RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Theory Group, Mainz, Germany  

  • Postdoctoral Researcher/Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow (Dr. Tristan Bereau, Dr. Kurt Kremer); 2015/2016-present
    • Markov state model-based methodologies for characterizing and improving coarse-grained kinetic properties
    • Characterizing the kinetic properties of coarse-grained peptide models using Markov state modeling techniques.
    • Building Markov state models for diffusion processes in many-particle systems using generic order parameters.  

The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry, State College, PA, USA  

  • Graduate Research Assistant/PSU Academic Computing Fellow (Dr. Will Noid); 2009-2011/2012-2014 
    • Theoretical and numerical connections between bottom-up coarse-graining techniques.
    • The significance of many-body correlations within the generalized Yvon-Born-Green (g-YBG) framework for deriving coarse-grained (CG) models.  
    • An analysis technique for identifying optimal CG mappings prior to parametrization.
    • An iterative g-YBG method for robust treatment of complex intra- and intermolecular structure.

University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry/Mathematics, Santa Barabara, CA, USA 

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant (Dr. Paul Atzberger – Mathematics); 2008-2009 
    • Computational analysis of aptamer binding in micro-fluidic systems
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant (Dr. Steve Buratto – Chemistry); 2007-2008
    • Electrochemical deposition of Pt for increasing efficiency in H2 fuel cells.
    • Optimizing the optical properties of electrochemically etched Silicon Bragg mirrors.

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