The Power List 2014
Professor and Research Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, Vignans Foundation for Science Technology and Research, Guntur, AP, India.
Calling: “My interest in nano chemistry was inspired by the discovery of Fullerenes in 1985. Since then, I have slowly moved myself into the nano world.”
Emphasis: “Analytical chemistry, nanochemistry, nanomaterials, nanosensors, nanoelectronics, nanoantennas.”
Respect: “Jack Kirkland and Joseph Wang.”
Hopes: “Primarily to make a name for myself and find fame by publishing research works promoting analytical chemistry and nanotechnology. Also, I would like to establish an institute in the region so that researchers could follow their interests with much lower costs. I also consider collaboration in research, training and teaching to be of prime importance.”
Prediction: “Advanced instrumentation based on nanotechnology to be available at the lowest costs, like paper microscopy.”
Advice: “As an analytical chemist we shall see failures, but never give up. My dear young analytical scientists think and grow!”