Pradip Gatkine

Astronomy Graduate Student
University of Maryland College Park

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2014-present Graduate research assistant at Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
(Expected-2019) PhD in Astronomy, Univ. of Maryland
2014-2016 M.S. in Astronomy, Univ. of Maryland
2010-2014 B. Tech. (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering with minor in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Awards and Achievements:

2016 Kulkarni Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship, Univ. of Maryland
2016 John Chi-Lin Wang Award for Academic Excellence, for best overall performance in grades, second-year project and qualifying exam, Dept of Astronomy, University of Maryland
2016 Best Student Presentation award at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, Edinburgh, UK
2016 Best Poster Award, Nanotechnology Day, University of Maryland
2014-15 Dean's Fellowship and Merit Fellowship, awarded to outstanding incoming graduate students, Univ. of Maryland
2011-14 Received Institute Technical Citation Award (2014), Institute Technical Color Award (2013) and Institute Technical Special Mention (2011 and 2012) from IIT Bombay for exceptional achievements in Technical Activities
2013 Summer Research Fellowship, awarded by Indian Academy of Sciences
2011 Mentored a four membered team for NASA Space Settlement Design Contest and was awarded Specialty Honorable Mention in Life Sciences category
2010 Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (Young Scientist Incentive Fellowship) awarded by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

Publications/ Conference Proceedings:

2016 P. Gatkine et al. Development of high-resolution arrayed waveguide grating spectrometers for astronomical applications: frst results, Proceedings of SPIE Volume 9912, article id 991271, 2016
2016 T. Zhu, Y. Hu, P Gatkine, et al. Arbitrary On-chip Optical Filter Using Complex Waveguide Bragg Gratings, Applied Physics Letters 2016 108:10
2016 T. Zhu, Y. Hu, P. Gatkine, et al. Ultrabroadband High Coupling Effciency Fiber-to-Waveguide Coupler Using Si3N4/SiO2 Waveguides on Silicon, IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 8, no. 5, 2016
2014 P. Gatkine, Dr. Brijesh Kumar, Dynamical Modeling and Resonance Frequency Analysis of 3.6m Optical Telescope Pier, International Journal of Structural & Civil Engineering Research, 2014
2013 P. Gatkine, K. P. Ray, New Method for Asteroid Shape Detection using Spherical-segmentation Based Delay Doppler Analysis, International Radar Symposium, India 2013


2016 Astronomy Colloquium at Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, India
2016 Science popularization talk for high school students at College Park Academy, Maryland