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. I also have strong interests in black hole accretion in the time domain.

What's New?

  • New paper led by my graduate student on turbulence in the outer regions of protoplanetary disks: Link
  • New paper led by my undergrad on the mass function of planetesimals: Link
  • My paper demonstrating that magnetic winds do not generate laminar flow is accepted: 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