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Nithin Sivadas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Catholic University of America

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center



2014 - 2020    Ph.D. in Electrical Engg. (Space Physics)

Boston University 

[Ph.D. Thesis]

2012 - 2013    M. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

[M.Tech research report]

2008 - 2012    B. Tech in Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras



2020 - Now     Postdoctoral Researcher

                         NASA GSFC & CUA


2020                Summer Research Fellow

                         Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford

2019                Grader

Plasma Physics 

2016-2017      Graduate Teaching Fellow

Senior Design Course for Electrical and Computer Engineering, Fall and Spring Semesters.

2013-2014      Project Officer

IIT Madras Student Satellite Program

2013                Graduate Teaching Assistant


2012                Graduate Teaching Assistant

Helicopter Aerodynamics

Grants & Awards

2019     Student Travel Grant

IUGG, Montreal (~1000 CAD)

Student Poster Award

CEDAR Workshop, Santa Fe, NM

2nd place in Ionosphere-Thermosphere category

2018     Student Poster Award

NSF-GEM Workshop, Santa Fe, NM

1st place in Magnetotail and Plasma Sheet Section

2017     NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

The fellowship is renewable for 3 years,

and provides stipend and travel money. 


2014     Dean's Fellowship, Boston University

The fellowship is for the first year of PhD, 

provides for the stipend and relocation. 

2013     Student Poster Award

CEDAR Workshop, Boulder

Honarable mention, Ionosphere-Thermosphere Section

Service Roles​ 

[Under Construction]

Student representative

on the CEDAR Science Steering Committee (2017 - 2019)

Member of the American Geophysical Union (2008 - onwards)

Project Manager (2009-2014),

IIT Madras Student Satellite

Head of the Payload Team (2009-2014), 

IIT Madras Student Satellite 

Core Member of the National Service Scheme (NSS 2011)

Coordinator of Cancer Institute Program,

NSS 2010, IIT Madras

Coordinator of Short-Film Making event, Saarang 2010

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