Website updated on Sep 25, 2023

Bonjour, I'm Rishav Pandey.

Earned bachelor's degree in
Electronics and Communication
Engineering fom Jabalpur Engineering
College, India.

Area of interest:
• High Energy Physics
• Nuclear Physics
• Microelectronics
• Electronic Devices

About Me

Hi, Welcome to my humble website and thanks for checking this. I'm 24-y/o a Citizen Scientist looking forward to join some International Intergovernmental Research Organization as a Scientist/Engineer :)

Currently, I'm working as a Graduate Engineer Trainee in Larsen & Toubro Limited, and also as a Citizen Scientist at Zooniverse. Before joining L&T, I was a Summer Student at Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems in Joint Institute for Nuclear Research at Dubna, Moscow Region where I worked on project "Detector and physics simulation using heavy ion collisions at NICA-SPD". I was also an international participant in Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, JINR, where I worked on a project related to production and spectroscopic investigation of Hg and Rn isotopes using a mass separator facility named MASHA. I was even selected for a 6 month Research Internship in CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute on a project "Detection of CO2 gas using Non-Dispersive Infrared Gas Sensor". I was also interned at The Sparks Foundation, Singapore where I did projects related to web development & app development. This was all about my technical experience hitherto. In non-technical domain, I worked as an intern under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, and also as a Pre-Sales intern for WhiteHat Jr. I've also completed some Vocational Trainings, like I worked as a summer trainee at Central Coalfields Limited, Ranchi, and at West Central Railway, Jabalpur, where I was taught about various electronic instruments used by them during industrial work. I'm a great team leader, but able to work independent as well. I have excellent communication skills both oral and written, and am a native Hindi speaker with proficiency in English as well.

I'm enthusiastic about different high energy and nuclear experiments conducted at CERN/JINR/FAIR/KEK/BNL and many more particle physics laboratories all over the world. I usually tries to learn more from my seniors and scientific supervisors about their ongoing projects and research works. I've keen interests in High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Microelectronics, and Electronic Devices and is always curious to know more about them. Due to my strong adoration towards Particle Physics, I'm helping ATLAS scientists in their discovery of massive long-lived particles, by classifying real events and data collected by ATLAS Detector during LHC Run II.

You can find me using the contacts below, altough I'm likelier to be playing with the dogs somewhere near the L&T guest house at Jodhpur, India.

Research Papers

A list of my research articles can be found in an online database of NASA ADS.



Larsen & Toubro Limited, Faridabad, India

Graduate Engineer Trainee

Working at EPC-06 project (Railway Electrification of the North-Western Railway Network) as a Graduate Engineer Trainee in L&T.
• Executes Over Head Equipment (OHE), Signaling & Telecommunication (S&T), and Power System Installation (PSI) works at different site locations along 1000+ Track KM.
• Designed Layout Plans of two-road stations.
• Prepared Cable Termination Rack details, Fuse details for multiple stations.
• Designed Cable Route Plans, Cable Core Plans and performed bell testing for indoor and outdoor circuits.
• Learnt about Civil & Track (P-Way) works, and track machines required for execution of works on tracks.

Jan’22 - Present


Citizen Scientist

Working as a Citizen Scientist in a project ‘New Particle Search at CERN’. Analysing real events and data collected by ATLAS Detector during LHC Run II, using HYPATIA event display.
• Identifying Displaced Vertices of particle tracks.
• Identifying signatures of known particles (electron, muon, photon, conv. photon).
• Searching for Higgs boson decays to a pair of photons.
• Looking for massive long-lived particles decaying far from the beam collision point.
• Interested in those events which has a displaced vertex (of high MDV) in uninstrumented region with at least a muon track of high transverse momentum originating from it.

