Navid is a physicist at heart and he’s fascinated with geophysical fluid dynamics.
Navid's PhD research focussed on atmospheric dynamics and in particular the study of how the subpolar jet stream interacts with atmospheric turbulence. After finishing his PhD in 2015, he was awarded a NOAA Climate & Global Change postdoctoral fellowship (2015-2017) to go at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. At Scripps, he tried to shed light on some of the physical processes that are at play in the ocean, in particular the interaction amongst oceanic eddies, large-scale ocean currents, and underwater mountains at the bottom of the ocean. He then joined the Australian National University in May 2018 as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes working mostly on the ocean dynamics and ocean modelling. On November 2020, he received a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council to work on machine learning and ocean eddy parameterisations - a project that will commence in June 2021.
Besides research, other things that bring him joy are surfing, biking, horse riding, and dancing.