222348.2011.609782 (Impact Factor: 1.005)
  77. S K Patra, G Prusty and S K Swain* “Ultrasound assisted synthesis of PMMA/clay nanocomposites: Study of oxygen permeation and flame retardant properties” Bulletin of Materials Science (Springer), 35(1), 27-32 (2012). DOI: 10.1007/s12034-011-0259-1 (Impact Factor: 0.925)
  78. S K Kisku and S K Swain* “Polymethyl methacrylate/soy protein green composites as gas barrier materials” Chinese Journal of Polymer Science (Springer), 30(3) 397-404 (2012). DOI: 10.1007/s10118-012-1148-9 (Impact Factor: 2.016)
  79. 2011

    S K Swain* “Ultrasound assisted process of PA6/clay nanocomposites: mechanical, rheological and barrier Properties” Journal of Polymer Engineering (de Gruyter), 31, 185-189 (2011). DOI: 10.1515/polyeng.2011.040 (Impact Factor: 0.778)
  80. S K Patra, G Prusty and S K Swain* “Synthesis of PAN/clay nanocomposites: study of gas permeation properties” International Journal of Nanoscience (World Scientific), 10(4), 1101-1105 (2011). DOI: 10.1142/S0219581X11009210 (Impact Factor: ‎0.56)
  81. S K Swain* and S. K. Patra “Ultrasonic and viscometric study of synthesized pan/clay nanocomposites” International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials (Taylor & Francis) 60(12), 1-10 (2011). DOI: 10.1080/00914037.2010.551375 (Impact Factor: 2.263)
  82. G Prusty and S K Swain* “Synthesis and Characterization of Conducting Gas Barrier PAN/EG Nanocomposites” Polymer Composites (Wiley), 32(9), 1336-1342 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/pc.21155 (Impact Factor: 2.262)
  83. S K Patra and S K Swain*, “Swelling study of superabsorbent PAA-co-PAM/clay nanohydrogel” Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley), 120(3), 1533-1538 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/app.33381 (Impact Factor: 1.919)
  84. 2010

    S K Swain* and P. Priyadasrshini, “Ultrasonic and viscometric investigation of soya protein in aqueous solution” Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics (NISCAIR), 48(8), 539-542 (2010). DOI: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/9957 (Impact Factor: 0.582)
  85. A Mohanty and S K Swain* “Study of solution properties of albumin protein by ultrasonic technique” Journal of Indian Chemical Society (NISCAIR), 87(4), 461-464 (2010). (Impact Factor: 0.10)
  86. S.K.Swain* and I Jena “Polymer/CNT nanocomposites: A novel material” Asian Journal Chemistry (Oxford), 22(1), 1-15 (2010). (Impact Factor: 0.14)
  87. 2009-1999

