I am a professor at Michigan State University, with a joint appointment in The Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. I am a member of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics and the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering. I am also the Director of MSU's Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research.
I am a computational and theoretical astrophysicist, and my research involves numerical simulations and analytical modeling of cosmological structure formation, galaxy clusters, high-redshift galaxies, Milky Way-type galaxies, plasma turbulence, and terrestrial plasma physics (including the potential uses of machine learning in the modeling of plasma systems). In addition, my research interests have extended into computational science education research as part of the MSU Computational Education Research Lab.
I am actively looking for new members to join my research group! If you are a current or prospective Michigan State University undergraduate or graduate student that is interested in working with me, please take a look at at my research interests page and my Join the group! page, and if you're still interested please contact me to set up a time to chat about your interests. If you are a current or former student that would like a recommendation letter, please look at my recommendation letter page.