Thariq in the mountains

Thariq Shanavas is a physics graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder. He graduated with a major in electrical engineering and a minor in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Thariq became interested in optics when he was promised an 'Invisible Super Soldier suit' when he was working on theoretically modeling surface plasmon resonances in TiO2 nanostructures as an intern at the University of Alberta in his sophomore year. He is reportedly still holding his breath for the promised super suit. In his free time, Thariq likes to fly his drone, tinker around his apartment, ride his bike, or read fiction.