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


February - 2019

Giving an invited keynote lecture on National Symposium on Nanoscience and Technology at Bishop Moore College, Kerala

January - 2019

Presenting our work at International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology at SRM, Chennai during 28-30 Jan

Our latest project proposal on liquid biopsy using SERS got approval from the Device Development Committee of DST, Government of India

Mr. Swithin Hanosh joined in our group. Welcome Swithin

December - 2018

Attendign NLS-27, Bangalore India Nano


Our paper Mini-review: Laser-induced formation of microbubbles - biomedical implications (invited article) has been accepted in Langmuir

Our paper Tuning of structural, laser power-dependent and temperature dependent luminescence properties of NaYF4:Yb,Er (Y: 88, Yb, 10 and Er 2%) submicron crystals using Cr3+ ion doping has been accepted in Journal of Alloys and Compounds


Our work Effect of biocompatible nucleants in rapid crystallization of natural amino acids using a CW Nd:YAG laser has been accepted in Scientific Reports, Nature

Our work Influence of electrolyte composition on the photoluminescence and pore arrangement of nanoporous anodic alumina has been accepted in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology.

September - 2018

Our work is covered in Times of India, Udayavani, Bangalore Mirror, Law breaking news

We organize a one day smposium on Recent Advances in Nanoscience and Technology at MAHE. The speakers are Prof. T. Pradeep, Prof. G. U. Kulkarni, Prof. Prosenjit Sen, Prof. Reji Varghese and Dr. P. Arun Kumar

August - 2018

Our new work on sensors "Sensitive detection of mercury using the fluorescence resonance energy transfer between CdTe/CdS quantum dots and Rhodamine 6G " has been accepted for Journal of Nanoparticle Research.

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