Ph.D in Chemistry from TIFR, University of Mumbai, INDIA in 1990
Academic & Research Experience:
Post doc. with Prof. H. Allen O. Hill, FRS, University of Oxford, UK (1992-1993)
Associate Professor at T.I.F.R., Mumbai (1999-2006)
Professor at T.I.F.R., Mumbai (2006 –2014)
Senior Professor at T.I.F.R., Mumbai (2014-todate)
Visiting Research Scientist at Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, USA (2001-2002)
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Biozentrum, University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2003
Biological Inorganic Chemistry- with special interest on the structural and functional aspects of the active site formed by the metal ion and the surrounding amino acids in metalloenzymes and metalloproteins.
Genetic engineering of the active site of metalloenzymes to introduce newer functionality.
Redox and electron transfer processes in metalloproteins and enzymes with special interest on respiratory oxidases, heme mono-oxygenases and Peroxidases.
Nano-Biotechnology- for developing viable redox enzyme based catalysts immobilized on nanomaterials for electro- or photo catalysis.
Circular Dichroism spectrometry, Bioelectrochemistry, protein mass spectrometry and protein-nanoparticle conjugates.