I study electrical phenomena in the earth's atmosphere such as lightning and high-altitude plasma discharges known as jets, sprites, halos and elves. My research involves developing modeling tools, building optical and radio observation systems, and analyzing data collected from ground- and satellite-based measurements. My work has been published in Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, etc., and has also been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Popular Science, New Scientist, TIME Magazine for Kids, BBC, Reuters, etc.
I enjoy working with researchers of diverse background, expertise and experience. My undergraduate and graduate students have won best paper awards at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, National Radio Science Meeting and NSF CEDAR Workshop, and have also received University Outstanding Student Award.
If you are a student/early career scientist and are interested in joining my group to study plasma discharge physics, ionosphere physics, radio science, imaging science, computational modeling, and high performance computing, please feel free to send me an email along with your resume/CV.