My research interests are in bioengineering: the application of chemical engineering principles to biological problems. I am also passionate about undergraduate research and seek to maintain a laboratory offering opportunity for chemical engineering students interested in bio-related research. My areas of expertise are biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, with applications in disease pathogenesis, environmental remediation, and renewable energy. In my current research, I am studying how bacterial pathogens sense and respond to their environment in an effort to improve disease control strategies.
I am also interested in engaging local high school and community college students and local industry professionals in chemical engineering through the development of a remote laboratory. I am actively working to bring online lab stations involving unit operations such as absorption, distillation, heat transfer, fluid flow, and reaction kinetics through the use of Internet of Things (IoT).