Our research interests are broadly in studying photo initiated processes in organic and materials chemistry.  We are particularly interested in synthesizing metal free organic dyes for dye sensitized solar cells, photo activated methods for processing organic molecules for organic electronics and solar cells.  


Academic research experience:

2016 – Till date : Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.

2012 – 2016      : Senior Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.

2006 – 2011      : Post-Doctoral Associate, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA (Professor V Ramamurthy).



2000 – 2006 : Ph. D., Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Professor N Jayaraman).

1998 – 2000 : M. Sc., (Chemistry),  Pondicherry University, Puducherry.

1995 – 1998 : B. Sc.,(Chemistry), Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu.


Research interests: Organic synthesis, Organic photochemistry/photophysics, Supramolecular chemistry, Photo responsive materials, Organic photovoltaics and optoelectronics.