Dr Nandini Sahu
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Nandini Sahu

Ph.D. in Astrophysics, completed in 2022 from Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Master and Bachelor of Engineering Physics, completed in 2017 from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

School of Physics

I started as an Astro3D Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney in September 2022. I am studying gravitational lenses and lensed galaxies from the early Universe to further develop our understanding of galaxy formation and evolution. I did my Ph.D. from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne (awarded in 2022). This was followed by a short-term Postdoctoral Researcher position between September 2021 to May 2022. My Ph.D. thesis, titled "Morphology-dependent Black Hole Mass Scaling Relations" presents the latest developments and new correlations between supermassive black hole mass and host galaxy properties. For more details on my research work check out my website or papers on NASA/ADS.

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  • International Astronomical Union (IAU) Travel Grant for IAU S381 Italy June 19-23, 2023. Amount: 350 Euro
  • Trottier Chair Astrophysics postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University 2021.  (declined in favor of an ongoing project at Swinburne).
  • Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (SUPRA) scholarship plus Tuition Fee Waiver ($AU 130,280) to pursue a Ph.D. at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia (2017- 2021). Amount: $AU 26,682 per annum
  • OzSTAR image competition 2018 at Swinburne University of  Technology. Amount: $AU 500
  • IIT (BHU) Varanasi Gold Medal 2017 (for exceptional academic performance during the five-year Integrated Masters Degree in Engineering Physics.)
  • Junior Research Fellowship 2015 awarded by the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) to work at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics during the summer of 2015.
  • Four-year scholarship (2013-2016) from Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) in association with CSRL during the Integrated Masters Degree (IMD) program. Amount: 60000 INR per annum
  • Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL), Super 30 Scholarship for preparation of the competition IIT-JEE (2011-2012).
  • Seven-year scholarship (2004-2011) from the Ministry of Education, Government Of India, for schooling at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Faizabad, UP, India.

Details about my research activity can be found on my page: https://nsahuastro.github.io/

Please see my publication on NASA/ADS or Google Scholar or ResearchGate

NASA/ADS: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/public-libraries/VhkgNuNGTGyVlSaPG3LfWg

Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=3MFE9bQAAAAJ&hl=en

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nandini-Sahu



  • Member of ASTRO 3D Junior ECR committee
  • UNSW Astro Seminar organizer 
  • Part of UNSW Women in Maths & Science Champions 2023

My Research Supervision

Honors student project