- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1992
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1990
- B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Tech, Kanpur, India, 1987
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Dr. Tandon uses his knowledge of Fluid Mechanics and Physical Oceanography to address myriad of problems involving mixing processes in the upper ocean. He uses analytical and numerical modeling to address the importance of mixing and mixed layer processes for ocean circulation and climate. He has also supervised graduate students on basic experimental fluid mechanics projects. His research interests span from small- scale turbulence and oceanic mixed- layer processes, to sub-mesoscale frontal gradients and mesoscale eddies, and their role in setting up the large scale balances in the ocean.
His research publications have involved processes in oceanic mixed layers and submesoscale eddies, their role in water mass formation and parameterization of mesoscale processes for their direct impact on problems of Climate interest. His peer reviewed publications have appeared in Journal of Physical Oceanography, Ocean Modelling, Science (Online), Deep Sea Research, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Physica-D.
Current research grants
Dr. Tandon's research efforts have been funded by fellowships in Ocean Modeling and Climate System Modeling by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (1992-96), and also by the National Science Foundation as the Principal Investigator on competitive grants continuously since 1997. At UMass Dartmouth he was a recipient of a grant by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation for the Climate Process Team along with researchers with seven other institutions (MIT, Princeton, Columbia University, University of California at Los Angeles, Florida State University, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography and University Corporation of Atmospheric Research), to address the interaction of mesoscale processes with mixed layers, and how to include them ocean circulation models used for climate studies.
- Meet Dr. Tandon's research group for the summer of 2012 (picture right). Pictured from left to right is M.S. student Cesar Rocha, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Sanjiv Ramachandran, PhD student Sudip Majumder, PhD student Sonaljit Mukherjee, and undergraduate student Nicholas Moniz.
- Welcome M.S. student Cesar Rocha from the University of São Paulo in Brazil! Cesar will be joining Dr. Tandon's research group during the summer of 2012 and we are very thrilled to have him on board.
- Welcome Professor Takeyoshi Nagai, Assistant Professor from the Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Group at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology! Professor Nagai is funded by a fellowship from Japan, to visit the Upper Ocean Physics Lab. until March 2011 during his sabbatical year.
- Tandon's current research group also includes postdoctoral fellow Dr. Sanjiv Ramachandran (PhD Penn State University 2010), PhD students Sudip Majumder and Sonaljit Mukherjee (PhD candidates in School of Marine Sciences-Physics), and M.S. students Xianquin Yao and Eric Holmes.
- Interested PhD students should enroll into the School of Marine Science, see SMS website, and click on Graduate Research Assistantship Opportunities!
- Danielle Tinkham and Sudip Majumder worked on transition layer characterizations for their M.S. Physics theses; Eric Holmes conducted submesoscale simulations including the influence of baroclinicity below the mixed layer for his M.S. thesis.
- See our research BLOG page for the most recent postings!
- Read a recent technical comment published in Science Online by Mahadevan, Thomas and Tandon.
- Physics undergraduates David Beesley and Jason Olejarz worked on prototyping wind driven circulation. This work was presented at the American Meteorological Society student conference. A manuscript based on this work appears as a Hands-On oceanography article in of Oceanography (published by The Oceanography Society).
- For more detailed information see Tandon's CV at the googlepages website.
Areas of interest
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Fluid Physics
- Mathematical Biology
- Physical Oceanography
- Upper Ocean Physics