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Akshay Suresh

Astronomy & Space Sciences


I joined the graduate program of the Astronomy department at Cornell University in Fall 2017. Here, I am advised by Prof. James M. Cordes and Dr. Shami Chatterjee. My research interests primarily encompass observational searches for diverse radio transient phenomena including pulsars, fast radio bursts, radio exoplanets, and extraterrestrial intelligence signals. For details of ongoing and past projects, head over to my personal website.

Prior to arriving at Cornell, I obtained a BS-MS Dual degree from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. For my Master's thesis, I studied weak solar emission features at low radio frequencies using data from the Murchison Widefield Array in Western Australia. I was mentored by Dr. Divya Oberoi at NCRA-TIFR, Pune for the duration of this work.

Outside of research, I play badminton, watch cricket, and go out on nature walks.


  • Astronomy
  • Carl Sagan Institute

Graduate Fields

  • Astronomy and Space Sciences


Advisors: Professor James Cordes and Dr. Shami Chatterjee


· Suresh, A., Chatterjee, S., Cordes, J. M., Bastian, T. S. & Hallinan, G., "Detection of 2—4 GHz Continuum Emission from ε Eridani", ApJ 904, 138, 2020.

· Suresh, A. & Cordes, J. M., "Induced Polarization from Birefringent Pulse Splitting in Magneto-ionic Media", ApJ 870, 29, 2019.

· Suresh, A. , Sharma, R., Oberoi, D., Das, S. B., Pankratius, V., Timar, B., Lonsdale, C. J., et al. (39 authors), "Wavelet-based Characterization of Small-scale Solar Emission Features at Low Radio Frequencies", ApJ 843, 19, 2017.