Research Areas

Research in the department encompasses the disciplines of chemical sciences, including organic, inorganic, physical, and theoretical/computational chemistry. Furthermore, research laboratories in these traditional areas pursue problems at the interface of biology (i.e., chemical biology) and materials science (i.e., nano-science and materials chemistry). We benefit greatly from a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that involves strong interactions with other premier institutions across India and around the world.

  • New Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Hybrid Nanomaterials for Multi-modal Functionalities
  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Controlled Assembly with Inorganic Nanocrystals, i.e., Polymerizations at Mesoscale.
  • Functional Nanomaterials for Theranostic Applications
  • Core/Shell Semiconductor Nanocrystals
  • Inorganic Nanocrystals
  • Inorganic Nanocrystals
  • Optoelectronic Device Fabrication
  • Solid state electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and solution calorimetry
  • Metal Oxide Catalysis (Environmental catalysis)
  • Ultra-high temperature ceramics, synthesis & calorimetry above 1500 ⁰C
  • Solid state chemistry, and Material science)