Aug’22 - Oct'22

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

Summer Student

Worked as a Summer Student at JINR, Moscow under the guidance of Dr. Igor Denisenko on project ‘Detector and physics simulation using heavy ion collisions at NICA-SPD’.
• The goal of the work was to check the feasibility of hadron formation effects during heavy ion collisions at the first stage of SPD operation using Monte Carlo simulations.
• Used SMASH event generator for 12C - 12C, and 40Ca - 40Ca collisions at √𝑠=11 AGeV and obtained generator level plots for charged track multiplicities and kinematic distributions for charged pions, kaons, and protons.
• Used Geant4 to perform detector simulation and SPDRoot framework was used for event reconstruction. At reconstruction stage, particle identification was done using ionization losses and time-of-flight measurements.
• Performed physical analysis using C++ codes and ROOT library based on SPDRoot output and obtained detector level plots for multiplicity and momentum spectra of reconstructed charged particles identified as π±/K±/p± separately for dE/dx and TOF.
• The combined performance of tracking systems was >90% and >80% for pion and proton spectra respectively.
Research Paper🔗
Research Poster🔗

Feb’22 - March'22

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

Research Intern

Worked as a Research Intern at JINR, Moscow under the guidance of Mr. Viacheslav Vedeneev on project ‘Production and spectroscopic investigation of new neutron-rich isotopes near the neutron N=126 shell closure using the multinucleon transfer reactions.’
• Performed the analysis of α- and β-decaying nuclei near the N=126 shell closure at the focal plane of the position sensitive Si detector (TIMEPIX) of the mass-separator MASHA.
• Used table of nuclides for spectroscopic investigation of super-heavy nuclei to identify their masses, decay schemes, energy of α- decay, and half-life. Also, used OriginLab for graphical analysis of plots.
Research Paper🔗

July’21 - Dec'21

CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, India

Research Intern

• As part of bachelor's thesis, worked as a Research Intern at CSIR-CEERI, Pilani under the guidance of Dr. Vijay Chatterjee, Sr. Scientist, CSIR-CEERI, in the field of Smart Sensors.
• Worked on project ‘Detection of CO2 gas using NDIR Gas Sensor’. Used LiTaO3 as pyroelectric detector for detection of IR radiation. Also, used OriginLab for graphical analysis of plots.

Internship Report🔗


Indian Institute of Astrophysics, B'luru, India

Summer School Student

Completed a Summer School Programme at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru where I broadened my knowledge in various fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Learnt the basics of Astronomical Photometry, Astronomical Instrumentation, General Relativity, Cosmology and Solar Physics. Even learnt about Stars, Galaxies, Interstellar Medium, Intergalactic Medium and how astronomers detect exoplanets using radial velocity method and Transit Technique.

Also used data from Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and Galaxy Zoo to obtain the images of different galaxies like clockwise/anticlockwise spirals, edge-on, face-on, ellipticals, mergers etc.

01 May'21 - 31 May'21

The Sparks Foundation, Singapore

Web & App Development Intern

Worked as a Web & App Development Intern at The Sparks Foundation’s Graduate Rotational Internship Programme. Completed 3 projects related to app development and web development:

1. Designed an android app named 'Euro 2 INR Converter' which converts a given amount in Euro into INR. Used JAVA codes on Android Studio and integrated Google and Facebook Signin in it, so that a user can sign in by any of the two ways. Once the user is signed in, their name, email, and profile picture is displayed on the next screen. User can further continue to the next interface i.e. 'Euro 2 INR Converter' page.
GitHub Repo🔗

2. Learnt about all the services offered by an extremely secure cloud service provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) and implemented practically by launching an AWS EC2 Instance. I even used other services of AWS like storage services (AWS S3) and security services (IAM). After launching the instance I secure shelled into the same and further hosted a website named 'Saving Paws' on that virtual server.
GitHub Repo🔗

3. Designed an animal donation website named 'Saving Paws' and then integrated a payment gateway page in it. There is a donate button on home page, just by tapping the same user is directed to the payment page. Once the payment is done, an invoice is generated and email is sent to the user for the payment received. The invoice contains the amount.
GitHub Repo🔗

Internship Report🔗

June'19 - July'19

Central Coalfields Limited, Ranchi, India

Vocational Trainee

Underwent 30 days vocational training course at E&T department in CCL Ranchi. Have been taught about the role of electronics and communication in CCL and also different types of electronic devices used there. Apart from these also learnt about daily responsibilities and tasks carried by E&T department (such as to handle the alerts shown by Coal carrying tippers, Vehicle tracking using GPS, use of RFID, Cameras, walkie talkie, working of weighbridge, OSI Model, etc).


