SwRIProfessionalPhotographWelcome to my website!

I am a Senior Research Associate at the University of Colorado and a visiting scientist at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), where I was formerly a Sagan Fellow.

My research interests include topics in accretion disk physics, planet formation, astrophysical gas dynamics, and computational astrophysics. The core of my research focuses on the structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks, including the nature of turbulence in these disks and the processes by which planetary systems form.

What's New?

  • New paper on the universality of the initial planetesimal mass function via the streaming instability has been accepted: Link
  • Paper on constraining turbulence in the disk around HD163296 to be very weak has been published: Link
  • My planetesimal formation simulations have been featured in a planetarium show ``Incoming!" narrated by George Takei: Link






JILA, University of Colorado
440 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309