• Welcome to graduate student Diyali Sil, and undergraduate students Edin Osmanbasic, Keairra R. Brown, and Karemma L. Brown to our group. Exciting days ahead.

This collection is going to be co-edited by myself, Dr. Stephen Lee, and Dr. Christy Landes.

The purpose of the Collection is to offer a comprehensive overview of Current Methods in Non-linear Microscopy. Our goal is to provide a collection of video articles covering the latest developments in multi-photon non-linear microscopies. Here we intend to cover multiple experimental techniques on multiphoton microscopies, such as two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF), Second-harmonic generation (SHG), Third harmonic generation (THG), Sum frequency generation (SFG), 2D- infrared (2D IR), Coherent anti-stokes Raman (CARS), Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS), Upconversion microscopy, etc.

If you are interested, please reach out to me ( or submit an abstract here.

  • We are excited to begin operation in Fall 2022, stay tuned to know more and contact Chayan if you want to work with us.

This image will be featured in Rice's annual magazine with a 1-page research highlight. Stay tuned.

  • Check out our latest article and the Scilight article published in the Journal of Chemical Physics as a part of The Ever-Expanding Optics of Single-Molecules and Nanoparticles Collection.

  • Excited for the upcoming "Fututre of Chemistry" Symposium, at the Department of Chemical Sciences, TIFR Mumbai.

  • Presented in the South East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 2021 in the Magic City of Birmingham, Alabama.

Thanks to Dr. Kevin Welsher at Duke University for the opportunity and for organizing the "Single Molecule Approaches to Chemistry and Biology" session.

  • Presented at the Physical Chemistry Physical Biology 2021 virtual conference. Thanks to the organizers for this amazing opportunity to present here as a postdoctoral researcher among the accomplished speakers.

I talked about the novel three-color microscope I built for imaging and simultaneous tracking in complex environments. 3D tracking with ~30 nm precision has been achieved using phase-engineering methods.

  • Our recently published article in Nature caught some media attention for the right reasons. We know that interfacial water behaves differently. But if you ever wondered how interfacial water reacts in response to an applied electric field, check it out here. Also check out the media articles here, ScienceMagazine, PhysOrg .