About Me

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 moons.

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.