The focus of our current research is on exploring routes to design novel structures via self- or directed-assembly and elucidating the mechanism and kinetics of assembly. On a broader perspective, we are interested in understanding principles of self-organisation in a wide spectrum of condensed matter, especially soft matter, systems to exploit them in the context of materials science. To this end our research develops, adapts, and applies computational methods, uses tools of statistical mechanics, and often undertakes a survey of the underlying energy landscape for the system of interest in close connection with contemporary experimental research.Our research is interdisciplinary in nature and maintains active collaboration with a number of research groups in Europe and North America. Please visit the Research section for more details. Support via a number of independent research fellowships is gratefully acknowledged.