Dr. Satyen Saha received a BSc and MSc in Chemistry from Jadavpur University, India, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He obtained a Ph.D. in Photochemistry from Hyderabad Central University, India, in 2002. He completed postdoctoral research at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. He received a postdoctoral fellowship and bridge fellowship for foreign researchers from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Chemistry, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, India. His research interests include synthesis, structure (solid and liquid phases), Ionic liquids, NIR emitting materials, and photophysical studies (steady-state and time-resolved) of fluorescent molecules in condensed phases.