Affiliation and Research Interests
I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE) in the Computational Research Division of the Computing Sciences Directorate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
My current research interests lie at the intersection of soft matter, statistical mechanics and continuum mechanics (solid and fluid mechanics). I am particularly interested in developing theory and numerical methods towards predicting the structure and dynamics of complex fluids, soft materials and granular materials, especially in far-from-equilibrium conditions.
In the Multiscale Modeling and Stochastic Systems (MuMSS) group at CCSE, I am currently developing numerical simulations of stochastic systems that describe complex fluids (such as electrolytes) at the mesoscale.
Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral appointee at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies in Sandia National Laboratories, where I conducted theoretical and numerical investigations of phase transitions in soft and granular materials with Gary Grest, and also developed and conducted large-scale simulations of mesostructure and electrochemical transport in lithium-ion battery electrodes with Scott Roberts.
I received my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in the summer of 2017, where I was advised by Prof. Tim Fisher. As a part of graduate research, I studied mechanics, rheology and transport in granular materials through numerical simulations.