Adlai E. Stevenson High School Water Polo
Caltech Water Polo
M. S. in Aeronautics
Relevant Coursework: Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (Incompressible, Compressible, Porous Media), Linear Systems Theory, Aerospace Control Systems, Network Control Systems, Inverse Problems and Data Assimilation, Earth's Oceans, Atmosphere Dynamics, Ocean Dynamics, Cloud and Boundary Layer Dynamics, Biological Propulsion, Remote Sensing.
B. S. in Mechanical Engineering with an Aerospace Minor
Relevant Coursework: Hydrodynamic Stability, Turbulence, Data-Driven Modeling of Dynamical Systems, Energy Technology and Policy, Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Experimental Methods, Experiments and Modeling in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Thermal Science, Design and Fabrication, Applied Linear Algebra, Waves/Oscillations, Statistical Physics, Introductory Methods of Applied Mathematics.
Honors and Awards
This award recognizes a student whose achievements in teaching (or other ways of assisting students) have made a significant contribution to Aeronautics Department. The award is named in memory of Chuck Babcock, Professor of Aeronautics, who passed away in 1987. Issued by Caltech.
Issued by the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program.
Issued by the National Science Foundation, declined in favor of the NDSEG fellowship.
This award recognizes a B.S. candidate in mechanical engineering whose academic performance has demonstrated outstanding original thinking and creativity, as judged by a faculty committee appointed each year by the executive officer for mechanical engineering. Issued by Caltech.
Presented to the senior student-athletes in Men's and Women's Athletics who have maintained the highest cumulative GPA and made significant commitments and contributions to their sports over their careers. Issued by Caltech.
Issued by the Hertz Foundation.
This award is made annually to engineering students with the best academic record at the end of the third year of undergraduate study. It is funded under an endowment provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund. Issued by Caltech.
Designed, conducted, and analyzed simulations of turbulence generated by isolated vortex rings and vortex ring collisions using an adaptive, multi-resolution flow solver. Characterized mechanisms underlying transition and turbulence using the velocity gradient tensor. Mentor: Professor Tim Colonius
Developed, implemented, and evaluated efficient techniques to reconstruct velocity fluctuations in a turbulent channel flow using sparse measurements. These techniques incorporate statistical approaches and reduced-order models related to the resolvent analysis framework. Mentors: Professors Beverley McKeon and Jane Bae
*This work was originally supported by an award through the Housner Student Discovery Fund at Caltech.
Designed, conducted, and analyzed experiments to control the Saffman-Taylor instability in a radial Hele-Shaw cell using an oscillatory injection rate. Developed theoretical and numerical predictions of linear instability growth in this setting for comparison with experiments. Mentors: Professors Scott Dawson, Peter Schmid, Angeliki Laskari, and Beverley McKeon
Designed, conducted, and analyzed rheometer-based experiments for shear strength and wall friction measurements of granular materials, including glass beads and sand samples from the booming Kelso Dunes. Mentor: Professor Melany Hunt
Held weekly office hours to review lecture material and answer questions, graded assignments, and formulated solution summaries for each problem. Instructor: Professor Dale Pullin
Held twice-weekly office hours to review lecture material and answer questions, formulated assignments and solutions, graded assignments, and created and presented a tutorial for accessing and analyzing data from the Johns Hopkins Turbulence Databases (JHTDB). Instructor: Professor Jane Bae
Held weekly office hours to review lecture material and answer questions, and graded problem sets and exams. Instructors: Professors Guillaume Blanquart (ME 11c), Melany Hunt (ME 11b, ME 11a), and Michael Mello (ME 12a)
Helped organize and run practices for the Caltech water polo team (NCAA Division 3). Head Coach: Jon Bonafede