I am a PhD student at the University of Chicago studying Computer Science. I work with Prof. Pedro Lopes in the Human Computer Integration Lab and am broadly interested in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), with focus on creating novel interaction through haptics for new user experiences. I like to operate at the intersection of HCI and materials science to unlock new interaction possibilities.

Previously, I worked with Prof. Jeong-Hoi Koo at Miami University, where I was a Research Fellow for NASA and the Ohio Space Grant Consortium. I have worked as a visiting student researcher at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in the Smart Systems and Structures Lab.


  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Haptics
  • Wearables
  • Smart Materials


  • PhD in Computer Science, (in progress)

    University of Chicago

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, 2019

    Miami University

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, 2018

    Miami University


(10.2019)  I’m an SV at UIST! Let’s talk new interfaces!

(10.2019) My advisor Jeong-Hoi Koo presented our work at ICAST 2019 in Montreal! Read our extended abstract here.

(09.2019) I gave a brief talk on “Creating new interactive devices with smart materials” at our joint lab meeting with Sihong Wang’s group.

(09.2019)  I’ve begun my PhD at UChicago! And migrated to a new website design.

(07.2019) I attended Mirela Alistar’s Biochip Summer Workshop at CU Boulder.

(05.2019) I defended my MS thesis at Miami University and graduated!

(03.2019)  Talk presented at the OSGC Student Research Symposium.

(03.2019) My first journal paper on our ER fluid-based haptic actuator is now live!

Recent Publications

Incorporating Sensing Capability in an Electrorheological Haptic Module

We present embedding a sensing capability to a slim haptic actuator based on electrorheological (ER) fluids, designed for conveying …

Application of Electrorheological Fluid for Conveying Realistic Haptic Feedback in Touch Interfaces

Realistic haptic feedback is necessary to provide meaningful touch information to users of numerous technologies, such as virtual …

Design, modeling, and evaluation of a slim haptic actuator based on electrorheological fluid

Realistic haptic feedback is needed to provide information to users of numerous technologies, such as virtual reality, mobile devices, …

Multiphysics Modeling and Parametric Analysis of an Inductor for Heating Thin Sheet Materials

Over the past two decades, induction heating technology has begun to replace conventional heating methods in manufacturing due to its …