Currently, the Lozier Lab consists of a team of six scientists with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. Learn more about the individual members of the Lozier Lab below.
Yao Fu, Ph.D.
Research Scientist (05/2021)
Yao is a physical oceanographer who is interested in large-scale ocean circulation and its role in the climate system. His current researches focus on understanding the overturning circulation in the subpolar North Atlantic (OSNAP) using observational data as well as the shallow overturning cells in the subtropical Atlantic (Subtropical cells) based on climate models.
Research Associate (09/2021)
Anne-Sophie’s current research focuses on the changes and variability in the Atlantic water masses’ properties over the past decades using hydrographic datasets. In addition, she works on developing an accessible Python code that will compute OSNAP pseudo-observations with model outputs.
Felix Margirier, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate (08/2021-12/2022)
Felix’s current research focuses on the different Mixed Layer Dynamics regimes in the subpolar versus subtropics and the importance of extreme events in preconditioning. His research interests encompass:
- Oceanic decadal and inter-annual variability.
- Open-ocean deep convection / Mixed Layer Dynamics: convective plumes, water mass transformation, ventilation, ensuing phytoplanktonic bloom.
- Deep water formation and spreading pathways.
- The role of mesoscale as a regulator of convection and as a source of chaotic oceanic variability.
- Subsurface long-lived submesoscale vortices, fronal processes and their biogeochemical implications.
Kim Drouin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate (06/2021-10/2022)
Kim’s current research focuses on understanding the surface pathways that contribute to the overturning circulation of the North Atlantic as well as identifying changes in and drivers of the spatial pattern of the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability.
Yana Bebieva, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate (06/2021-09/2022)
Yana works on a range of fluid dynamics and climate questions in the fields of physical oceanography and the physics of wildfires. Her research focuses on how small-scale mixing affects larger-scale dynamics. Currently, she works on identifying mixing mechanisms at the surface and deep ocean in the Labrador Sea basin that regulate the strength of the meridional overturning circulation.
Sudip Majumder, Ph.D.
Research Scientist (01/2020-08/2022)
Sudip is a Research Scientist at Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Georgia Tech. His current research focuses on optimizing the OSNAP array using observing system simulation experiments, and he also investigates the linkage between water mass transformation and AMOC variability in the Subpolar North Atlantic Ocean.