Akshay Suresh

Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Astronomy, Cornell University

Space Sciences Building 518
122 Sciences Drive
Ithaca, NY 14853


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 the Research tab.

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 enjoy playing badminton, watching cricket, and going out on nature walks.