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FN144 Fraser Noble Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
Elphinstone Road
AB24 3UE

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School of Natural and Computing Sciences


Originally from Denver, Colorado, I am a PhD student of Mark Grant at the University of Aberdeen. I consider myself a geometrically minded algebraic topologist, and my research interests include the projective span of manifolds (and k-fields on CAT manifolds) and other differential topology questions that can be tackled using obstruction theory. You can visit my personal webpage here


  • MSc (Distinction) Mathematics 
    2021 - University of Leeds 
  • BSc (1st Class Honors) Pure/Applied Mathematics 
    2020 - University of Aberystwyth 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Piscopia Initiative Local Committee:


School of Natural and Computing Sciences:

PGR Student Representative 

Doctoral Reps Group:

Member, NCS Rep

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

NCS Subcommittee Member, PGR Representative

External Memberships

Edinburgh Mathematical Society (EMS) Member

Prizes and Awards

Pennington Memorial Prize in Pure Mathematics, Aberystwyth University, 2020


Research Overview

See my new preprint (with Mark Grant) here: Projective Span of Wall manifolds (under review)

I am currently preparing a paper with Cihan Bahran about CAT 2-fields on orientable 4k-dimensional CAT manifolds. 


Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate Teaching

Teaching Assistant

MA2508: Linear Algebra II Spring Term 2024
MA2509: Analysis II Spring Term 2024
MA1510: Combinatorics Spring Term 2024
MA2008: Linear Algebra I Winter Term 2023
MX3036: Metric Spaces and Topology Winter Term 2023
MA1510: Combinatorics Spring Term 2023
MA2508: Linear Algebra II Spring Term 2023
MA2509: Analysis II Spring Term 2023
MA1006: Algebra Winter Term 2022
MA2008: Linear Algebra I Winter Term 2022
EG1011: Introductory Mathematics Winter Term 2022
EG2012: Engineering Mathematics II Winter Term 2022
MA2508: Linear Algebra II Spring Term 2022
MA2509: Analysis II Spring Term 2022
MA1508: Calculus II Spring Term 2022
MA1511: Set Theory Spring Term 2022

Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Twoples Mentorship Program

Mentor/Project Supervisor

Twoples is a directed reading mentorship program for undergraduates from underrepresented groups and/or non-research oriented universities. As a mentor, I work with a motivated undergraduate student on a reading project, culminating in a ten page expository report.

  • "Classification of Covering Spaces," with Michael Logal.
  • "Classifiation of 1-manifolds," with Julia Knihs.
  • "The Fundamental Theorem of Galois Theory," with Jovan Vukovic. 
  • "Which Spheres are Lie Groups" with Andy Gu
  • New project TBA with Jakub Hampl
  • New project TBA with Ng Jing Rui