Curriculum Vitae

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Throughout my education and career, I’ve worked on several research projects and have been fortunate to be involved with these works. Check out my complete resume below, and contact me with your questions or if you’d like more detailed information.


Ph.D. in Physics (2019 - Present): Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, Texas, USA

Masters (M.Sc.) in Physics (2016 -2019): National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India​

  • Advisor: Prof. Bedangadas Mohanty

  • Thesis: "Study of Si-32 background for CDMS II and neutron detector for dark matter search experiments".

Bachelors (B.Sc) in Physics (2013-2016): Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Affiliated to University of Calcutta, Narendrapur, Kolkata, India

Research Experience

I am involved in the SuperCDMS collaboration which is a dedicated direct dark matter search experiment since my Masters under the supervision of Prof. Bedangadas Mohanty at NISER. After that, I joined TAMU for my doctorate studies under Prof. Dave Toback. Toback's group is mainly focussed on Trigger/DAQ, Analysis, and Detector Monte Carlo for the SuperCDMS experiment. The group webpage is here.


1. During my Masters at NISER, India, I was involved in the Study of Si-32 background for CDMS II, SuperCDMS Collaboration under the supervision of Prof. Bedangadas Mohanty. Also, I've studied the Neutron detector simulation for dark matter search experiments and published my Masters' thesis named "Study of Si-32 background for CDMS II and neutron detector for dark matter search experiments".

2. I've worked on "Modification of Poisson's equation and its application: modified Chandrasekhar limit" under Prof. Banibrata Mukhopadhyay at IISc, Bangalore, India.

3. I had studied "Characterization and testing of Multi-Wire Proportional Chamber ( MWPC )" under the guidance of Dr. Tilak Kumar Ghosh at VECC, Kolkata, India.



  • I. Alkhatib et al. (SuperCDMS Collaboration), Light Dark Matter Search with a High-Resolution Athermal Phonon Detector Operated Above Ground [arXiv: 2007.14289].

  • T. Aralis et al. (SuperCDMS Collaboration), Constraints on low-mass, relic dark matter candidates from a surface-operated SuperCDMS single-charge sensitive detector [arXiv: 2005.14067].

  • T. Aralis et al. (SuperCDMS Collaboration), Constraints on dark photons and axion-like particles from SuperCDMS Soudan [Phys. Rev. D 101, 052008] [arXiv:1911.11905].


  • Neutron detection using liquid scintillator and study of polyethene and borated polyethene for neutron shielding, Proceedings, DAE Intl. Symp. on Nucl. Phys., Vol 63 [click here].

Confererence Talks, Posters

  • Dec.10-14, 2018: Oral presentation in  XXIII DAE-BRNS High Energy Physics Symposium, IIT Madras, India.

  • Dec.10-14, 2018: Poster in DAE International Symposium on Nuclear Physics, BARC, Mumbai, India.

Conferences / Workshops Attend

  • Aug 10-21, 2020: The Almost Invisibles: Exploring the Weakly Coupled Universe [Online], 48th SLAC Summer Institute (SSI 2020), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), CA, USA.

  • Jul 20-22, 2020: Identification of Dark Matter (IDM) [Online], TU Wien, Vienna.

  • Jul 7-10, 2020: SuperCDMS Collaboration Meeting [Online].

  • Jun 22-Jul 3, 2020: II Joint ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School on Particle Physics, São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Jun 2-5, 2020: Dark Matter at the LHC 2020 [Online], 7th DM@LHC Workshop, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.

  • May 20, 2020: TRU Virtual Physics Conference, Thompson Rivers University, BC, Canada.

  • May 4-6, 2020: Phenomenology 2020 Symposium (PHENO), University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

  • Apr 18-21, 2020: APS April Meeting [Virtual], American Physical Society, Washington DC, USA.

  • Jan 10-12, 2020: SuperCDMS Collaboration Meeting, Texas A&M University (TAMU), TX, USA.

  • Jan. 7-27, 2019: XII SERB School on Experimental High Energy Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India.

  • June 18-19, 2018: Symposium on Heavy-Ion Physics at FAIR, RHIC and LHC Facilities, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

  • Dec. 18-23, 2017: GIAN course on Dark Matter: the astroparticle perspective, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India.

Teaching Experience

So far, I've taught the following courses as a Teaching Assistant (TA) :

  • Fall, 2020: College Physics Lab: Mechanics, Heat, and Sound (Phys 201), TAMU, USA.

  • Summer, 2020: Don't Panic - Mechanics (Phys 206 DP), TAMU, USA.

  • Spring, 2020: Newtonian Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists (Phys 206 UP), TAMU, USA.

  • Fall, 2019: Newtonian Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists (Phys 206 UP), TAMU, USA.

Computation Skills

Programming language:

  •    Python  |  C++ | FORTRAN 95


  •    ROOT (C++ based) | PyROOT (C++ and Python integrated) | Jupyter | GEANT4 (Simulation toolkit) | LaTeX | Origin | Microsoft Office | MATLAB | MATHEMATICA

OS :

  •     Linux |  Windows | Mac OS X


  • UGC-CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified - June 2017.

  • All India Rank 24 in Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) - 2016.

  • Top 1% in National Graduate Physics Examination (NGPE) - 2016.

  • Recipient of  INSPIRE scholarships, funded by DST, Govt. of India, for 3 consecutive years during B.Sc. (2013-16).

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