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Dr Raj Singh Badhan

RSB

Dr Raj Singh Badhan
University of Aston

Who is your scientific inspiration and why?

Kalpana Chawla. She was the first astronaut of Indian origin to have travelled into the space. She was an aerospace engineer who gained an MSc and PhD before going on to work at NASA. Chawla was one of the crew members who died in the space shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003.

Rick Sanchez. A protagonist and the central antagonist character. Someone who is as crazy and wild as they come but will come up with imaginative and often dangerous solutions to the problems of life and the universe.

In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, guiding, inclusive

In one or two sentences please describe your strategies regarding the following. 
Provision of training:

I will support you throughout your training, working with you to learn and develop your skills at the start. Later in the project I would hope to learn from you, as you slowly become the expert within your chosen PhD field.

Progression monitoring and management:

I will work with you to monitor and manage the project. I will start by offering direct guidance to help you gain your footing before we develop a balance of expectations on project progression. We will always work together to manage deadlines.

Communication:

I am known to email my team/PhD students at all hours of the day and night, however I will not expect you to do the same. I am happy to discuss any issues that are impacting your ability to fulfil your potential or my/our expectations. We work as a team and not individuals.

How often do your PhD students see you in a timetabled group meeting?

At least once per week

In year 1 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per week

In year 2 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per week

In year 3 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per week

What form do your 1:1 meetings with PhD students take?

Face to face (if allowed under current health and safety advice)

Open door policy?

Yes, I am usually contactable for an instant response (if required) on every working day.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

The timing of work in my lab is completely flexible, and (other than attending pre-arranged meetings), I expect students to manage their own time.

Notice for feedback (e.g. on reports, manuscript drafts, thesis chapters)?

I need at least 1 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.