New research associate joins the QUASAR Group

Published on

Person posing for a picture.
Dr Milaan Patel

The QUASARs would like to welcome Milaan Patel who joined the group as research associate in September 2023. His research involves technological development of the gas jet based ion beam profile monitor for medical accelerators by extensive use of CST and DSMC simulations followed by profile measurements of proton beam of medical accelerators at clinical research centres of collaborators. His study also focuses on identifying solutions for online monitoring the proton beam for medical accelerators and for the Laser hybrid Accelerator for Radiobiological Application (LhARA) Initiative.

Milaan graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering from Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya (KSV) University in 2016 and completed his Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Nuclear Engineering at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in 2018. During his Master's project, he contributed to the development of a mathematical model to predict fatigue-ratcheting failure of Low carbon steel Tee-joint of Pressurized Heavy water Reactors (PHWR) under seismic loading, using the Iterative Response spectra (IRS) method.

He began his PhD at the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) as a DDFS fellow. He joined the Laser Diagnostic group at the Institute for Plasma Research to carry out his PhD research which focussed on the development of a supersonic molecular beam system for edge plasma diagnostic of tokamak