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ABOUT ME

Born and brought up in a remote village Patbausi in Assam. After early education in Barpeta Vidyapith School in the nearby town of Barpeta, I recieved college education in Cotton college, Gauhati (B.Sc Physics (Hons)). Took Masters in Physics from Gauhati University in 1971. Completed Ph.D in Plasma Physics in 1976 under the guidance of Prof. Buti in Physical Research Laboratory, Ahemedabad. My doctoral work involved studies of linear and non-linear instabilities in magnetic plasmas. Fascinated with the similarity between role of instabilies in Plasmas and in the Atmosphere resulting in Weather and Climate, I joined the newly fomed group "Climate Research' in PRL in 1976. Met Prof Jule Charney in 1977 and his invitation to work with him made me to make Atmospheric Science a career.

 My family include my lovely wife Bandana and two children, Lipika (19) and Bikiran(17).

 

SCIENTIFIC CAREER
 
Years Designation Institution
1976-1978 Visiting Scientist Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
1978 (March-September) Research Associate Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
1978-1980 Post Doctoral Research Associate M.I.T, Cambridge, Mass., USA
(with Prof. Jule Charney)
1980-1982 Resident Research Associate of National Research Council, USA NASA, GSFC, Modelling and Simulation 
Branch, Greenbelt, MD-USA
1982-1983 Visiting Scientist of Universities Space Research Association, USA NASA, GSFC, Modelling and Simulation 
Branch, Greenbelt, MD-USA
1983-1985 Senior Scientific Officer Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
1985-1992 Assistant Professor Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian
Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012
1988-1989 Senior Visiting Research Associate Centre for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere 
Interactions Univ. of Maryland, USA
1992-1998 Associate Professor Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian
Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012
1998 (May) Professor Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian
Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012
1992 (July-August) Consultant United Nations Industrial Development
Organization (UNIDO) at International Centre
For Science and High Technology, Trieste, Italy
1994 (July)
1995 (January)
1995 (May-July)
Visiting Research Scientist Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences,
Princeton University, Princeton, USA
1998 (June-July) Visiting Research Scientist Institute for Global Environment and Society
(IGES), Maryland, USA