I am an associate professor at Michigan State University, with a joint appointment in Lyman Briggs College, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. I am also a member of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research, the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering, and the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation. I am a computational and theoretical astrophysicist, and my research involves numerical simulations and analytical modeling of cosmological structure formation, the cosmic web, galaxy clusters, high-redshift galaxies, and Milky Way-type galaxies. My tools of choice are the Enzo AMR code and the yt data analysis and visualization package.
As of August 2015, I will be a member of MSU's new Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering.
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student that is interested in working with me, please take a look at at my research interests and then feel free to contact me! If you are a current or former student that would like a recommendation letter, please look at my recommendation letter page.