profile_ERC_zoomwarmI am a physicist interested in the mechanics of soft and biological materials and the geometric and topological mechanisms behind their dynamics.

I recently joined the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara as a postdoctoral fellow. My PhD work at the University of Chicago focused on fracture mechanics, the dynamics of mechanical metamaterials, and fluid turbulence. In my undergraduate years, I studied the evolution of dwarf galaxies and atomic spectroscopy.