Stanford School of Earth Sciences

Leif Thomas

Prospective students

I am looking for bright, motivated students with a strong background in physics and math, who are interested in fluid dynamics and participating in research relevant to ocean and climate science. Find out more about some of the projects my group is currently involved in. Contact me directly if interested.

Here are some of the courses in physical oceanography, fluid dynamics and related subjects, offered at Stanford. The list is provided for reference only; the actual courses the student takes will be chosen together with the advisor and tailored to the student's background and interests. Course descriptions available here.

Please follow the links below to find out about graduate life at Stanford and application procedures:

Application deadline is Dec 5, 2017: To admissions information

Prospective postdocs

I am looking for postdocs with a PhD in physical oceanography or related field and a strong background in fluid dynamics to engage in research studying the dynamics of highly energetic, submesoscale flows in the upper ocean. Experience in numerical modeling is desirable. Please visit my research and publications pages for examples of some projects my group has been working on recently.

Some links relevant to postdocs at Stanford:

Stanford resources for graduate students and postdocs

Career Development Center, courses and resources

Workshops for graduate students (writing dissertation, grant proposals, articles; making and giving presentations; etc)