Past Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

Akshat Singhal

Tenure: Jun 2019 - Jan 2022

Field: Pulsar studies with Daksha, Daksha electronic systems and calibration

Sourav Palit

Tenure: Apr 2019 - Dec 2021

Field: Daksha mass model, background estimation, sensitivity

Current position: Faculty,
Indian Cent
re for Space Physics

Gayathri Raman

Tenure: Sep 2019 - March 2021

Field: X-ray Astronomy - Observations and data analysis, X-ray binary and GRB science, AstroSat, Kilonovae

Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow,
Penn State University

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Shubham Srivastava

Tenure: 2017-2019

Field: GROWTH-India commissioning, Automation, Supernova studies

Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow,
Queen’s University Belfast

Ph.D. students

Javed Rana

Ph.D., IUCAA, 2012

Guides: Sukanta Bose, Varun Bhalerao

Thesis topic: Strategies for Searches of Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Signals

Current position: Postdoctoral fellow,
Penn State University

Project students

Amrutha Lakshmi Vadladi

B.Tech.(Aero) + M.Tech.(Mech), 2023

Tenure: May 2020 - Dec 2021

Field: Daksha - Thermal control and simulations.

Kritti Sharma

B.Tech. (Mech), 2022

Tenure: Aug 2020 - July 2021

Field: GROWTH-India: Automation, NEA follow up, Comets follow up

Kunal Deshmukh

B.Tech. (MEMS), 2021

Tenure: Mar 2019 - April 2021

Field: GROWTH-India automation, EMGW follow up, NEA follow up, Soft X-ray studies of AGN

Current Position: PhD Student,
Texas Tech University

Aditi Marathe

B.Tech. (Mech) NITK, 2021

Tenure: April 2019 - Nov 2021

Field: CZTI Fast transients, Daksha - Structures

Current position: Collins Aerospace

Sujay Mate

B.S., M.S. (Phy) IISER Pune, 2016

Tenure: Mar 2017 - Aug 2017

Field: EMGW follow-up with CZTI, AstroSAT Mass Model

Current position: Post-Doc,
Ta
ta Institute of Fundamental Research

Hrishikesh Iyer

B.Tech. (EP), 2019

Tenure: Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Field: GROWTH-India automation, sensitivity calculations, image processing pipeline

Current position: PhD Student,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S., M.S. (Phy) IISER Pune, 2018

Tenure: Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Field: CZTI GRB localisation using Mass Model

Current Position: PhD Student,
Texas Tech University

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Jinay Patel

B.Tech. + M.Tech. DD (Aero), 2020

Tenure: Jul 2018 - May 2019

Field: Daksha: Orbital Simulations

Current Position: PhD Student,
The University of Texas at Arlington

Viraj Karambelkar

B.Tech. (EP), 2019

Tenure: Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Field: GROWTH-India automation, data processing and EMGW followup with GIT

Current Position: PhD student, Caltech

Pavan Hebbar

B.Tech. (Aero), 2019

Tenure: Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Field: MOTIVE proposal, Automating CZTI GRB detection

Current Position: PhD Student,
University of Alberta

Smaranika Banerjee

MSc (ESE), 2019

Tenure: Nov 2017 - May 2019

Field: Daksha: estimation of rates of GRBs based on different jet models

Current Position: PhD Student,
Tohoku University

Harishankkar GK

Start: Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

Field: Daksha electronics design

Param Rekhi

MSc (Phy), 2020

Tenure: Jul 2020 - Dec 2021

Field: X-ray Binary data analysis with Astrosat

Current Position: PhD Student,
Weizmann Institute, Israel

Maitreya Khandagale

Tenure: Mar 2019 - May 2021

Field: GROWTH-India Automation and data processing, EMGW follow up, Supernovae follow up

Ritesh Bachhar

MSc (Phy), 2020

Tenure: Aug 2019 - Sep 2020

Field: AstroSat X-ray binary data analysis

Vedant Shenoy

B.Tech. (EP), 2021

Tenure: Aug 2019 - Mar 2021

Field: CZTI GRB and EMGW searches, GROWTH-India.

Rahul Srinivasan

B.E., M.Sc. (Phy) BITS, 2018

Tenure: Aug 2019 - Sep 2021

Field: Daksha rate estimation, Orbit simulator

Current Position: PhD Student,
Université Côte d'Azur

Srividhya S

B.Tech. (Mech) SNSCT, 2020

Tenure: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Field: Daksha Structures

Current Position: PhD Student,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Joy Sanghvi

B.Tech. (EP), 2021

Tenure: Aug 2020 - May 2021

Field: PSF photometry of supernova SN2018hna

Current Position: MSc (Phy), LMU Munich

Drishika Nadella

B.Tech. (Mech) NITK, 2022

Tenure: Aug 2020 - Jan 2021

Field: GRB follow-up with CZTI using CIFT

Soumya Gupta

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Phy)
University of Delhi, 2019

Tenure: Mar 2021 - Oct 2021

Field: CZTI GRB follow-up and polarization analysis, X-ray binary data analysis

Current Position: PhD Student,
BARC, Mumbai

Adeem Jassani

B.Tech. (EP), 2021

Tenure: Feb 2019 - Jul 2019

Field: GROWTH-India: Data Processing and Management

Current Position: Masters Of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC) program at the University of Toronto

Vashishtha Kochar

Tenure: Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

Field: GROWTH-India data processing and management

Abhinav Jain

DD. (Mech), 2021

Tenure: Aug 2020 - Dec 2020

Field: GROWTH-India interface

Current Position: Software Developer at Navi

Shiva Teja

Tenure: Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

Field: AstroSat LAXPC GRB analysis

Atharva Patil

B.Tech. (Aero), 2019

Tenure: Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Field: GROWTH-India automation and photometry

Current position: PhD Student,
NCU Taiwan

Akash Anumarlapudi

B.Tech. (Aero), 2019

Tenure: Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Field: CZTI studies on EMGW, X-ray follow up of transients

Current Position: PhD Student,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tanazza Khanam

MSc (Phys), 2018

Tenure: Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Field: AstroSat Data Analysis, GRB search and localization, Continuous GW sources using SSM

Current Position: PhD Student,
Texas Tech University

Yashvi Sharma

B.Tech. (EP), 2019

Tenure: Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Field: AstroSat CZTI GRB search

Current Position: PhD student, Caltech