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 Photothermal Methods, Micro/Optofluidics, Biomedical Applications of Laser, Molecular Plasmonics, Nanobiophotonics.

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

1) Nanobiophotonics

2) Micro and Optofluidics

3) Photothermal Methods (Thermal lens microscopy)

4) Biomedical Spectroscopy

5) Nanosensors


July - 2018

Our University (Manipal Academy of Higher Education, MAHE) is chosen as one among the six Institutions of Eminence by the Government of India. Proud to be a part of MAHE!

June - 2018

Our instrumentation work "A Hyphenated Echelle LIBS-Raman System for Multi-Purpose Applications" has been accepted in Review of Scientific Instruments

Congratulations Dr. Jijo for successfully completing the Ph.D

Prof. Ranjan Ganguly of Jadvapur University visited our lab and gave a talk on "Capturing water from thin air: each drop counts"

Our work "Influence of time and temperature on the morphological and photoluminescence properties of nanoporous alumina prepared in oxalic acid" has been accepted in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

May - 2018

Our work "Flexible Superhydrophobic SERS Substrates Fabricated by In Situ Reduction of Ag on Femtosecond Laser-Written Hierarchical Surfaces" has been accepted in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical

April - 2018

Prof. H. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education visited our lab.

Prof. M. S. Valiathan, National Research Professor visited our laboratory.

March - 2018

Prof. Chang Hwan Choi of Stevens Institute visited our lab. Looking forward for fruitful collaboration.

Delivered an invited talk at Asian Symposium on Intense Laser Science at American University of Sharjah, Sharjah


Dr. Sajan Daniel George is promoted as full Professor

Prof. Ajayan Pulickel of Rice University, USA visiting our laboratory

Attending TSRP -2018 at BARC, Mumbai

Welcome new Ph.D students Alina and Suresh to our group

December - 2017

Attending Bangalore Nano

November - 2017

Organized a Theme Meeting on Photonics and Biophotonics at Manipal University

Organized Recent Advances in Photonics - 2017 at Manipal University

Attended Ultra fast Sciences (UFS-2017) at University of Hyderabad

October - 2017

Manipal University chosen Dr. Sajan Daniel George as Dr. T. M. A Pai Endowment Chair in Appied Nanosciences.

July - 2017

Our work "Fast transport of water droplets over a thermo-switchable surface using rewritable wettability gradient" is just accepted in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

Visiting to Prof. Pradeep's group at IIT Madras.