Prof. Kulamani Parida is working as Distinguished Professor in Chemistry and Director, Centre for Nano Science and Nano Technology, Siksha O Anusandhan, Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Before joining at SOA, Deemed to be University, he worked 37 years in CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar at different capacities and retired from the position of Chief Scientist and Head of Colloids and Materials Chemistry, Department. Dr Parida has made significant contribution towards exploring the chemistry related to structural, morphological, optical, electronic and electrochemical properties of a number of wide bandgap and narrow bandgap semiconductors, doped metal oxides, metal carbides, metal sulphide and nitrides for effective visible light absorption and charge separation required for efficient photocatalytic water splitting, degradation of pollutants and synthesis of fine chemicals. His research group shows great advancement in enhancing structural, electronic, and transport properties of hybrid metal oxides-carbonaceous materials such as graphene, carbon nitride, fullerene, CNT and plasmonic photocatalysts. Unique methods have been approached in order to synthesize in large scale novel photocatalyst production which can be beneficial in industrial level. He has published around 400 papers in high impact factor journals, 7 book chapters, filed 35 patents, supervised 50 PhD students. The important and current relevance of his work is amply reflected in large number of citations (~17,000) of his work and H index (70). He has established Centre for Nano Science and Nano Technology at SOA, Deemed to be University.