Natural product synthesis, diversity oriented synthesis, bio-inspired molecular and supramolecular assemblies.
'Metal catalyzed reactions', 'Organo catalysis' and Green Chemistry.
Development of smart peptide-based nanostructured materials, new amino acid analogues with tunable functionality, self-aggregating systems from pharmaceutical small molecules as delivery vehicles and sustained release and low molecular weight gelator compounds.
Developing simple strategies for various protecting group transformations, synthesizing biologically active oligosaccharides of plant and bacterial origins,
Design and synthesis of sugar-heterocycle hybrid molecules and carbohydrate-modified nanoparticles (AuNPs and glyco-quantum dots) as biomarkers.
Synthesis of photonic materials, and molecular sensors for ions and molecules and elucidating the properties of the synthesized molecules using kinetic, photophysical and physical organic methods.
Design and synthesis of new solid forms of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) using crystal engineering approach to achieve improved physicochemical and mechanical properties.
Probing structure-mechanical property correlation in organic solids to provide the molecular basis for mechanical response of soft materials, bio-molecules and mechano/photo-responsive materials.