About Prof. P Thilagar
Pakkirisamy Thilagar was born in Periyakattupalayam, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1976. He obtained his B.Sc. form Tagore Arts College and M.Sc from Pondicherry Central University. He obtained his PhD in 2007 working with Prof. V. Chandrasekhar at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K), and has postdoctoral experience from working at the University of Rutgers with Prof. Frieder Jakle. In 2009, he joined the Indian Institute of Science as a faculty member in the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. His current research interests concentrate on the development and possible applications of various different classes of organic luminescent dyes, with a special interest in boron containing materials, Aggregation induced emissive materials, fluorescence sensors for biorelated anions and neutral molecules, and the medicinal aspects of boron-containing peptides (Enzyme inhibitors, antibacterial and diabetes wound healing drug molecules).