    H S S Ramakrishna Matte, S K Swain, A Thirumurugan and C N R Rao* “Two- and three-dimensional hybrid compounds formed by 1,2-, 1,3- and 1,4-cyclo hexanedicarboxylates of zinc” Journal of Inorganic and General Chemistry (ZAAC) ((Wiley), 635(12), 1840-1847 (2009). DOI: 10.1002/zaac.201490002 (Impact Factor: 1.179)
  88. S K Swain and A I Isayev “PA6/clay nanocomposites by continuous sonication process” Journal Applied Polymer Science (Wiley), 114(4), 2378-2387 (2009). DOI: 10.1002/app.30827 (Impact Factor: 1.919)
  89. P K Sahoo, R Samal, S K Swain, and P K Rana, “Synthesis of poly(butylacrylate)/layer silicate nanocomposites fire retardant” European Polymer Journal (Elsevier), 44(9), 3522-3528 (2008). DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2008.08.033 (Impact Factor: 3.621)
  90. S Lapshine, S K Swain and A I Isayev, “Ultrasonic aided process for preparation of polyolefin-clay nanocomposites” Polymer Engineering & Science (Wiley), 48(8), 1584-1591 (2008). DOI: 10.1002/pen.21135 (Impact Factor: 1.551)
  91. R Samal, S K Swain, P K Rana and P K Sahoo, “Biodegradable flame retardant poly(butyl acrylate)/silicate nanocomposites by emulsifier-free emulsion technique” Journal of Polymer Materials (MD Publications) , 25(3), 397-406 (2008). (Impact Factor: 0.355)
  92. S K Swain and A I Isayev, “Effect of ultrasound on HDPE/clay nanocomposites: rheology, structure and properties” Polymer (Elsevier), 48(1), 281-289 (2007). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.11.002 (Impact Factor: 3.771).
  93. P K Sahoo, P K Rana and S K Swain “Interpenetrating Polymer Network PVA/PAA Hydrogels” International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials (Taylor & Francis) 55(1), 65-78 (2006). DOI: 10.1080/009140390916440 (Impact Factor: 2.263)
  94. P K Sahoo, R Mohapatra, A Sahoo. N L Debsarkar, S K Swain “Characterization, biodegradation, and water absorbency of chemically modified tossa variety jute fiber via pulping and grafting with acrylamide” International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization (Taylor & Francis), 10(3-4), 153-167 (2005). DOI: 10.1080/10236660500397845 (Impact Factor: 1.333)
  95. P K Rana, S K Swain, and P K Sahoo “Synthesis, characterization, and properties of intercalated poly(2-ethyl hexylacrylate)/silicate nanocomposites: XRD, TEM, IR, TGA, superabsorbency, pressure-sensitive adhesion, and biodegradation” Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley), 93(3), 1007-1011 (2004). DOI: 10.1002/app.20568 (Imp. Factor: 1.919)
  96. P. K.Sahoo, B. Samal and S. K. Swain, “Co (III)-mediated microemulsion polymerization of acrylonitrile: kinetics and particle morphology” Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley) 91(5), 3120-3126 (2004). DOI: 10.1002/app.13485 (Impact Factor: 1.919)
  97. P K Sahoo, P K Rana A Sahoo, N L Debsarkar, S K Swain “Characterization and properties of chemically modified Corchorus capsularis jute fiber via pulping and grafting: Infrared, thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, biodegradation, and superabsorbency” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry (Wiley), 41(17), 2696-2703 (2003). DOI: 10.1002/pola.10813 (Impact Factor: 2.588)
  98. P K Sahoo, G C Sahu and S K Swain “Nonconventional emulsion polymerization of methyl methacrylate. effect of Cu(II)/histidine complex catalyst and different peroxo-salts” Polymer Journal (Nature) 35(4), 364-371 (2003). DOI: 10.1295/polymj.35.364 (Impact Factor: 2.170)
