Dhruv Bhagtani

BTech (Hons) in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras
PhD Candidate

I am a PhD student at the Climate and Fluid Physics group. My research focusses on understanding the various drivers of large-scale ocean circulation with an emphasis on ocean gyres. Gyres are swirling currents in ocean basis and are responsible for carrying heat, transport and nutrients around the globe.

I enjoy reading books, travelling and going out on hikes.


  • Surface heating steers planetary scale ocean circulation, Dhruv Bhagtani, Andy Hogg, Ryan Holmes, Navid Constantinou, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 2023 (submitted). (Link)
  • Parallelised finite element based solver for cyclone inundation in the east coast of Tamil Nadu, Dhruv Bhagtani, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India (Honours Thesis). (Link)
  • Extended Kalman filtering for estimating drag and inertia coefficients for slender offshore structures, Dhruv Bhagtani and Nilanjan Saha, ASME 39th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 2019. (Link)

Demonstrating a first-year course (The Blue Planet) which provides an introduction to Earth Systems Science, a new field of science that investigates how chemical, physical, and biological processes interact to shape and regulate Earth’s environment. More information can be found here: https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/course/emsc1006.