I am a postdoctoral research associate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at MIT. I am working in the Environmental Microfluidics Lab, with Professor Roman Stocker, where I am experimentally studying the biophysics of crude oil degradation by marine bacteria.


  • Postdoctoral research associate     (June 2012 - present)
    with Roman Stocker
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Postdoctoral research associate     (January 2010 - April 2012)
    with Paulo E. Arratia
    Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    University of Pennsylvania

  • Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy     (December 2009)
    with Julio M. Ottino and Richard M. Lueptow
    Physics and Astronomy
    Northwestern University

  • B.A. in Physics     (May 2004)
    concentration: Materials science and engineering
    Cornell University