Sachindev S. Shenoy

Instrument Scientist
SOFIA Data Pipeline System

Phone: (650) 604-3733
Fax: (650) 604-1984

Mailing Address:
SOFIA Science Center
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop N232-12
P.O. Box 1
Moffett Field, CA 94035

SOFIA focus areas/responsibilities:

Develop and document the scientific and processing requirements for Data Reduction Pipeline (DRP). Plan and implement upgrades to the DRP.
Develop and document a Verification and Validation plan for DRP. Carry out all the V & V activities.
Design and implement calibration plans for the facility instruments: FORCAST and FLITECAM.

Research interests:

Investigating physical and chemical properties of solid grains in various phases of interstellar medium, effects of star formation on the grains in circumstellar environments, creation and destruction of organics in ISM and circumstellar disks.


PhD: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2003, (PhD Advisor Prof. Douglas C. B. Whittet)
M.S.: University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, 1998 (Advisor Dr. Dwight Russell)
B.Sc.: P. E. S. College of Arts & Science, Goa University, India, 1992

Professional Experience:

2012 – present: Associate Scientist, SOFIA Science Center
2009 – 2012: NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Ames Research Center
2009 – 2009: Staff Scientist, Spitzer Science Center
2006 – 2008: Postdoctoral Researcher, Spitzer Science Center
2004 – 2005: Adjunct Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Highlight publications:

“Observations of Type Ia Supernova 2014J with FLITECAM/SOFIA”
2015, ApJ, 804, 66V.

“Ice and Dust in the Pre-stellar Dark Cloud Lynds 183: Pre-planetary Matter at the Lowest Temperatures
2013, ApJ, 774, 102W.

“A Catalog of Background Stars Reddened by Dust in the Taurus Dark Clouds”
2008, ApJS, 176, 457S.