K. K. R. Santhakumari is a post-doctoral fellow at the INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Padova, Italy. In 2017, Kalyan obtained a Ph.D. degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany working on the adaptive optics system of the LINC-NIRVANA instrument at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg. He has experience working on the AO calibration strategies, commissioning AO systems, and presently, contributing to the various adaptive optics projects (LINC-NIRVANA, INGOT, MAVIS, SHARK- NIR).
Operation of a layer-oriented multiconjugate adaptive optics system in the partial illumination regime
On-sky verification of a solution to the MCAO partial illumination issue and wind-predictive wavefront control
Pathfinder first light: alignment, calibration, and commissioning of the LINC-NIRVANA ground-layer adaptive optics subsystem