Born: New Delhi Ph.D. (Prof. C. N. R. Rao FRS), IISc Bangalore, 1990 Visiting Scientist(1990-1991), DuPont Company, Delaware. Post Doctoral Associate (Prof. J. D. Corbett, F.N.A. Sc. USA 1991-1993), Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1995-present Sudborough Medal (IISc) 1990. Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal (2006) for significant contribution to material science. CRSI medal (2007) for contribution to chemistry Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry Awards: Nano India award of DST for 2015, DST award for Nanotechnology
Nanomaterials, superconductors, dielectric oxides and intermetallics . Our group works mainly in the areas of design of nanostructured materials with applications in water purification, hydrogen generation, sensing and microfluidic devices; superconducting materials (oxides, oxypnictides and oxychalcogenides) and multiferroics.