About Me

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Science in the Applied Mathematics group.  I am additionally affiliated with the Harvard MRSEC and Wyss Institute.

My research focuses on the coupling between geometric and topological microstructure and emergent physical properties in complex soft matter systems.  This includes multiple systems in a wide range of fields, including soft robotics, polymer systems, biological physics, biomedical and tissue engineering, textiles, mechanical metamaterials and auxetics.  My other interests include scientific visualization and 3D animation.

I am currently working with Prof. L. Mahadevan on anisotropic elasticity in a variety of systems, Prof. Michael Brenner on self assembly of braided structures, and Prof. Jennifer Lewis on 4D printing and programmable matter.

Previously, I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences at Princeton University.  In 2011, I received my PhD from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania supervised by Prof. Randall Kamien.  My thesis entitled The Taming of the Screw or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Elliptic Functions can be found here.

I maintain several international collaborations with scientists in Argentina, Australia, China, Germany, and the UK, and I am currently involved with an industrial collaboration with Draper.

I am currently applying for faculty jobs in the areas of condensed matter physics, applied mathematics, materials science and mechanical engineering. My application materials, including CV, research statement, and teaching statement, are available.