Anirban Guha


Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences,

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Previous Position:  David Crighton Fellow

Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge.

Education: Ph.D. (2013) University of British Columbia,  Vancouver, Canada.

Research Interests: I am interested in fundamental as well as applied problems pertaining to physical oceanography and atmospheric physics. There are a variety of physical phenomena occurring in natural flows (be it estuaries, oceans or planetary atmospheres)  which intrigues me the most - (i) gravity and Rossby waves, (ii) hydrodynamic instability, turbulence, chaos & bifurcation, (iii) vortex dynamics, (iv) buoyancy, (v) transport & mixing, (vi) flow over topography.  

About me: I did my B.E. (Mechanical) from Jadavpur University, M.A.Sc (Mechanical) from University of Windsor, and Ph.D. (Civil) from University of British Columbia (advisor: Prof. Greg Lawrence). I visited DAMTP, University of Cambridge as a David Crighton fellow during the Summer of 2013. There I worked with Prof. Peter Haynes on transport barriers in atmospheric flows. In Nov 2013 I joined UCLA as a Postdoc (host: Prof. Carlos Mechoso) to investigate Rossby wave breaking and associated tracer transport in the stratospheric polar vortex.

Main Contributions: Wave Interaction Theory, Estuary Classification Theory.

Significant Awards:

  1. David Crighton fellowship, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP),

  University of Cambridge, 2013.

  1. Earl R. Peterson memorial scholarship, University of British Columbia, 2013.

  2. Faculty of applied science graduate award, University of British Columbia, 2013.

  3. Four year fellowship, University of British Columbia, 2009 - 2012.


11/2013: Joined UCLA as a Postdoc.

10/2013: Presented my research at IIT Kanpur.

06/2013: Visiting DAMTP, Cambridge University for 3 months as a David Crighton Fellow.

05/2013: Research covered in UBC News, UBC APSC.