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Curriculum Vitae: Venu Madhav Kalari


Email: vek@arm.ac.uk
Address: Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG, UK


Oct 2011- May 2015
PhD. Astrophysics at Queen's University Belfast
Thesis title: Disc accretion process in pre-main sequence evolution
Advise: Dr. Jorick Vink (Armagh Observatory)

Sept 2008- June 2011
BSc. (Hons) in Physics at University of Manchester
Final Grade: First Class with Honours
Adviser: Prof. Albert Zijlistra

Relevant Experience

Oct. 2011-Current
Graduate Research assistant at Armagh Observatory
Supervisor: Dr. Jorick Vink

June- July 2011
Undergraduate research assistant at University of Manchester
Analysed archive radio observations of LDN 1622

Conference talks

March 2015- Pre-main sequence stars in distant star-forming regions
Wide-Field Surveys Workshop, Royal Astronomical Society, London, UK

August 2014- Accretion rates in Dolidze 25
Irish National Astronomy meeting- Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

June 2014- Star formation with VPHAS+
Poster contribution- National Astronomy Meeting, University of Portsmouth, UK

May 2014- Star formation within the Lagoon Nebula
Young clusters in the GAIA-ESO survey, INAF Palermo, Italy

Sep. 2013- Measuring accretion rates homogeneously with VPHAS+
VPHAS+ meeting- University of Warwick, Warwick, UK

June 2013- Accretion in Trumpler 14
Annual ASGI meeting- Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Sep. 2013- Star formation in Trumpler 14 and the Lagoon nebula
VPHAS+ meeting- University of Warwick, Warwick, UK

April 2013- Pre-main sequence accretion with GES/VPHAS}} GAIA-ESO survey meeting
Observatoire de Nice, Nice, France (not given due to mitigating circumstances)

Successful observing proposals

2015- OmegaCAM mini-survey of circumstellar discs in nearby galactic star-forming reginos VLT-VST
PI: G. Beccari

2015- Measuring the mass accretion rate of pre-main sequence candidates in the LMC VLT-X shooter
PI: V. Kalari

2014- Upper IMF of NGC 3603 VLT-MUSE Science verification
PI: J. Vink

2013- Star formation in the low-metallicity Galactic region Dolidze 25 SALT-RSS
PI:V. Kalari

2013- Star formation in the LMC region 30 Doradus SALT-RSS
PI:V. Kalari


2011-2015: DCAL-NI postgraduate scholarship

2008-2011: University of Manchester award for excellence in Physics

Supervision experience

2014: Prime supervisor of masters project student Floor van Riggelen (from Uni. of Amesterdam) for seven weeks

2013: Prime supervisor of undergraduate work experience student Joseph Totten (from University College London) for two weeks

If you wish to obtain a pdf copy of my CV, please email me at vek@arm.ac.uk