Hi ! I'm Chaitanya Joshi

I am a Graduate Student working on Nonlinear Optics in Prof. Alexander Gaeta's Research Group at Columbia University.

About Me

Education

B. Tech. Engineering Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (2011)

M. S. Applied Physics, Cornell University (2013)

Education

Research

Google Scholar

Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (August 2015 - Present)

Staff Associate

Work on optical frequency combs using silicon nitride chips at telecom wavelengths.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (August 2013 - August 2015)

Graduate Research Assistant

Work on optical frequency combs using silicon nitride chips at telecom wavelengths.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (October 2012 - May 2013)

Masters Thesis

Temporal characterisation of optical frequency combs.

Tornado Spectral Systems, Ithaca, NY, USA (May 2012 - August 2013)

Research Intern

Optimisation of an automated silicon nanophotonic chip testing setup.

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India (July 2010 - April 2011)

Bachelor Thesis

Design and testing of simple MEMS structures using Intellisuite.

Technische Universitiet Delft, Delft, Netherlands (May 2010 - July 2010)

Research Intern

Implementation of a cross-correlation setup for fs Laser Pulses.

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India (May 2009 - July 2009)

Research Intern

Absorption spectroscopy of materials for calibration of a THz TDS setup.

Research

Interests

Quizzing

I have been a avid Quizzer for nearly all my life. Starting from fierce contests in Bengaluru as a third grade through to the less fierce pub quizzes in Ithaca and New York City as a graduate student.

Swimming and Water Polo

I learned how to swim at the age of 7. I used to swim competitively in high school. After a break of three years I returned to competition at the Inter IIT Aquatic Meets during undergrad also picking up the sport of Water Polo.

Football

I've been following football (soccer to some of you) 'properly' since I was about eleven. I support Manchester United with something bordering on fanaticism. Although I am not the most skilled of players of the game on an actual pitch, nothing beats the feeling of playing on a muddy field with your friends on a rainy day during the monsoon back home in India.

Interests