I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. Before coming to Waterloo, I had the pleasure of gaining research experience at the Mathematical Institute and Department of Physics, University of Oxford, and at the Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. My research interests are in modelling chemical and physical processes that govern biological functions, and using our understanding of how these processes work to design bio-inspired artificial systems. I am particularly interested in the elastohydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms and intercellular chemical signalling. One of my aims is to develop models for autonomous microrobots that can be deployed to perform various tasks in fluidic systems or in a human body.

 

Research topics
  • Biological fluid dynamics
  • Microorganism motility
  • Control of artificial microswimmers
  • Chemomechanical coupling
  • Synthetic chemical reaction networks
  • Numerical methods for fluid-structure interactions
 

Please get in touch if you'd be interested in working with me or would like to know more. Undergraduate and graduate students are especially welcome!