Christopher is from Columbus, Ohio. He attended UC Berkeley for both undergraduate and graduate school. Awarded the prestigious 4-year William and Mary Drake full undergraduate scholarship, as well as the 5-year Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study.
He taught extensively in the Physics Department at UC Berkeley, as well as additional courses in the Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics Departments (the latter via UC Berkeley's Summer Bridge Program for underrepresented minority students). He was a recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award.
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) in 2003
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering) in 2008
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) in 2011