Curriculum Vitae

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About Me


Hansraj Morarjee Public School, Mumbai.
Sathaye College, Mumbai.
B.Sc. Physics
D.G. Ruparel College of Science and Arts, University of Mumbai.
M.Sc. Physics
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy,Heidelberg, Germany.


Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrophysics,
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg.

August 2008 - October 2011.

Thesis: Theory of Disks and Outflows around Young Massive Stellar Objects.

Supervisors: Dr. Christian Fendt , Dr. Henrik Beuther

Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

September, 2011 - Jan, 2014.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Physics, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.

February, 2014 - April 2017

Assistant Professor,
Disciple of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Engineering, IIT Indore, Indore, India.

May 2017 - Present


Tutor for ”Gravitation Theory” Course.
University of Heidelberg by Dr.Robi Banerjee

Winter semester 2009-2010.

PHYS2320 : Computing 2 Course
University of Leeds

Winter Semester 2011-12 and 2012-13

AA 201 : Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

AA 472/672 : Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy

Spring Semester 2017-18, 2018-19

AA 601N : Astrophysical Fluids and Plasma

AA 602N : Advanced Topics in Astronomy and Astrophysics (Star Formation and Evolution)

Technical Skills & Expertise

Languages : C, C++, Python
Applications : Matlab, IDL, Mathematica, VisIt, Paraview
Codes Used: PLUTO (Mignone et al., 2007), MG (Falle et al., 2003).
Code Development Expertise:
  1. Co-developer of a massively parallelized grid based code for Computational Astrophysics : PLUTO
  2. Lead developer of MPI Parallelized Lagrangian particle module in conjunction with grid architecture of PLUTO code for hybrid simulations.
  3. Developed the molecular chemistry module with radiative processes & associated equation of state for Astrochemical simulations.
  4. Lead developer of pyPLUTO: A GUI visualisation toolkit, a python based GUI to visualise 2D and 3D data obtained from PLUTO.

Awards, Grants & Honors

  • Appointed as the Head of the Partner Group of Max Planck Institute of Astronomy, Heidelberg at IIT Indore to work on "Simulating AGN Jets in the Era of Multi-messenger Astronomy"
  • Extra Mural Research Grant from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) for a period of three years [2017-2020]
  • Successful in winning the grant as a PI of 1 million CPU hours at Eurora cluster of CINECA, Italy for the project of developing particle module for PLUTO code.
  • Awarded with ”Klaus Tschira Stipendium” for 3 years by Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics to carry out Doctoral Studies in Heidelberg, 2008-2011.
  • Ranked among the top 1% in National Graduate Physics Examination (NGPE) conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers in 2006.
  • Secured first merit rank for B.Sc. Physics and second among all Sciences at the University of Mumbai, 2006.
  • Honored with Shri. P.R. Thatte Memorial Prize for securing highest marks in Physics, 2005-06.

Conferences and Workshops

  1. The Astronomical Society of India ASI 2018; February 5th to February 9th 2018 - [Oral Presentation]
  2. Conference on Plasma Simulation; Indian Institute of Science; IISc; 18th - 19th January 2018 - [Oral Presentation]
  3. Plasma Universe and its Structure Formation; IUCAA, Pune, 30th August to 1st September 2017 - [Oral Presentation]
  4. Star and Planet Formation : Insights & Intricacies ; Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram, 05-07 December 2016 - [Oral Presentation]
  5. ASTRONUM 2015, Maison de la Simulation, France, Paris and University of Alabama,Huntsville organized at Avignon, France, 07-12 June, 2015 - [Oral Presentation]
  6. AGILE: 8 and Counting, organized at the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI Headquarters), Rome, May 25-26, 2015 - [Oral Presentation]
  7. The Olympian Symposium on Star Formation, University College London, organized at Paralia Katerini, Greece, 26-30 May, 2014 -[Poster]
  8. The Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society, AG2013 – Waves and Particles: Multi-Messengers from the Universe, University of Tuebingen, 24-27 September, 2013 - [Poster]
  9. Visitor Seminar at the Department of Physics, University of Torino, Italy, 12th September 2013 - [Oral Presentation]
  10. Visitor Seminar at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, Jan. 2013 & Jan 2016 - [Oral Presentation]
  11. Visitor Seminar at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, 3 January2013 - [Oral Presentation]
  12. APCTP Workshop on Astrophysics: Magnetic Fields in Astrophysics, Pohang, APCTP Headquarters, POSTECH Campus, South Korea, 19-22 November 2012 - [Oral Presentation]
  13. Advances in Computational Astrophysics: methods, tools and outcomes, Cefalu, June 2011 - [Poster]
  14. Internal Symposium, MPI Astronomy Heidelberg, Germany , May 2011 - [Oral Presentation]
  15. International Summer Institute for Modeling in Astrophysics (ISIMA), Santa Cruz, US, July - Aug 2010 - [Oral Presentation]
  16. ”From Stars to Galaxy”, Gainesville, Florida, April 2010 - [Poster]
  17. Participated in 39th Saas Fee Advanced course - ” Magnetic fields of Stars from the Sun to Compact Objects ”, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, March 2009
  18. Attended the IMPRS Summer school 2008 - ”Art and Craft of Astronomical Instrumentation”, Heidelberg, Germany, Sept. 2008.
  19. Part of Vacation Students Research Program (VSRP), IUCAA, Pune, India 2007 -[Oral Presentation]
  20. Participated in Winter School on Astro-particle physics, Ooty, India, 2006