Growing up in Bombay (now Mumbai), India,
Sanjay started keeping tropical fish as a teenager (seems
like eons ago!) and has maintained that interest ever since.
Keeping marine fish was always his dream growing up, which
he finally realized in 1992 when he first saw a coral reef
aquarium and was fascinated by its corals. He has been a reef
aquarium addict since then, and currently keeps three reefs
at home: a 55-gallon, a 60-gallon and a 180-gallon small-polyped
schleractinian-dominated reef. He also co-manages the 500-gallon
aquarium at Penn State, which has provided the beauty of reefs
to thousands of college students and school children.
Sanjay is an avid DIYer and enjoys tinkering
with and designing equipment for his reef aquariums. His quest
for knowledge and striving for data led him to test metal
halide lamps, and over the years this has continued and has
resulted in the collection of a large amount of data on metal
halide lighting and reflector systems. These data are now
available online at:
He has published several articles in magazines
such as Marine Fish and Reef Annual, Aquarium Frontiers, Aquarium
Fish and Advanced Aquarist. In addition, he has been an invited
speaker at several national marine aquarium society meetings
and local clubs.
Sanjay in "real" life is a professor of Industrial
and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University, where
he has taught since 1987.