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.
Recently awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Program to support the project “Making Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Resonate with Students: Integrating NMR into the Undergraduate Science Curriculum.” This research is conducted with Colin Abernethy (Chemistry, Sarah Lawrence College) and David Gosser (Chemistry, City College of New York) and will support research for the next three years, including research stipends for up to 19 undergraduate students, 2 graduate students, and 6 high school students from the local Yonkers Public School system.
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!)
Throughout my time at Sarah Lawrence, I have worked on creating an inquiry-based classroom and laboratory environment using the Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE), incorporating computation into the curriculum, and exploring ways to make my courses more equitable and inclusive.
Classical Mechanics (Calculus-Based General Physics with Lab)
Electromagnetism & Light (Calculus-Based General Physics with Lab)
It’s About Time (First-Year Seminar)
Resonance and Its Applications (Intermediate Lab Course)
Time to Tinker (Workshop-style course)
Chaos (Open Seminar)
20th-Century Physics (Open Seminar)
3D Print designs for equipment used to take measurements, including: a linear actuator to discretely move NMR sample tube in side the magnet bore and holders for measuring the mapping the magnetic field inside the Mandhalas using an xy stage.
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.
Information on creating NMR Mandhalas for a strong, homogeneous magnetic field using a 3D printer and permanent magnets.
Sun, Aug 2, 2020, AAPT 2021 Virtual Summer Meeting
Mon, Jul 20, 2020, AAPT 2020 Virtual Summer Meeting
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, Invited Talk at Siena College
Tue, Sep 11, 2018, Reappointment Talk
Sat, Jun 2, 2018, Princeton Reunions
Mon, Feb 13, 2017, Invited Talk at Wellesley College