B.Sc. Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai.
M.Sc. IIT Madras.
Ph.D. IIT Madras (Integrated Ph.D.)
Post-Doc, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.
Post-Doc, Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (TASC), Japan.
Partner Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.
Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (2014-2018)
Associate Professor, IIT Bombay (2018)
Science is my passion that drives me every day. I am interested to investigate and understand anything that interests me. My current interest relates to the understanding of the structure-property relations of nano-form of carbon allotropes - Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene and related doped nanocarbons such as nitrogen and boron-doped CNTs and graphene. For this, I try to combine and correlate electrochemistry with other forms of spectroscopy and spectrometry. This would give me information on the electrical and thermal transport phenomena, which would be signatures of their structure. This knowledge would then be extended to fabricate advanced materials for energy harvesting and energy storage.
Besides, I would also be working on nanocarbon based functional composites for developing sensors and actuators, especially related to biological systems. Thus, I would try to do application-oriented fundamental research including:-
Synthesis of various carbon related nanomaterials.Studying their interactions and structure-property correlations.Fabricating functional materials and composites for various applications ranging from sensors, actuators, energy harvesters and energy storage materials