- Stirring and mixing by eddies in the western boundary currents and the Southern Ocean.
- Satellite oceanography from altimeter and effect of atmospheric forcing on model fidelity.
- Banded structures in low-frequency eddies (striations): their amplitude, origin, and consequences in mixing and energetics.
- Oceanic energetics, such as source/sinks of eddy energy and energy cascades.
- Interaction between oceanic eddies and other components of the climate system (e.g. large-scale circulation and ice).
- Marginal seas (e.g. the Red Sea).
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- Ph.D., Feb. 2013: Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program