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Interaction of light and quantum particle with light-materials and complex systems

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02.12.2019: I am delighted to give an invited seminar at Prof Clemens Kaminski at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Cambridge.

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.

22.11.2019: I am delighted to give an invited seminar at the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

21.11.2019: I am delighted to give an invited seminar at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai - hosted by Prof Sushil Mujumdar.

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.

09.10.2019: I am delighted to visit Prof Petra Schwille's lab at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry.

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.

05.10.2019-06.10.2019: The Hofmann Group of 2D materials enthusiasts spend an awesome weekend as first group trip at Fuessen, Bavaria before the LMU-Cambridge workshop.

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'.

27.01.2019: I am delighted to be endorsed by The Royal Society as an Exceptional Talent for Tier 1 visa to join the University of Cambridge.

12.01.2019: I am delighted to be endorsed by The Royal Society as an Exceptional Talent for Tier 1 visa to join the University of Cambridge.

01.01.2019: Officially, my German Research Foundation (DFG) Fellowship starts from 1st January 2018 at the Maxwell Centre/Centre for Misfolding Diseases, University of Cambridge.

27.12.2018-02.01.2019: OAR Winter Research Workshop 2018-19 was held at Sharanam, Pondicherry (Sri Aurobindo Society) where we met some incredible young curiosity driven minds.

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.

13.11.2018: OAR published its first annual report, a book which is edited by me, Dr Abhilash Asok, and Dr Moumita Ghosh.

26.04.2018-28.04.2018: I gave a talk in the Casimir Spring School on 'Revealing information with defocused imaging'.

20.04.2018: German Research Foundation has awarded me a postdoctoral fellowship to join the University of Cambridge.

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!

23.01.2018-24.01.2018: I was in Breaking Brains conference organised by NWO.

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.

13.11.2017-16.11.2017: I was in CECAM workshop on Ferroelectrcity in Tel Aviv. It was wow experience to be in Israel; especially to get lost in the wilderness after the conference.

02.10.2017: It is my pleasure to start working with one of the pioneers of Single Molecule Detection - Michel Orrit.

17.08.2017: We had organised the second Third Infinity: A Conference on Complex Systems in 2015. Florencia has summarised the event through a video.

07.08.2017: We are creating a platform where academic research is open to all. We call it Open Academic Research or OAR. The site is public and we are calling for project leaders now.

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.

16.06.2017: Michel Orrit was awarded the 2017's Spinoza Prize in Physics for his pioneering contributions in the field of single molecule research.

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.

10.03.2017: I gave a talk on 'Single molecule nanofluidics' in COPS-LINX (Complex Photonic Systems-Physics of Light in Complex Systems) Meeting at Utrecht.

09.02.2017: Our long awaited research on single-molecule nanofluidics is online in the arXiv.

17 -18.01.2017: Attended the first Physics@Veldhoven.

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.

20.12.2016: I will give an invited seminar on 'Single-molecule nanophotonics and nanofluidcs' in the Centre for BioSystems Science and Engineering, 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'.

19.10.2016: Our research on Graphene Quantum Dots is published in 2D Materials.

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.

28.09.2016: Our research is featured in Science Magazine - Mechanical behavior of tiny structures is affected by atomic defects.

27.09.2016: Press release by the University of Goettingen on 'Crystals for energy conversion'.

31.08.2016: Our paper on 'Atomic Defects Influenced Mechanics of II–VI Nanocrystals' is published in Nano Letters.

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.