About Me

Education

B.S., 2000, Engineering Physics, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

M.S., 2002, Physics, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Ph.D., 2005, Physics, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Academic Appointments

2008-2014: Assistant Professor, Lyman Briggs College and Department of Physics and Astronomy
2014-present: Associate Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Research Interests

Theoretical and computational astrophysics:  numerical simulation of galaxies, galaxy clusters, and galaxy/intergalactic medium interaction; galactic chemical evolution; high-redshift structure formation

Computational science:  High-performance computing, scientific visualization, open-source software development; analysis and management of petascale datasets; petascale and exascale algorithms

Education:  Physics and computational science education, student problem-solving, curriculum reform

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