Radharani Sen

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow



Radharani obtained a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mathematics from Tezpur University, India. Her strong interest in applied Mathematics aided her in pursuing a Master of Science (MS) in Ocean Atmospheric Sciences after completing her undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics. Additionally, she worked as a Project Scholar at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India on a project examining the upper ocean mesoscale features of the North Indian Ocean. Working on this project has been an enriching experience for her in the field of oceanography and climate sciences. She received her PhD in Physical Oceanography in 2021 from the IIT Kharagpur, India, where she worked under the joint supervision of Dr. A. Chakraborty and Dr. P. A. Francis. She conducted her thesis on the intraseasonal thermocline variability and the characteristics of the western boundary current in the Bay of Bengal. Presently, she is working as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Burton Jones and his group at RSRC, KAUST.

Selected Publications

  • A numerical study on seasonal transport variability of the North Indian Ocean boundary currents using Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS), Sen R., S. Pandey, S. Dandapat, P. A. Francis, and A. Chakraborty, Journal of Operational Oceanography (2020), https://doi.org/10.1080/1755876X.2020.1846266 
  • A numerical study on the mixed layer depth variability and its influence on the sea surface temperature during 2013–2014 in the Bay of Bengal and Equatorial Indian Ocean, Sen R., P. A. Francis, A. Chakraborty, and E. B. John, Ocean Dynamics (2021), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-021-01452-1
  • A numerical study on the role of atmospheric forcing on mixed layer depth variability in the Bay of Bengal using a regional ocean model, Dandapat S., A. Chakraborty, J. Kuttippurath, C. Bhagawati, R. Sen , Ocean Dynamics (2021), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-021-01475-8


  • Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.
  • M.S. in Ocean-Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics, Tezpur University, India.
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics (Major), Physics, Chemistry, Gauhati University, India


  • Securing position among top 16 students with first class grade at University level in B. Sc. 
    (Mathematics), Gauhati University, Assam, India.
  • 2nd position at University level in M. Sc. (Mathematics), Tezpur University, Assam, India.

KAUST Affiliations

  • Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Physical oceanography Observational oceanography Numerical Ocean Modeling tropical oceans Ordinary Differential Equations Partial Differential Equations Numerical Method Finite Element Methods