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Dr Devaraj Rangaswamy

Name: Devaraj Rangaswamy
Title: Research Fellow
Email: dev@cp.dias.ie.ie
Address: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Cosmic Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, D02 XF86, Ireland

Biographical Sketch: Dr. Devaraj Rangaswamy is an observational and experimental astronomer with research focusing on studies of the star formation processes. He works mainly with polarimetric observations and combines multi-wavelength data in optical to radio from ground and space telescopes to study magnetic fields and physical properties in molecular clouds, HII regions, cores, and protostars. He obtained his PhD from INAOE, Mexico in early 2018 having received the CONACyT fellowship. During this time his research focused on near-infrared polarimetry of the interstellar medium, having developed a new instrument called POLICAN. He completed his Masters in Astronomy and Space engineering in 2012 and worked in Physical Research Laboratory, India on solar instrumentation related to studying magnetic fields in Sun.

Since July 2019 Dr. Devaraj has been a postdoctoral researcher at DIAS working with European Research Council project on Ejection Accretion Structures in Young stellar objects led by Prof.Tom Ray. With this project he aims to use spectroscopic and polarimetric data from SPIRou and ALMA to understand the role of magnetic fields in the formation of protostellar disks and outflows.