Centre for Applied Nanosciences

Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

In our research, we focus on the usage of light to address and unveil the problems that fall into the category of interfacial and nanobiophotonics. I attempt to bridge the gap between insight-driven research on the fundamental level and applied research by bringing novel ideas having emerged from the former into the context of practical applications. For that, I mainly harness the photons to probe and understand the Nano/Bio/Photonics Systems and trying to integrate them for the next generation applications. My major areas of research are Nanoscale Surface Engineering for Photonics and Healthcare Applications, Spectroscopy integrated particle manipulation techniques, Applied Nanoscience, Laser Spectroscopic techniques for biophotonics and environmental applications.

The specific areas that I am working at the moment...

1) Optical Tweezers integrated with micro-Raman and micro-Fluorescence Spectroscopy2) Nanoscale Engineering of Surfaces and Interfaces3) Thermal lens technique4) Spectroscopy for biomedical, environmental and photonics applications5) Nanosensors

Latest News
09/2021 - Paper accepted in Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry09/2021 -Paper accepted in Applied Surface Science09/2021- Paper accepted in Chemosphere
08/2021 - Paper accepted in Surface and Interfaces08/2021 - Paper accepted in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules08/2021 - Dr. Sajan Daniel George elected as Fellow of Indian Chemical Society08/2021 - Postdoc position available (financial support from Manipal Academy of Higher Education)
07/2021- Our paper Optical technologies for the detection of viruses like COVID-19: Progress and prospects is one of the most downloaded papers in last 90 days pf Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Details can be found at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/biosensors-and-bioelectronics/most-downloaded-articles
06/2021 - Paper accepted in Measurement Science and Technology06/2021 Paper accepted in Expert Review in Molecular Diagnostics 06/2021 - Paper accepted in Journal of Materials Chemistry C06/2021 - Paper accepted in Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering06/2021 - Paper accepted in Biophysical Reviews
05/2021 - Paper accepted in Materials Letters05/2021- Paper accepted in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
04/2021 - Invited review article accepted in Current Pharmaceutical Design04/2021- Paper accepted in Optik
03/2021 - Visited Graphene Research Lab Pvt. Ltd., RI Nanotech, Bengaluru
02/2021 - Paper accepted in Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 02/2021 - Paper accepted in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 01/2021 - Paper accepted in Biosensors and Bioelectronics