Rycroft Group

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I am an applied mathematician in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. My research group focuses on mathematical modeling and scientific computation, particularly for interdisciplinary applications in science and engineering. My group engages in collaborations in variety of fields including physics, biology, materials science, and mechanical engineering. We are part of the QuantBio and MRSEC programs at Harvard that support collaborative research.

I'm particularly interested in questions that relate to the mechanics of materials, numerical algorithms, and geometry. Some recent highlights include developing a new approach for fluid–structure interaction, applying machine learning techniques and analysis to study crumpling, and developing a model for insect wing patterning. I've released several software libraries, including Voro++ for three-dimensional computations of the Voronoi tessellation.

I am also a visiting scientist in the Computational Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, where I have worked on several projects relating to energy production and efficiency, such as developing material screening techniques for carbon capture applications.

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