Prof. Dr. P. Thilagar obtained his B.Sc. from Tagore Arts College and M.Sc from Pondicherry Central University. He received his Ph.D. in 2007 working with Prof. V. Chandrasekhar at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) and has postdoctoral experience from working at the University of Rutgers with Prof. Frieder Jakle. In 2009, he joined the Indian Institute of Science as a faculty member in the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. In 2009 he was elected as Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences and was the recipient of the CRSI (Chemical Research Society of India) BRONZE medal in Chemistry. He serves in the Editorial Advisory Board of Organometallics journal published by the American Chemical Society. He also serves in the International Editorial Board of Aggregates and ChemPhotoChem, the journals published by the Wiley vch. His current research interests concentrate on the development and possible applications of various classes of boron-containing luminescent dyes and the medicinal aspects of boron-containing peptides.