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Education: Ph.D. 1998, Cornell University

Here you can find my CV (PDF file) and my math genealogy.

Research Interests: I am generally interested in mathematical modeling and analysis of nonlinear phenomena in materials science, physics and biology. Examples include dynamics of phase boundaries, cracks and dislocations in crystals, hysteresis in phase-transforming materials, solitary and heteroclinic traveling waves in nonlinear lattices and DNA overstretching. The resulting mathematical problems typically involve minimization of nonconvex functionals, nonlinear PDEs that change type, dynamical systems with many degrees of freedom and functional differential equations. Thus nonstandard analytical and numerical techniques are required.

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Current Teaching:

Linear Algebra (MATH 1180)

Courses taught in the past

Math Fun:

2014 High School Integration Bee

Pictures from High School Integration 2008: see as collage or all pictures

2013 Pitt Integration Bee

2007 Summer Math Days