Congratulations are in order to Iury, who defended his PhD dissertation proposal titled “On Three Sub-Grid Scale Processes and Their Influence on Larger Scales in the Ocean-Atmosphere System” on August 16, 2021, and thus has transitioned to a PhD candidate position in Tandon laboratory. This session involved him giving a public talk for about 50 minutes which was followed by a closed room discussion session with his advisor, Prof Amit Tandon (UMass Dartmouth) and committee members Prof Geoff Cowles (UMass Dartmouth), Prof Dan MacDonald (UMass Dartmouth) and Prof Sam Kelly (University of Minnesota Duluth).  
Prior to this session, he also took a written comprehensive exam in December 2019.