I am a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory for Theoretical Astronomy and Astrophysics at Nagoya University. My research is concerned with physical processes in the interstellar medium, particularly structure formation and dynamics. I use analytic and numerical methods to study the properties of multiphase media and the influence of magnetic fields, with a view to understanding the ramifications for star formation and turbulent processes.
In May 2011, I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the direction of Ellen Zweibel. My thesis, entitled “Hydrodynamic and Magnetohydrodynamic Properties of Phase Transition Layers in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium”, is available here. I was a participant in the 2007 Space Studies Program of the International Space University, held in Beijing, China, and graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2005.