About Me

Postdoctoral Research Experience
Research Scientist, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany Nov 2020 - present
Post Doctoral Research Associate, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom Feb 2019 - Nov 2020
Role of volatiles on mantle dynamics, craton formation and stabilisation
PhD in Computational Geodynamics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Oct 2013 - Feb 2018
Thesis: Self-Consistent Generation of Continents and their Influence on Global Mantle Dynamics
Supervisor: Paul Tackley
M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics, TU Delft, ETH Zurich, RWTH Aachen Sep 2010 - Aug 2012
Thesis: Optimized Layout of Engineered Geothermal Systems and Potential in Germany
Supervisor: Christoph Clauser
B.Sc. in Earth & Space Sciences, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
Thesis: Hydrological and Morphological Analysis of the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Supervisor: Vikram Unnithan
Secondary School Diploma, St. Mary's Sr. Sec. School, Haridwar, India Apr 1995 - Apr 2007
Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science
Work Experience
Junior Researcher, E.ON Energy Research Center, Aachen, Germany Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
Evaluated the potential of EGS and compared the share of different renewables towards electricity production in Germany
Summer Intern, Wildlife and Community Development Fund, Katima Mulilo, Namibia Jul 2009 - Aug 2009
Mapped and visualised GIS data, raised awareness about wildlife protection and human predator conflict
Extracurricular Experience
Co-Organiser, Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Plate Tectonics, ETH Zurich, Locarno, Switzerland Jul 2016
Coordinated the logistical, technical, and social aspects of the scientific workshop with up to 60 international researchers
Co-Organiser, ERDW PhD Retreat 2015, ETH Zurich, Bernau, Germany May 2015
Organised the scientific networking event for PhD students and managed the finances, logistics and designed advertising material
Intercultural Trainer, Orientation Week, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany Aug 2008
Volunteered and conducted workshops for undergraduates to acclimatise them to the culturally diverse environment
Honours & Awards

When I am not doing research, I can be found behind the lens, DJing, or building modular origami.