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Research Focus

– Bioinspired/Enzyme-inspired nanomaterials chemistry

– Metal-organic frameworks as enzyme mimetics

– Solid-state materials for hydrogen storage and catalytic generation of hydrogen

– Development of catalytic materials for reforming plastic waste


  • DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award - Department of Science and Technology, India
  • "Development of a paper-based assay for COVID-19 diagnosis" and "A High Throughput Assay for COVID-19 Diagnosis" - Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Respectively
  • Studies on engineering support-integrated ultrafine metal-based nanocatalysts for sustainable dehydrogenation of amino-boranes and formic acid - Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India (supporting a postdoctoral applicant)


  • Scientist
  • Assistant Professor in Chemical Sciences at Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)

Global goals

Target 7.A
Target 7.B
Target 13.2

Professional Organisations

  • Goa Univerisity, Goa, India
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc) - Bangalore, India
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA


  • India
  • United States

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