Research Interests

"I am an old man now, and when I die and go to heaven there are two matters on which i hope for enlightenment. One is quantum electrodynamics, and the other is the turbulent motion of fluids. And about the former I am rather optimistic."- Horace Lamb

I’ve always thought fluids to be mesmerizing: from the awesome power of a waterfall to the delicate patterns that form when cream is poured in coffee.  It was this attraction to the beauty of fluids that gave me the desire to get my doctorate studying how fluids interact with the natural environment.

My research has focused around studying how turbulent mixing allows corals to reproduce in the ocean.  It is my hope that my research will allow scientists across multiple fields to have a better understanding of  mixing processes and be able to more accurately predict mixing in a variety of applications.

My experience, starting as an assistant at Clemson University's Wind Load Testing Facility and now at University of Colorado's Environmental Fluid Mechanics laboratory, has been strongly experimental.  I've developed and published new experimental techniques allowing for the study of multiple scalar mixing.  My work with this technique has been featured on the cover of the Journal of Experimental Biology.

I'm greatly interested in broadening my research into the numerical realm.  Towards this end, I've been focusing on learning a number of languages including Matlab, C++, Java, and JavaScript.

Please see my C.V. for more detailed information on my research experience.