I am an experimental physicist with a passion for lasers and applied optics. I am enthused towards research goals that challenge precision measurement using lasers.

Work experience

  • STO R&D (Research faculty),
    Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, India.
    2018 - present
  • Postdoctoral fellow,
    Kansas State University, USA.
  • Postdoctoral fellow,
    California Institute of Technology, LIGO laboratory, USA.
  • Research fellow,
    Institute for Laser Science, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan.


  • PhD in Physics,
    The University of Electro-Communications, Japan.
  • MSc in Physics,
    University of Hyderabad, India.
  • BSc in Physics,
    Pondicherry University (BGCW), India.

Professional society affiliations

  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration
    Member (2012-16, 2019-present)
  • LIGO-India Scientific Collaboration
    Member (2019-present)
  • Indian Initiative in Gravitational wave Observations
    Member (2011-19)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics awarded for contribution towards the detection of gravitational waves given by the Breakthrough prize foundation (2016).
  • Monbukagakusho (MEXT) scholarship awarded by Japanese government to foreign nationals to support higher education, selected on the recommendation of Japanese university (2007 - 11).
  • Prof. M. Shakuntala Memorial Medal awarded to woman topper in MSc., Physics at University of Hyderabad, India (2007).
  • Post Graduate Merit Scholarship awarded by UGC, India, for university rank holders to support higher education (2005 - 2007).
  • University first ranker in BSc Physics awarded by Pondicherry University (2005).