Meet our Team!


Ph.D. Students

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Elizabeth Mariam Thomas

Ph.D. Student (2015 - Present)

Research Interests:  Photophysical properties of semiconductor quantum dots using time-resolved spectroscopy and single particle microscopy.

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Sujith M.

Ph.D. Student (2016 - Present)

Research Interests:  Synthesis and experimental as well as theoretical investigations on the chiroptical properties of chiral molecular/material systems.

Sanoop M. S.

Ph.D. Student  (2016 - Present)

Research Interests:  Study of the emergence of chirality and interaction of chromophores in materials and soft organic templates

Ajaykumar M. P.

Int. Ph.D. Student  (2015 - Present)

Research Interests:  Synthesis of metal nanostructures, Plasmon-exciton interactions, Surface-Enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and Dark-field Scattering microscopy.

Livin Paul

Ph.D. Student  (2019 - Present)

Research Interests:  Investigations on the photophysical properties of semiconductor quantum dots in the ultrafast time scale and to study the plasmon-exciton interactions in the nanoscale regime.

 Aiswarya E.

Int. Ph.D. Student  (2018 - Present)

Research Interests: Developing strategies for inducing and enhancing chiroptical properties of organic molecules and soft organic templates.

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Manoj B.

Ph.D. Student (2015- Present)

Research Interests:  Photophysics of InP QDs primarily using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy.


Int.  Ph.D. Student  (2014 - Present)

Research Interests:  Understanding the emergence of chiroptical properties in different chiral aggregates, theoretical investigation of the chiral aggregates.

Reshma Mathew

Ph.D. Student  (2016 - Present)

Research Interests:  Excited state dynamics of PCET and ESIPT in hydroxy aromatics using ultrafast spectroscopic methods such as femtosecond transient absorption and fluorescence up-conversion spectroscopy.

Vishnu E. K.

Ph.D. Student  (2017 - Present)

Research Interests:  Synthesis and photophysical studies of semiconductor quantum dots using single particle spectroscopy.

 Devika Rajan

Ph.D. Student  (2020 - Present)

Research Interests: Distance dependent FRET studies of biological molecules using Single molecule spectroscopy.

 Merin Varghese

Ph.D. Student  (2020 - Present)

Research Interests: Detailed time-resolved studies for the identification and quantification of the trap state in semiconductor quantum dots.

Research Associates and Postdocs


Dr. T. Shyamala

Research Associate

Research Interests:  Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and plasmonic nanomaterials.


Dr. Rajendra Ranguwar

Post Doc. (2017 - 2021)

Research Interests:  Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and plasmonic nanomaterials.

BS-MS Students


Sreelekshmi V.

BS-MS Student

Research Interests: Plasmon-Exciton interactions.


Divya P. S.

BS-MS Student

Research Interests: Chiroptical studies of nanostructures. 


Joel G. Reji

BS-MS Student

Research Interests: Plasmon-Exciton interactions.