I was born and raised in Punjab, India. I my Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS, Pilani). After taking few courses on semiconductors, I developed an interest in Device Physics and opted for a dual degree program with Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics engineering and Master’s in Physics. I started Ph.D. at Virginia Tech in Physics in Fall 2015 and joined Dr. Heremans’ Quantum transport Group in Fall 2016. His research involves an overlap of Physics and Electrical Engineering, much suited to my interests. I worked on a couple of different projects – spin transport in electrochemical systems, 2D plasmonics and currently I am working on ballistic and hydrodynamic electron transport in semiconductors. Working on these projects, I have become skilled in device fabrication and characterization, and low-temperature transport measurements.
Apart from Physics, I am really passionate about music. I was a vocalist in my undergrad college’s music club and recorded a song with a leading music production company in India which got 129,000+ hits on Youtube. Currently, I am the lead vocalist for a rock band called Fjarsamband. At Virginia Tech, I served as the President of Indian Students’ association from January 2017 to May 2018 and have organized some of the biggest events on campus like Diwali, Color War and Aruna 5K Run, leading a team of 15. In short, I am an unconventional physicist, with an unconventional name (which means Wonderful in Hindi) and a zest to live the life fully.