Space, Planetary & Astronomical Sciences & Engineering (SPASE)

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Amitesh Omar
Ph.D., Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
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Research Interest: Galaxy astrophysics, Radio & Optical astronomy instrumentation

Avinash Deshpande, Distinguished visiting professor
Ph.D.,Indian Inst. Tech., Mumbai
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Research Interest: Neutron stars, Pulsars, Radio Transients, The Galaxy & Interstellar Medium, Epoch of Reionization, Instrumentation, Radio Astronomy Techniques, Noise & Statistics.

Deepak Dhingra
Ph.D., Brown University, USA
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Research Interest: Planetary Remote Sensing Geology, Lunar Science, Mineral Mapping, Mineral Spectroscopy, Impact cratering and Enceladus' Plume Studies.

Ishan Sharma
Ph.D., Cornell University (2004)
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Research Interest: Planetary science , Granular Mechanics , Contact Mechanics , Applied Mechanics

J. S. Yadav
Ph.D., Kurukshetra University
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Research Interest: X-ray binaries,  Accretion disk and jet connection, X-ray flares in microquasars,  HFQPOs, Thermonuclear bursts and instrumentation.

Kartick C. Sarkar
PhD, Indian Institute of Science and Raman Research Institute
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Research Interest: "Galaxies formation and evolution, interstellar medium, astrophysical fluid dynamics, Galactic feedback, radiative transfer"

Kunal P. Mooley
Ph.D., Caltech, NRAO (2015)
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Research Interest: "Astrophysical transients, jets, compact objects, Galactic Center, Life in the Universe"

Pankaj Jain, Head of the department
Ph.D., Syracuse University (1998)
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Research Interest: Cosmology, Astrophysics, Cosmic Rays, X-ray Astronomy, Nuclear Fusion at low energies

Prashant Pathak
Ph.D., SOKENDAI University
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Research Interest: Characterization of Exoplanets: direct imaging, transmission spectroscopy. *Adaptive optics and wavefront control techniques. *Ground and space-based optical and infrared instrumentation.

Sharvari Nadkarni Ghosh
Ph.D., Cornell University
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Research Interest: Cosmology, non-linear large scale structure, non-linear dynamics.

Yamini Jangir, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Southern California (2016)
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Research Interest: Astrobiology, Microbe-Mineral Interaction, Microbial Ecology