Greetings, and welcome to my home on the internet! This website is a space for me to share the things which matter most to me – namely, engineering research, flying, obscure space & aviation history, and and general adventuring. Before you launch back into the wild blue yonder, please feel free to wander around and learn about me and my work.

About me:

 

I am an engineer, an aviator, and above all else, a hopeless nerd – more than anything, I’m driven by my borderline-unhealthy thirst for knowledge and my insatiable love of flight.

After three wonderful years as an undergraduate, I earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics with a minor in Aerospace Engineering from Lehigh University; I then completed my M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering at Purdue before matriculating into the doctoral program.  Right now, you’ll find me working on my Ph.D. studying computational fluid dynamics with a focus on analysis of hypersonic boundary layer transition using massively parallel computations (translation: I use very large computers to study very tiny bits of air, moving very quickly in ways that nobody really understands). My research has given me the opportunity to work at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, applying boundary layer stability theory to the problem of hypersonic transition in conventional wind tunnels. I also work as a co-op student at NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center,  studying advanced aeronautics concepts and engine-airframe integration in the Propulsion Systems Analysis branch.

My research interests include hypersonic flight technologies, high-speed aerodynamics, and next-generation space launch vehicles. Outside of work, I enjoy flying vintage aircraft, playing classical piano, baking elaborate creations, and seeing the world, one adventure at a time.

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Hypersonics 2.0 Summit at Purdue

I am pleased to be presenting this poster on my current research at Purdue University’s Hypersonics 2.0 Summit. If you are interested in learning more, check out my latest paper (from AIAA’s Aviation conference): Effects Read more…

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Three Minute Thesis

This spring, I elected to participate in Purdue’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The Three Minute Thesis concept originated in Australia, but competitions are held around the world; as someone who places immense value on effective Read more…