About me

I am a Senior Research Software Engineer with the Open Force Field initiative, where I started in March 2020 (and until March 2022 held the title of Software Scientist). Broadly, I work on productionalizing research software as part of developing and maintaining the OpenFF software stack. that enables them.

Previously, I was a PhD candidate and research engineer in the Peter T. Cummings lab in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University, where I received my PhD in 2019. My research there focused on the use of molecular simulation to study the fundamental properties of components of next-generation energy storage devices. Late in my time at Vanderbilt, I also worked on tools that automate workflows aimed at these and other scientific questions. My main two projects at Vanderbilt were the FIRST Center and MoSDeF.

In my free time I enjoy woodworking, gaming, cooking, and reading, running, and biking.

A single ionic liquid cation-anion pair in solution. The ionic liquid is [BMIM+][Tf2N-] (1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide), drawn with a ball-and-stick model, and the solvent is acetonitrile, rendered with large cyan spheres.