I am an Assistant Research Professor at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). I am working on NEID and HPF instrument project (click here for exciting details on this project to find Earth like Exo-planets). I completed my PhD in Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India in 2016.

I study sudden accretion outbursts in young low mass stars in star forming regions. These objects are stars like our own sun in its childhood when gas and dust from collapsing cloud was still falling to the center via accretion disc. The episodic sudden increase of accretion are believed to be triggered by some instabilities in disc.

I also work on Optical and Infrared Astronomy Instrumentation projects. One of the instrument I have worked on is TIFR Near-Infrared Spectrometer and Imager (TIRSPEC), now mounted on 2-meter Himalayan Chandra Telescope, IAO, Hanle, Ladakh.

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