Senior Research Scientist
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, Environmental Sciences, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2007; Master of Science (DEA), Meteorology, Oceanography and Environment, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, 2002; Meteorologist Diploma, National School of Meteorology (ENM), Toulouse, France, 2002; Master of Engineering, Meteorology and Environment, Hassania Institute of Civil Engineering, Casablanca, Morocco, 2002;
Research Websites: Mubadala Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental ScienceS (ACCESS)
Research Areas: Oceanography, climate, and marine biogeochemistry
Zouhair Lachkar has been a senior scientist at New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, since 2014. He received his PhD from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France. He worked as a research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, between 2007 and 2014. His research interests are in the areas of oceanography, climate, and marine biogeochemistry, with an emphasis on the use of numerical models to study the coupling between ocean circulation and global biogeochemical cycles. The focus of his current research is on the dynamics of oxygen-minimum zones in the north Indian Ocean and in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems and their vulnerability to climate change and rising atmospheric carbon concentrations.
Zouhair has authored and co-authored over 40 scientific publications in top-field academic journals. He currently serves on the Editorial boards of Frontiers in Marine Sciences and Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. He is a member of the SOLAS Implementation Teams on upwelling systems and the Indian Ocean, as well as a member of the RECCAP2 project coordinated by the Global Carbon Project.