EDUCATION

BROWN UNIVERSITY
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, May 1996 BROWN UNIVERSITY
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, May 1992

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS, GREECE
B.S. in Mathematics with high distinction, July 1990

EMPLOYMENT

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND  
Associate Director, Institute for Physical Science & Technology (2014-present)
Director, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (2007-present)
Professor, Center for Scientific Computation & Mathematical Modeling (2017—) Professor, Institute for Physical Science & Technology (2008-present)
Professor of Mathematics (2007-present)
Associate Professor of Mathematics (2004-2007)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2000-2004)

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY  
Ralph Boas Assistant Professor of Mathematics (1997-2000)

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY  
Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Nonlinear Analysis (1996-1997)

INSTITUTE HENRI POINCARE, PARIS  
Simons Fellow (Spring & Summer 2014)

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE CACHAN, FRANCE  
Simons Fellow: CMLA Research Center for Applied Mathematics (Spring 2014)

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE  
Research Professor: ``Optimal Transport in Geometry and Dynamics” (Fall 2013)

The CENTRE FOR ADVANCE STUDIES, NORWEGIAN ACADEMY of SCIENCE & LETTERS  
Program Member: ``Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations” (Fall 2008)

WEIERSTRASS INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED ANALYSIS AND STOCHASTICS (WIAS)}
Research Fellow (Summer 2008)

INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS, ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF CZECH REPUBLIC  
Research Fellow: Necas Center for Mathematical Modeling (Fall 2006)

INSTITUT MITTAG—LEFFLER, THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES  
Program Member: ``Wave Motion" (Fall 2005)

UNIVERSITY OF L'AQUILA, ITALY  
Visiting Scholar: Department of Mathematics (Spring 2004)

ISAAC NEWTON INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE  
Program Member: ``Nonlinear Hyperbolic Waves in Phase Dynamics & Astrophysics" (Spring 2003)

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON, FRANCE  
Visiting Scholar: Unite de Mathematiques Pures et Appliquees (Fall 2001)

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES, ISAS - SISSA, ITALY  
Postdoctoral Associate: Mathematical Analysis (Spring 1999)

AFFILIATIONS

  • The Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics (2007-present)
  • Institute for Physical Science & Technology (2007-present)
  • Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (2001-present)

    ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

  • Director of the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (2007-present): AMSC is the largest interdisciplinary program in the country and is currently ranked among the top 10 applied math programs in the US.
  • Associate Director, Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) (2014-present): IPST is an internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary research in emerging areas at the boundaries between physical, mathematical and life sciences, and engineering.

    AWARDS-HONORS

  • Senior Simons Professor, IMPAN, Polish Academy of Sciences (Spring 2017)
  • Simons Fellow (2013) (Simons Foundation)
  • Research Professor, Mathematical Science Research Institute (Fall 2013)
  • ADVANCE Fellow, University of Maryland (2012-present)
  • Leadership Fellow, University of Maryland (2012-2013)
  • ADVANCE Professor, College of Computer, Math. & Natural Sciences (2010-2012)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2003-2009)
  • Faculty Early Career Development Award ( CAREER ) ( 2003)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow ( 2001) ( Alfred P. Sloan Foundation )
  • EU-HYKE European Research Fellowship (2004)
  • EU-TMR European Research Fellowship (1999)
  • Stella Dafermos Award, Brown University, 1994
  • Brown University Fellowship (1991-1992), (1993-1994)
  • GRANTS-CONTRACTS

