I'm a physicist with an interest in biology and biomimetism. I study the collective behavior of things that can move by themselves, like the fish in a school, the cells in a tissue, the bacteria in a water droplet, the cytoskeleton of a cell, and a number of articifical systems that mimic some of their properties. Two recurring questions throughout my research are: How does the behavior of many self-propelled objects arises from the properties of a few? and How do self-propelled systems collectively respond to and interact with the geometry of their environment?

My work combines theoretical and computational approaches from soft matter physics, most notably Brownian dynamics, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, and differential geometry.