BS, York College of Pennsylvania; MS, Ph.D., University of Delaware
I received my B.S. in Mathematics at York College of Pennsyvania in 2005, and my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware in 2011. During my time at UD, I spent several months at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota during a special semester on complex fluids, and was also awarded the University Dissertation Fellowship. Upon graduation, I was a postdoctoral scholar in Chemical Engineering and the Materials Research Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara 2011-2013. In 2013, I was awarded a National Research Council Research Associateship and spent the next year conducting research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. I started at RIT in 2014. My research focuses on the modeling, analysis and simulation of complex fluids. I am interested in a wide range of materials (e.g., wormlike micellar solutions, polymer solutions, and colloidal dispersions), which have a wide range of applications (e.g., oil recovery, soft body armor, materials processing).