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Dr. Suryachandra A. Rao
Designation Scientist F
Date of Birth 05-11-1968
Phone 91 (020) 25904245 (O)
Fax  91 (020) 25865142
Email ID surya@tropmet.res.in

Academic Records :
M.Sc.   Andhra University   1991   Physical Oceanography
M.Tech.   Andhra University   1994   Atmospheric Sciences
Ph.D.   Andhra University   1998   Physical Oceanography


Research :
  • Air-Sea interactions in the Indian Ocean
  • Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics
  • Climate Variability and Prediction
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Coupled Climate Modelling
  • Ocean Modelling

Awards & Honors:
Award NameAwarded By Awarded ForYear
University Gold Medal Andhra University Excellent Ph.D Thesis 1998
Best Poster Award Pacific Ocean Remote Sensing Conference Best Poster Presentation 2000
Highly cited article Thomson Scientific Top 1% citations within its field of study within two years 2003
Frontier Research Center for Global Change Award Frontier Research Center for Global Change Outstanding research accomplishments 2005
Who is who in Science and Engineering Marquis Research 2006-2007
Certificate of Merit Award Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India Outstanding Scientific contribution 2010
23rd Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research paper 2013
6th Best Student Paper Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research paper of student 2013


Scientific Career:
1998 -  1999 Senior Research Officer Institute of Marine Affairs, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
1999 -  2002 Post-doctoral researcher Frontier Research System for Global Change, Tokyo, Japan
2002 -  2003 Part-time Researcher Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited., Japan
2002 -  2007 Research Scientist Frontier Research Center for Global Change, Yokohama, Japan (Prev. FRSGC)
2008 -  2012 Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2012 -  Present Scientist F Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune