Dr. S Shankara Narayanan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, School of Basic Sciences and Research, Sharda University. He obtained his doctorate on the topic ‘Ultrafast spectroscopy and biocompatibility of nanocrystals under the supervision of Prof Samir Kumar Pal, from S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, in 2009. He has been awarded JRF and SRF from CSIR, India during his Ph.D. He also has 3.5 years of postdoctoral research experience in the study of anisotropic nanocrystals such as gold nanorods and gold nanoprisms and nanoplasmonics. He has demonstrated the ability to communicate in English to scientific audiences and having the credit of presenting posters and delivering talks in several national and international conferences together with a contribution of 20 peer-reviewed research papers published in renowned international journals and 5 filed patents. His research work is focused in the field of Nanotechnology, Materials Science and Biophysics. He has the expertise of research in the optical spectroscopic studies of nanocrystals, biophysical studies of Protein-DNA interactions, development of gas sensors and thermal energy storage using phase change materials. He has attended reputed International Conferences and presented papers. He received his MSc Physics and BSc Physics (Honours) degree from the University of Delhi. He has a strong passion for learning and teaching Physics.