Associate Professor | Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences
Program Chair | Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences
F.W. Olin Physical Sciences, 335
My current research focuses on numerical modeling of planetary atmospheres. I am interested in the atmospheric dynamics and cloud physics of the giant planets in our Solar System and study how they compare to their exoplanetary counterparts. I also investigate various phenomena related to terrestrial and jovian comet and asteroid impacts. These studies provide insights into the processes that played crucial roles in the formation and evolution of the Solar System.
- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2006.
- M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, 2001.
- 2018 – present, Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology
- 2015 – 2018, Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology
- 2011 – 2015, Associate Scientist of Planetary Sciences, University of Central Florida
- 2006 – 2011, Assistant Scientist of Planetary Sciences, University of Central Florida
- 2002 – 2006, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Louisville
- PHY 1001 Physics 1 - Mechanics
- SPS 4030 Physics of the Atmosphere
- SPS 1020 Introduction to Space Sciences
- SPS 4045 Physics and Chemistry of Planet Formation
- Comparative planetology
- Numerical modeling of terrestrial and jovian airbursts
- Planetary and exoplanetary atmospheric dynamics and physics
- Meteor and bolide observations