I am a Ph.D. candidate and NDSEG Research Fellow at MIT working in the Mechanosynthesis and Non-Newtonian Fluids labs. I work at the intersection of manufacturing and fluid mechanics.
I am co-advised by Gareth McKinley and John Hart, both professors in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. During my PhD, I am studying 3D printing of electronics and composite materials using insights from fluid/solid mechanics, especially rheology. I have re-developed tools for rheometry using optimized design and stereolithography 3D printing. During my MS degree, I developed a method of using store-bought LEGO bricks to create a new modular, reconfigurable microfluidics platform. I have also interned at Volta Labs as an R&D engineer.
Before that, I studied Mechanical Engineering and Math at Duke University, where I was a research assistant in the López Research Lab studying acoustic manipulation of microparticles, a research technician in the Chen Research Lab studying plant development in response to light, and a microbiology research intern at DuPont - Pioneer (now known as Corteva) studying various bacterial strains and silage inoculants.
On this website, you can learn more about some of my technical research projects and selected class projects. Outside of research I am involved in MIT's Communication Lab and more recently with creating virtual poster sessions and events in Gather.town.