Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
His research focuses on coupled multiphysics and multiscale phenomena driven by mechanics (deformation and failure) and transport. Specific topics of research include mechano-chemically driven solid-solid phase transformations, species transport and growth of biological tumors and fracture propagation in fiber reinforced composites. This work draws heavily from continuum mechanics, thermodynamics and variational methods to develop numerical formulations and computational frameworks for modeling the underlying physics. Often, this involves implementing highly parallel and scalable numerical algorithms and related code development.