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
Lead Research Organization: University of Aberdeen
Department Name: School of biological sciences

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,
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.