Jaya Khanna (full cv)

Home TownRaebareli, Uttar Pradesh, India


2011 to 2016 – PhD, Princeton University, USA.
2009 to 2011 – M.S. in Physics and Env. Sc., University of Western Ontario, Canada.
2006 to 2008 – M.Sc. in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India.
2003 to 2006 – B. Sc. Honors in Physics, Banaras Hindu University, India.

Employment History

2016 to present – Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA.

Professional Experience

2014 to 2015 – Teaching Assistant, Princeton University, USA
2009 to 2011 – Teaching and Laboratory Assistant, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
2008 to 2009 – Teaching Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India.

Achievements and Fellowships

  1. Transcript in Teaching from Princeton University, 2016.
  2. University of Western Ontario: Western Graduate Research Scholarship (September 2009 to August 2011).
  3. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario: Graduate Research Assistantship (September 2009 to August 2011).
  4. Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Govt. of India Fellowship (2008).
  5. University Grants Commission and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India Junior research fellowship and eligibility for lecturership in Indian central universities and institutes on the basis of excellence in the National Eligibility Test (2008).

Technical Skills

MATLAB, Fortran, Python, large climate data analysis, cloud detection, variable resolution atmospheric modeling, land surface hydrological modeling, LIDAR operation and data retrieval.

Professional affiliations

American Geophysical Union, European Geosciences Union

Other Interests and achievements

  • Faculty representative for graduate students of the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Princeton University (2015-2016).
  • Served as a member of the organizing committee of the 2015 Annual Symposium of the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at Princeton University.
  • Worked as a social worker for the National Service Scheme, India during the years 2007-2009. Received a Postgraduate excellence award in 2008 for my services.
  • Have won institute level prizes at IIT, Roorkee for my drawing and painting skills.
  • Served as the convener of my college during my undergraduate study at Banaras Hindu University.
  • Served as the Coordinator of the Student Scientific Society VIBGYOR during my undergraduate study at Banaras Hindu University.