I am a Reader at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India.

I study protoplanetary disc accretion and outflows in young stars. These objects are infancy stages of stars like our own sun. The gas and dust from the collapsing cloud was still falling to the centre via accretion disc. Triggered by some instabilities in disc, they episodically increase their accretion rates. Understanding how this phenomena works and its implications on planet formation is one of my main interest.

I also work on exoplanets, developing algorithms for extreme precision radial velocity measurements, as well as studying escaping atmospheres of these planets.

We build instruments for achieving our science goals. Mostly Optical and Infrared Astronomy Instrumentation. One of the instruments I have worked on during my Ph.D. is TIFR Near-Infrared Spectrometer and Imager (TIRSPEC), now mounted on 2-meter Himalayan Chandra Telescope, IAO, Hanle, Ladakh.

Before joining TIFR in 2022, I was an Assistant Research Professor at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), USA. There I worked on building two state-of-the-art extreme precision radial velocity spectrographs, NEID and HPF. See instrument project sites (click here for NEID and HPF for more exciting details on these projects to find Earth like Exo-planets). Before Penn State, I completed my PhD from Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India in 2016.

The photograph at the top was taken at Meruk Village on the banks of Pangong Lake, Ladakh, India.