National Research Professor
Solid State and Materials Chemistry, Structural Chemistry
Some of the major areas of research are transition metal oxide systems, (new synthesis and novel structures, metal-insulator transitions, CMR materials, superconductivity, multiferroics etc.), hybrid materials and nanomaterials including nanotubes and graphene.
Other major professional interests:
Science education and direct contact programmes with school children
Around 1500 research publications and 45 books.
Citation : ~ 52,000 total citations (H-index, 101+).
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.