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Welcome to my site!

I am an Alvin M. Weinberg Distinguished Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, and Computing Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. I completed my Ph.D. at Princeton University in 2017 under the advising of Howard Stone in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. My research lies at the intersection of applied mathematics, scientific computing, and complex fluid dynamics. Specifically, my interests include:

  • Classical fluid dynamics theory
  • Non-linear dynamical systems
  • Thermo-fluidic multi-physics phenomena
  • Electrokinetic effects
  • Environmental/ethical engineering
  • High-performance computing
  • Computational fluid dynamics

I also have a passion to contribute towards solving the Grand Challenges for engineering in the 21st century, especially the problems of engineering better medicines, advancing health informatics, and providing access to clean water. I am always looking for new collaborations, so please don't hesitate to reach out to me at

In the news:

Sept. 19, 2016: Jesse Ault wins first place in MAE research day 2016: Link
May 20, 2016: Jesse Ault awarded Harold W. Dodds Fellowship: Link
May 1, 2016: How fluids behave can inform grand challenges: Link
July 29, 2015: The prettiest science experiments of the year according to Princeton: Link
June 12, 2015: Four students awarded the hack graduate award: Link