I grow slime moulds to design cities. And I study microscopic sea creatures to construct zero-energy buildings.

The research that I’ve led has been featured in top academic journals (e.g., Nature), business magazines (e.g., Fast Company), newspapers and news sites (e.g., Inverse, New Atlas, The Varsity), radio programs (e.g., H2O Radio), and pop-culture outlets (e.g., Blog TO). It has also helped me earn more than a dozen fellowships, scholarships, and awards in renewable energy and sustainability.

I'm currently a graduate student within the Functional and Adaptive Surfaces Group (Materials Science and Engineering) at the University of Toronto, and in the fall I’ll be returning as a Research Fellow to the Biomineralization and Biomimetics Lab (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) at Harvard University.