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Education: Ph.D. 1998, Cornell University

Here you can find 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.


Research Grants:

Currently teaching (Fall 2018)

Honors Linear Algebra (MATH 1185)
Analytical Geometry and Calculus II (MATH 0230)

Courses taught in the past

Math Fun:

2018 High School Integration Bee

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

2013 Pitt Integration Bee

2007 Summer Math Days