Pranava Teja Surukuchi

  • Assistant Professor
417 Allen Hall


My research is in experimental particle physics with a focus on determining the properties of neutrinos –the least understood fundamental particles. I am particularly interested in two of the most important unanswered questions in the Standard Model of Particles:

How much do neutrinos weigh?
Where do neutrinos get their mass from?

I work with researchers from throughout the world on experimental scientific collaborations to answer these incredibly challenging questions. We are aiming to build the world’s most sensitive device to directly measure the mass of neutrinos on the Project 8 experiment. We are performing some of the world leading searches for neutrinoless double beta decay by using the CUORE and CUPID detectors.

I got my Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago working on PROSPECT reactor neutrino experiment where I led the detector fabrication and subsequently its first search for sterile neutrinos. I then joined at the Yale University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Selected Publications

Find my full publication list on INSPIRE

I am currently looking for motivated graduate students and postdocs to work with me on these really cool experiments. Contact me if you are interested to work with me or if you would like to learn more about my work or about neutrinos.