  99. P K Sahoo, R Mohapatra, A Sahoo and S K Swain “Ultrasonic and viscometric investigations of a poly(vinyl alcohol)–dextran mixture in aqueous solution” Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley), 88(14), 3196-3202 (2003). DOI: 10.1002/app.12158 (Impact Factor: 1.919)
  100. P K Sahoo, S K Swain and N L Debsarkar “Preparation, characterization and properties of unbleached, bleached and grafted pulps from JRC-321 variety jute fiber” Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley), 83(4), 1963-1969 (2002). DOI: 10.1002/app.10122 (Impact Factor: 1.919)
  101. S K Swain and P K Sahoo, “Emulsifier-free emulsion polymerization of acrylonitrile catalyzed by Co(II)/glycine chelate complex”, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (KFUPM), 27(1A) 57-64 (2002). DOI: https://ajse.kfupm.edu.sa/articles/271A_04p.pdf (Impact Factor: 1.092)
  102. P.K. Sahoo, G.C. Sahoo and S. K. Swain “Effect of Cu(II)/H2 salen complex on the non-conventional initiated emulsion polymerization of acrylonitrile” European Polymer Journal (Elsevier), 38(2), 345–350 (2002). DOI: 10.1016/S0014-3057(01)00187-2 (Impact Factor: 3.621)
  103. S K Swain and P K Sahoo “Synthesis of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) catalyzed by Ni(II)/glycine chelate complex through emulsion polymerization initiated by monopersulfate” Indian Journal of Chemical Technology (NISCAIR), 7(5), 259-263 (2000). DOI: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/22972 (Impact Factor: 0.348)
  104. P K Sahoo, M Dey, A Behera and S K Swain “Effect of in situ developed Cu(II)/alanine chelate complex on the emulsion polymerization of acrylonitrile initiated by monopersulfate” Journal of Polymer Materials (Netherlands), 17(2), 177-182 (2000). (Impact Factor: 0.355)
  105. P K Sahoo and S K Swain “Synthesis of zirconocene–acetylene and zirconocene-diacetylene polymers” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry (Wiley), 37(21), 3899-3902 (1999). DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-0518(19991101)37:21<3899::AID-POLA3>3.0.CO;2-4 (Impact Factor: 2.588)
  106. P K Sahoo, M Dey and S K Swain, “Emulsifier–free emulsion polymerization of acrylonitrile: effect of in situ developed Cu(II)/glycine chelate complex initiated by monopersulfate” Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley), 74(12), 2785-2790 (1999). DOI: 10.10023.0.CO;2-X (Impact Factor: 1.919).
    S K Swain, G Sahoo, N Sarkar, and F Mohanty, “Novel bionanocomposite systems for packaging applications” SPE, Plastics Research Online, 1-4 (2017), DOI:10.2417/spepro.006917
  108. S K Swain, N Sarkar, and G Sahoo “Coconut shell powder improves the mechanical performance of polypropylene biocomposites” SPE, Plastics Research Online, 1-3, (2017) DOI:10.2417/spepro.006914.
  109. S K Swain, S K Kisku and S K Patra “Improving starch-based materials for packaging” SPE, Plastics Research Online, (2014) DOI: 10.2417/spepro.005285
  110. S K Swain* and G Prusty “Characterizing Oxygen-Barrier Polyacrylonitrile/Graphite Nanocomposites” SPE, Plastics Research Online, (2011) DOI-10.1002/spepro.003851.
    S K Swain“Nanoprajyuktibidya (Nanotechnology)” Odisha Bigyan Academy, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Odisha (2020) On Invitation. (Language Odia)


