I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bonn hosted by Sergio Conti and Tim Laux.
Prior to this, I completed my PhD with Irene Fonseca and Giovanni Leoni at Carnegie Mellon University.
My research interests are broadly within analysis and PDEs and include
- interface evolution,
- phase separation,
- (a little) data science.
Typically, I approach these problems via the calculus of variations, which is useful for tackling questions where the state of a space is described in terms of a nonlinear, physical energy. Problems from materials science, such as phase separation in lithium-ion batteries, are often in this setting. Applying variational techniques, one can express the behavior of complex materials in terms of simpler effective energies that may have a more direct, insightful (geometric) interpretation.
If you are bored and have ended up here, I recommend Ted Chiang's "Story of Your Life". Besides being a great read, the calculus of variations even pops up, so you can bill it as math.
Office: Z2.063 Endenicher Allee 60
E-mail: firstname period lastname at hcm.uni-bonn.de
Office hours: By appointment