Somnath Dutta, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Programs: Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Forensic Science, Molecular Biology, Pre-Health Studies, Restoration Ecology

Phone: 419-783-2428

Email: sdutta@defiance.edu

Somnath Dutta

TEACHING INTERESTS

General chemistry, organic chemistry, quantitative analysis, chemistry for non-science majors, forensic chemistry (toxicology) 

PUBLICATIONS

Durdak, G. M. and Dutta, S. (2018). "The Effect of Heroin on Vitamin B12 Absorption." Ohio Journal of Science, 118(1)A-46.

Ledgister, T. and Dutta, S. (2018). "Determining The Effects of Suboxone Treatment on Post Mortem Heroin Detection using Vitreous Humor by GC-MS Analysis." Ohio Journal of Science, 118(1)A-42.

Brown, P. and Dutta, S. (2015). "The Detection of Latent Blood with Hemascein using EDTA." Ohio Journal of Science, 115(1)A-16.

Plummer, T. and Dutta, S. (2015). "Detection of Possible tampering in Caffeinated Energy Drinks by Bleach." Ohio Journal of Science, 115(1)A-35.

Bussard, M. and Dutta, S. (2014). "A Comparison of Chemical Enhancements for the Detection of Latent Blood using EDTA analog." Ohio Journal of Science, 114(1)A-22.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Switzer, A.M. and Dutta, S. "Determining the Effect of Household Cleaning Products on the Collection of Gunshot Residue by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Sodium Rhodizonate Testing." Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Nov. 2013

AWARDS & HONORS

American Chemistry Society (ACS) Excellence Award

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2005
M.S. in Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India, 1996