  1. International Conference on Nanomedicine in Diagnostics and Theranostics in Cancer (UDPS PHARMACON 2018), Departemnt of Pharmacy, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar March 09-11, 2018 Topic: Nanometal imprinted polymeric hydrogel for drug delivery.
  2. International conference on “Advancement in Polymeric Materials” (APM 2018), CIPET Bhubaneswar, February 02-04, 2018 Topic: Designing of Nano Gold Imprinted Polyacrylamide/Cellulose hydrogels for Drugs Delivery.
  3. International Conference on nanotechnology: Innovation, Ideas and initiatives (ICN:3I 2017), IIT Roorkee, December 05-08, 2017 Topic: Polysaccharide based nanohydrogels as promising vehicle for oral delivery of antibiotics
  4. International Conference on Advance Engineering Functional Materials (ICAEFM 2017), BPUT, GITA, Bhubaneswar, September 21-23, 2017, Topic: Nanomaterial Incorporated polymeric nanocomposites for versatile applications.
  5. International Conference on Functional Materials (ICFM 2016), IIT Kharagpur, December 12-14, Topic. Synthesis of carbon quantum dots from natural sources for biomedical applications.
  6. International Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living (NANO 2017), NIT, Srinagar May 24-29, 2016 Topic: “Anti-corrosion performance of nanohybrid    polyaniline on mild steel”.
  7. International conference on Polymeric Advance Materials (PAM 2016), CIPET, Ahmadabad, India, February 12-14, (2016). Topic: Nnao CaCO3 imprinted starch hybrid PEHA-PVa nanocomposites thin films.
  8. National conference on nanocomposites and nanomaterails, January 29-30, 2016, KIIT University, Bhuabneswar, India, Topic: Polymeric nanocomposites for packaging applications.
  9. International conference on Nanomaterails, January 14-16 (2016), Bangkok, Thailand, Topic: Nano structured chitosan for cancer therapy.   
  10. International conference on APM, February 12-14 (2016), CIPET, Ahmedabad, Topic: Nano Calcium Carbonate imprinted Polymeric Nanocomposites Thin Films.
  11. International conference on ICNM, December 12-14 (2015), Hindustan College of Science & Technology, Farah, Mathura, and Topic: Effect of Zirconium oxide on the gas barrier properties of polymer nanocomposites.
  12. International conference on natural polymers (2015), M G University, Kottayaam, kerala, Topic: Nano Silicon carbide reinforced hybrid biopolymers.
  13. International conference on Innovative applications of chemistry in pharmacology and technology, February 06-08 (2015), Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha. Topic: Nano boron nitride reinforced hybrid biopolymers.
  14. International conference and Exhibition on Materials Science & Engineering, October 06-08, (2014), San Antonio, USA Topic: Effect Graphite Platelets on the thermal and gas barrier properties of the polymers.
  15. International Materials Technology Conference and Exhibition (IMTCE 2014), May 13-16, 2014, Luala Lulpur, Malaysia, Topic: Effect of Nano BN on the gas barrier Effect of biopolymers and Proteina.
  16. National conference on Recent Advances on Engineering and Technology, April 6-7, (2013), Modern Engineering and Magement Studies, Balasore, Odisha, India, Tipc:  Scientific aspect and applications of nanomaterials.
  17. National Symposium on Chemistry and Environmental March 15-16, (2013) Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Banarasi, India, Topic: “Green synthesis of carbon nanotube reinforced polymer and biopolymer based nanocomposites”
  18. National Seminar on “Green Chemistry: Solution to Environmental Crisis” October 13-14, (2012), Berhumpur University, Bhanja Vihar, Berhumpur, Odisha, India, Topic: Green Composites: A sustainable Future Materials.
  19. International Symposium on Recent Advances in Polymers July 07-12, (2012), Institute of Materials, Malaysia. Topic: “Polym and Protein based nanocomposites for packaging applications.
  20. International Conference on Materials Science and Technology (ICMST (2012), June 10-14, 2012, St. Thomas College, Pala, Kerala, India. Topic: “Dispersion of nanomaterials for in polymer nanocomposites for synthesis of packaging application
  21. International Year of Chem. Seminar on Recent Trends in Chem., Berhumpur Univ., Berhumpur, Odisha, India, Nov. 26-27,(2011). Topic: “Polymer Nanocomposites as packaging materials”
  22. International conference on composites and nanocomposites (ICNC-2011), IMSE, Kottayam January 7-9, (2011). Topic: “Study of Gas Barrier Properties of PAN/Graphite Nanocomposites”
  23. International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization, M G University, Kottayam, January 15-17, (2010). Topic: “Polymer/clay Nanocomposites by Sonocation Process

