**Academic and Personal Profile**

Before coming to Lincoln College in 2012, I was a research associate and lecturer (2010-2012) joint between Princeton University's Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics (PACM) and the Complex Fluids Group of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

I completed my doctorate as a Clarendon scholar from 2007-2010 with the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and as a graduate student with Balliol College. Before that, I did my undergraduate and Master's degrees in Canada. I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and, like many Canadians, like to recount my thrilling fight to survive during the Great Ice Storm of 1998.

**Research Profile**

My research interests are rather frenetic at times, but my current muses include:

**Classical hydrodynamics:**free-surface flows; gravity-capillary waves; wave-structure interactions; ship hydrodynamics; Korteweg-de Vries-type equations and nonlinear waves**Low Reynolds number flows:**theory and modeling of viscosity and surface-tension dominated flows, including thin film or Hele-Shaw-type problems; the study of fluid instabilities (e.g. gravity-driven dripping of thin films)**Elasticity and solid mechanics:**coupling fluid mechanics with solid mechanics; understanding fluid-structure interactions between free-surfaces and elastic membranes (e.g. contact lenses), theory and modeling of tissue and tumour growth.**Formation and dynamics of biological patterns:**studying the dynamics of patterns in reaction-diffusion problems**Singular perturbation theory:**exponential asymptotics and asymptotics beyond-all-orders; singularity formation in fluid and solid phenomena (e.g. rupturing of thin films and solids, moving contact line problems, etc.)**Numerical methods:**notably boundary integral methods for free-surface flows