I graduated from Goshen College in 2002 with a double major in Physics and applied Mathematics, and a minor in Computer Science. I received my doctoral degree in Computational Astrophysics from the University of Tennessee. I am currently working as as post-doc with the joint UT-ORNL astrophysics group. My thesis topic is the simulation of Neutron Star Merger using an Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) Magneto-Hydrodynamics code to look for gravitational wave signature and possibility of generating Gamma-Ray Burst from the generation of ultra-strong magnetic field.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing music, singing, and reading books. Guitar and piano are my primary musical instruments, which I play regularly for accompanying singing during our church service. I'm also a computer hobbyist with a heavy inclination in linux and open source software.