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Research Assistant

Office: Duane F-517


My research background was in theoretical condensed matter; studying quantum transport across single molecule junctions.  Currently I use thermodynamic dynamic density functional theory (DDFT) to study colloid systems out of equilibrium. The primary goal is to develop a continuum model of active (particles that can propel themselves) systems that display dynamical phases and collective behavior.


  • AB Mathematics and Physics, Summa cum laude, University of Arizona,  

Honors and Awards 

  • ​Outstanding Senior (University of Arizona) 
  • Outstanding Senior Research (University of Arizona)


Partnership for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) volunteer. Co-director of the PISEC-EXPAND (EXciting Programs Adventures and New Dimensions) program that provide physics demos and hands-on activity for youths with disabilities.