    A textbook of Applied Chemistry Laboratory Practice (B.Sc. & B.Tech. Students), Dr. M. K. Mishra & Dr. S. K. Swain., Alok Publications, Bhubaneswar, 2nd Edition, 2002.
  2. A course book of Engineering Chemistry (1st year B.Tech. Students), Dr. M. K. Mishra, Dr. S. K. Swain, & Dr. R. K. Hota, Alok Publications, Bhubaneswar, 2nd Edition, 2004.

    Bionanocomposites for packaging applications, Editors: Dr. Mohammad Jawaid and Prof. Sarat Kumar Swain, Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67318-9, eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67319-6, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, 1st Ed. (2018) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67319-6.Link: http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319673189
  4. Nanostructured Polymeric composites for biomedical applications, Editors: Prof. Sarat Kumar Swain and Dr. Mohammad Jawaid, Hardcover Paperback ISBN: 9780128167717, Publisher: Elsevier, 1st Ed. (2019) (In Press) E-ISBN 978-0-12-816771-7. Link: https://www.elsevier.com/books/nanostructured-polymer-composites-for-biomedical-applications/swain/978-0-12-816771-7

    K Prusty and S K Swain* “Microscopic Analysis and Characterization of Natural Rubber containing carbon fillers” Chapter 8, of Edited book “Carbon based nanofiller and their rubber nanocomposites” Edited by Prof. Sabu Thomas et al. 1st Edition 2019 (Elsevier) DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-817342-8.00008-1. ISBN: 978-0-12-817342-8.
  6. K Prusty, A Biswal, N. Sarkar and S K Swain* “Oral Delivery of Insulin by hybrid polymers”, Chapter 7, Applications of Encapsulation and Controlled Release, Edited by Prof. M Mishra, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ISSN: 978-1-138-11878-2, 2019.
  7. S. J Sahoo, K. Prusty, and S. K Swain* “Polysaccharide Based Rubber Nanocomposites” 11432, Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials, Volume https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813195-4.11432-4.
  8. K Prusty, S Barik and S K Swain* “a correlation between the graphene surface area, functional Groups, defects, and Porosity on the Performance of the Nanocomposites” Chapter 13: Functionalized Graphene Nanocomposites and their Derivatives. Editor: Mohammad Jawaid Rachid Bouhfid Abou el Kacem Qaiss 1st Edition (2019) Paperback ISBN: 9780128145487 (Elsevier) DOI:org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814548-7.00013-1.
  9. S K Swain*, S Barik and R Das “Nanomaterials as Sensor for Hazardous Gas Detection” Chapter 1 L.M.T. Martínez et al. (eds.), Handbook of Ecomaterials, Springer International Publishing AG (2018) DOI.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48281-1_128-1
  10. A. Mallik, P Mishra and S K Swain*, “The Effect of Functionalized MWCNTon Mechanical and Electrical Properties of PMMA Nanocomposites” Chapter 1 of C. Labbé et al. (eds.), Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. (2018) Book ISBN: 978-981-10-7190, DOI.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7191-1_1
  11. S K Swain*, N. Sarkar, B. Patra and G Sahoo “Polymer-Based Bionanocomposites for Future Packaging Materials” Chapter 2, M. Jawaid and S.K. Swain (eds.), Bionanocomposites for packaging applications, Springer International Publishing (2018). Page 33-48. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-67319-6_2. ISBN:978-3-319-67319-6
  12. S K Swain*, A J Pattanayak and A P Sahoo “Functional Biopolymer Composites” Chapter 6: V. Kumar Thakur and M.K. Thakur (eds.), Functional Biopolymers, Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials, ISSN 978-3-319-66416-3 (2018) DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-66417-0_6.
  13. S K Swain*, K Prusty “Chitosan-Based Bionanocomposite for Packaging Applications” Chapter 6, M. Jawaid and S.K. Swain (eds.), Bionanocomposites for packaging applications, Springer International Publishing (2018). Page 107-124. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-67319-6_6. ISBN:978-3-319-67319-6
  14. R Das, A J Pattanaik and S K Swain* “Polymer nanocomposites for sensor devices” Polymer-based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications. Edited by Mohammad Jawaid Mohammad Mansoob Khan, ISBN: 9780081022627, Elsevier (Woodhead Publishing) (2018) DOI.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-101910-8.00007-9
  15. S K Swain*, F Mohanty “Polysaccharides-Based Bionanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications” Chapter 10, M. Jawaid and S.K. Swain (eds.), Bionanocomposites for packaging applications, Springer International Publishing (2018). Page 191-208. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-67319-6_10. ISBN:978-3-319-67319-6.
  16. G. Sahoo, N. Sarkar and S K Swain*” Biomass based nanocomposites for packaging applications” Chapter 7 of edited book “Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-based Composite Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications”, Mohammad Jawaid, Paridah Md Tahir and Naheed Saba (Elsevier) 123-146, (2017). ISBN: 978-0-08-100959-8 DOI.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100959-8.00007-X.
