Advanced Materials Science Group of IASST is actively involved in the experimental design and computational study of materials for a wide range of applications, including sensors, bio-medical fields, optoelectronics, and energy. A significant achievement of the researchers in the group is the development of photoluminescence based filter paper sensors for the detection of explosive picric acid vapor. One group is also working on the bottom-up fabrication of carbon-based nanomaterials for sensors, energy, environment, and catalysis. Soft matter physics group are employing spectroscopic, scattering, and microscopy-based techniques to elucidate the structures and properties of soft materials and biomolecular systems. The fundamental understanding of systems such as heusler alloys, plasmonic metal nitrides and metal-metal interfaces are the field of interest of the computational materials science group. A team of scientists is also working on the development of plasmonic nanostructures using top-down and bottom-up strategies. The optoelectronic and energy applications of these nanomaterials are studied using both experiment and theory.