Received MSc degree from Sambalpur University in 1992 and PhD from IIT Kanpur in 1998. Postdoctoral research experience include an AvH Fellowship (1998-2000) followed by a JSPS fellowship(2000-2002). Subsequently joined as an Asst Prof at IIT Madras in 2003. Promoted to the position of an Assoc Prof in 2010 and then to Professor in 2014. The research areas pursued by the members of my research group are Supramolecular Coordination Chemistry, Catalysis and Nanoscience.