Research Interests

“Those who control materials control technology”

—– Eiji Kobayashi, Panasonic

“Biology is the nanotechnology that works”

—– Tom Knight, MIT

Any trained chemical engineer will probably appreciate how apt these lines are! Now, I, being such a person, am broadly interested in applying the principles of nanoscience and material chemistry to discover the areas that somehow comes under the purview of healthcare technology. Specifically, I am interested in (and previously explored to some extent) the following areas:

  • Synthesis and Characterization of nanomaterials

  • Directed self-assembly of nanoparticles

  • Multifunctional nanomaterials for bio-imaging

  • Targeted drug delivery via functional nanosystems

  • Fluorescent Spectroscopy

  • Three dimensional photonic crystal

  • Advanced nanobiomaterial based solar energy conversion

  • Molecular Photoswitches

  • Colloidal interaction at soft-interfaces