From left to right: Zhenxing, Dr. Dalal, Narpinder, Jared, Jingfang, Vasanth, Mekhala, Tiglet, and Raghabendra. Above all: P.A.M. Dirac.


Welcome to Professor Dalal's group in the Materials Science Program of the Department of Chemistry at Florida State University.

We are located on the 2nd floor of the brand new Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL).

Our goals include, but are not limited to, the following list. Many times you will find that there are many scenic routes on the highway to your goal (sorry, I'm trying to be poetic), and they may also lead to promising results, so leave your blinders at home.

Our overall approach is to undertake cradle-to-grave projects which begin with the development of novel compounds and, with any luck, end with the application of them ('cause that's where the big money lies). Again, this list is quite dependent on the individual project, but it can serve as a rough guideline.