Dr. Sudip Bhattacharyya is currently a faculty member in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in 2002. After that, he worked as a research associate in the University of Maryland at College Park, USA, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA, and finally he joined TIFR in 2007. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union, the Astronomical Society of India and the Indian Science Congress Association. He is involved in the Astrosat project as a Science Working Group member, an instrument team member, etc. His research interests include the studies of accreting neutron stars and black holes, using X-ray data and numerical modelling. He has particularly contributed in the fields of thermonuclear X-ray bursts and relativistic emission lines from accretion discs. He received NASA Space Science Achievement Award in 2007 for his research.
Biography Updated on 1 March 2012