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I am a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at MIT doing my doctoral research at the Elasticity, Geometry and Statistics Laboratory. My research focuses on highly deformable structures where I bring together experiments and simulations towards a predictive understanding of their mechanics. Exploiting the geometric nonlinearities and mechanical instabilities of such structures (human hair, oil pipeline, bacterial flagella and so on), possibly through computers and robots, towards their functional usage is my vision.
I received my Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in September 2014. I hold a dual Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Physics and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.