  • NSF Research Grant DMS-1614964 (2016-2019) (Principal Investigator)
    Title: On the Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems in Applied Sciences
  • Northrup Grumman. Award Number: 4313021 (2015-2016) (Principal Investigator)
    Title: Partnership between Northrup Grumman and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland.
  • The World Bank. Award Number: 022939-001 (2015-2016) (Principal Investigator)
    Title: Partnership between the International Finance Corporation and the University of Maryland.
  • Simons Fellowship (2013) (Simons Foundation - Award 267399)
    Title: On the dynamics of fluid motion. Applications in Biology and Ecology
  • NSF Research Grant DMS-1211519 (2012-2015) (Principal Investigator)
    Title: On the Dynamics, Structure & Stability of Certain Nonlinear Systems in Applied Sciences
  • NSF Research Grant DMS-1109397 (2011-2012) (Principal Investigator)
    Title: On the Dynamics of Certain Nonlinear Systems in Applied Sciences: Transport, Motion and Mixing
  • NSF Research Grant DMS-0807815 (2008-2011) (Principal Investigator)
    Title: On the Dynamics, Structure and Stability of Certain Nonlinear Systems
  • NSF PECASE Award DMS-0239063 (2003-2009)
    Title: Systems of Conservation Laws and Related Models in Applied Sciences - Math Awareness and Outreach
  • NSF Research Grant DMS-0405853 (Principal Investigator)
    Title: Chalenges in Systems with Sematic and Nematic Order
  • NSF Research Grant DMS-0072496 (2000-2003) (Principal Investigator)
    Title: Hyperbolic Conservation Laws - Viscous Conservation Laws - Applications
  • NSF Research Grant INT-9987378 (2000-2003) (US-China cooperative research)
    Title: Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations in Fluid Dynamics and Related Problems
  • NASA (Principal Investigator) (2008-2011)
    Title: A Data Assimilation Study Using a Cirrus Cloud and Simplified Coupled Ocean Atmospheric Model" (Student Support)
  • ADVISING: RESEARCH DIRECTION

    POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATES

  • Franziska Weber (2016-2018)

  • Michele Coti Zelati (2014-2017)
    Current Position: Tenure track, Assistant Professor, University of Utah

  • Trygve Karper (2010-2013)
    Current Position:Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

  • Haintek Bae (2009-2012)  
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, UNIST, Korea

  • Irene Kyza (2009-2011)
    Current Position: Lecturer, University of Dundee, UK

  • Weiran Sun (2008-2009)
    Current Position: Tenure track, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University

  • Young-sam Kwon (2007-2009)
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Dong-A University

  • Dianwen Zhu (2005-2007)
    Placement: Krener Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Univ. of California-Davis.

  • Ph.D. STUDENTS

  • Hana Ueda (Ph.D. December 2016) (Co-Advisor: W. Bentley)
    Thesis: Mathematical models of quorum sensing

  • Scott A. Smith (Ph.D. August 2016) (Co-Advisor: S. Cerrai)
    Thesis: The Stochastic Navier-Stokes Equations for Heat Conducting Compressible Fluids
    Placement: Max Planck Institute (Leipzig) (Postdoctoral Associate) (2016-19)

  • Stefan Doboszczak (Ph.D. May 2016)
    Thesis: Existence and weak-strong uniqueness for the Navier-Stokes Smoluchowski system over moving domains
    Placement: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, DOE Postdoc (2016-present)

  • Andrew Brandon (Ph.D. August 2015) (Co-Advisor: R. Ananth)
    Thesis: Capturing Micro-Emulsions with Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Method
    Placement: Lycoming College (tenure track)

  • Joshua Ballew (Ph.D. May 2014)
    Thesis: Mathematical topics on fluid-particle interaction
    Placement: Carnegie Mellon University, NSF Postdoc (2014-17)

  • Alexey Miroshnikov (Ph.D. August 2012) (Co-Advisor A. Tzavaras)
    Thesis: A variational approximation scheme for radial polyconvex elasticity that preserves the positivity of determinants
    Placement: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Visiting Assistant Professor (2012-16), University of California Los Angeles (2016-present)

  • CURRENT Ph.D. STUDENTS

  • Arseny Zakharov (Ph.D. December 2017 - Expected)

  • Pranava Chaitanya Jayanti

  • MASTER’s STUDENTS

  • Andrew Brandon (M.S. May 2013) (Co-Advisor: R. Ananth)
    Thesis: Modeling Local and Advective Diffusion of Fuel Vapors in Aqueous Foams to Understand Foam Effectiveness in Fighting Fires

  • Rebecca Kokes (M.S. May 2011)
    Thesis: On the Securitization of Life Insurance Risk

  • Brian Davis, (M.S., May 2006)
    Thesis: Traveling Wave Solutions for a Combustion Model

  • E.-J. Seo, (M.S., May 2004) (Co–advisor L. Greenberg)
    Thesis: Lyapunov Stability for two Problems in Fluid Dynamics