West Central Railway, Jabalpur, India

Vocational Trainee

Completed 15 days vocational training at Jabalpur division of West Central Railway in Control Communication, Rail net and Exchange.


July'18 - June'22

Jabalpur Engineering College, Jabalpur, India

Bachelor of Technology

Earned Bachelor's degree from one of the most reputed college of India - Jabalpur Engineering College in the field of Electronics & Communication Engineering. Important subjects covered are Computer Programming with C/C++, Data Structure & Algorithm, Engineering Mathematics & it's Applications, Electronic Devices & Circuits, Network Analysis, Signals & Systems*, Communication Systems*, Digital Electronics*, Analog Electronics*, Signal Processing, Microprocessors & Microcontrollers, Transmission Lines and Antennas, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Nanoelectronics (*Outstanding Performance). Also, studied AWS and basics of High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics which were not part of bachelor's curriculum. Secured 2nd rank out of 92 students in department at the end of studies.

Bachelor's Thesis 1 (from July’21 to Dec'21, completed outside of home institution in CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani) - Detection of CO2 gas using NDIR gas sensor. [Supervisor- Dr. Vijay Chatterjee, Sr. Scientist, CSIR-CEERI]
Bachelor's Thesis 2 (from Jan’22 to Jun'22, completed at home institution) - Designing of microstrip patch antenna at 2.4 GHz resonant frequency. [Supervisor- Prof. Garima Tiwari, Asst. Professor, Jabalpur Engineering College]
Bachelor's Degree🔗
Rank Certificate🔗

June'04 - March'17

Surendranath Centenary School, Ranchi, India

School Student

Did my schooling from one of the best school of Ranchi. Major achievements during school days include 1st prize in Science Exhibition 2015 & Social Science Exhibition 2016. Also secured 10 CGPA in 10th standard and 91.6% in 12th.

Non-Technical Remote Internships/Volunteerships

Sept'21 - Nov'21

WhiteHat Jr.

Remote Intern

Worked as a Pre-Sales Remote Intern in the User Engagement department of WhiteHat Jr for 10 weeks. Learnt User Engagement process and was responsible to aid the User Engagement in the company. My responsibility was to call potential customers and to book slots of Maths and Coding free trial classes using the ops panel. Also carried out product demonstrations and convinced the customers to opt for aforementioned subjects provided by WhiteHat Jr.

Nov'20 - Feb'21

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Remote Intern

Worked as a Social Media Intern under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India for Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan. Was supposed to engage with a minimum of 25-30 individuals daily about the campaign on each of the three platforms – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also acted as a volunteer of state ‘Jharkhand’. Motivated the people contacted to further reach out to more people talking about the ways to create awareness to stop the abuse of drugs and to establish a Drug Free India.

Also delivered a power point presentation on 'Prevalence of Drug Abuse in Bihar' which can be found here 👉 Presentation🔗

Recommendation Letters

1. Letter from Dr. Igor Denisenko, Head of Sector, SPD Physics Coordinator, DNLP, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia.
2. Letter from Mr. Viacheslav Vedeneev, Junior Research Scientist, FLNR, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia.
3. Letter from Dr. Mihai Dima, Principal Investigator, Dept. Computational Physics, Institute for Nuclear Physics and Engineering, Bucharest, Romania.
4. Letter from Dr. Vijay Chatterjee, Senior Scientist, CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, India.
5. Letter from Prof. Garima Tiwari, Dept. Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering, Jabalpur Engineering College, Jabalpur, India.
6. Letter from Mr. Pranav Dubey, Managing Director, The Sparks Foundation, Singapore.


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Author image Albert Einstein. Author of Relativity.

You can’t always choose who comes into your life but you can learn what lesson they teach you.

Author image C V Raman Indian Physicist

If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered.

Author image Stephen Hawking Theoretical Physicist

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