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Early Career Research Fellow - Aditya Nayak

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Florida Atlantic University


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Nayak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to this, he completed a postdoctoral stint at HBOI from 2015-2018. He received his M.S.E and PhD degrees in 2010 and 2015 respectively, from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and his bachelor’s degree from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (India) in 2007, all in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests to date have led him to explore a diverse range of subjects at the interface of experimental fluid dynamics and oceanography, including biophysical interactions, marine particle characterization, coastal processes, harmful algal blooms, and small-scale turbulence, all in the context of designing instrumentation for in situ field measurements in diverse aquatic environments. He is currently a Guest Associate Editor with the journal Frontiers in Marine Science. He is also deeply passionate about mentoring and outreach and has been associated with the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Multicultural Program (ASLOMP) as a mentor since 2017.


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