BSc Physics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2008). MSc Physics (Astrophysics, astronomy & mechanics), National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2010). PhD Physics (Formation of large-scale structures by turbulence in rotating planets), National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. (2015).


Navid grew up in Cyprus. He is a physicist at heart and fascinated with geophysical fluid dynamics. Navid's Ph.D. research focussed on atmospheric dynamics and in particular the study of how the sub polar jet stream interacts with atmospheric turbulence. Upon completion of his PhD, Navid was awarded a NOAA Climate & Global Change postdoctoral fellowship (2015-2017) to go at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. There, he tried to shed insight on some of the physical processes that occur in the ocean by studying the interaction amongst oceanic eddies, large-scale ocean currents, and underwater mountains at the bottom of the ocean. Consequently, he joined ANU as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes in May 2018. Navid received a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council to work on machine learning and ocean eddy parametrizations, a project that commenced on June 2021.