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

I recently joined the University of California Santa Barbara as a  KITP postdoctoral scholar. 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.