Avick Sinha is presently a 5th year PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He received his M. Tech in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 2011. Prior to this, he was at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, where he did his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. Avicks's research interests include turbulent flows, fluid instabilities and transition, and theoretical and experimental fluid dynamics. His PhD topic is 'Modeling flow dynamics of flashing jet instabilities' using experimental and numerical techniques. During his leisure time, he enjoys travelling, photography, creative writing, and reading. Avick is jointly guided by Prof. Shiva Gopalakrishnan.

Ayan Banerjee is presently a 4th year PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He received his M. Tech in Atmospheric-Oceanic science and technology from IIT Delhi in 2013. He did his B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur (now converted to IIEST Shibpur) in 2009. Ayan worked as an Assistant Engineer from 2009-2011 at Foster Wheeler Bengal Pvt. Ltd. His research interests include theoretical and experimental fluid dynamics, gravitational physics, cosmology. His PhD topic is 'Turbulent convective heat transfer under rotation' using experimental and numerical techniques. During his leisure time, he enjoys listening to music, travelling and reading books of interest. Ayan is jointly guided by Prof. Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Siddhesh Tirodkar is presently a 2nd year student in IDP in Climate Studies at IIT Bombay. He received his Btech from Aeronautical Soc. of India in 2013 and Mtech from Mumbai University (KJ Somaiya) in 2016. He worked as a Research Assistant in the GMF Lab from 2014-2016. His PhD topic is "Subsurface ocean dynamics using Modular Ocean Model (MOM).

Partho Mukherjee is presently a 2nd year PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department at IIT Bombay. His PhD topic is on Parameterization of mixing efficiency in shear stratified flows. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore and masters degree in Engineering Design from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. He loves reading, watching movies and engaging in a stimulating conversation. Learning about the science driving even the most mundane things makes him happy and good music makes his day. His aim is to make significant contribution to the scientific community in the field of fluid dynamics.

Shikha Singh is an external PhD student, having joined the InterDisciplinary Programme (IDP) in Climate Studies in 2016. She received her B.Tech in chemical engineering from NIT Allahabad in 2012. She is currently working as Scientist-B at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune. Her research interests include ocean dynamics, large-scale air-sea interactions and atmosphere-ocean coupled modeling. Her PhD topic is Role of subsurface ocean bias in large scale air-sea interaction in coupled models. She is jointly guided by Dr. Vinu Valsala, Scientist-E, IITM. She is a kathak dancer, marathon runner and a keen reader. Being a gregarious person, she likes to interact with people over new ideas.

Mousumi Sarkar is a 3rd year PhD student in the InterDisciplinary Programme (IDP) in Climate Studies, since 2014. She did her BTech in Information Technology from West Bengal University of Technology in 2010. After that, she worked as an Assistant Systems Engineer in Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) from 2010 to 2012. She loves to read, write, take photos, paint, solve puzzles and sudoku whenever she gets time. Her PhD topic is 'Vertical ocean mixing in Bay of Bengal and its impact on climate'. She is jointly guided by Prof. Manasa R. Behera, Civil Engg. Dept., IIT Bombay.

Mohnish Kapil is a 1st year PhD student in the Mechanical engineering department at IIT Bombay. He did his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Panjab University, Chandigarh and M.Tech from National Institute of Technology Durgapur in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer. His research interests include experimental fluid mechanics and CFD. He loves soulful music, learning different languages, and doing yoga. His ultimate aim is to share and contribute his expertise to the engineering community. His PhD topic is 'Turbulence characterization in dispersed particle-laden turbidity currents'.

Harish N Mirajkar is presently a 5th year PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He received his M. Tech and B. Tech degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Karnataka in 2009 and 2006 respectively. Harish worked as an Project Associate from 2008-2012 in Combustion Gasification and Propulsion Laboratory at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interests include experimental and numerical fluid dynamics, fluid instabilities. His PhD topic is 'Buoyant jet and plume dynamics in stratified flows' using simultaneous PIV/PLIF techniques. During his leisure time, he enjoys playing cricket, tennis, and basket ball.