I fell in love with research during my undergraduate studies when I did two undergraduate theses. I loved the process of observing nature, asking questions, and searching for answers. This was a time of innocence, when larger questions about the scientific enterprise didn't occur to me. Now I have a few more concerns about the pressure to publish and the emphasis on quantity over quality. I also have concerns about how science is represented in the general public (I could make reference to some terrible quotes from The Martian, but I'll spare you). While researchers themselves are usually aware that knowledge in science is never absolute, scientific 'facts' are often represented in the public as unwavering truths. This could get researchers into some serious trouble if things go wrong some day.

For the time being, I am content with observing nature, which is a large part of the research I do.

Here are my current and past research projects: