Professional Activity, Service and Outreach
From 2014 to Present.
Panel reviewer, GOMRI (2017), Physical Oceanography panel, NASA (2016).National Science Foundation Physical Oceanography Panel (5 times), National Ocean Partnership Program, Panel Reviewer, NSF Arctic Natural Sciences – Arctic System Science panel.
Editor for the Oceanography Special Issue: Bay of Bengal: From Monsoons to Mixing June 2016 issue. Solicited articles and conducted the editorial process for the articles for which I did not have any conflicts of interest.
Associate Editor, Limnology, 2005-2011; Reviewer for more than ten professional journals; Proposal Reviewer for all major federal funding agencies (multiple programs).
Membership in Professional Societies: American Geophysical Union, 1992-Present; American Meteorological Society, 1992-Present;The Oceanography Society, 1992-Present; Sigma Xi, 1999-2007; American Association of Physics Teachers 2002-2011; Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2011-2015.
2014-2016:MPOWIR Steering Committee member.(Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention). Primary Chair, Session organizer, PO43C: From Monsoons to Mixing: Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Processes and Biogeochemical Response in the Indian Ocean I, 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 2016. Conference session Chair and member of the Organizing committee, Submesoscale Processes: Mechanisms, Implications And New Frontiers, May 2016, 48th Liege Colloquium, Belgium.
2015: Presenter at the Office of Naval Research, at the Basic Research Forum, October 2015. Attended by the ONR, ARO, AFOSR program managers, organized by Dr. Richard Ames, AAAS S&T Policy Fellow; Research presentation to the Department of State, US Embassy in Chennai, August 2015. Speaker, Dean’s Advisory Board Fall 2015, Fall 2014. University Research Committee Chair 2015-2016.
Chancellor’s Lecture, From Stirring Physics to Blooming Biology: Life on a Rotating Planet, April 2009.
Recipient of Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards at Cornell University for 1990, 1991.
Third position in the country in the Indian School Certificate Exam 1982-1983.
Recent Service to UMass Dartmouth (Examples only, full list available on request).
AY 2016-17: Member Faculty Senate Steering committee, Member Faculty Senate, Member College Academic Council, Member Graduate Committee.
AY 2015-16: Chair- University Research Committee; Member Faculty Senate Steering committee; Graduate Program Director Mechanical Engineering; Presentation to College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board; Presenter to Interagency workshop at ONR.
COE Member for MSACC (Marine Science Admission and Curriculum Committee) AY 12-Present; Member COE College Academic Council (AY 11-Present).
College of Engineering Coordinator for the Honors Program AY 13-14;
Chair Research Scholarship and Innovation Committee UMassD Transform 2020 –coordinated many meetings with the members, helped prepare the presentation to Faculty Senate and the final RSI document for the strategic plan (AY 2013-2014).
Chair, RSI subcommittee on Faculty retention and workloads 2013-2014. Presented RSI report and recommendations to Faculty Senate, and held subsequent discussions with administrative leadership, Senate and Faculty federation leaders.
PUBLIC OUTREACH : Many demonstrations at the New Bedford Waterfront Festival (2008-Present).,and with the New Bedford Ocean Explorium (closed 2015). Tandon and students have demonstrated many concepts about atmosphere and ocean flows using the rotating tank which they setup “live” at the Waterfront over the past many years. Demonstrations to High school student groups at the High School Marine Science Symposium organized by the Massachusetts Marine Educators, each year, 2002-2014.
Other Public Outreach, University Service, Honors during 1983-2014 are omitted for brevity, available on request.