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My research interest includes:
Accretion onto black Holes

Accretion onto black holes

Jet/mass outflow from BHs
Ultraluminous X-ray sources

Jets from BH systems


Variability in AGN

AGN Variability and Changing Look phenomena

Fermi Bubbles

Fermi Bubbles, Numerical

Simulation using PLUTO

Imaging of galaxy clusters

Imaging of galaxy cluster

using Chandra Data

Shock waves

Shock waves

Data Analysis

X-ray data analysis


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Santanu Mondal
Ramanujan Fellow
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, 560034, India

Nationality: Indian, Gender: Male, Marital Status: Married to Suparna Mandal;

Thesis Title: Spectral Properties of Accretion Flows Around Black Holes in Presence of Comptonization and Mass Loss
Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D., 2015, Physics (Theoretical), Indian Centre for Space Physics, University of Calcutta
Post-M.Sc, 2010, Research Methodology, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
M.Sc, 2009, Physics, Ramakrishna Mission Residential College Narendrapur, University of Calcutta
B.Sc, 2007, Physics, Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta

No. of Publications:
Published in Refereed Journal: 27 (2 Single author, 14 First Author), Conference Proceedings: 12+
Fortran, Latex, Xmgrace, GNUplot, Gimp, Linux, Supermongo, Shell Programming, FTOOLS, Python, Mathematica, X-ray Imaging, PLUTO, Developing Algorithm

Satellites Data Used:
RXTE, Swift, NuSTAR, XMM-Newton, Chandra (Analyzing)
   Professional Recognitions/Visits/Awards
  • Life Member of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI; Membership no: L2347) from 2021-
  • Working as a Guest Editor in an issue in MDPI/Galaxies journal
  • Awarded Ramanujan Fellowship by SERB-DST, Govt. of India to carry out independent research at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India
  • Awarded Kreitman Fellowship to carry out post-doctoral research work with Uri Keshet at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Ben-Gurion, Israel, from Nov. 2018 - Dec. 2020
  • Selected as Grant Recipient of 42nd COSPAR Scientific assembly, Caltech, Pasadena, USA, July 2018
  • Member of La Sociedad Chilena de Astronomia (SOCHIAS, Chilean Society of Astronomy) from 2017 - 2018
  • Visiting Scientist, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, February 2018
  • Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany, to work with Prof. Eugene Churazov and High Energy Astrophysics group, July 2017
  • Visiting Scientist, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 2016
  • Awarded CONICYT-FONDECYT Post-doctoral Fellowship from 2015-2018
  • Visiting Scientist, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India, June 2015
  • Selected as a Grant Recipient of COSPAR Students’ Fellowship Programme to visit NASA/GSFC from Sep. 1-30, 2014, to work with Prof. Keith A. Arnaud
  • Selected as Grant Recipient Student in the COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop, Xuyi, Jiangsu, China, 2013
  • Grant from the South Asian Physics Foundation (SAPF) for attending the International conference on “Accretion and Outflow in Black Hole Systems” in Kathmandu, Nepal, 2010
  • Qualified Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST, India) examination was held in February 2010
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET, India), CSIR-JRF with all India rank 63, the examination was held in June 2009
  • Awarded Charubala Devi Memorial prize for 1st class 3rd in M.Sc.
  Research Experience
Apr. 2021- present, Ramanujan Fellow, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India
Jan. 2020 - Apr. 2021, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India 
​Nov. 2018 - Dec. 2020, Postdoctoral Fellow under Kreitman Fellowship, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Nov. 2015 - Oct. 2018, FONDECYT Fellow, Universidad de Valparaiso (started from 2016)
Mar. 2015 - Feb. 2016, Post-doctoral Fellow, Indian Centre for Space Physics
Mar. 2012 - Feb. 2015, Senior Research Fellow, Indian Centre for Space Physics
Mar. 2010 - Feb. 2012, Junior Research Fellow, Indian Centre for Space Physics

  Research Funding Received
3. Awarded research grant of INR 1.19 Crore by SERB-DST, Govt. of India, No. RJF/2020/000113, “Accretion Processes in Astrophysics” as a P. I. (from Apr. 2021 to Mar. 2026)
2. Awarded research grant of $ 78,766,000 CLP by CONICYT-FONDECYT, Govt. of Chile, No. 3160350, “Accretion and ejection around compact objects” as a P. I. (from Nov. 2015 to Oct. 2018), hosted by Prof. Patricia Arevalo

1. Awarded COSPAR Students’ Fellowship of Euro 1700 to visit NASA/GSFC jointly with ISRO, India
  Observational Proposal Accepted
1. Time awarded by the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope for the optical proposal “Searching for the optical counterpart of the stellar-mass black hole candidate MAXI J1543-564” as a P.I. with Co-Is Jesus M. Corral-Santana and Patricia Arèvalo in CNTAC cycle 2018-B, Chile
2. Time awarded by Swift/XRT for simultaneous X-Ray observation of the stellar-mass black hole candidate MAXI J1543-564 as a P.I.
  In Books
1. Santanu Mondal, 2018 “Transonic Flow Solutions with Explicit Cooling and Viscosity.” In: Mukhopadhyay B., Sasmal S. (eds) Exploring the Universe: From Near Space to Extra-Galactic. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, vol 53, page 67-83. Springer

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