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I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Computational, Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University. I am a research assistant in Dr. Michael Murillo's laboratory and my focus is in computational modeling with a focus on plasma physics.

Before coming to Michigan State university, I earned my bachelor's and master's degree in applied mathematics from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, which is also my hometown.

Some of my interests include: playing guitar, Cleveland Indians baseball, and camping/hiking. I also have a passion for teaching and helping students. I have taught many classes both at The University of Akron and MSU.


Z Fundamental Science Program Workshop, Aug. 2018, Albuquerque, NM.
Molecular Dynamics — Hydrodynamics Hybrid Method for Non-Ideal Plasmas


APS DPP/GEC Conference, Nov. 2018, Portland, OR.
Molecular Dynamics — Hydrodynamics Hybrid Method for Moderately Coupled Plasmas



Implicit Particle-In-Cell Method for Two Stream Instability, MSU Spring 2018


Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics: Shock Physics, MSU, Spring 2018


Eigenvalue problems for Sturm-Liouville Equation, MSU, Fall 2017


Deformation of a Graphene Sheet Driven by Lattice Mismatch with a Supporting Substrate, The University of Akron, Spring 2017


Courses Taught

Introduction to Computational Modeling (CMSE 201), Michigan State University, Fall '17 - Spring '18

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