My research focuses on the mathematical and computational modeling of emergent phenomena in materials (structural and biological) that are driven by mechanics and multiphysics. Microstructural evolution, patterning processes and bifurcations are of particular interest.
This work draws heavily from continuum physics, solid mechanics, thermodynamics and variational methods. Broadly, it involves developing a phenomenological description of the constituent processes, numerical formulation of the governing equations and developing scalable code infrastructure.
Open position: Two potential PhD/PostDoc positions on multiphysics modeling of biological systems for Spring 2024/Fall 2024. Look at https://compphys.me.wisc.edu/ for details.