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Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences – CHEMISTRY
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology


Chemistry is the study of how matter behaves at its most basic level. The central science, chemistry, is involved in everything that we do. Its applications stretch across all areas of life, including medicine, engineering and agriculture.

Paresh Chandra Ray


 Ray 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910
Jackson, MS 39217-0510


Physical location:
John A. Peoples Science Building
Office: Room 503

Tel: (601) 979-3486
Fax: (601) 979-3674


Nanoscinece and Nanotechnology CHEM 786
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy CHEM 752

Research Interests:

Developing Novel Nanomaterial for Bio-Nanotechnology: The development of new scientific concepts and technologies, especially in emerging interdisciplinary fields, is the career goal of Dr. Paresh Ray. As a new faculty Dr. Ray’s vision is to continue research at the interface of chemistry and biology that include exploring new chemical strategies for the imaging and therapy of cancer cell, multi drug resistance bacteria, creating new nanobased sensor for different chemical and biological toxin, designing multifunctional nanomaterial for multimodal imaging, and enhancing our understanding of biomolecular interaction with nanosurface. Dr. Ray thinks that new developments in nano technology and plasmon spectroscopy can substantially improve the ability to carry out the mission of USA’s Health, Energy and Environmental Research.

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Recent Research Highlights


Selected publications (Click here For Full list of Publications)

  1. Nanoarchitecture Based SERS for Biomolecular Fingerprinting and Label-Free Disease Markers Diagnosis, Sudarson Sekhar Sinha, Stacy Jones, Avijit Pramanik and Paresh Chandra Ray, Acc. Chem. Res., 2016, Article ASAP.
  2. Multimodal Nonlinear Optical Imaging of Live Cells Using Plasmon-Coupled DNA-Mediated Gold Nanoprism Assembly, Sudarson Sekhar Sinha, Stacy Jones, Teresa Demeritte, Suhash Reddy Chavva, Yongliang Shi, Jasmine Burrell,Avijit Pramanik, and Paresh C Ray,  , J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 4546–4555.
  3. Development of Multifunctional Fluorescent-Magneto Nanoprobes for Selective Capturing and Multicolor Imaging of Heterogeneous Circulating Tumor Cells, Avijit Pramanik, Aruna Vangara, Bhanu Priya Viraka Nellore, Sudarson Sekhar Sinha, Suhash Reddy Chavva,Stacy J. Jones, and Paresh Chandra Ray, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 7, 10935–10943 ,
  4. Designing a multicolor long range nanoscopic ruler for the imaging of heterogeneous tumor cells, SR Chavva, BPV Nellore, A Pramanik, SS Sinha, S Jones, PC Ray, Nanoscale, 2016,  8, 13769-13780.
  5. Jones, S.; Sinha, S. S.; Pramanik, A.; Ray, P. C.; Three-dimensional (3D) plasmonic hot spots for label-free sensing and effective photothermal killing of multiple drug resistant superbugs,, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 18301–18308,
  6. Modeling Graphene with Nanoholes: Structure and Characterization by Raman Spectroscopy with Consideration for Electron Transport, Jie Jiang, Ruth Pachter, Teresa Demeritte, Paresh Chandra Ray, Ahmad E. Islam, Benji Maruyama, and John J Boeckl, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120 ,5371–5383
  7. Mechanistic Study of the Synergistic Antibacterial Activity of Combined Silver Nanoparticles and Common Antibiotics, Hua Deng, Danielle McShan, Ying Zhang, Sudarson S Sinha, Zikri Arslan, Paresh C Ray, Hongtao Yu, Environ. Sci. Technol.201650, 8840–8848.
  8. Bioconjugated Gold Nanoparticle Based SERS Probe for Ultrasensitive Identification of Mosquito-Borne Viruses Using Raman Fingerprinting, AM Paul, Z Fan, SS Sinha, Y Shi, L Le, F Bai, PC Ray, J. Phys. Chem.C , 2015, 119 , 23669-23675.
  9. Nanovaccines for malaria using Plasmodium falciparum antigen Pfs25 attached gold nanoparticles, R Kumar, PC Ray, D Datta, GP Bansal, E Angov, N Kumar, Vaccine , 2015, 33, 5064-5071
  10. Hybrid Theranostic Platform for Second Near-IR Window Light Triggered Selective Two-Photon Imaging and Photothermal Killing of Targeted Melanoma Cells, C Tchounwou, SS Sinha, BP Viraka Nellore, A Pramanik, Rajashekhar Kanchanapally, Stacy Jones, Suhash Reddy Chavva, Paresh Chandra Ray, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2015, 7, 20649-20656.
  11. Bio-Conjugated CNT-Bridged 3D Porous Graphene Oxide Membrane for Highly Efficient Disinfection of Pathogenic Bacteria and Removal of Toxic Metals from Water. BP Viraka Nellore, R Kanchanapally, F Pedraza, SS Sinha, A Pramanik,  Ashton T Hamme, Zikri Arslan, Dhiraj Sardar, Paresh Chandra Ray, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2015, 7, 19210-19218
  12. Hybrid Graphene Oxide Based Plasmonic-Magnetic Multifunctional Nanoplatform for Selective Separation and Label-Free Identification of Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers, T Demeritte, BP Viraka Nellore, R Kanchanapally, SS Sinha, A Pramanik, Suhash Reddy Chavva, Paresh Chandra Ray, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2015, 7, 13693-13700
  13. Long-range two-photon scattering spectroscopy ruler for screening prostate cancer cells, Chem. Sci., 2015, 2411-2418.
  14. Multifunctional Biocompatible Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots Decorated Magnetic Nanoplatform for Efficient Capture and Two-Photon Imaging of Rare Tumor Cells,




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Jackson State University
Department of Chemistry
1325 J. R. Lynch St.
P.O. Box 17910
Jackson, MS 39217-0510


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