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Welcome to my webpage. I am a postdoc in the Theoretical Division (T-1) and the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where I specialize in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics.

Earlier, I was a Ph.D. student in Physics at Stony Brook University.

I work on applications of density functional theory, time-dependent density functional theory, and electronic structure. My recent focus has been on the physics of warm dense matter. My previous projects have involved aspects of quantum spin liquids, and I am broadly interested in quantum condensed matter theory.

Here is a brief bio, a description of my research, my publications, and talks.

**News**

- August 1, 2023: My paper jointly with collaborators, entitled “
*Stochastic and mixed density functional theory within the projector augmented wave formalism for simulation of warm dense matter*,” was published as a**Letter**in**Physical Review E**.

- July 24 – 27, 2023: I attended the Second Charged Particle Transport Coefficient Comparison Workshop in Livermore, CA and presented an invited talk entitled, “
*A Mixed Stochastic-Deterministic Density Functional Theory Approach To Extreme Conditions Physics*,” based on joint work with my collaborators at Los Alamos. - June 29 – July 8, 2023: I attended the 2023 TDDFT School & Workshop: Excited States And Dynamics at Rutgers Newark, NJ and presented a poster on my work.
- June 5 – 8, 2023: I attended the 2023 Excited State Processes workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico and presented a poster on my work, which won the best Poster Award.
- May 24, 2023: I presented a 30 minute invited talk at the 50
^{th}International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS 2023) in Session O-5.4 (Extreme States – Warm Dense Matter and High Energy Density Physics; Matter Under Extreme Conditions), entitled “*Ab Initio Determination of Plasma Properties in the Warm Dense Matter Regime*,” based on joint work with my collaborators at Los Alamos. - May 8, 2023: My paper jointly with collaborators, entitled “
*Stochastic and Mixed Density Functional Theory within the projector augmented wave formalism for the simulation of warm dense matter*,” was accepted for publication as a**Letter**in**Physical Review E**. - January 27, 2023: My paper jointly with collaborators, entitled “
*Stochastic and Mixed Density Functional Theory within the projector augmented wave formalism for the simulation of warm dense matter*,” was posted to the arXiv. - July 14, 2022: My paper jointly with collaborators, entitled “
*Cooperative Interactions between Surface Terminations Explain Photocatalytic Water Splitting Activity on SrTiO*” was published in the inaugural volume of PRX Energy, as a_{3}**highlighted article**. A popular scientific exposition of the central idea appeared in a Synopsis article, entitled “*The Brains and Brawn Behind Splitting Water*.” - January 31, 2022: My paper jointly with collaborators, entitled “
*Cooperative Interactions between Surface Terminations Explain Photocatalytic Water Splitting Activity on SrTiO*,” was posted to the arXiv._{3} - August 23, 2021: I joined Los Alamos National Laboratory, as a postdoc working in the Theoretical Division (T-1) and the Center for Nonlinear Studies.
- July 13-17, 2021: My upcoming work was presented at the in-person workshop entitled “
*Water: Grand Challenges for Molecular Science and Engineering*,” held at Telluride Science Research Center. - June 18, 2021: I defended my Ph.D. thesis, entitled “
*Density Functional Theory Studies of Water Structure and Photo-reactivity in Oxide materials*” at Stony Brook University.