PhD Astrophysics (Sept 2018 - )
NASA FINESST and AAS National Osterbrock Leadership fellow
1328 Pupin Hall, MC 5246
550 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
My research spans various aspects of high energy astrophysics, on topics including accretion around compact objects, emission mechanisms of high energy non-thermal X-rays from black hole coronae, the physics of particle energization in astrophysical plasmas, and the origin of coherent radio emission from sources like Pulsars and Fast Radio Bursts. I study them by performing kinetic plasma simulations (PIC), hydrodynamical fluid simulations, and also by directly observing the astronomical sources via satellite and ground-based telescopes. I am advised by Lorenzo Sironi and Brian D. Metzger.
Check out NASA ADS/Google Scholar/arXiv for a list of publications.
News coverage and appearences
Outside of astrophysics research, I am interested in developing and incorporating inquiry-based learning techniques in STEM education.
- Academic year 2020-2021: Department Head TA
- Spring 2020: Instructor of ASTRW1903 Astronomy lab I
- Fall 2019: Instructor of ASTRW1904 Astronomy lab II
- Spring 2019: TA for ASTRX1754 Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology
- Fall 2018: TA for ASTRUN1836 Stars and Atoms
- On advanced track of Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning's (CTL) Teaching Development Program.
- Lead instructor at the Yale Young Global Scholars program - 2020 (Postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic)
- Trained to incorporate inquiry-based learning techniques in STEM education through the ISEE-Professional Development Program (PDP-2019). Designed and taught inquiry activity on measuremen tuncertainties an dstatistical techniques. Target audience: Physics/Astronomy undergraduate transfer students at University of California, Los Angeles (Fall 2019). Click here for more details on the adopted teaching practice.