I am interested in soft materials design for the next generation. Currently, I use a combination of theoretical and computational tools ranging from information theory to particle based simulations to design building blocks that self-assemble into intricate structures and perform functions just like in the movie Big Hero 6.
I will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as an Assistant Professor starting Jan. 1st, 2023. Currently, I am a Research Associate working with Professor Michael Brenner at Harvard University. Before that, I earned my Ph.D. in physics from University of Michigan, working with Professor Sharon Glotzer and Professor Greg van Anders.
- Programming interactions in magnetic handshake materialsSoft Matter 2022
- Inverse design of compression-induced solid–solid transitions in colloidsMolecular Simulation 2020
- Shape-driven solid–solid transitions in colloidsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2017