Dr Manish K. Joshi is a research scientist by training and will take up the position of Senior Research Associate in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK, in June 2018.
Manish completed his DPhil (PhD) on the topic of 'The Application of Statistical/Dynamical Methods in Atmospheric and Oceanic Predictability' at the K. Banerjee Centre of Atmospheric and Ocean Studies at the University of Allahabad, India, in 2012. He joined several courses in lieu of pre-PhD coursework, which were offered as part of the Climate Dynamics PhD program at George Mason University, USA. Besides this, he also attended several target training activities held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.
After attaining his doctorate degree, he worked in various scientific positions at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) for four and a half years, three of which were spent as a professional teacher when he taught the “Atmospheric Science” course to MSc and MTech students at Pune University and IITM. He also worked as Principal Investigator on the project entitled 'Changing climate and its effect over India: Under global warming scenario' sanctioned under the SERB FAST-TRACK Scheme for Young Scientists of the Department of Science and Technology in New Delhi, India. He has been invited to visit the Research Center for Climate Sciences at Pusan National University, South Korea, to carry out collaborative research on the Asian monsoon's variability and its relation to tropical-extratropical sea surface temperatures.
Manish was awarded an associateship of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste in the year of the Centre’s 50th anniversary. He was also appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Space Sciences at Pune University between 2014 and 2016.
He has published several research articles in high impact peer-reviewed international journals, and is a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Climate, Climate Dynamics, the Journal of Geophysical Research, the International Journal of Climatology, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, the International Journal of Remote Sensing, and Meteorology & Atmospheric Physics.
His areas of expertise are in monsoonal variability and its teleconnection with sea surface temperatures over different oceanic basins; climate variability and change; extreme weather and climate events; and the application of statistical tools for data diagnostics, modeling, and simulation studies in atmospheric and oceanic science.