Welcome to my webpage. I am an Associate Research Scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Princeton University, where I specialize in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics, in the research group of Prof. Emily Carter and Dr. Mark Martirez.

I have a Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University, where I specialized in computational and theoretical condensed matter theory. From August 2021 to June 2024, I was a CNLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the Theoretical Division (T-1) and the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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 29, 2024: My paper with Alexander J. White, entitled, “
*Group Conductivity and Nonadiabatic Born Effective Charges of Disordered Metals, Warm Dense Matter and Hot Dense Plasma*” was posted to the arXiv. - July 1, 2024: I joined the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Princeton University as an Associate Research Scientist, in the research group of Prof. Emily Carter and Dr. Mark Martirez.
- May 2, 2024: My paper jointly with collaborators, entitled “
*Review of the second charged-particle transport coefficient code comparison workshop,*” was published in**Physics of Plasmas Special Collection: Charged-Particle Transport in High-Energy Density Plasmas**. - April 10, 2024: My paper jointly with collaborators, entitled “
*Optical and transport properties of plasma mixtures from ab initio molecular dynamics,*” was published in**Physics of Plasmas Special Collection: Charged-Particle Transport in High-Energy Density Plasmas**. - March 25 – March 29, 2024: I attended the conference, “Current Challenges In The Physics Of White Dwarf Stars,” in Sante Fe, NM, and (co)-presented posters entitled “
*Mixed Stochastic-Deterministic Density Functional Theory for Electronic Transport in Matter in the Extremes*,” and*“Quantum Electronic Response in Warm Dense Matter and Hot Dense Plasmas*.” - March 4 – March 8, 2024: I attended the 2024 APS March Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, and gave a talk in Session D20: Matter at Extreme Conditions: Planetary Science and Warm Dense Matter (Focus Session) on March 4, 2024. Click here for an abstract.
- February 25 – March 1, 2024: I attended the 63rd Sanibel Symposium “The Theory Meeting for Theoreticians” and present a poster entitled “
*Mixed Stochastic-Deterministic Density Functional Theory for Electron Transport In Matter In The Extremes*.” Click here for an abstract. - December 27, 2023: My paper jointly with collaborators, entitled “Understanding Radiation Flow in a Stochastic Medium,” was posted to the arXiv.
- October 3, 2023: I attended the Nonequilibrium Phenomena and Nonadiabatic Dynamics Workshop in Telluride, CO and presented an invited talk entitled, “
*Exploring Photon-mediated Water Splitting On Perovskite Surfaces Using Accelerated Density Functional Theory Methods*,” based on joint work with my collaborators at Los Alamos. - 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.