Affiliations Map



Science Collaborator (July 2016 – January 2018)
Solar System Exploration Division (Code 690), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA


Visiting Investigator (June 2016 – January 2018)
Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA


ELSI Origins Network (EON) Research Fellow (Feb 2016 – January 2018)
Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Japan


Postdoctoral Scientist (Sep 2014 – Nov 2015)
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research,  Germany


External Expert/ Columnist (Aug 2012 – present)
Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations,  India


Visiting Scientist- DESIRS Beamline (Feb 2012)
CNRS-CEA Synchrotron SOLEIL, France


IMPRS Doctoral Fellow (Aug 2011 – Sep 2014)
International Max Planck Research School in Solar System Science
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research,  Germany


Visiting Scientist (Oct 2010)
Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan



Ph.D. in Chemistry (Sep 2014)
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis,  France
Université Côte d’Azur System, France
The Doctoral School in Fundamental and Applied Science (ED-SFA)
Title: The organic composition of  cometary nucleus, the COSAC Experiment on Philae
Advisors: Uwe J. Meierhenrich & Fred Goesmann
Mention: Très Bien (Distinction)


M.Sc. in Biophysics (Aug 2011)
University of Mumbai, India
Mention: First Class


B.Sc. Honors in Chemistry (Jun 2008)
Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai, India
Mention: First Class

Earth-Life Science Institute Origins Network
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society
Working Group on Origin of Life – Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Astrochemistry Society of India
European Association of Geochemistry
Rosetta Science Working Team (2012-2015)