I am interested in experimental high energy physics research, with a focus on beyond Standard Model searches at the Large Hadron Collider as well as neutrino physics and various dark matter candidate searches. Please find summaries of some research projects I have contributed to below:

Beyond Standard Model Searches at the LHC


I analyze data from the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN with Professor Stephen Schnetzer at Rutgers University to search for evidence of bottom-type vector-like quarks (VLQs) present in many models involving a composite Higgs boson. I have been named a special coauthor on a CMS paper for one of the analyses I worked on. The submission has been published in Physical Review D: 102:112004.

Simulations of Quark-Gluon Plasma


I worked with hydrodynamic simulations of quark-gluon plasma that resulted from heavy ion collisions with Professor Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler at Rutgers. My involvement was focused on computational performance optimization and preparing files for initial condition generation. A paper is currently in review for publication with a preprint available here: arXiv:1905.13323.

CMS Detector Forward Pixel Tracker

Summer 2019

Through the REU Program in Physics at Purdue University, I worked with Professor Andreas Jung on hardware upgrades for the CMS detector at CERN. In particular, I focused on thermal conductivity testing for the carbon fiber mounting system for the forward pixel tracker. I also designed the data acquisition and monitoring system for a testbench for the tracker's mixed-phase CO2 cooling system.

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Beyond research, I partake in multiple initiatives that range from open source software projects to physics outreach initiatives. I have served as an officer of the Rutgers University Society of Physics Students (RUSPS) since 2018 and have worked with the group to help build a better physics community at Rutgers. Some examples of projects I have worked on are listed below:

Py2700 Package

I developed the Py2700 package to interact with Keithley 2700 series digital multimeters using Python. The package provides an easy way to configure and read from the multimeter, incorporating methods of saving to csv files for later analysis by default. It is available for installation through pip and conda.

RUSPS Cluster

I am the founder and director of the student-run Rutgers SPS cluster. The project introduces undergraduates to high performance physics computing, and has acquired a grant to provide multiple high-end GPUs for undergraduates to work on research projects involving machine learning.

RAC Sound Study

I led a team of students to study the acoustics of the Rutgers Athletics Center with the goal of engaging the community of Rutgers sports fans in an opportunity to learn more about how the unique shape of the arena and the physics of sound affects the Scarlet Knights basketball team's performance.

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