Nikos Voulgarakis

Nikos Voulgarakis

Associate Professor

Washington State University, Pullman

Biography

I am currently an associate professor of Mathematics at Washington State University. I joined the department in August, 2012. Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley and the Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, where I conducted research on nanoscale fluid dynamics and mechanical properties of DNA. I did my Ph.D. at the University of Crete, Greece, under the suprvision of Prof. George Tsironis.

Interests

  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Fluid Dynamics at small scales
  • Mathematical Biology and Biophysics

News

Congratulations, Annie!

Annie Lu received the 2020 Carson Fellowship for her project on random search processes!

NSF Award!

Our project on DNA Allostery receives an NSF award from the DMS-Mathematical Biology program

Congratulations, Chris!

Chris Kang received a WSU GPSA Grant for his project on random Boolean networks!

Recent Publications

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A hybrid fluctuating hydrodynamics and kinetic Monte Carlo method for modeling chemically-powered nanoscale motion

We present a stochastic multiscale method for modeling heterogeneous catalysis at the nanoscale. The system is decomposed into the …

A stochastic reaction-diffusion model for protein aggregation on DNA

Vital functions of DNA, such as transcription and packaging, depend on the proper clustering of proteins on the double strand. The …

A two-level stochastic collocation method for semilinear elliptic equations with random coefficients

In this work, we propose a novel two-level discretization for solving semilinear elliptic equations with random coefficients. Motivated …

Fluctuating hydrodynamics for ionic liquids

We present a mean-field fluctuating hydrodynamics (FHD) method for studying the structural and transport properties of ionic liquids in …

The effect of thermal fluctuations on Holstein polaron dynamics in electric field

In this work, we have studied the effects of thermal fluctuations on the stability of polaron motion under the influence of an external …

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Nikos Voulgarakis

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Kellan Tomen

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Chris Kang

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Sharon Veerayah

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Hayden Arcy

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Annie Lu

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Saranah Selmi

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Kostis Lazaridis

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Brendan Lehman

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Joe Traverso

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Daniel Herrera

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Logan Wickham

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Grant Hutchings

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