Brief CV

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Purdue University

Previous Positions

Postdoc, the Argonne National Laboratory (2014-2015)
Postdoc, ICMT, Dept. of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011-2014)


PhD+MA in Physics - Harvard University (2005-2011) (Advisor: Prof. Subir Sachdev)
Graduate program (Physics) - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India (2003-2005)
B Sc. (Physics Honors) 1st Division, 1st Class - Presidency College, Calcutta University (2000-2003)


Outstanding referee of the year 2012, Applied Physics Letters
Harvard Center for Energy and Environment Fellowship (2009 Spring onwards; returned in Fall 2009)
James Mills Pierce Fellowship Award - Harvard University (2005)
Purcell Fellowship - Harvard University (2005-2006)
Graduate Fellowship - UIUC (2005-2006; declined)
Kanwal Rekhi Career Development Award - Tata Institute (Mumbai, India) (2003-04)
Ranked 1st in Graduate course-work, Tata Institute, (2003-04)
Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST), All-India Rank - 1st, 2003
Indian Institute of Science Entrance Test, All-India Rank - 1st, 2003
KVPY Fellowship - Govt of India (2001-2003)
JBNSTS Scholarship - Kolkata, India (2001-2003)
Ranked in the top 99.9 percentile in the All India IIT Joint Entrance Examination (2000)


Faculty search committee member, Purdue Physics
Reviewer of journal articles for Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, Nature Scientific Reports, AIP Advances
Reviewer of grants for the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and other agencies
Organizer, CMT Kids Seminar '08-'09 and '10-'11, Physics Department, Harvard University