Dr. Megha U. Bhatt

Planetary Remote Sensing Section (PRSS)
Planetary Sciences Division
Physical Research Laboratory
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +91-79-26314535

Research Interests

  • Lunar surface composition
  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • Development of new techniques for hyperspectral remote sensing data analysis
  • Space based instrument development and calibration

Professional Experience

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Physics) (2012): Technical University Clausthal (TUC), Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
  • Thesis Title: Mineralogical analysis and iron abundance estimation of the Moon using the SIR-2, HySI and M3 spectrometers on-board the lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 (Thesis Link)
  • M.Sc. (Electronics)(2004): Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, India
  • B.Sc. (Electronics, Physics, Maths) (2002): Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, India


  • Dortmunder Gambrinus Fellowship for a month long stay at Technical University Dortmund, 2017 (not availed).
  • DAAD scholarship for Research stay at Technical University Dortmund, Germany, Oct 2017-Dec 2017
  • Research Associate fellowship by the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ISRO from Dec 2015 to Apr 2018
  • Post Doctoral fellowship by the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) from May 2012 to Oct 2012
  • Ph.D. fellowship by IMPRS from Jan 2009 to Apr 2012
  • Junior Research fellowship by Space Applications Centre,ISRO from Sep 2006 to Nov 2007