We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that the Ph.D. thesis defense of Iury Simoes-Sousa was successfully conducted on August 1st 2023.

Thesis Title: “Swirls and Gusts: Computational Insights into Ocean Vortices and Atmospheric Cold Pools”

The defense was conducted under the guidance of a distinguished committee, whose expertise and guidance were instrumental in shaping and refining Iury’s research. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the following committee members:

– Prof. Amit Tandon (Advisor)
– Prof. Daniel MacDonald (UMassD)
– Prof. Geoffrey Cowles (UMassD)
– Prof. Sam Kelly (University of Minnesota Duluth)

The defense was graced with an overwhelming turnout. We had a significant online presence, with about 60 attendees tuning in via Zoom. It’s heartening to note that scholars and enthusiasts from esteemed institutions across the globe joined to witness this important moment in Iury’s academic journey.

The now Dr. Iury Simoes-Sousa has been awarded the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Postdoctoral Fellowship, recognizing his outstanding accomplishments and commitment to fostering a more diverse academic community.

Congratulations, Dr. Iury!