With a background in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, I have worked across a wide variety of industries from Oil & Energy and Plant Automation to Microwave Engineering, Electronic Design and in Theoretical & Experimental Quantum Information. I am comfortable with various low and high level programming languages and in Electronic Design Automation tools for Digital & Microwave circuits. I have also co-founded deep tech startups and enjoy leading product development teams. Below are some more details.
Lead Electronics Engineer | August 2019 - Present
At Atomionics, we use Quantum Sensing to build more precise and universal sensors for inertial navigation. I lead the development of embedded systems for laser locking & spectroscopy, fast low noise sensing, and RF & Microwave applications. I am also designing an end-to-end electronic control and data acquisition system for atom-interferometry based gravimeter.
Research Assistant | May 2018 - July 2019
I primarily designed control electronics for cold-atoms experiments, including FPGA based systems for Laser locking and analog drivers for switching High-Voltage electrodes. At the Quantum Matter Lab, ultra cold Lithium-Potassium is used for building Quantum Simulators. Besides working on setting up an optical lattice for study of ultra-cold Lithium, I also built a laboratory journal system using REST APIs for OneNote through LabVIEW.
Engineer (Electrical) | June 2017 - April 2018
BPCL is an integrated public sector Oil & Energy conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, India. I worked in the Power & Utilities Dept. of Kochi Refinery handling the electronic control and operation of the 33kV-160MW Captive Power Plant comprising of 5 Gas Turbines. I also did continuous real-time electronic monitoring of the 33/11/6.6 kV gas/air-insulated switch-gears and all of the electrical motors, pumps & lighting.
METI JIP Intern | October 2016 - December 2016
Thanks to the kind guys over at the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Govt. of Japan, I spent 11 weeks working at the headquarters of CPS, an industrial plant maintenance and construction firm based in Nagoya, Aichi. The internship was a great exposure to the corporate life outside of the global Japanese MNCs and included training in non-destructive testing, inspection, and maintenance.
I also designed and prototyped an automatic bolt polisher. More details here.
Visiting Student Intern | May - July 2016 | May - July 2015
I spent two summers working with Prof. Urbasi Sinha on a Visiting Student Fellowship at the Quantum Information & Computing Lab which specialises in photonics-based implementations and has most recently been engaged in the development of India's first space-based Quantum Communication Network. I spent my first summer studying Quantum Correlations in the macroscopic domain, particularly Leggett-Garg Inequalities and Non-Invasive Measurements. Read here.
During my second visit, I was involved in the design, fabrication and testing of a 300MHz Beam Splitter for use in Microwave Quantum Optics experiments. Details here.
Visiting Student Intern | December 2015
I spent a month on a Visiting Student Fellowship working with Prof. Ujjwal Sen of the Quantum Information & Computation group. It's a purely theoretical group and I spent my time there learning the basics of Quantum Cryptography and subsequently moving on to the study of Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution and the application of Bell-Type Inequalities to such protocols.