Harish is a research scientist in the EPIC group at LASP. His current work involves modeling the surface properties of Main Belt Asteroids. Before joining LASP, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Space and Planetary Science Center (Khalifa University, UAE) and at the Physical Research Laboratory (ISRO, India). With a background in geology and geophysics, Harish focused on the geological history of Mars for his Ph.D. thesis using imagery, spectral, and radar data from the orbiter missions. He was also involved in the characterization of candidate landing sites for NASA's Artemis III and ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 missions on the Moon. One of the highlights of his Ph.D. work is the discovery of water ice within two northern lowland craters on Mars; and one of these craters is proposed and named, after his hometown name - Bohar in India, as "Bohar Crater" on Mars.
Physical Research Laboratory and Indian Institute of Technology, India, Ph.D., 2021