  17. N Sarkar, G Sahoo, S K Swain*, Nanocomposites of PU polymers filled with CNTs, Chapter 6: Polyurethane Polymers: Composites and Nanocomposites (Vol-1). (Elsevier), 978-0-12-804065-2, (2017). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-804065-2.00006-1.
  18. F. Mohanty and S K Swain* “Bionanocomposites for Food packaging Applications” Chapter 18 of the book Nanotechnology Applications in Food, Grumezescu Elsevier Page 363-379 (2017) ISSN: -9780128119426, DOI.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811942-6.00018-2.
  19. K Prusty, P Mohaptra and S K Swain* “Starch Based Rubber Nanocomposites” Chapter 6 of the book, Advanced Structured Materials, P.M. Visakh, Rubber Based Bionanocomposites, Springer International Publishing AG (2017) DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-48806-6_10 Book ISBN: 978-3-319-48804-2.
  20. K Prusty, S K Swain* “Cellulose based nanohydrogels for tissue engineering applications” Nanaocellulose and nanohydrogels matrices: Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogel Matrices: Biotechnological and Biomedical Applications, First Edition. Edited by Mohammad Jawaid and Mohammad Faruq. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Published 2017 by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA., Wiley VCH, Chapter 4, 67-90 (2017) ISBN: 978-3-527-34172-6.
  21. S K Swain*, P K Sethy and A J Pattanayak “Synthesis of Soy protein based bionanocomposites for packaging applications” Chapter 7: Springer International Publishing AG 2017, M. Jawaid et al. (eds.), Green Biocomposites, Green Energy and Technology, 1-26, (2017) DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-49382-4_7. ISBN: 978-3-319-46610-1.
  22. S K Swain*, N Sarkar, G Sahoo, D Sahu, Oxygen Permeability of Layer Silicate Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites, Chapter 6: Nanoclay Reinforced Polymer Composites (Springer Singapore). DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1953-1_6 .ISBN 978-981-10-1952-4. (2016) page 141-166.
  23. K Prusty, Deepak Sahu and S K Swain* “”Nanocellulose as a template for the production of Advanced nanostructured materials” Edited by M. Jawaid, S. Boufi, and Abdul Khalil H.P.S, Chapter 21 of Book Cellulose-reinforced Nanofibre Composites: Properties, Production and Applications, Elsevier UK for Woodhead Publishing Ltd, 2017, doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100957-4.00019-X. ISBN: 978-0-08-100957-4
  24. G Sahoo, N Sarkar, S K Swain*, Biomass-based nanocomposites for packaging application, Chapter 7 of the book, Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-based Composite Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications (Elsevier), 2016, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100959-8.00007-X.
  25. K Prusty, S K Swain* “Nanohydrogel chitosan in gene therapy” Multi Volume set nanostructured in therapeutic medicine, Elsevier, 2016 (Accepted).
  26. N Sarkar, G Sahoo and S K Swain* “Soy protein nanocomposite for packaging application” Soya Based Bioplastics, Chapter 6 of the book, Edited By, V K Thakur, M Thakur & M R Kessler Smithers Rapra, UK , ISBN 978-1-91024-222-3, Page 139-150 (2017)
  27. G Sahoo, N Sarkar and S K Swain*,” Effect of boron nitride nanoparticles on thermal properties of soy protein” Chapter 11 of the book Soya Based Bioplastics, Edited By, V K Thakur, M Thakur & M R Kessler, Smithers Rapra, UK, ISBN 978-1-91024-222-3, Page 167-190 (2017).
  28. S K Swain*, G Sahoo and N Sarkar, “Manufacturing of chemically modified date palm leaf fiber reinforced polymer composites” Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites (Springer International publishing Switzerland 2015), 291-308 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07944-8_14 (2015)
  29. S K Swain* and A I Isayev “Polyamide 6/Clay Nanocomposites” Chapter 16, Developments of Composites,ISBN#9789810837112 Edited by K. K. Kar and A. Hodzic, Research Publishing, Singapore (2012).
  30. S K Swain “Dispersion of Nano BN in preparation of chitosan Nanocomposites for packaging applications” Chapter 49, Advanced in ceramic matrix Composites, ISBN# ISBN 0 85709 120 4. Edited by Jim Low, Woodhead Publishing, UK (2013)
  31. S K Swain* “Gas barrier properties of biopolymer based nanocomposites: Application in food packing” Chapter 13 “Biopolymer based Nanocomposites for food packaging applications” Advanced Material Book Series, Edited By A Tiwari, Wiley-Scrivener, USA, ISBN: 978-1-118-77343-7 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/9781118773857.ch13
  32. S K Patra and S K Swain*, “Superabsorbant study of PAA-co-PAM/Clay Nanohydrogels”, “Biomedical Application of Nanostructured Materials” ISBN# 0230-033-201-3, Edited by Rajendran, Hillebrands, Prabu and Geckeler, Macmillan Publication, India, (2010), P.41-146.

