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!

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!

Congratulations to Sharon, Annie, and Chris for receiving summer internship offers!

Sharon Veerayah will work at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as Research Scientist II, Annie Lu will join the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Technical University of Berlin, and Chris Kang will work with the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

Recent Publications

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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 …

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 …

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Chris Kang

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Dipesh Baral

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Madelynn McElroy

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Saranah Selmi

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Kellan Toman

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Daniel Herrera

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Logan Wickham

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Hayden Arcy

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