I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University where I am working towards a PhD in physics. My research interests are in quantum matter and select topics in soft matter centered around topological defects. I am currently working under the purview of the Institute of Quantum Matter to explore topics in nanomagnetism, where I am focused on skyrmion dynamics at the moment. Additionally, recent experimental developments in topological fluid dynamics have presented an exciting new avenue for applying some of my past work on the rotational dynamics of anisotropic particles. For more details about my past and present work, please refer to my Research page.
My undergraduate work at Wesleyan University ranged from experimental fluid dynamics to topics in theoretical ion trap physics. My experimental work in fluid dynamics consisted of novel measurements of the rotational dynamics of anisotropic particles in turbulence. In particular, we introduced a new class of techniques for measuring Lagrangian statistics of rotational dynamics in turbulence. On the theory side, I studied fundamental problems in quantum chaos and particle dynamics in Paul traps peripherally related to quantum computing.