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  • Environmental Chemistry:Contamination in the broad sense includes aerosol chemistry. Organic contaminants in aquatic environments.
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  • Biochemistry: Synthesis and mode of action of bioactive substances, chemistry of modified nucleosides and DNA, studies on chemical carcinogenesis and transition metal mediated synthesis
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  • Ecology:
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  • Organic Chemistry: BioNanotechnology and Green Chemistry: Synthesis and self-assembly of biobased amphiphilic building blocks, lipid nanotubes, low molecular weight gelators, liquid crystals, biodegradable polymers and nanoparticle synthesis, Organic synthesis, chemistry of modified nucleosides and DNA, studies on chemical carcinogenesis and transition metal mediated synthesis.
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  • Science Education: improving students' conceptual understanding of chemistry, identifying common misconceptions, student-centered instructional reform, pre-service and in-service teacher training¬†
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  • Spectroscopy & Photonics: Mechanisms of electrode reactions, electrodeposition studies, theory and methodology of electroanalytical techniques; theory and applications of Surface Enhanced Raman spectroscopy at electrodes; electronic structure and vibrational spectral calculations of molecules on metal clusters and at the active sites of enzymes; redox chemistry of vitamin B12 and porphyrin compounds and cobalamin and heme dependent enzymes
    Application of lasers to infared, Raman, and optical spectroscopy of chemical as well as biochemical species. Multphoton effects and electrode surfaces. Theoretical studies in momentum space.
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  • Nanomaterial & Condensed Matter:development, characterization and engineering of new materials and nanostructures using spectroscopic and surface sensitive techniques.¬†
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