Sriram Saran

Sriram Saran Bhiravarasu (S’12–M’16) received the M.Sc. degree in Physics from Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh and M.Tech. degree in Geomatics from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad in 2004
and 2006 respectively, and Ph.D. degree in Physics from Gujarat University in 2016.

From 2010 to 2015, he worked as a Research Fellow at Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad, where he was involved in the polarimetric radar studies of the Moon using remote sensing data from both ground and orbital- based radar instruments. As a Research Associate at Space Applications Centre (ISRO) from 2015- 2017, he worked on the applications of SAR polarimetry and developed new techniques for analyzing terrestrial and lunar compact polarimetry SAR data. From 2017 to 2018, he was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist with the Planetary Radar group at Arecibo Observatory, Puerto
Rico, where he was involved in the monostatic and bistatic radar observations of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), Comets, and the Moon. From 2018 to 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Small bodies and Geophysics group, Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), Houston, where he was involved in the polarimetric radar studies of the Terrestrial Planets and Asteroids, along with laboratory simulation studies to investigate planetary radar scattering processes. Currently, he is back
with the Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad as a Staff Scientist in the Planetary Science group. His current research interests include electromagnetic scattering theory and combining radar observations with data obtained at other complimentary wavelengths to reconstruct the nature, composition, and evolution of the surface of terrestrial planets and small bodies.