    K Prusty, S K Swain “Acrylic Based Hydrogels” Encyclopedia series of Tylor & Francis, CRC Press on Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials Edited by Munmaya Mishra Print ISBN: 978-1-4398-9879-6 eBook ISBN: 978-1-4665-0179-9, page 1-12. DOI: 10.1081/E-EBPP-120054001 (January 17, 2016). Link: http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1081/E-EBPP-120054001 .
  34. K Prusty, S K Swain "Layered material reinforced starch based bionanocomposites for food packaging applications" Encyclopedia series of Tylor & Francis, CRC Press on Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications Edited by Munmaya Mishra (2017) Accepted
  35. S J Sahoo, K Prusty and S K Swain* “Polysacharide Based Rubber Nanocomposites” Encyclopedia of REneable and sustainable materials, (2019) ISBN: 978-0-12-813195-4.11432-4. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813195-4.11432-4

    S Gantayat, D Rout and S K Swain “Mechanical properties of functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotube/epoxy nanocomposites” 5th International Conference of Materials Processing and Characterization (ICMPC 2016), Hyderabad, Materials Today: Proceedings (Elsevier) 4 (2017) 4061–4064. doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2017.02.308.
  37. S K Swain and N Sarkar “Anti-corrosion performance of nanohybrid polyaniline on mild steel” Proc. of the Intl. Conf. on Nanotechnology for Better Living, (2016) 3 (1). 304 doi:10.3850/978-981-09-7519-7nbl16-rps-304 (2016)
  38. S. Gantayat, D. Rout and S. K. Swain “Structural and electrical properties of functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotube/epoxy composite” AIP Conf. Proc. 1731, 050113 (2016); doi.org/10.1063/1.4947767 (21–25 December 2015). doi.org/10.1063/1.4947767
  39. A.Sarangi, G. Nath , S.K.Swain, R.Paikaray “Effect of Frequency on Physical Properties of Date Palm Fiber -PVA Composites International Symposium on Ultrasonics- 2015 (ISU 2015)” Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, January 22-24, 2015, Published in “International Journal of Science and Research”, Paper ID: ISU-084, Edition: Special Issue - ISU-2015 ISSN (Online): 2319-7064
  40. A. Sarangi, G. Nath, S K Swain and R. Paikaray. “Acoustical investigation of acetone blended alcohols for chemical modification of natural fibers” Acoustic New Delhi, November10-15, 2013 Page 424-430.
  41. A K Pradhan and S K Swain* “Synthesis and Characterization of conducting PMMA/MWCNT nanocomposites” International conference on advances in materials and materials processing, IIT Kharagpur, December 9-11, 2011 page 75-79 (2011)
  42. A K Pradhan and S K Swain* “Synthesis of PAN/MWCNT nanocomposites: Study of electrical conductivity” International Conference on Carbon Nanotubes: Potential and Chalenges, IIT Kanpur, December 15-17, 2010, page 65-68 (2010).
  43. S Lapshine, S K Swain and A I Isayev “Ultrasound Aided Extrusion Process for Preparation of Polyolefin-Clay Nanocomposites” Society of Plastic Engineers: 66th Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC), May 04-08 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Vol. 4 2063-2067 (2008) ISBN 9781-60560-3209
  44. S. K. Swain and A. I. Isayev, “Processing of Nylon 6/clay Nanocomposites by Continuous Sonication Process: Mechanical, Rheological and Structural Study ”, Proceeding of International and INCCOM-6 Conference on Future Trends in Composite Materials and Processing, IIT, Kanpur, December 12-14, P- 146-169 (2007).
  45. S. K. Swain and A. I. Isayev, “Extrusion of Polyamide 6/clay Nanocomposites by Continuous Sonication Process: Study of Structural and Gas Barrier Properties” Proceeding of the National Conferences on Development of Composites, NIT, Rourkela, April 14-15, P- 179-185 (2007).
  46. S K Swain and A I Isayev “Ultrasonic assisted Extrusion of HDPE/Clay nanocomposites” Society of Polymeric Engineering, Society of Plastic Engineers: 64th Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC), Charlottee North Corolina, USA May 07-11, 2006, Vol. 5, 2006, 923-927, (2006) ISBN: 9781-6042-35562.
  47. S. K. Swain, S. Lapshine and A. I. Isayev, “Polyolefine-clay Nanocomposites by Ultrasound Assisted Extrusion Process” International Symposium on material Chemistry, Bhabha Atomoc Research Centre, Mumbai, December 4-8th , p-430-432 (2006)
  48. S. K. Swain “Air pollution Control and Change of climate: A Short Note” 9th Regional conference, OCS, Seemanta Engineering College, Orissa, 17th Sept., p-24-26 (2006).
  49. S. K. Swain and A. I. Isayev, “Melt extrusion process for exfoliation of polyamide 6/clay nanocomposites: Study of oxygen permeability property” Polym Mater: Sci. & Engg, 96, 51-52 (2007) ISSN# 0743-0515 (ACS)
  50. S. K. Swain, R. K. Samal, P. K. Sahoo, “Synthesis and Characterizations of PBA/Silicate Nanocomposites by emulsifier free emulsion free emulsion Polymerization”, Polymer Preprints ACS,47(2), 652-653 (2006).ISSN # 0032-3934 (ACS)
  51. S. K. Swain and A. I Isayev, “HDPE/Clay nanocomposites by continuous sonication process: Mechanical and Rheological study” Polymer Materials: Sci. & Engg 94, 690-691 (2006). ISSN# 0743-0515 (ACS).
    Attended and presented: 80 (International and National)
  1. Organizing Secretary, National Conference on Materials Science and Catalysis (MCC 2007), North Orissa University, Dec., (2008)
  2. Convener, National Conference on Materials Science and Catalysis (MCC 2009), North Orissa University, Oct. (2009)
  3. Chairman, National Conference on Materials Science and Catalysis (MCC 2010), North Orissa University, Oct. (2010)
  4. Chairman, National conference on Recent Advancement in Materials Science, VSSUT, Oct. (2013)
  5. Chairman, National conference on Recent Advancement in Materials Science, VSSUT, Aug. (2014)
  6. Coordinator, National Workshop on Nanotechnology: Present and Future Aspect in Science and Engineering, VSSUT, July (2016)
  7. Coordinator: National workshop on Monitoring of Research Progress on PhD Scholars (MRS 2017) March 2017
  8. Convener: National Conference on “Recent Advances in Materials Science (RAIMS 2018)” March 2018.
  9. Convenor, 33 annual conference of Odisha Chemical Society and 5th National Conference on RAIMS, December 24-25, 2019.


