Dr. Drisya Karinkuzhi

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  • M. Sc (Physics) - University of Calicut
  • Ph.D. - Indian Institute of Astrophysics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



Nuclear Astrophysics, Extrinsic stars, Metal-poor stars, Stellar archeology




  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) from April - November 2015

  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) from December 2015 to September 2016

  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAA), University of Brussels (ULB) from October 2016 – October 2017

  • Scientific collaborator (Affiliated researcher) at Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAA), University of Brussels, Belgium from January 2018 – Continuing (Unpaid academic position)

  • National Postdoctoral Fellow by SERB, Department of science and technology at Bangalore University, November 2017 - October 2019

  • FNRS Visiting Research Fellow at IAA, ULB from January to March 2019

  • Senior Research Associate (SRA), CSIR-Pool Scientist Scheme, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore from November 2019 - July 2021

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Calicut – 30th July 2021 onwards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



  • INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship 2021 -DST/INSA
  • Senior Research Associateship, CSIR-Pool Scientist, Government of India, 2019 
  • FNRS visiting research fellowship, FNRS, Government of Belgium, 2018

  • International Astronomical Union (IAU) grant to participate IAU Symposium 343, 2018, Vienna, Austria

  • International travel grants from CSIR (2014) for Germany, CICS (2014) for France, and SERB-DST (2014 and 2018) for Austria

  • Scientific collaborator: unpaid academic affiliation, University of Brussels, Belgium, 2018 onwards

  • Dr. D S Kothari PDF, UGC, Government of India, 2017 (Declined the offer)

  • National Postdoctoral Fellowship, SERB-DST, Government of India, 2017

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, BELSPO, Government of Belgium, 2015

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, 2015

  • JRF and SRF from, DST and CSIR

  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and Joint Entrance Screening Test, (JEST), 2008

  • Best paper award, in-house scientific meeting for the year 2010, Indian Institute of Astrophysics

  • Awarded gold medal for highest marks in Physics (University rank holder) for the graduate exam, University of Calicut, Kerala, 2004

  • Calicut University Merit Scholarship, University of Calicut, Kerala, 2004-2006                                                                                                                                              



  • Life Member of the Astronomical Society of India

  • Junior member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)

  • Scientific member of Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) Chemical Nucleosynthesis Science Working Group

  • Scientific member - (International Science Development Team -- ISDT) - TMT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


  • Co-investigator in the BELGO-INDIAN project titled "Belgo - Indian projects on Precision Astronomical Spectroscopy for Stellar and Solar System Bodies (BIPASS)" by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in 2022. 
  • Principal investigator in a SEED money project from the University of Calicut - 2022
  • Principal investigator of a successful project under the SURE Grant by SERB-DST 2023
  • Principal investigator of a successful project under ASPIRE Grant by CSIR - 2024

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