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Deepak, N.; Jain, V.; Pillai, P. P. "Metal-semiconductor heterojunction accelerates the plasmonically powered photoregeneration of biological cofactors" DOI 10.1111/php.13937 . Link

Chakraborty, I. N.; Jain, V.; Roy, P.; Kumar, P.; Vinod, C. P.; Pillai, P. P. "Photocatalytic Regeneration of Reactive Cofactors with InP Quantum Dots for the Continuous Chemical Synthesis" ACS Catal. 202414, 6740-6748. Link 

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Roy, P.; Sury, A. S.; Pillai, P. P. "Resonance Energy Transfer in Electrostatically Assembled Donor-Acceptor System Based on Blue-Emitting InP Quantum Dots" Chem. Phys. Impact 2023, 7, 100334. Link

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Roy, S.; Pillai, P. P. "What Triggers the Dynamic Self-Assembly of Molecules and Materials?" Langmuir 2023, 39, 12967–12974. Link

Roy, S.; Kashyap, R. K.; Pillai, P. P. "Thermoplasmonics Enable the Coupling of Light into the Solvent-Mediated Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles" J. Phys. Chem. C  2023, 127, 10355–10365. Link

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Chakraborty, I. N.; Roy, P. and Pillai, P. P. "Visible Light-Mediated Quantum Dot Photocatalysis Enables Olefination Reactions at Room Temperature" ACS Catal. 202313, 7331–7338. Link 

Roy, P.; Virmani, M. and Pillai, P. P. "Blue-Emitting InP Quantum Dots Participate in an Efficient Resonance Energy Transfer Process in Water" Chem. Sci.  2023,14, 5167-5176. Link 

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Jain, V.; Chakraborty, I. N.; Raj, R. B. and Pillai, P. P. "Deciphering the Role of Light Excitation Attributes in Plasmonic Photocatalysis: The Case of Nicotinamide Cofactor Regeneration" J. Phys. Chem. C  2023, 127, 5153-5161. Link 

Dhankhar, A.; Jain, V.; Chakraborty, I. N. and Pillai, P. P. "Enhancing the photocatalytic regeneration of nicotinamide cofactors with surface engineered plasmonic antenna-reactor system" J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 2023, 437, 114472. Link 

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Jain, V.; Roy, S.; Roy, P.; and Pillai, P. P. "When Design Meets Function: The Prodigious Role of Surface Ligands in Regulating Nanoparticle Chemistry" Chem. Mater. 2022, 34, 7579-7597. Link 

Kashyap, R. K.; Dwivedi, I.; Roy, S. Roy, S.; Rao, A.; Subramaniam, C. and Pillai, P. P. "Insights into the Utilization and Quantification of Thermoplasmonic Properties in Gold Nanorod Arrays" Chem. Mater2022, 34, 7369–7378. Link

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Kashyap, R. K.; Parammal, M. J.; Pillai, P. P. "Effect of Nanoparticle Size on Plasmonic Heat-Driven Organic Transformation". ChemNanoMat 2022, 8, e202200252. Link

Rao, A.; Roy, S.; Jain, V.; Pillai, P. P. "Nanoparticle Self-Assembly: From Design Principles to Complex Matter to Functional Materials" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2023, 15, 25248–25274. Link

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Jain, V.; Kashyap, R. K.; Pillai, P. P. "Plasmonic Photocatalysis: Activating Chemical Bonds through Light and Plasmon". Adv. Optical Mater. 2022, 10, 2200463. Link

Roy, S.; Adury, V. S. S.; Rao, A.; Roy, S.; Mukherjee, A.; Pillai, P. P. "Electrostatically Directed Long-Range Self-Assembly of Nucleotides with Cationic Nanoparticles To Form Multifunctional Bioplasmonic Networks". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202203924. Link


Chakraborty, I. N.; Roy, P.; Rao, A.; Devatha, G.; Roy, S.; Pillai, P. P. "The unconventional role of surface ligands in dictating the light-harvesting properties of quantum dots". J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, 9, 7422-7457 Link

