Our basic area of research is solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy. In the last decade solid-state NMR spectroscopy has come of age and continues to conquer new frontiers in biology, chemistry and material science by addressing structure and characterization issues in more challenging systems. This has shifted the focus of research in the field of solid-state NMR from primarily being method development to an application-based spectroscopic technique. However, methods and applications in spectroscopy go hand in hand as the growth of one, fuels the progress in the other.  We work in the area of development of solid-state NMR methods and then subsequent application of these methods to address problems in structural biology, understanding  motions in proteins or characterization of materials.