Research expertise: mathematical analysis, numerical methods, high performance computing, electrochemistry, phase transformations, porous media
I have a broad research background that spans several different academic and industrial settings, and includes significant theoretical and experimental experience with electrochemistry and lithium-ion battery technology. I also spent time in the oil industry developing models of viscous flow in porous materials.
My first exposure to battery materials came a postdoctoral associate at MIT, where I worked with Martin Bazant in the Department of Chemical Engineering. I developed electrokinetic phase-field models of the phase-separating behavior of lithium iron phosphate nanoparticles. An entire section of this website is devoted to this work.
I received my doctoral degree in the Department of Materials Science Engineering at MIT, under the supervision of Craig Carter, where I developed a multiphase phase-field model. You can read more about my work here.
I was an undergraduate at Northwestern University, where I received a degree in Materials Science and a degree in Computer Science. It was as an undergraduate researcher working for Peter Voorhees that I was first introduced to the phase-field method. I also enjoyed played trumpet in the Northwestern University Marching (NUMB) and NU Jazz Ensemble.
I am a follower of Christ Jesus and a member of Park Street Church in Boston, which I have attended since the beginning of grad school, and where I volunteer as a scientific writing instructor for international scholars in the ESL program.
I love spending time outdoors and my absolute favorite thing to do is ski. When I daydream, it’s usually about skiing. While waiting for ski season during the summer, Courtney and I enjoy hiking and backpacking and have nearly completed all of the New England 4000-footers.