Rahul Nag obtained his PhD from IIT Bombay under the supervision of Chebrolu Pulla Rao in Bio-Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. He worked on the surface functionalization of nanostructures by organic conjugates specially calixarenes which involved applications in sensing, cancer cell killing, catalysis. He did a one-year post-doctoral research in CBMN/University of Bordeaux under the supervision of Emilie Pouget in the Chiral Molecular Assemblies Group led by Reiko Oda.
He is now joining the Laboratoire of Physique des Solides as a postdoctoral researcher with Cyrille Hamon. Currently, his interest focuses on the synthesis of gold nanostructures controlling their shapes and sizes for possible application in non-linear optics.