Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1998.
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1992.
B.S., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1991.
Differential geometric methods in analytical mechanics
Biologically-inspired robotic locomotion in fluids
Nonlinear dynamics and control problems in systems biology
Honors & Awards:
Charlotte Research Institute Fellow, August 2007 – July 2010
UIUC Engineering Council Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award, 2007
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2006
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2005
American Mathematical Society
American Physical Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
International Federation of Nonlinear Analysts
Mathematical Association of America
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics