Prabhash Prasannan Geetha

Former member, CNR-IFN

Physics has always been my passion and I’m an enthusiastic, adaptive and fast-learning person with a broad and acute interest in the research in atomic and molecular physics and its related areas. My interest in science dates back to my years in high school, where I excelled in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. When I was a senior, I took 3 years Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from University of Kerala. When I began my Master of Science in Physics career in Central University of Kerala during 2013-2015, I had the opportunity to be exposed to the full range of Physics courses, all of which reinforce and solidify my intense interest in Physics. In the realm of Physics, I have developed a special interest in the field of atomic and molecular physics. During this period, I received training in low-dimensional material synthesis, their characterization and analyzing and summarizing data. After the Master of Science degree, I have been awarded the KSCSTE Junior Research Fellowship (Ref. 001/FSHP-MAIN/2015/KSCSTE) in 2015 and I continued my research at Central University of Kerala. During this period, my results were published in two reputed international peer-reviewed journals.
In 2016, I have been awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship (funded by European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 674960 ASPIRE ( for continuing the research in atomic and molecular physics in CNR – IFN Milan, Italy. Currently, I am doing my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Caterina Vozzi and Prof. Salvatore Stagira in CNR – IFN and my research focuses on the development of molecular imaging based on Laser Induced Electron Diffraction. This requires the development of techniques for manipulating both the alignment and orientation of molecules since random molecular alignment in the investigated sample would hinder the retrieval of the molecular properties. The aim of the project is the realization of static and time-resolved measurements of the diffracted electrons in relatively complex molecules, such as hydrocarbons, by Velocity Map Imaging technique.