Welcome to my website!

I am the lead instructor for the MIT’s New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) Living Machines thread. Prior to starting my current position, I was a Postdoctoral Associate and working with Professor Roman Stocker aMIT and ETH Zurich. Before starting my postdoc at MIT, I worked in the industry for 1.5 years where I focused on different research and development projects. I received my Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (specialization: fluid mechanics and biomedical engineering) from the University of Calgary in 2011 under the supervision of Professor Robert Martinuzzi. During my Ph.D., I studied the influence of hydrodynamics of flow on bacterial biofilm formation and behavior (a multidisciplinary topic including fluid dynamics and microbiology) to develop more effective strategies to control biofilms in medical and industrial devices.