I am an applied mathematician in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. My research focuses on mathematical modeling and scientific computation, particularly for interdisciplinary applications in science and engineering. I work on a variety of problems, and I've collaborated in a number of fields including physics, biology, materials science, and mechanical engineering.
I'm particularly interested in questions that relate to the mechanics of materials, numerical algorithms, and geometry. Several recent projects that I've worked on relate to energy production and efficiency, such as modeling bulk metallic glasses, and developing high-throughput screening techniques to find advanced materials for carbon capture applications. I've released several software libraries, including Voro++ for three-dimensional computations of the Voronoi tessellation.
From 2010–2013, I was a Morrey Assistant Professor in the UC Berkeley Mathematics Department, and I was involved in the Bay Area Physical Sciences-Oncology where I collaborated with several experimental groups at Berkeley and UC San Francisco, on using computational modeling to understand the role of mechanical forces between cells and their environment.
Amherst Town Library pi day talk
I recently gave a talk at the Amherst Town Library in New Hampshire to celebrate pi day. Slides from the talk are available here.