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  • Overview Renewable synthesis of chemicals, derivation and storage of renewable energy are universal challenges. Among others, biomass represents the only renewable resource that could provide us both chemicals and fuels. This group focuses on the design of robust, active, selective and environmentally benign homogeneous, heterogeneou...
  • Rationally designing and discovering medicinally important compounds are main research interests of this research group. Current focus is on the discovery and development of antiviral (Dengue, hepatitis C virus, HIV etc), anti-cancer (breast cancer, colon cancer), and anti-diabetic drugs by using computational modelling and/or by modi...
  •  The group focuses on the use electrospinning to synthesize novel hierarchical and multi-functional nanofibers and nanocomposites with tunable sizes, morphologies and properties. Currently we are working on multi-functional and porous nanofibers for water remediation, energy storage, biomedical, catalytic support, sensors an...
  • Babar Qureshi has also worked  on some aspects of the now famous duality between gravitational and gauge theories, first elucidated by Juan Maldacena. They have applied this duality to lower dimensional condensed matter systems as well as studied more formal aspects of the duality.
  • Recently Immense interest has been generated in the quantum infra-red radiation of gauge theories after Hawking's proposal that they may contain the degrees required to solve black hole information paradox. The group is taking this idea one step further and analyzing the non-perturbative aspects of this phenomena and they hav...
  • The group is also interested in many aspects of string theory and dynamics of supersymmetric field theories. In this regard, the current focus is to use topological strings to uncover various dualities among the supersymmetric field theories. 
  • A topic of intense current investigation is canonical quantum gravity. In this regard Babar Qureshi, along with collaborators, is focusing on quantum cosmology and using quantum ideas to attack one of the most fundamental and outstanding problem in physics i.e., the cosmological constant problem. Using a fully quantum treatment of gra...
  • Babar Qureshi is also interested in many mathematical aspects of physics including quantum groups and their use in describing quantum Hall states, which may be of particular use in devising a practical quantum computer.
  • Babar Qureshi's group is also interested in cosmological implications of these ideas about spacetime and also in analysis of cosmological inflation itself under quantum corrections . Cosmology, seems to be the most viable venue for observing the consequences of physics at such small scales with the availability...

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