• Photocatalysis (Organic and Supramolecular)
  • Photochemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Molecular Recognition (Chemical/Biomolecular)
  • Asymmetric synthesis by photochemical reactions
  • Light-induced reactions within confined nanospaces
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Solid-State photochemistry
  • Green Chemistry
  • Interest in Bakken - North Dakota
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biochemistry, Molecular Biochemistry
PhD, Tulane University, Chemistry, 2003
MS, Indian Institute of Technology, India, Chemistry, 1998
BS, Bharathidasan University, India, Chemistry, 1996
natural and physical sciences, mathematics and technology chemical sciences adsorption organic chemistry solid state chemistry aromatic compounds stereochemistry photochemistry

College Management Prize for Personality Development, St. Joseph's College, India

A.C. Joseph Medal, St. Joseph's College, India

Camboulives Medal, St. Joseph's College, India

Under Office Special Award, St. Joseph's College, India

Bourdol Medal, Dept. of Physica, St. Joseph's College, Trichy India

Fr. Mathew J. Moolel Medal, St. Joseph's College, India

Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize, Swiss Chemical Society, International award for outstanding independent research in photochemistry, photophysics or molecular photobiology, 2010

College of Science and Mathematic Award for Excellence in Research, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, 2010

National Science Foundation (CAREER award), 2008

Closs Award, Inter-American Photochemical Society, 2003

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society
Inter-American Photochemical Society
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society