I am an applied mathematician holding a joint position at the Department of
Mathematics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland. My research lies on the interface between nonlinear partial differential equations and continuum physics and focuses on applications in fluid dynamics, multiphase flows, continuum mechanics, materials science and math biology. My research has been recognized by a series of awards including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, The Faculty Early Career Award, The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) as well as a Simons Foundation Fellowship. I was also selected as ADVANCE Professor and Leadership Fellow at the University of Maryland for my work on issues of diversity and inclusion.
I am Director of the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (AMSC), which is the largest interdisciplinary program in the country and is ranked among the very top applied math programs in the US. I currently serve as Associate Director of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST), an internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary research in emerging areas at the boundaries between physical, mathematical and life sciences, and engineering.