Quantum spin choreographer, molder of minds, fan of fiction and baked goods.
Past research in novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for 3D imaging of solids and using optical magnetometry for low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
Current research involves building a low-cost MRI setup to explore cross-disciplinary magnetic resonance (MR) applications. In order to make the wonders of MR more widely accessible, we share all our design and analysis files via open-source outlets so that others can more easily replicate and add to our work.
Previously taught courses at Wesleyan University and Princeton University, including helping develop investigative science learning environment physics labs.
Currently designing lab-based courses to add to the Sarah Lawrence College curriculum, as well as applying physics education research-based methodologies to the core physics courses.
PhD in Physics, 2013
MS in Physics, 2009
BA in Physics, 2007
I am always on the lookout for new courses to contribute to the physics curriculum, as well as ways to improve our current offerings. (The motivated and engaged student population at Sarah Lawrence is fortunately a great audience for testing out new teaching techniques!)
After adding more and more interactive engagement activities over the years, I aim to fully ‘flip’ the classroom for my general physics courses this coming academic year. (Much of the content will be presented in online videos outside of class, leaving class time to go over more complex concepts and to do more interactive engagement activities and problem-solving in small groups.) I will also be developing more hands-on, laboratory-based courses for non-science and science majors in the coming year!
My current courses for the 2018-2019 academic year are:
3D Print designs for a linear actuator to discretely move NMR sample tube.
Information towards creating a strong, homogeneous magnetic field and linear gradient for imaging using a 3D printer and permanent magnets.
Implementing 3D printed gradients for use in low-cost magnetic resonance imaging.
Tue, Sep 11, 2018, Reappointment Talk
Sat, Jun 2, 2018, Princeton Reunions
Mon, Feb 13, 2017, Invited Talk at Wellesley College