Professional experience:
Professor (2010 to present)
Associate Professor (2003 to 2010)
Assistant Professor (1999 to 2003)
Dept. of Mathematics, University of Tennessee
Research: modeling, computation & analysis of interactions between fluid flow & phase change processes
  
Associate Research Scientist (1997 to 1999)
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Advisors: Professor Robert V. Kohn and Professor Weinan E
  
NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1996 to 1997)
Postdoctoral Research Associate (1995 to 1996)
Dept. of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, Cambridge
Advisor: Professor M. Grae Worster
   
  Education:
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (1991 to 1995)
Northwestern University
Thesis topic: Shear stabilization of morphological instability during directional solidification
Thesis advisor: Professor Stephen H. Davis
  
B.S.E. in Interdisciplinary Engineering (1987 to 1991)
University of Washington, Seattle
Area of focus: Applied Mathematics
     
  Extended visits:
Fall 2012
      - Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics, UCLA

Spring 2006
      - Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
      - Program in Applied & Computational Mathematics, Princeton
      - Industrial Research Limited/Victoria Univ., Wellington, NZ
      - Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    
Fall 2005
      - Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics, UCLA
     
May 2005
      - Institute for Mathematics & its Applications, Univ. of Minnesota
  
Spring 2002
      - Program in Applied & Computational Mathematics, Princeton
     
  Current and former collaborators:
Dan Anderson, Mathematics, George Mason University
Weinan E, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton
Shaun Hendy, Industrial Research Limited/Victoria University, Wellington, NZ
Christian Ratsch, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA
Vivek Shenoy, School of Engineering, Brown University
Peter Smereka, Mathematics, University of Michigan
Grae Worster, DAMTP, Cambridge, UK
Zhenyu Zhang, USTC, China