Climate & Ocean Dynamics
Our group studies dynamics of the ocean on different scales by using a combination of theoretical, observational and computational methods. Our work addresses fundamental science as well as applied problems. On the science side, we study ocean turbulence, large scale circulation and its role in the coupled climate system. Global heat budget and carbon cycle are two of the motivations. On the applied side, we study potential role of ocean in carbon removal strategies and impact of sea level rise on coastal regions.
Please get in touch if interested in joining our team as a student or a postdoc. Climate modeling, ocean modeling, sea level rise, and oil-related environmental pollution are among the topics of interest.
Dr. Ali Mashayek
I am a lecturer (assistant professor) in environmental fluid dynamics in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Imperial College London. I also hold an affiliation with the Grantham Institute of Climate Change and the Environment and hold a NERC Independent Research Fellowship (2018-2022). Previously, I held positions at the University of Oxford (NERC IRF), Scripps Institution of Oceanography (postdoctoral associate), and MIT (postdoctoral fellow). I received my PhD from the University of Toronto where my work was focused on physics of ocean turbulence. Subsequently, my research has expanded to topics in ocean circulation, climate dynamics and climate change mitigation.
Lois is a graduate student with the Mathematics of Planet Earth Center for Doctoral Training. She previously studied applied maths and fluid dynamics. She studies deep ocean turbulence by applying theoretical tools to recent observational data. Aside from maths, she enjoy sailing, triathlon, and skiing!
Lizzie is a doctoral student as a part of the Center for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Engineering. She studies the ocean biochemical cycles and their role in the climate system.
Nick is a doctoral student as a part of the Center for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Engineering. He studies the ocean biochemical cycles and their role in the climate system.
Andrea is a doctoral student as a part of the Center for Doctoral Training in Fluid Mechanics. He studies stratified turbulence in the ocean and is interested in its application to large scale circulation.
We are looking for students and postdocs in a few areas. Please refer to the research pages for more info and get in touch with Ali if interested.