Samir Dhurde - Résumé
Award-winning, passionate and creative, Science & Astronomy communicator, with sixteen years of experience in efficiently managing teams for education and public outreach (EPO) activities, at various capacities in India and internationally. Also has experience in public and media communication, partnership building, fund raising and Astrophysics research.
Master of Science (Physics)
University of Pune, India
Thesis - GMRT observations of 4C35.06: Possibility of precessing jets from a cD Galaxy.
Bachelor of Science (Physics major)
Fergusson College, Pune, India
Astronomy and Astrophysics special paper
- OS: Windows, Linux, Mac
- Google Workspace
- Adobe Creative Suite, Inkscape
- OBS, Shotcut, Premiere
- Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, HTML5, CSS
- Zoom, Meet, Teams, Hopin
- Environmental activism
Scientific Officer - Public Outreach
2005 - Present
- Lead "IUCAA SciPOP" - one of the most effective outreach efforts in an Indian research institute, with a team of staff and interns selected & trained by me.
- Arrange inspiring interactions with ~25,000 visitors every year, at our hands-on, Science & Astronomy Exploration Centre (Muktangan Vidnyan Shodhika).
- Lead resource production, publications, as well as online and social media outreach related to astronomy and related megaprojects hosted at IUCAA.
- Run rural outreach and educator training programmes in the vicinity of astronomical observatory sites in the state of Maharashtra.
- Execute outreach events across the country, tying up with various schools, colleges, universities, amateur astronomy groups and NGOs.
- Represent IUCAA in various national and international EPO organisations & events, working to establish and maintain connections between the various stakeholders.
Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
2013 - Current
- Outreach coordinator & member representative from India to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) international observatory's Workforce, Education, Public Outreach and Communications (WEPOC) advisory board
Astronomical Society of India
2014 - Current
- Founder Member and ex-Secretary of the Public Outreach & Education Committee of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI-POEC)
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
2015 - Current
- Member of the Training and Outreach Team (TOT) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
2016 - Current
- Founder Member and Convenor of the LIGO India EPO committee
International Astronomical Union (IAU)
2011 - 2018
- Deputy National Outreach Coordinator (NOC) for India
2018 - Current
- Associate member and National Outreach Coordinator (NOC) for India