About Me

I am a staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, working in the Plasma Theory and Applications (XCP-6) group. My current research applies kinetic theory and high performance computing through both hybrid and fully-kinetic simulations to investigate various plasma systems. Some projects include hybrid simulations of astrophysical explosions, modeling inertial confinement fusion concepts, and investigating kinetic effects in magnetic mirrors, relevant to experiments such as WHAM.

I did my PhD work in Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow. My thesis research was in plasma theory and computation with a focus on magnetic reconnection. I have continued to work on several projects related to magnetic reconnection since obtaining my PhD.

I’ve taken more courses than anyone ought. The graduate-level ones are listed here.