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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Physics Department at the University of Puget Sound. I study biomechanics and fluid dynamics across a range of organisms from microscopic Vorticella to the fastest birds. This work provides critical insight into how organisms interface with the world around them. My research is rooted in the fundamental aspects of evolution, ecology, and the physical laws of the natural world.
I currently work with Dr. Rachel Pepper (www.drpepperlab.com), whose research focuses on microscopic flows and the physics of splash cup plants. Previously I worked with Dr. Bret Tobalske at the Univ. of Montana Flight Lab (www.umflightlab.com).
I live in Tacoma, WA, with my wife, Paige, who is a teacher-librarian at a local urban high school. I’m an avid rock climber, musician, designer, tinkerer, and photographer.
My goals, in everything, are to 1) explore the fascinating world around us, 2) be useful, and 3) leave the world better than I found it.