Welcome to Nano Alchemy Lab
Research in our lab is focused on gaining fundamental understanding on various phenomena happening at the nanoscale that are often counter-intuitive. Our main approach is centered on controlling the forces at nano level, and thereby interactions, to impart newer or improve the existing nanomaterial functions. Some of the forces that we play around include H-bonding, van der Waals, electrostatic, magnetic, molecular and so on. Our research involves interdisciplinary areas including organic/inorganic synthesis, hybrid nanomaterials fabrication and characterization, photophysical and biophysical studies. The long-term goal of our group is to optimize various interactions at the nanoscale, and apply them to improve the self-assembly & aggregation, catalysis, light harvesting and bio-targeting properties of nanomaterials.
Our recent work on 'Electrostatically Directed Long-Range Self-Assembly of Nucleotides with Cationic Nanoparticles To Form Multifunctional Bioplasmonic Networks' is published in Angewandte Chemie! Congrats to Sumit and the team!!!