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Research Interests

  • Surfaces and interfaces - Solids, liquids, soft matter and nanomaterials (metal/semicondutor-polymer nanocomposites, nanostructured organic/inorganic ultra-thin films): structure property relationship - optical properties and nano-photonics, photocatalytic activity.

  • Renewable energy-high efficiency photocatalyst, for H2 production through water splitting and solar cell application, using surface modification and graphene based cocatalyst.

  • Electrical Energy Storage - novel electrode materials for Al and Li-ion battery application.

  • Nanotechnology in Biomedical Applications and environmental remediation -Biomedical nano-chip for detection of pathogens (virus, bacteria), inflammatory and tumor cells. Bio-instrumentation. Wastewater treatment (dye removal)

  • Techniques- X-ray scattering (XRD, XRR, GISAXS, GID), Spectroscopy (vuv, uv-vis, IR, PL, Raman, EELS, XPS, NEXAFS, SIMS), Atomic force microscopy, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Magnetron sputtering, spin coating, electrochemistry.



  • Study of surface and interfaces through x-ray scattering: x-ray reflectivity (XRR), grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS), grazing incidence diffraction (GID)

  • X-ray scattering experiments with synchrotron at Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, at National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, at PETRA III, DESY, Germany. X-ray scattering Lab set up at IIT Indore.

  • UV-Vis, IR/FTIR, Raman and Photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Ellipsometry.

  • Vacuum ultra violet (VUV) spectroscopy and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) using Synchrotron radiation at ELETTRA, Italy.


  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) along with Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS).


  • Atomic Layer Deposition, Magnetron Sputter Deposition, Spin Coating.


  • Techniques related to research on electrical energy storage (Li and Al- ion battery) : novel electrode system for better performance, electrochemistry (potentiostaic / galvenostatic and other related field)

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