Timeline

  • Another proud moment for the group. Dr. Soumendu Roy has been awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) fellowship for postdoctoral studies. Congratulations Soumendu!

  • Our recent review on 'The unconventional role of surface ligands in dictating the light harvesting properties of quantum dots' is published in JMCA! Congrats to Indra, Pradyut and the team.

 

  • Our recent work on Temporal Changes in Interparticle Interactions Drive the Formation of Transiently Stable Nanoparticle Precipitates is published in Langmuir! Congrats to Anish!!!

  • Congrats to Soumendu for receiving a prestigious post-doctoral position in the group of Prof. ‪Euan Kay at The University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom.

  • Soumendu has received one of the 'Chemical Science outstanding poster' awards in the ChemSci-2020 Symposium organised by IISER Kolkata. Congratulations Soumendu!!

  • We announce the 3rd PhD defense from our group. Gayathri Devatha successfully defended her thesis today. A proud moment for the group. Congratulations for your accomplishments. We had a virtual celebration as well. Good luck for your future endeavours.

 

  • Shana has received the prestigious 'Best MS Thesis Award in Chemistry' from IISER Pune. Heartiest congratulations to Shana.

  • Congrats Shana for joining Integrated Ph.D. programme at the University of Strasbourg, France.

 

  • Congrats to Anish for receiving a prestigious post-doctoral position in the group of Prof. ‪Luis M. Liz-Marzán at CIC biomaGUNE, Spain.

  • Ankit and Rohit has joined the group as a PhD and a BSMS fifth year project student respectively!! Welcome onboard!!

  • General Chemistry Understanding - Stronger reducing agents accelerate reduction reactions. Shana and Anish put this hypothesis to test, and showed its incompleteness in dictating AuNP catalyzed 4-nitrophenol reduction. Under certain conditions, a WEAKER reducing agent can outperform a STRONGER reducing agent! The paper is online at ACS The Journal of Physical Chemistry C!

  • We report another work on surface ligand directed photophysics. This time Pradyut and team have demonstrated an electrostatically driven FRET in an "all-green QD" based nanohybrid system. The highlight is the realisation of the temporal evolution of FRET in solid-state. The paper is online at ACS The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters!

  • We announce the second PhD defense from our group. Soumendu Roy successfully defended his thesis today. A proud moment for the group. Congratulations for your accomplishments. We had a virtual celebration as well. Good luck for your future endeavours.

  • We announce the first PhD defense from our group!! Anish Rao successfully defended his thesis. A proud moment for the group. Congratulations for your accomplishments. We had a virtual celebration as well.
    Good luck for your future endeavours.

 

  • Gayathri and team achieved a fine interplay between photoinduced electron and energy transfer processes in a single QD nanohybrid system, to create high-contrast multicolour patterns. The paper is online at ACS The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters!

  • Another paper on 'Ligand Directed Catalysis' brings us one step closer to converting light into useful reagents! Soumendu and team shows that favorable catalyst-reactant interactions can dictate multielectron reactions as well. Congrats to them!

  • Congrats to Vanshika and Pradyut for being the recipient of the prestigious PMRF (Prime Minister Research Fellowship) in Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Sciences respectively!!

  • Pradyut, Kashyap and Vanshika joined the Nano Alchemy Group as PhD students in August 2019.

 

  • Our recent work on Turn-On Selectivity in Inherently Nonselective Gold Nanoparticles by Preferential Breaking of Interparticle Interactions is published in ACS Applied Nanomaterials. Congrats to Anish!!!

 

  • Our recent work on FRET Regulated Multicolor Photopatterning is published in ACS Energy Letters. Congrats to Gayathri!!!

 

  • Our recent work on Photocatalysis with InP/ZnS QDs is published in Chem. Mater. Congrats to Indra!!!

 

  • Our recent work on supressing ligand poisoning in photocatalysis is published in Chem. Mater. Congrats to Soumendu!!!
     

  • The first paper from BSMS thesis, on electrostatically regulated electron transfer in CuInS2 QDs, is published in J. Mater. Chem. A. Congrats to Jewel & Gayathri !!!
     

  • Indra and Kashyap joined the Nano Alchemy Group!!!

 

  • Recent collaborative work with Prof. Ogale and Prof. Kabir is published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Congrats to the entire team !!!
     

  • Our recent work on the role of electrostatics in catalysis got published in ACS Catalysis. Congrats to Soumendu !!!

 

  • Sumit Roy joined as a PhD student in August 2017

 

  • Our recent work on the role of electrostatics in light harvesting got published Chemical Science. Congrats to Gayathri !!!

 

  • The first paper from our group is published in Chemistry of Materials. Congrats to Anish !!!

 

  • Our group received a grant from Department of Science & Technology (DST-SERB), India 

 

  • Mr. Sumit Bhosale got Ph.D. position at National Chiao Tung University,Taiwan (Fall 2015)

 

  • Mr. Anish Rao joined as an Integrated Ph. D. student in August 2015

 

  • Mr. Anish Rao successfully defended the MSc thesis project in May 2015

 

  • Ms. Devatha Gayathri and Mr. Soumendu Roy joined as Ph. D. students in January 2015.

 

  • Mr. Anish Rao joined as an Integrated Ph. D. project student in December 2014

 

  • Mr. Sumit Bhosale joined as a project fellow in October 2014

 

  • The group started functioning in January 2015.