National Research Professor
Solid State and Materials Chemistry, Structural Chemistry
Some of the major areas of research are transition metal oxides and other extended inorganic solids (new synthesis and novel structures, metal-insulator transitions, CMR materials, superconductivity, multiferroics etc.), inorganic-organic hybrid materials, nanomaterials including nanotubes and graphene, and artificial photosynthesis and hydrogen generation by photocatalysis and thermal means.
Other major professional interests:
Science education and direct contact programmes with school children
Around 1600 research publications and 48 books.
Citation :~ 70000 total citations, H-index, 115.
Member of the Editorial Boards of several major International journals dealing with Chemical Physics, Spectroscopy and Solid State and Materials Chemistry, such as Chem. Phys. Lett., Modern Phys. Lett., J. Solid State Chem., J. Mol. Struc., Mat. Res. Bull., Philosophical Magazine, J. Mater. Chem., Chemistry – An European Journal, Solid State Sciences, ChemPhysChem, J. Nanosci. Nanotech., Small, Chem. Soc. Rev., Bulletin of Chem. Soc. of Japan, J. Cluster Science, J. Experimental Nanoscience, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Chem. Commun., Proc. Royal Soc. (London), Langmuir, Adv. Mater., Mater. Horizons.