BS North Carolina State University, 2005
PhD North Carolina State University, 2012
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale University, 2014
Soft condensed matter physics
My research is in Soft Condensed Matter Physics, where the focus is to understand the rich interplay between the microscopic interactions and the macroscopic behavior of complex systems. These out-of-equilibrium systems can form self-organized patterns and exhibit emergent behavior. Specifically, I apply these ideas to investigate jamming in granular materials and collective animal behavior.