Welcome to my homepage. I'm a scientist with an interest in nuclear astrophysics and extreme-scale computing. In short, I use some of the world's most powerful supercomputers to study some of the Universe's most powerful explosions.
I'm Research Associate at Michigan State University. I joined MSU as a postdoctoral fellow in theoretical nuclear astrophysics in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics - Center for the Evolution of the Elements. I work with Prof. Ed Brown and Prof. Hendrik Shatz to push at the frontiers of our understanding of nuclear astrophysics through the study of type I X-Ray bursts and the nuclear reactions that power them. Please see Research for more.
Before coming to MSU, I was a research assistant and iACS Jr. Researcher Fellow at Stony Brook University. There I obtained my PhD, working in the astronomy group under the advisement of Prof. Michael Zingale. I came to Stony Brook by way of a dual degree in physics and computer science from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. I was born and raised in Arkansas, growing up in the town of Benton.
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
Michigan State University
567 Wilson Road, Room 3255
Biomedical and Physical Sciences Bldg
East Lansing, Michigan 48824