Bio: I graduated with a B.E. (Hons.) Electrical and Electronics Engineering and M.Sc. (Hons.) Physics (dual degree) from BITS, Pilani in 2010. My undergraduate research experience was largely in the area of fluid dynamics (theory and computation). I worked with Professor Rama Govindarajan on the stability of developing film flows along an incline as part of my undergraduate thesis at JNCASR between 2009-2010. As a summer intern in 2008 at IISc, I worked with Professor S. V. Raghurama Rao to develop meshfree methods for solving Euler equations. I joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy right after my undergraduate studies in 2010 and was a part of the Yang Group between 2011-2016. As a graduate student, I worked in equal parts on both theory and experiments focused primarily on plasmonics for energy application and designing nanowire based metamaterials. After graduating from Purdue, I joined LAM Research Corporation in 2016 as a product engineer in the etch product group. In my spare time, I work on a Indian Classical and Electronic music project called Nagaari.
PhD in Physics, Purdue University
I obtained my PhD in Physics from Purdue University working with Professor Chen Yang in the area of nanophotonics.
Nanostructures exhibit unique size and shape dependant optical properties which can be used to design superlenses, invisibility cloaks, sensors and achieve high efficiency solar energy harvesting. My graduate research was focused on probing the optical properties of nanowires for the design of metamaterials and efficient light harvesting for water-splitting.