About Me

Hi, I’m a software developer living in Dallas, Texas. I’ve been working professionally since 2012 (full-time remote since 2014) doing full stack web development, data engineering, and platform/infrastructure/release engineering. Most recently, I like to work on things like automation, developer tooling, infrastructure-as-code, and containers.

Before starting to work as a developer, I completed a PhD in theoretical physics at UCLA (dissertation). My PhD research was on the critical Casimir effect. The original Casimir effect is the phenomenon of two big, perfect, parallel metal plates in a vacuum attracting eachother via quantum effects (while no classical interaction is predicted). The critical Casimir effect is an analogous phenomenon where the vacuum is replaced by a fluid near a critical point (a special type of a phase transition) and the containing walls have an interaction mediated by the fluid. My work was largely focused on computing Casimir forces in theoretical models, by both analytical and numerical means.

Outside of work, I like to spend time with my kids. I’m also interested in guitar, woodworking, math, physics, and console emulation.

I can be contacted by e-mail at [first name]@[last name].com.