Supriya Chakrabarti

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Contact Info
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology (LoCSST)
600 Suffolk Street
(978) 934-3287
Research Interests: 
My heliophysics research interests include experimental studies of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, their coupling and their response to solar activity. We pursue these activities through the development and deployment of ground- and space-based imaging spectrographs and the development and use of state-of-the-art data analysis tools. Recently, we have developed sensors capable of ground-based, round-the-clock observation of faint airglow and auroral emissions, highly sensitive EUV/FUV spectral imagers (one currently flying aboard the ISS) and a full-waveform lidar for imaging trees in forests. These activities have led to one of our current projects to directly image exoplanetary environments. Finally, SPACE HAUC, our current NASA USIP undergraduate student project, is a 3U CubeSat designed to demonstrate X-band beam steering. It is scheduled for flight later this year.
Candidate's Preferred Background: 
A strong background in experimental studies. Experience in space flight mission is desirable.