Prof. Amit Tandon (Physics) receives a Fullbright Specialist Grant Award
Professor Amit Tandon has been selected for a Fullbright Specialist award in Environmental Science, which would enable him to spend two weeks teaching in India in summer 2014. He will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.
The population surrounding the Bay of Bengal in the northern Indian ocean exceeds 1 billion, and is strongly impacted by the monsoons in which the ocean plays an important role. The countries in the region are interested in improving the understanding of the processes that would lead to better predictability of Monsoons. A key to better predictability is improved understanding of air-sea interaction, freshwater fluxes and heat content of the upper ocean in the Bay. Professor Tandon, in collaboration with other colleagues from US institutions and Professor Debasis Sengupta from IISc Bangalore, India is organizing a three-week long summer school on Air-sea interaction and Upper Ocean Mixing in the Bay of Bengal, in which he will be lecturing and working with PhD students for two weeks.
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two- to six-week projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. Shorter grant lengths give Specialists greater flexibility to pursue projects that work best with their current academic or professional commitments.
Author: "Dr. Ramprasad Balasubramanian [Contact]"