V.S. "Mano" Manoranjan

Professor
Neill Hall Room 231
Phone: (509) 335-7811
Email: mano@wsu.edu

Science as a Way of Knowing
Education
  • Bachelor of Sciences, Mathematics, University of Sri Lanka (1977)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dundee, Scotland (1982)
Professional Experience
  • Research Fellow, University of Dundee (1982-84)
  • Research Fellow, Oxford University (1984-86)
  • Lecturer, University of Surrey (1986-89)
  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Washington State University (1989-92)
  • Associate Professor, Mathematics, Washington State University (1992-95)
  • Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics, Washington State University (1993-96)
  • AFOSR visiting Professor, Armstrong Laboratory, Tyndall AFB (1994-95)
  • Professor, Mathematics, Washington State University (1995- )
  • Chair, Department of Mathematics, Washington State University (1996-1999) and (2006-2008)
Instruction and Seminar Topics
  • Contaminant transport with nonlinear sorption; Spatial structures for tissue interactions; Solitons and blow-up solutions of long wave equations; Two-step iterative method for advection-diffusion computations.
Specialties and Research Areas
  • Mathematical and computer modeling of nonlinear phenomena that arise in engineering and life sciences. Problems of particular interest are: Contaminant transport in ground water; Transdermal drug delivery; Models in developmental biology; Nonlinear waves - Solitons; Iterative methods with large convergence regions.
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