Photophysical characterization of new and biologically potent compounds using their ground and excited state properties.
Investigations in homogeneous and microheterogeneous environments induced by the formation of biomimicking milieu by cyclodextrin capsules/nanotubes, micelles, reverse micelles, etc.
Application of nanoparticles and nanosystems towards targeted drug delivery.
Single molecule spectroscopy and Microscopy using different CW and Pulsed (ps) Lasers
Confocal/TIRF/Wide-Field Microscopy, and Ultrafast Fluorescence Spectroscopy to study processes and exploit techniques like Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET), Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (*FCS, FCCS,FLCS*)to understand phenomena like Rotational Dynamics, Proton Transfer, Blinking, etc.
Development of probes for single molecule microscopy. Main target materials are Quantum Dots/Rods, Fluoro-Sensors, Enzymes, Proteins, Ionic Liquids, etc.