I study waves, instabilities, and mixing in environmental and geophysical flows. I am especially interested in stratified flows, where the density changes with height because of differences in salt, heat, or sediment content. I have studied these problems using a variety of approaches, including numerical simulations, theoretical analyses, oceanographic observations, and laboratory experiments.
I have a BSc and MSc (supervisor: Dr Morris Flynn) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. I received my PhD from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge (supervisor: Dr John Taylor); during my PhD, I was also a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics fellow at WHOI. Before joining APL-UW in 2018, I spent two years as a postdoctoral research associate in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.