  1. Dean (Academic affairs), VSSUT May 2019 to till Date
  2. Dean (PG Studies & Research), VSSUT, March 2016 to April 2019
  3. Dean (Academic affairs), VSSUT November 2014 to January 2016
  4. Dean (PG Studies &Research), VSSUT Nov. 2014 to July 2015
  5. Head of the Department, Chemistry, VSSUT, Sept 2011 to Sept. 2014
  6. Prof-in-charge Central Library, VSSUT, Burla January 2014 April 2016
  7. Chairman, Estate Committee, Jan 2013 to march 2015
  8. First Appellant Authority, RTI Act 2005, VSSUT, Sept 2011 to Sept 2013
  9. Member of Academic Council, Department Academic Committee, Board of Studies, Purchase Committee, Research Promotion and Evaluation Committee etc.

No. of Patents: 02 (USA: 01, Indian: 01)

  1. Avraam I Isayev, Sarat K Swain, and Sergey Lapshine “Process Preparing Polymer Nanocomposites and Nanocomposites Prepared Therefrom” Publication No.: US 2010/0152325 A1, Publication Date: June 17, 2010.
  2. Sarat K Swain, Sk Basirudin and Kalyani Prusty “Design of Thermally Responsive Reversible Hydrophobic Gels” Indian Patent Application No. 201631021775/Kolkata/India Publication Date: 24.12.2017.

Any other Distinctions

National/International Journals (SCI/Scopus indexed)


Other referred Journals (on Invitation)


Scientific Reports



01 (OBA,DST, Govt. of Odisha)

Book Authored/Edited

04 [One Springer, One Elsevier, Two Indian]

Chapters in Edited books

28 (Springer, CRC Press Smit Rapra, Wiley, Elsevier etc.)

Chapters in Encyclopaedia

04 (02Tylor Francis, 02 Elsevier)


75 Nos (Abstract/Full papers published and presented in various conferences )

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