Dr. Murugesu's research focuses on the design and synthesis of new nanoscale inorganic materials in order to study their interesting physical properties such as magnetism, conductivity and optical properties. Particular research emphasis is made on the preparation and characterization of mixed-metal Single Molecule Magnets (SMMs) and Single Chain Magnets (SCMs). The subsequent amalgamation of these magnetic materials with fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, for example, allows the preparation of interesting hybrid materials. Such systems hold the promise of creating novel nanoscale devices for quantum computing and molecular electronics. In this research a variety of characterization techniques are employed; X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, NMR, Electrochemistry, EPR, SQUID magnetometry, Micro-SQUID, SEM.