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Professor Ravi Manchanda

Professor Ravi Manchanda
Name Ravi Manchanda
Position Honorary Professor
Section School of Sciences
Languages Hindi (non accredited translator)
Punjabi (non accredited translator)

Research interests
High Energy experimental astronomy
Space science instrumentation
Aerosol physics, Global warming

Professional memberships
Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India
International Astronomical Union
Astronomical Society of India
Indian Physics Association
Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association

Industry affiliations
NASI Platinum Jubilee Senior Scientist Award Fellowship 2013- till present
Program Manager LAXPC payload on ASTROSAT 2001-2012
Chair COSPAR sub-commission E1 2008-2012
Vice-chair for the COSPAR panel on scientific ballooning 2008-2012
Chairperson Balloon Facility Committee and Balloon Facility Management board 2001- 2011
Member COSPAR WG on `Future of Space Astronomy 2011
Member Science Advisory Committee SPL, Trivandrum 2010
Member Payload selection committee for Chandrayaan II (Moon mission II) 2009
Science Team member HETE-2 Gamma ray burst satellite led my MIT, USA, 1997 -2007
Member Engineering Review Committee for 32 meter dish antenna for Chandrayaan, 2006-2008
Member Indian National Committee on Space Research 2000-2003
Member, Board of management, National Center for Radio Astrophysics, Pune, India. 2000 – 2004
Chairperson Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics at TIFR 1999 – 2004
Member GMRT Engineering Committee NCRA, 1996-1999
Lead scientist for balloon borne hard X-rays astronomy studies 1987-2012
Member, TIFR Committee on Administration 1997 - 2003

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
3 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
10 Years

Research most recent
Research Publications : 300

1. AstroASTROSAT/LAXPC observations of Cygnus X-1 in the hard state
R. Misra, J. S. Yadav, J. V. Chauhan, P. C. Agrawal, H. M. Antia, Mayukh Pahari, V. R. Chitnis, D. Dedhia, T. Katoch, P.
Madhwani, R K Manchanda, B Paul, P. Shah
Astrophysical Journal, 835, 195p, 2017

2. AstroSat/LAXPC reveals the high energy Variability of GRS 1915+105 in ? class
J S Yadav, Ranjeev Misra, P C Agrawal, J V Chauhan, H M Antia, M. Pahari, D. Dedhia, T. Katoch, P. Madhwani, R K
Manchanda, B Paul, Parag Shah, C H Ishwara- Chandra
Astrophysical journal, 833, 27p, 2016

3. Transport of tropospheric and stratospheric ozone over India: Balloon-borne observations and modeling analysis
P.R. Sinha, L.K. Sahu, R.K. Manchanda, V. Sheel, M. Deushi, M. Kajino, M.G., Schultz, N. Nagendra, P. Kumar, D.B. Trivedi,
S.K. Koli, S.K. Peshin, Y.V. Swamy, C.G. Tzanis, S. Sreenivasan
Atmospheric Environment, 131, 228p, 2016