Srikrishna Kanneganti's CV [pdf]

Contact Information

Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik Office: +49-89-30000-3830
Giessenbachstrasse 1 Fax: +49-89-30000-3390
85748 Garching bei Muenchen Email:srikrishna@mpe.mpg.de
Germany http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~sk4zw

Job Experience

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Max Plank Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, 2009 -

Education

Ph.D: Astronomy, University of Virginia, October 2009
M.S.: Astronomy, University of Virginia, May 2004
B.Tech: Aerospace Engg, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, July 2002

Awards and Fellowships

Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences and Engineering, University of Virginia, 2006
Sigma-Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, March 2005
Levinson Research Fellowship, Virginia Astronomical Instrumentation Laboratory, University of Virginia, 2003-2008
Student Research Fellowship, Defence Research & Development Laboratory, India, 2001-2002
National Talent Scholarship, National Council for Educational Research and Training, India, 1996-2001

Research Projects

Development and Commissioning of ARGOS multiple laser guide star based Ground-Layer Adaptive Optics System for the Large Binocular Telescope, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, 2009 -
Search for Short Periodicity in the Near Infrared Photometric and Polarimetric Variability of the Blazar OJ 287, University of Virginia, 2007-2009
Development of High Sensitivity Infrared Extended Wavelength InGaAs Detectors for Astronomy, University of Virginia, 2005-2008
Design and Fabrication of a Near-Infrared Camera-Spectrograph of the Fan Mountain Observatory, University of Virginia, 2002-2005
Noise, Dark-Current and Spectral Response of InGaAs Detectors at Low Temperatures, University of Virginia, 2004-2005
Design and Fabrication of a Space-Qualified Hand-held Near-Infrared Spectrograph for use on the International Space Station, University of Virginia, 2004-2005
Estimation of seeing at the Fan Mountain Observatory using a Differential Image Motion Monitor, and the contrivance of the DIMM setup, University of Virginia, 2002-2003
Modelling and Analysis of High-Altitude Flight Dynamics of Bofors 155mm Shells, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, 2001-2002
Measuring Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Supersonic Multiple-Intake Ramjet Missile using Wind Tunnel Testing of a Scaled Model, Defence Research & Development Laboratory, India, 2001
Concept Designs of Miniaturized Power Sources for Micro Aero Vehicles, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, 2000

Teaching Experience

Training Graduate, Undergraduate and Collaborating Faculty in the operation of the FanCam NIR Camera and the Fan Mountain 31" telescope, University of Virginia, 2004-2008
Teaching Assistant for introductory courses in astronomy for undergraduates, University of Virginia, 2002-2003
Teaching Assistant for introductory observation labs for undergraduates, University of Virginia, 2002-2003
Public outreach during the public observing nights at the McCormick & Fan Mountain Observatories, University of Virginia, 2002-2008

Computer Skills

Operating Systems: Unix, Linux, Windows
Languages: C, C++, Shell Scripting, IRAF, IDL, HTML, PHP
Applications: Zemax, Mechanical Desktop, SolidWorks, CoCreate Modeling, LabVIEW, Gnuplot, LaTeX

Publications

"ARGOS: a laser star constellation for the LBT", S. Kanneganti, S. Rabien, M. Deysenroth, J. Zeigleder, H. Gemperlein, M. Haug; SPIE Conference on Astronomical telescopes and Instrumentation, July 2010, SPIE 7736
"ARGOS: the laser guide star system for the LBT", S. Rabien, et al; SPIE Conference on Astronomical telescopes and Instrumentation, July 2010, SPIE 7736
"Testing of an extended-wavelength InGaAs array in an astronomical spectrograph", M. J. Nelson, L. Yao, Lihong, A. F. Wong, M. F. Skrutskie, J. C. Wilson, S. Kanneganti; SPIE Conference on Astronomical telescopes and Instrumentation, July 2010, SPIE 7742
"Feasibility of an Infrared Parallax Program Using the Fan Mountain Tinsley Reflector", J. L. Bartlett, C. Park, S. Kanneganti, P. A. Ianna; New Astronomy, 15, 547, 2010
"New Possibilities for Measuring Parallaxes at Fan Mountain Observatory", J. L. Bartlett, C. Park, S. Kanneganti, P. A. Ianna; AAS Meeting #215, January 2010
"FanCam: A Near-Infrared Camera for the Fan Mountain Observatory", S. Kanneganti, C. Park, M. F. Skrutskie, J. C. Wilson, M. J. Nelson, A. W. Smith, C. R. Lam; Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 121, 885, 2009
"Near-Infrared Photometry of the Type IIn SN 2005ip: The Case for Dust Condensation", O. Fox, M. F. Skrutskie, R. A. Chevalier, S. Kanneganti, C. Park, J. Wilson & eleven other authors; Submitted to Astrophysical Journal
"Measurement of the Triton Opposition Surge Near True Opposition", D. Earle, M. F. Skrutskie, O. Fox, S. Kanneganti & A. Verbiscer; AAS DPS Meeting #40, Oct 2008
"High Sensitivity Infrared Extended Wavelength Response InGaAs Detectors", M. J. Nelson, M. F. Skrutskie, S. Kanneganti & C. Park; SPIE Conference on Astronomical telescopes and Instrumentation, July 2008, SPIE 7021
"Development of extended InGaAs detectors for astronomical applications", M. J. Nelson, M. Bush, M. F. Skrutskie, S. Kanneganti, C. Park & O. Fox; SPIE Conference on Astronomical telescopes and Instrumentation, May 2006, SPIE 6276
"Addition of a polarization analysis capability to the Fan Mountain near infrared camera", D. McDavid, S. Kanneganti, C. Park, M. F. Skrutskie & J. Wilson; SPIE Conference on Astronomical telescopes and Instrumentation, May 2006, SPIE 6269
"A hand-held near-infrared spectrograph for Earth observations", S. Kanneganti, C. Park, H. Hershley, A. Smith, M. F. Skrutskie, J. Wilson, W. Traub, C. Lam & M. J. Nelson; SPIE Conference on Astronomical telescopes and Instrumentation, May 2006, SPIE 6265
"Tracing Galactic Metallicity Gradients With the 2MASS Point Source Catalog", R. Munoz, J. Carlin, M. Chatzikos, A. Hayes, S. Kanneganti, R. Mellon, J. Oishi, C. Park, A. Singhal, G. Sivakoff, S. R. Majewski, M. F. Skrutskie & S. Sohn; The 5th Boston University Astrophysics Conference, June 2003, PASP Conf #317
"Pilot Study of Miniaturized Power Sources for Micro Aero Vehicles", S. Kanneganti, P. Thomas, M. K. Bobba & M. K. Allu, National Conference on MAVs, Madras Institute of Technology, India, March 2000

In preparation

"Intra-day variability of OJ 287 in Near-Infrared Polarimetry", Kanneganti et al(In Prep for AJ)
"FanCam: Polarimetric and Spectroscopic Capabilities", Kanneganti et al(In Prep for PASP)
"Near-Infrared Photometric Variability of Young Stellar Objects in the Embedded Cluster NGC 1333", C. Park, M. F. Skrutskie, & S. Kanneganti (In Prep for ApJ)
"Near-Infrared Photometric Variability of Young Stellar Objects in the Embedded Cluster NGC 7129", C. Park, M. F. Skrutskie, & S. Kanneganti (In Prep for ApJ)