I am a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, working with Laura Schaposnik.  I did my PhD at the University of Saskatchewan where my advisor was Steven Rayan.  I am interested in both mathematics research, and mathematics education.

Research Interests


Differential geometry, mathematical physics, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, condensed matter physics


Higgs bundles, topological recursion, spectral curves, quiver varieties, quantum curves, topological insulators, hyperbolic band theory

For a very down to earth explanation of some of my interests, you can listen to this episode of the Learn Real Good podcast on which I was featured:

Learn Real Good: E36: Understanding Topology through Donuts with Christopher Mahadeo