I am a physics resident with the Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Before moving to Philadelphia, I completed a CAMPEP Accredited Postdoctoral Certificate program at Mayo Clinic Radiation Oncology, Rochester, Minnesota. My work delivered an in-house software tool for real-time motion management during proton therapy setup and treatment. This new tool, named Wukong, provides added assurance for tumor/target localization. It has been clinically deployed at Mayo Clinic Rochester and planned for Mayo Clinic Arizona.
With a former educational background in polymer physics, I studied nanoconfined polymer electrolytes for safer rechargeable lithium-ion batteries at Brookhaven National Laboratory. To that end, I performed synchrotron X-ray scattering experiments at the Advanced Photon Source and the National Synchrotron Light Source II.
I enjoy solving scientific/quantitative problems by programming. In particular, I am fluent in Python and familiar with its scientific eco-system (i.e. NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, LmFit, Mayavi, scikit-image etc.). I like readable, elegant NumPy solutions, but am also comfortable with extending Python via Numba or pybind11/C++ for numerical performance boosting. For larger coding projects, I use C#/.NET (LINQ is marvelous) and strive for robustness and maintainability through good software engineering principles.
CAMPEP Accredited Postdoctoral Certificate Program in Medical Physics, 2020
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2015
University of Colorado Boulder
B.E. in Materials Science and Engineering, 2010
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