We work in the field of theoretical and computational chemistry. Our primary research interest is to develop and apply accurate quantum chemical methods to understand the interaction between light and coupled bio-chromophores. Photochemistry of coupled chromophores in biological environment is the basis of photosynthesis, light harvesting and photo-protection etc. Understanding the mechanism of these biological processes nds application in energy, material and medical research. Electronic structure theory gives us unique tools to understand the energy states of the chromophores and their coupling to each other and therefore, gives us a glimpse into their photochemistry and photo-dynamics.
We will also be involved in developing electronic structure codes within Q-Chem ( www.q-chem.com ).