Descriptions of some recent PhD projects undertaken in my ``Geophysical Fluid Dynamics'' group. This list is meant to give you some idea on different research lines within our scope of interests:

[1] Gulf Stream Dynamics with Primitive Equations

[2] General Circulation of the Red Sea (exotic and pioneering study)

[3] Parameterization of the Oceanic Eddy Backscatter

[4] Material Transport and Stirring in the Ocean (Lagrangian effects and methods)

[5] Data-Driven Reduced Models (mathematics of statistical/stochastic models)

[6] Rossby Waves in Inhomogeneous Media

[7] Isolated Coherent Vortices in Geostrophic Turbulence

[8] Conundrum of Multiple Jets and Eddies: Large-Scale Flow Effects

[9] Atlantic-Pacific Decadal Teleconnections in Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models

[10] Transport and Clusterization of Floating Particles in the Ocean

I am open for PhD student applications and am willing to accept one strong and motivated student (starting in 2022 academic year). This time the PhD project on offer is

``Connecting Eulerian and Lagrangian Turbulent Transports''.

The underlying idea is both fundamental and highly practicle: to close the profound gap between the existing approaches for characterizing turbulent transport. One approach is based on observing turbulence at fixed spatial locations, and the other one follows trajectories of elementary fluid particles. The former approach is more suitable for modelling purposes, whereas the latter approach is more suitable for experimental observations of the turbulence. We don't fully understand the differences between these approaches, and we don't yet know how to translate one into the other.

THE HIGHEST PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WITH THE SKILLS AND GENUINE INTEREST IN COMPUTATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS AND OCEAN MODELLING

I also have one project for a postdoctoral fellowship, if you are interested to apply for one of the available and competitive fellowship programs. The topic is about clusterings of interacting active substances floating on the ocean surface; e.g., biomass and pollution. This is a development along the PhD story [10] above, but a lot more elaborate and involving nonlinear interactions between the Lagrangian clusters of different types.