Research Experience

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Sep 2020 - Present

PhD Project: Analysing data from the PHI instrument on-board ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter

Supervisor: Dr. Johann Hirzberger

The PHI instrument is a Polarimetric Helioseismic Imager built by MPS (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)

PHI will be the first device of its kind to observe the Sun out of the elliptical plane and view its poles

With this instrument the magnetic field close to the Sun's surface, among other properties, can be inferred

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Credit: ESA

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Oct 2019 - Apr 2020

Master's Research Project: ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter Magnetic cleanliness

Title: Determination of Instrument Magnetic Signals on the Solar Orbiter Spacecraft and Early In-Flight Magnetic Field Frequency Analysis

Supervisor: Prof. T. Horbury, Principal Investigator of the Solar Orbiter Magnetometer

Performed time-series analysis of the electromagnetic compatibility data taken of the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft in summer 2019 at IABG as part of its magnetic cleanliness campaign

Analysed early in-flight Magnetometer data in the frequency spectrum for possible spacecraft signals

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Credit: ESA

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Jul 2019 - Feb 2020

Conducted research at the DESY Research Institute in Zeuthen, Germany.

Member of the Plasma Astrophysics Group

Supervisors: Dr. Kirit Makwana & Prof. Huirong Yan

Title of Project: 'Generating Synthetic Turbulence for Astrophysical Plasmas'

Implemented two 2D methods in Fortran 2008 to generate synthetic turbulence data which obeys the Goldreich-Sridhar 1995 Spectrum w.r.t. the local mean magnetic field

Extended one method to 3D and used FFTW to reduce computational time

Context: standard simulations of MHD turbulence is by solving the incompressible MHD equations numerically, which is very expensive: ~1 million CPU hours for a 10243 resolution

Continued working on the project in my free time while completing my final year of my Master's degree.

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Summer 2018

Worked as an undergraduate researcher in a UROP at Imperial College London in the field of plasma physics.

Member of the Dusty Plasma Group. Supervisor: Dr. Michael Coppins

Title of Project: 'The Generalised Bohm Criterion for a Flowing Plasma'

Investigated papers by Baalrud et. al (2011) regarding the Bohm Criterion (ion velocity to enter the sheath of a dust grain)

Applicable to study of dust-particle interaction from reactor walss with the fusion plasmas

Awarded an EPSRC bursary for this project

Skills

Programming

Python - pandas, numpy, scipy, matplotlib

Fortran 08 - FFTW

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HTML/CSS

Software

Linux

LaTeX