Development of new synthetic strategies, C–H activations and methodologies en route to the natural products.
Asymmetric metal and organocatalysis
Organic materials chemistry, organic photochemistry.
Mechanistic organic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry.
Photochemistry & photophysics
Light-matter interactions at nanoscale
Activation and Functionalization of Small Molecules by Main Group
Main Group Element Compounds as Precursors for Materials.
Highly Planar pi-conjugated Macrocycles and Fused Porphyrinoids
Functional Near-IR Absorbing Chromophores for Solar Energy Harvesting and Design of New Hole Transporting Materials for Solar Cells
Development of methodology and Natural Product Synthesis
Supramolecular Chemistry: gels, topochemical reactions, weak interactions
Intervention in cell signaling through Chemical Biology.
Biophysical Chemistry and Photophysics of Biomolecules
Artificial Photosynthesis/Femtosecond Spectroscopy
Asymmetric cross-coupling reactions and natural product synthesis.
Stereospecific coupling of enantiopure organosilanes
Design and synthesis of DNA based nanostructures using the design principles of supramolecular chemistry to address the challenges in biology, nanotechnology and material science.
structure-property correlation of quantum-sized metal nanoclusters, Cluster-assemblies and inorganic-organic hybrid structures for the possible application in magnetism, luminescence, optical and heterogeneous catalysis.
Theoretical Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry and Theoretical Spectroscopy
Luminescence in metal organic frameworks and nano composites
Electrochemical energy and porous materials for gas seperation
Ultrafast Intersystem Crossing in Organic Molecules
EExcited State Electron and Proton Transfer Reactions of Biomolecules
NMR Structural studies of small molecules and Bio-molecules
Structure determination of membrane proteins
Natural product and total synthesis.
Insights into the life processes involving transition metals
Organometallic chemistry of first-row transition metals
Chemical conversions for sustainable energy utilizations
Developing non-platinum group metal-based electro-catalysts for the cathodic reduction of oxygen in low temperature fuel cells.
Kinetic and mechanistic analysis of the oxygen reduction reaction on non-platinum group metal containing carbon catalysts.