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 centered around topological order and defects. Most recently, I have been working under the purview of the Institute for Quantum Matter to explore topological defects in magnetic systems. I am developing a field theory for the dynamics of skyrmion domain walls as well as studying the structure and dynamics of incommensurate magnetism via neutron scattering. 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, cited for the APS Leroy Apker Award, and consisted of novel measurements of the rotational dynamics of anisotropic particles that I designed and fabricated using 3D printing. We introduced a new class of techniques for measuring Lagrangian statistics of ellipsoidal particles that may also have exciting applications in topological fluid dynamics. On the theory side, I studied fundamental problems in quantum chaos and particle dynamics in Paul traps peripherally related to quantum computing.
I remain connected to the role science plays in society through outreach to local schools and by contributing articles as an independent science consultant to OZY.com.