have completed Ph. D. Degree in 1990 from Gujarat
on “High-Resolution Spectroscopic Study of Comets”. The focus of the
research was to study the interaction of solar wind with the cometary
plasma using Fabry-Perot spectrometers. During the next two years, I
worked as “Max-Planck Fellow” at Max-Planck Institute fur Aeronomie, Lindau,
during which I used large telescopes at Calar Alto,
to study the circum Jovian plasma torus. Joining as a faculty member of
Physical Research Laboratory, India
in 1992, I became interested in Solar Physics. My main interest in
solar physics is developing the instruments for solar observations.
These instruments involve high resolution spectroscopy and polarimetry.
I was awarded the Research Associateship of National Research Council
for two times in 1998 and 2003. In 2001, National Astronomical
Observatory of Japan awarded me the “Center
of Excellence Fellowship”.
I have about 78 refereed and non-refereed publications.
am a member
of several professional associations such as American Astronomical
Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Association for
Advancement of Sciences, Astronomical Society of India and
International Astronomical Union.