Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Group

        Lab Address: 204B, Northern Lab
     Contact : 0512-259-7895

      Lab Address: 217 Lab 9, Centre for Environmental Sciences.
     Contact: 0512-259-6996

Office Address: 204B, Northern Lab
Contact: 0512-259-7697


  1. Stabilization and growth mechanism of nanoparticles:

Our research focuses on understanding the growth phenomena at the onset of nucleation as well as the factors responsible for stabilizing the nanoparticles. By controlling reaction parameters it is possible to stabilize non-native structures of the material. These structures which have different physico-chemical property with respect to native structures are key to future applications. Understanding these parameters will help us to make better materials with tailor-made properties.
  2. Nanocatalyst:

We are looking forward to preparing catalysts for different potential fields including HDS (hydro-desulfurization) of petroleum products, fuel cell applications and oxidation reactions.
  3. Nanocontrast agents and drug delivery vehicles

Our goal is to synthesize  various multifunctional nanoparticles (e.g. polymer capsule, lanthanide based NP's e.g.) for bio-imaging and drug delivery applications. We are exploring the in-vitro and in-vivo response of the system and tuning the desired properties to establish the system for biological imaging applications.
  4. Solid state lighting application:

The research devoted to the development of lanthanide-doped luminescent materials for general lightning applications. The doping aspects of lanthanide ions have been studied in various inorganic matrices including conditions where both charge and size mismatch occur. Further the research focuses on incorporation of different type of lanthanide ions for the development of white light emitting phosphors. The research is extended to the NIR emissions studies of doped materials for telecommunication applications.
  5. Hydrogen production by splitting water using photo-electrochemical cell:
Our research focus is to make stable photo-electrodes for sustainable solar hydrogen production. This involves electrochemical, photo-electrochemical and photocatalytic analysis of PEC electrodes. Finally a facile, flexible photo-reactor is designed and fabricated for testing of these electrodes for efficient separation of hydrogen and oxygen from water using abundant sunlight source from nature.
  6. Photonic Crystal:

ur focus is to develop photonic crystals for various applications such as low threshold lasers, optical filters, multi frequency optical Bragg filter, record resonator quality factors and electrodes in solar cells.
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