Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University
Surface waves and the accompanying generation of turbulence and vortical structures play an integral role in coupling the atmosphere and the ocean. These small-scale processes largely influence the air-sea exchanges of mass, momentum, and energy. Understanding the effects of surface waves on the air-sea fluxes is essential in developing physically based parameterizations for improved weather and climate predictions, particularly in high winds and extreme conditions. Currently, I am an Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of Columbia University, studying hurricane boundary-layer flows through direct numerical and large-eddy simulations in the Environmental Flow Physics Laboratory. Prior to this, I completed my postdoctoral work (2020-2021) at the Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory of the University of Delaware, where I performed fundamental research in the physics of ocean waves and their influence on momentum and energy transfers between the atmosphere and ocean.