Professional
experience: 

Professor
(2010 to present) Associate Professor (2003 to 2010) Assistant Professor (1999 to 2003) Department 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) Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, UK 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: 

January
 March 2020  Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, UK Fall semester 2012  Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA Spring semester 2006  Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU  Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton  Industrial Research Limited/Victoria University, Wellington, NZ  Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Fall semester 2005  Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA May 2005  Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota Spring semester 2002  Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton 

Current and former collaborators: 

Dan Anderson, Mathematics, George Mason University Weinan E, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton Ken Elder, Physics, Oakland University Shaun Hendy, Industrial Research Limited/Victoria University, Wellington, NZ Christian Ratsch, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA Peter Smereka, Mathematics, University of Michigan Grae Worster, DAMTP, Cambridge, UK Zhenyu Zhang, USTC, China 