Manibrata completed his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2018 at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, where he worked with Prof. Amol Dighe and Prof. Basudeb Dasgupta as his mentors. As part of the N3AS network, he was based at Northwestern University, Evanston (2018-2020), with Prof. Andre de Gouvea as his local mentor, and at UC, Berkeley (2020-2021) with Prof. Wick Haxton. Currently, he is working as a postdoctoral research associate at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany, with Prof. Manfred Lindner.
His research interests include topics in neutrino and astroparticle physics. He has worked extensively on the flavor evolution of dense neutrino streams in astrophysical environments, particularly a core-collapse supernova. Apart from that, he is also interested in dark matter model-building and phenomenology. His more recent interest includes studying the impact of exotic neutrino properties in astrophysical setups, as well as terrestrial experiments, and how to devise means of constraining these properties.