ABOUT ME

I completed my Ph.D. on the topic ‘Atmospheric Studies using Remote Sensing Techniques and In-Situ Measurements over the Himalayan Region’, from IIT Dhanbad in 2019. During my Ph.D. tenure, I worked on the scientific aspects of the key variables in the domain of the atmosphere, mainly the aerosols, clouds, precipitation, and associated meteorology over the Himalayan region. I did my M.Tech and B.E. in the field of Electronics & Communication Engg from NIET (NIMS University) and Bharati Vidyapeeth University. After passing 10th, I completed 2-year Certificate course (equivalent to 10+2 by MHRD, Govt. of India) and 2-year Diploma in Electronics & Communication Engg. from Sant Longowal Institute of Engg. & Technology (SLIET). 

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To my credit so far, has more than 35 technical and scientific publications, including refereed journals, conferences, proceedings, etc. In 2006, I joined National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) Gadanki, where I worked mainly on the technical aspect of Indian MST radar and LiDAR facilities. I joined ARIES, Nainital in August 2007 as an Engineer. Since the beginning, I have been assigned prime Engineering responsibilities in the major projects/atmospheric facilities like ST radar, high-energy pulse LiDAR, trace gas measuring facility, RS/RW launch facility, weather stations, etc. In ST radar and LiDAR projects, I played a significant contribution to the software & hardware design, development, and testing of major & minor sub-systems, including instrumentation, system calibration, and integration. I possess well command over various programming tools like MATLAB, LabVIEW, C/C++, C#, VB, Python, etc., and has developed numerous software packages and routines for scientific application. Additionally, I also have experience in handling and aligning smaller telescopes, in operating LASER sources, and various test and measuring instruments like oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, signal generator, VNA, OTDR, etc.    

SKILLS & ACTIVITIES

Technical/ Scientific Skills

Engineering – Electronics, Electrical, Environmental; Scientific software and hardware developments; Digital signal processing; RF/Microwave/Digital Test and measuring instruments handling and maintenance; Scientific data handling and maintenance; Data analysis; Satellite and ground based remote sensing instruments used in Atmospheric studies; LiDAR and RaDAR based remote sensing of aerosols, clouds, precipitation, and winds; In-situ measurements like radiosonde; Atmospheric Pollution; Climate change; Mountain meteorology; Atmospheric studies over Himalayan region; Boundary layer meteorology, Atmospheric measurements using AERONET, weather stations, and other ground based sensors.

Software skills

Experience of programming in MATLAB, LabVIEW, C/C++, C#, XAML, Python, CSS, JS, HTML, PHP, VHDL, Verilog; Experience in handling the tools like ArcGIS, QGIS, Origin, HDFView, SmartDraw, PCAAD, LINPAR, TASM, IE3D, Microwave Office (AWR), Agilent’s ADS, ModelSim, ISE foundation, AutoCAD, SWiX (SWF file creator), MathCAD, Cadence-Allegro, 4NEC2, Altair ElectroFlo and HyperWorks, Ansys, CST Studio, Drupal, etc.  

Memberships

  • Editorial Board Member - Remote Sensing

  • Member - International Association of Engineers

  • Member – Vibha, India

  • Life Member - Indian Society of Remote Sensing

  • Senior Member – International Union of Radio Science/ Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale

  • Reviewer- Environmental Pollution, Remote Sensing of Environment.

Interests

Data handling, maintenance and analysis, Software and Hardware development, Exploring new and emerging scientific and technical tools, Technical and Scientific aspects of Satellite and ground based (RaDAR, LiDAR etc.) remote sensing tools.