Research interests:

• Soil mechanics, compaction and geotechnical engineering
• Foundation design and slope stability analysis
• Geotechnical site investigations and construction of geotechnical structures
• Soil sensors
• Soil contamination and environmental impact assessment
• Soil biophysical processes
• Characterization of soil quality, structure and pore architecture
• Soil water repellency
• X-ray Computed Tomography image analysis and pore scale modeling
• Measurements and modeling of flow and transport through soil
• GIS mapping and analysis

Career history:

Postdoc on Danish research council funded project "STRESS-SOIL"
September 2014 – March 2015
Aarhus University Denmark

Research Fellow on BBSRC UK funded project "Rhizosphere by design"
April 2015 – October 2017
University of Aberdeen

Lecturer in Civil Engineering
October 2017-
University of the West of Scotland

Active research projects:

Rhizosphere by design: breeding to select root traits that physically manipulate soil
BBSRC UK
Lead Research Organization: University of Aberdeen
Department Name: School of biological sciences
2015-2019

Recent publications:

1. Naveed, M., Brown, L.K., Raffan, A.C., George, T.S., Bengough, A.G., Roose, T., Sinclair, I., Koebernick, N., Cooper, L., Hallett, P.D. 2017. Plant exudates may stabilise or weaken soil depending on species, origin and time. European Journal of Soil Science, DOI: 10.1111/ejss.12487.
2. Oleghe, E., Naveed, M., Baggs, E.M., Hallett, P.D. 2017. Plant exudates improve the mechanical conditions for root penetration through compacted soils. Plant and Soil, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-017-3424-5.
3. Koebernick, N., Daly, K.R., Keyes, S.D., George, T.S., Brown, L.K., Raffan, A., Cooper, L.J., Naveed, M., Bengough. G., Sinclair, I., Hallett, P.D., Roose, T. 2017. High-resolution synchrotron imaging shows that root hairs influence rhizosphere soil structure formation. New phytologist, DOI: 10.1111/nph.14705.
4. Zhong, X., Li, Z., Li, X., Ye, Y., Liu, S., Hallett, P.D., Naveed, M. 2017. Physical protection by soil aggregates stabilizes soil organic carbon under simulated N deposition in a subtropical forest of China. Geoderma, doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.09.026.
5. Naveed, M., Moldrup, P., Schaap, M.G., Tuller, M., Kulkarni, R., Vogel, H-J., de Jonge, L.W. 2016. Prediction of biopore- and matrix-dominated flow from X-ray CT-derived macropore network characteristics. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., doi:10.5194/hess-20-4017-2016.