Rao, A.; Roy, S.; Pillai, P. P. "Temporal Changes in Interparticle Interactions Drive the Formation of Transiently Stable Nanoparticle Precipitates". Langmuir 2021, 37, 1843–1849. Link


Shirin, S.; Roy, S.; Rao, A.; Pillai, P. P. "Accelerated Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol: Bridging Interaction Outplays Reducing Power in the Model Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Reaction". J. Phys. Chem. C. 2020,. 124, 19157–19165. Link

Roy, P.; Devatha, G.; Roy, S.; Rao, A.; Pillai, P. P. "Electrostatically Driven Resonance Energy Transfer in an All-Quantum Dot Based Donor-Acceptor System". J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, 5354-5360. Link

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Devatha, G.; Roy, P.; Rao, A.; Roy, S.; Pillai, P. P. "Multicolor Luminescent Patterning via Photoregulation of Electron and Energy Transfer Processes in Quantum Dots". J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, 4099-4106. Link

Roy, S.; Jain, V.; Kashyap, R. K.; Rao, A.; Pillai, P. P. "Electrostatically Driven Multielectron Transfer for the Photocatalytic Regeneration of Nicotinamide Cofactor". ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 5522-5528. Link

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Rao, A.; Kumar, G. S.; Roy, S.; Rajesh, A. T.; Devatha, G.; Pillai, P. P. "Turn-On Selectivity in Inherently Nonselective Gold Nanoparticles for Pb2+ Detection by Preferential Breaking of Interparticle Interactions". ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2019, 2, 9, 5625-5633. Link

Devatha, G.; Rao, A.; Roy, S.; Pillai, P. P. "Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Regulated Multicolor Photopatterning from Single Quantum Dot Nanohybrid Films". ACS Energy Lett. 2019, 4, 1710−1716. Link

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Chakraborty, I. N.; Roy, S.; Devatha, G.; Rao. A.; Pillai P. P. "InP/ZnS Quantum Dots as Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalysts for Redox and Carbon–Carbon Coupling Reactions". Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 2258-2262. Link

Roy, S.;  Roy, S.; Rao, A.; Devatha, G.; Pillai P. P. " Precise Nanoparticle - Reactant Interaction Outplays Ligand Poisoning in Visible-Light Photocatalysis". Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 8415-8419. Link


Xavier,  J. A. M.; Devatha, G.;  Roy, S.;  Rao, A.;  Pillai P. P. " Electrostatically Regulated Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Cationic Eco-friendly CuInS2/ZnS Quantum Dots in Water". J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 22248-22245. (Invited article for themed collection of JMCA Emerging Investigators 2018.) Link

Mududli, S.; Pandey, P.; Devatha, G.; Babar, R.; Kothari, T. M. D. C.; Kabir, M.;* Pillai, P. P.;* Ogale, S. B.*  "Photoluminescence Quenching in Self-assembled CsPbBr3 Qunatum Dots on Few Layer Black Phosphorous Sheets". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 7682-7686. Link

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Roy, S.; Rao, A; Devatha, G.; Pillai, P. P. "Revealing the Role of Electrostatics in Gold-Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Reduction of Charged Substrates". ACS Catal. 20177, 7141-7145. Link

Devatha, G.; Roy, S.; Rao, A; Mallick, A.; Basu, S.; Pillai, P. P. "Electrostatically Driven Resonance Energy Transfer in “Cationic” Biocompatible Indium Phosphide Quantum Dots". Chem. Sci. 20178, 3879-3884. Link

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Timonen, J. V. I.;  Raimondo, C.; Pilans, D.; Pillai, P. P.; Grzybowski, B. A. "Trapping, manipulation, and crystallization of live cells using magnetofluidic tweezers" Nanoscale Horiz. 2017, 2, 50. Link

