Elegant puzzles, effective learning

I am a Ph.D. developing novel educational technologies. My approach is to design creative abstractions that reduce STEM problems to their simplest form.

Recent Work

AIM Academy Virtual Lab - Educational tools and simulations for workforce training in photonics.

GeoGami Precursor - Addicting geometry puzzle game. Flip shapes to solve classic geometry problems!

CrossPoint - Linear algebra playground.

Optiverse: Origins - Lasers, mirrors, and refraction.

I'm an Egg! - Humorously awkward roll-a-ball.

Photon Drop - Waves, colors, and your brain.

Academic Research

I am currently a postdoctoral associate at MIT developing educational software for the emerging field of integrated photonics.

The focus of my undergraduate and graduate research was renewable energy conversion using photovoltaics and artificial photosynthesis. In 2011 I received a B.S. in physics from MIT, and in June of 2017 I completed a Ph.D. in materials science at Caltech.

Solar Fuels - Front Cover of EES!

My PhD thesis project at Caltech, a high-efficiency solar fuel device, was featured on the front cover of the high-impact journal Energy and Environmental Science.

Making the Artificial Leaf

As a member of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) I created semiconductor devices designed to harness energy from the sun in order to produce chemical fuels. This work resulted in two novel renewable energy devices for solar water splitting and CO2 reduction.

Get In Touch

If you have any ideas for a collaboration please don't hesitate to contact me!

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