Robert Nazarian recently received his doctorate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University, where he was advised by Drs. Sonya Legg, Robert Hallberg & Stephen Griffies, and is currently a lecturer in Princeton's Geosciences Department. His research interests include internal waves, small-scale ocean mixing and turbulence, ocean model parameterizations and numerical modeling. He has published on using ray tracing to study internal wave scattering, as well as on internal wave scattering in continental slope canyons (see Publications tab). Robert is also interested in developing interactive methods for teaching ocean physics to beginning scientists and is pursuing these interests through the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. While at Princeton, Robert has taught classes and academic workshops in the Physics, Mathematics and Geosciences Departments, for which he received the Guyot Award for excellence in teaching. Robert previously received his MA in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton in May 2014.
Before attending Princeton, Robert received his BA in Physics and Mathematics, magna cum laude, from The College of the Holy Cross. There, he was advised by Drs. Tom Narita, Robert Garvey, and Timothy Roach and his research spanned from supernovae accretion disk dynamics to the petroleum flow of the BP Oil Spill. While at Holy Cross, Robert was the recipient of the Nugent Gold Medal, Crompton Gold Medal, and Redican Medal for excellence in physics, best undergraduate thesis in the natural sciences, and most intellectually-promising third-year student, respectively.
Robert is a member of the American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, Pi Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honor Society), and Sigma Pi Sigma (National Physics Honor Society).