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 NSFNATO 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 