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, Madelynn!

Congratulations to Madelynn McElroy for joining the PhD program in Bioengineering at University of Maryland at College Park!

Congratulations, Kaylie!

Congratulations to Kaylie Green for joining the PhD program in Biomathematics at FSU and for receiving the 2023 Sidney G. Hacker Undergraduate Research Mathematics Scholarship!

Congratulations, Dipesh!

Congratulations to Dipesh Baral for receiving the 2023 Math and Stats summer research fellowship!

Congratulations, Annie!

Congratulations to Annie Lu for joining the PhD program in Mathematics at UCLA!

Annie also won a Fulbright award and all possible outstanding senior awards: Knebelman outstanding senior award from the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics; CAS outstanding senior award in Mathematics; WSU top 10 senior award for academics!

Recent Publications

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Multilayered noise model for transport in complex environments

Transport in complex fluidic environments often exhibits transient subdiffusive dynamics accompanied by non-Gaussian probability …

Self-Regulated Symmetry Breaking Model for Stem Cell Differentiation

In conventional disorder–order phase transitions, a system shifts from a highly symmetric state, where all states are equally …

Emergent Criticality in Coupled Boolean Networks

Early embryonic development involves forming all specialized cells from a fluid-like mass of identical stem cells. The differentiation …

Stochastic pursuit-evasion curves for foraging dynamics

Many predator species attempt to locate prey by following seemingly random paths. Although the underlying physical mechanism of the …

Modeling Refugee Movement Based on a Continuum Mechanics Phase-Field Approach of Porous Media

Recent developments in the continuum mechanics methods for flow through porous media offer some unexpected benefits for modeling the …

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Nikos Voulgarakis

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Dipesh Baral

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Jingyang Wang

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Kellan Toman

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Kostis Lazaridis

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Daniel Herrera

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Logan Wickham

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Grant Hutchings

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Hayden Arcy

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Annie Lu

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Madelynn McElroy

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Kaylie Green

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