• Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. June 2012.
  • M.S., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. June 2007.
  • B.S., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. May 2005.

Professional Experience

  • The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ (August 2015 to present)
    Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ (June 2012 to May 2015)
    Associate Research Physicist, Plasma Science & Technology

Honors & Awards

  • AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference Best Paper Award in Electric Propulsion (2009, 2010)
  • AIAA Foundation Open Topic Graduate Award (2008)
  • Charles D. Babcock Award, California Institute of Technology (2008)
  • NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Fellowship (2007-2010)
  • H.R. and Y.B. Wei Prize for Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University (2004)
  • PennACE Student of the Year (2004)
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Ninety-Nines’s Aviation Scholarship (2004)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi