Developing p-conjugated systems for redox and optoelectronic applications. The efforts are devoted towards the p-conjugated systems, useful for the absorptive/transmissive and reflective electrochromic devices, polymer-based solar cells, light emitting devices and field effect transistors.
p-conjugated systems comprising heavier chalcogens.
Development of novel lanthanide-doped luminescent nanomaterials and nanocomposites for optical and photonic applications using a variety of sol-gel and colloidal synthetic routes
Synthesis of new upconverting nanomaterials which can find potential interest as optical biomarkers in addition to authentication applications.
Template-assisted synthetic routes to make luminescent nanoarchitectures.
Polymetallic clusters and cages with tunnel structures, towards magnetic materials and quantum computation
Bioinspired inorganic chemistry and photochemical/electrochemical water splitting towards sustainable, renewable alternative energy. Non-biological approaches to oxygen-oxygen bond formation will be the target.
Designing discrete high nuclearity metal clusters as single molecule magnets and their encapsulation in diamagnetic polyoxometalate frameworks.
Synthesis and exploration of soft-matter states of polyoxometalates, the soft-oxometalates and their properties.
Developing transition metal complexes for photovoltaic and OLED applications.