Uni of Bergen, ETH Zurich, TU Delft, RWTH Aachen
PhD, MS, MSc, BSc (Honors)
Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences
University College Dublin
Favourite thing to do in science: Observe marine morphologies on the seafloor and sub-seafloor
Hi there !! I am an Indian guy by origin, however, I have lived, studied and worked in many different countries such as the USA, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Norway, Swiss, and Ireland. This is my 5th year in Ireland, and I love it here so far…
I finished my PhD in seabed fluid flow and seepage studies in the western Spitsbergen fjords of the High Arctic, at the University of Bergen and the University Centre in Svalbard, Norway. He was working as a commercialization geophysicist with Schlumberger before joining iCRAG. He graduated with a Joint MS in Applied Geophysics from ETH Zurich, RWTH Aachen and TU Delft; and a BSc in Exploration Geophysics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
My Work: I am a marine geoscientist working on natural gas hydrates, which are important because of their potential importance as a near-future clean energy resource and their role in climate.
I work on natural gas hydrates, which are important because of their potential importance as a near-future clean energy resource and their role in climate. Large concentrations of gas hydrates exist below the seafloor along the continental margins and trapped under the permafrost in the Arctic. Immense amount of energy is stored in hydrates: a cubic meter of methane hydrate compresses as much as 168 m3 of natural gas (methane). And there are gigatonnes of it stored in the sediments of the oceans. Gas hydrates will dissociate (separate or split) as a consequence of global warming. Ocean warming-induced gas hydrate dissociation can create gas plumes at the seafloor, releasing greenhouse methane gas into the ocean and atmosphere.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Mysore Masala Dosa
What is the most fun thing you've done?
bunked a class in high school and went to play cricket with friends all day long
What did you want to be after you left school?
What was your favourite subject at school?
physics, physical chemistry
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
contribute to the exploration of new marine geomorphologies and the processes associated with it
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
My father - he is a professor at a technical university
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?