Interaction of light and quantum particles with light-materials and complex systems
24.07.2020: A single-molecule nanofluidic detection method resolving fundamental limit of molecular shot noise with 1D manipulation of sub-3 nm sized single molecule - a potential application for early detection of COVID-19, cancer, and protein misfolding.
29.11.2019: I am delighted to give an invited seminar on 'Decomposing complex-systems using continuum and quantum mechanics' at the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
26.11.2019: I am delighted to give an invited seminar at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
25.11.2019: I am delighted to give an invited seminar at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
18-21.11.2019: I was selected for a Newton-Bhabha Early Career Fund to visit IIT Bombay for a Newton-Bhabha conference on Microfluidics for Antimicrobial Resistance.
07.10.2019-08.10.2019: LMU-Cambridge's strategic partnership workshop at LMU, Munich on emerging science and technology with 2D materials has been really insightful and the add-on visit to Erdinger brewery was cherry on the cake.
27.09.2019-01.09.2019: Our high field magnet time is back. We have modified the probe and it can do wonder under 31 T.
22.09.2019-26.09.2019: I am delighted to organise the Winton-Kavli Cambridge-Bakley Exchange workshop. It has created some unique multidisciplinary research proposals between the University of Cambridge and University of Berkeley under our critical review.
18.06.2019: I am honoured and really excited to be one of the six St John's College RA By-Fellow. Apparently, it is one of the super-competitive applications in Cambridge. It is really a pleasure to read in the offer letter from Dr Frank Salmon, President of St John’s College, 'We were very impressed with your application and enjoyed reading about your research.'.
15.05.2019: My super-tiny portable optical probe survided 31 T magnetic field at the High Field Magnet Laboratory, Nijmegen.
I also found out from the open list that my proposal scored the highest in among all accepted proposal to use the centra EU magnet time in Nijmegen.
03-05.04.2019: 'Single-Molecule Sensors and NanoSystems International Conference – S3IC 2019' was an amazing culmination of researchers from diverse background. A first of its own kind of conference. I presented my research on 'Single-Molecule Nanofluidics' and 'Persistence Current in Gold Nanorods'.
22.12.2018: The European Magnetic Field Laboratory has accepted our proposal to use the 31 Tesla magnetic field for 80 hours to investigate fundamental electronic behviour of metal at nanometer lenghtscale.
23.03.2018: I am delighted to be enlightened by Dr Sean McCarthy on 'How to write a winning proposal' at LURIS. Thanks, LURIS for organising it!
26.12.2017-03.01.2018: An immense pleasure of organising Open Academic Research workshop. The free-thinkers were absorbing science like sponge from all of us. Next year, we intend to integrate non-science researchers too.
02.10.2017: It is my pleasure to start working with one of the pioneers of Single Molecule Detection - Michel Orrit.
23. 06.2017: Zeyu Kuang, a bachelor student in the nanoLINX (Light IN compleX systems) group was awarded the best bachelor research work in Physics of the Utrecht University.
I am glad to receive Kuang as a bachelor student who has a strong inquisitiveness. Supervising a bachelor thesis is not an easy task, especially, if you believe in the phrase of 'bad teachers are criminals', if you want to enhance the inquisitiveness of your student, and if you want to motivate one to be in academia. I am happy that I could maintain all these three criteria successfully.
15.06.2017: Tomorrow I will give a talk on 'Towards Single Molecule Scattering' at the Applied Nanophotonics Retreat (Putten, NL) where I will share some of our very first measurements on detecting single molecules using scattering.
14.06.2017: I am delighted to give a talk on my current and past work at the Leiden Institute of Physics. Special thanks to Prof. Michel Orrit for his invitation.
21.12.2016: I will give an invited seminar on 'Quantum confinement induced single-photon emission and nanomechanics' in the Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
13 and 14.12.2016: I will be in MicroNanoConference 2016, Amsterdam. I will present 'Interferometric Nanocapillary Electrophoretic Tracking of Sub-20-nm Particles'.
13.09.2016: Our paper on Graphene Quantum Dots is accepted for publications in 2D Materials.
01.10.2016: I have accepted the offer to join as a postdoctoral researcher in the NanoLINX (Light in Complex Systems) group at the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht.
15.08.2016: I have defended my PhD thesis on 'Nanoscale Photonics' from the group of Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging for Biophysics and Complex Systems in Goettingen, Germany. Coincidentally, one of the very first papers on single molecule detection by Richard Keller was published on 14th August 1990; precisely 26 years before.