Prof. Suresh Sivanandam

Suresh Sivanandam studies the formation and evolution of galaxies in clusters. One focus of his research is a cluster’s halo of gas and how it interacts with the gas in individual galaxies.

Another is a spectroscopic survey of nearby galaxies to see if their stellar populations differ significantly from predictions. The survey will be conducted with a unique instrument Sivanandam and his collaborators are currently building: the Wide Integral-Field Infrared Spectrograph, or WIFIS, destined for Kitt Peak Observatory.

In addition to WIFIS, Sivanandam is a key member in many instrument projects, including a Micro-Shutter Array, Multi-Object Spectrograph, or MSAMOS. He is Principal Investigator for near-IR Arctic sky brightness measurements. He is also helping to lead Thirty Meter Telescope instrumentation development in Canada.

Sivanandam became an Assistant Professor at the Dunlap Institute in 2015.

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In September 2017, Sivanandam was interviewed about the role the Dunlap and U of T played in advancing his career.