I am a physicist by education and a geophysical fluid dynamicist at heart.
I grew up in Lefkosia and then I headed off to Greece to study at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. I obtained my Ph.D. on Physics in March 2015 under the supervision of Petros J. Ioannou. My Ph.D. research revolved around atmospheric dynamics and flows on planetary atmospheres. From September 2015 until April 2018, I worked as a NOAA Climate & Global Change postdoctoral fellow with Bill Young at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. At Scripps I started studying flows beneath the ocean’s surface, focussing on dynamical processes that are at play in the ocean. Then, on May 2018, I moved down under at the Australian National University. I joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes as a Research Fellow working mainly with Andy Hogg. On November 2020, I received a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council to work on machine learning and ocean eddy parametrizations, a project that started on June 2021.
Besides research I enjoy surfing 🏄🏽, biking 🚲, horse riding 🐎, and dancing 💃🏼. I also like telling stories (science-related or not) and I am an avid story listener. Whenever I get the chance I hop into the ocean in person.