Research Areas

  1. Chemistry and engineering of 0D–, 1D–, 2D– and 3D–nanomaterials, particularly carbon-based nanomaterials including fullerene, carbon nanotubes, graphene, carbon nitride, molybdenum disulfide, black phosphorous, carbon dots and Max/Maxene
  • Liquid-phase exfoliation
  • Surface modification via covalent and non-covalent strategies
  • Purification and spectroscopic/microscopic characterization
  • Preparation of thin films, hydrogels, organogels and aerogels.
  • Applications for composites, energy harvesting and chemical sensors.
  1. Fluidic chemistry to continuous manufacturing of nanomaterials
  • Design and development of microwave promoted high throughput continuous reactors
  • Manufacturing value-added colloidal nanomaterials (g. Fe2O3, TiO2, graphene etc.)
  • Preparation plasmonic nanoparticles (g. Au, Ag) and their hybrids
  • Surface modification and thin film preparation of manufactured materials
  • Photocatalytic applications such as water splitting, H2 production, OER, CO2
  1. Supramolecular self-assembly of high aspect ratio nanoparticles to prepare conductive hierarchical composites.
  2. Microwave-assisted biopolymer synthesis and their processing
  3. Organic Polymer Chemistry (synthesis, characterisation and test of mechanical properties).
  4. Heterocyclic Chemistry (synthesis, purification, characterization and sensing).
  5. Organometallic homo/cross coupling reactions (e.g. Sonogashira, Ullmann, Heck etc.) for highly conjugated molecular systems.
  6. Silica-based (nano) materials for enhanced emulsion breakdown applications and separation (Surface grafting, characterization and their self-assembly).
  7. Computational Organic Chemistry using HyperChem Release and modelling.