I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of
Zürich (UZH) where, as a computational astrophysicist and
member of the Institute for Computational Science (ICS), I develop
numerical tools to study distant worlds.
Scientifically, I'm interested in answering the question: What
kind of strange new worlds exist out there? To try
and answer that question, I use my expertise in orbital mechanics,
fluid dynamics, and computational science to simulate the
formation of planetary systems and their constituent planets and
My current projects are centered around developing physics-guided
machine learning algorithms, capable of satisfying the strict physical
constraints and conservation relations found in scientific problems.
These algorithms will help us replace expensive-to-compute
astrophysical simulations and enable us to pursue new avenues of
research in planet formation.
In addition to my work in computational astrophysics, I also
remain involved in projects related to spaceflight. I am currently
helping develop safety-critical flight software for ARIS Space's
PICCARD rocket. My broader interests in this direction include
spacecraft operations and automation in space traffic management.
I am commited to open science –
open access, open data, open source.