Rao, A.; Roy, S.; Unnikrishnan, M.; Bhosale, S. S.; Devatha, G.; Pillai, P. P.*  "Regulation of Interparticle Forces Reveals Controlled Aggregation in Charged Nanoparticles" Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 2348-2355. Link

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Pillai, P. P.;  Kowalczyk, B.; Kandere-Grzybowska,K.; Borkowska, M.; Grzybowski, B. A. "Engineering the Gram Selectivity of Mixed-Charge Gold Nanoparticles by Tuning the Balance of Surface Charges" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 8610-8614. Link

Pillai, P. P.;  Kowalczyk, B.; Grzybowski, B. A.  "Electrostatic Titrations Reveal Surface Compositions of Mixed, On-Nanoparticle Monolayers Comprising Positively and Negatively Charged Ligands" J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 4139. Link

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Pillai, P. P.;  Kowalczyk, B.; Grzybowski, B. A.  "Self-assembly of like-charged nanoparticles into microscopic crystals" Nanoscale 2016, 8, 157. Link

Yan, Y.; Pillai, P. P.; Timonen, J. V. I.; Emami, F. S.; Vahid, A.; Grzybowski, B. A. "Synthesis of Toroidal Gold Nanoparticles Assisted by Soft Template" Langmuir 2014, 30, 9886. Link

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Zhuang, Q.; Warren, S. C.; Baytekin, B.; Demirörs. A. F.; Pillai, P. P.; Kowalczyk, B.; Grzybowski, B. A. “Mechanical Control of Surface Adsorption by Nanoscale Cracking” Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 3667. Link

Demirörs. A. F.; Pillai, P. P.; Kowalczyk, B.; Grzybowski, B. A. “Colloidal Assembly Directed by Virtual Magnetic Moulds” Nature 2013, 503, 99. Link

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Pillai, P. P.; Huda, S.; Kowalczyk, B.; Grzybowski, B. A. “Controlled pH Stability and Adjustable Cellular Uptake of Mixed-Charge Nanoparticles” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 6392. Link

Pillai, P. P.; Pacławski, K.; Kim, J.; Grzybowski, B. A. “Nanostructural Anisotropy Underlies Electrical Anisotropy” Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 1623. Link

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Pramod, P.; Soumya, C. C.; Thomas, K. G. “Gold Nanoparticle-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Light-Induced Electron Transfer Process” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2, 775. Link

Pillai, P. P.; Reisewitz, S.; Schroeder, H.; Niemeyer, C. M. “Quantum Dot-Encoded Silica Nanospheres for Nucleic Acid Hybridization” Small 2010, 6, 2130. Link

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Pramod, P.; Thomas, K. G.; George, M. V. “Organic Nanomaterials: Morphological Control for Charge Stabilization and Charge Transport” Chem. Asian J. 2009, 4, 806. Link

Pramod, P.; Thomas, K. G. “Plasmon Coupling in Dimers of Au Nanorods” Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 4300. Link

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Jebb, M.; Sudeep, P. K.; Pramod, P.; Thomas, K. G; Kamat, P. “Interaction of Thiol Derivative of Ru(II)trisbipyridylComplex with Gold Nanorods. Morphological Changes and Excited State Interactions” J. Phys. Chem. B 2007, 111, 6839. Link

Pramod, P.; Joseph, S. T. S.; Thomas, K. G. “Preferential End Functionalization of Au nanorods Through Electrostatic Interactions” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 6712. Link

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Pramod, P.; Sudeep, P. K.; Thomas, K. G.; Kamat, P. V. “Photochemistry of Ruthenium Trisbipyridine Functionalized on Gold Nanoparticles”   J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 20737. Link

Joseph, S. T. S.; Ipe, B. I.; Pramod, P.; Thomas, K. G. “Gold Nanorods to Nanochains: Mechanistic Investigations on their Longitudinal Assembly Using α,ω-Alkanedithiols and Interplasmon Coupling” J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 150. Link

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