I am a postdoctoral research associate in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. I am working in the Environmental Microfluidics Lab, with Professor Roman Stocker, where I am using microscopy and microfluidics to study physical interactions between marine bacteria and oil drops.


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

  • Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy     (December 2009)
    with Julio M. Ottino and Richard M. Lueptow
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Northwestern University
    Dissertation: "Mixing and segregation dynamics of granular mixtures in rotating tumblers"

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