I am an applied mathematician who uses and develops tools to address problems in science and engineering. I aim at understanding fundamental mechanisms by formulating tractable models and investigating them using a combination of analytic and computational methods. My work particularly emphasizes stochastic methods, and recently I have also become interested in the role of geometry in physical systems.
My work lies broadly in two areas: self-assembly of nano- and micro-scale systems, and multiscale processes in fluids. I have investigated these in a range of applications, including soft-matter physics, colloids, packing problems, ion beam sputtering, internal waves, ocean mixing, tides, and lava tubes.