About Miles

I am a PhD candidate in the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech (GALCIT), working with Dr. Beverley McKeon. My research focuses on interrogating and modeling the physics of near-wall turbulence in the presence of surface texture, using data from numerical simulations and analysis of the Navier-Stokes resolvent operator.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech, where I conducted research with Dr. David Hu and Dr. Patricia Yang on how wombats make cubic feces. This work features a cool application of mechanical principles to explain an unintuitive phenomenon in nature.


  • Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2024 (expected)
  • M.S. in Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 2020
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019