COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Fluid and Solid Mechanics

The physics of fluids and solids are an unending source of interest. The Navier-Stokes equations, porous media phenomena, remote sensing, and other such areas provide difficult problems in both mathematics and computation, that a number of faculty address in their research. The main focus areas are fluid dynamics at small scales, flows in complex environments, active motion and self-organization, solid-fluid interfaces, and porous media.

Kevin Cooper

https://www.math.wsu.edu/kcooper
kcooper@wsu.edu
Neill 322
I enjoy working on interesting problems in any areas involving applied and computational mathematics. Over the years I have used math to assist with problems in economics, food science, physics, anthropology, and other areas.
Applied Mathematics
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Optimization and Data Analytics
Sample Publications
Kinetic equation for spatially averaged molecular dynamics
Panelists bias matrix estimation in a red wine trained panel

Alex Khapalov

http://www.math.wsu.edu/math/faculty/khapala/
khapala@wsu.edu
Neill 307
Analysis of swimming models, described by the coupled fluid and (integro-) ordinary differential equations, and their motion capabilities from the viewpoint of controllability theory. Controllability of linear and nonlinear partial differential equations, governed by multiplicative (bilinear) controls. Smart materials, point sensors and actuators, including mobile ones.
Applied Mathematics
Pure Mathematics
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Analysis and PDEs
Sample Publications
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Sergey Lapin

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/slapin/
slapin@wsu.edu
Evrt 405
Numerical modeling of biological fluids, fluid-structure interaction problems
Applied Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Mathematics Education
Mathematical Biology
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Data Analytics
Sample Publications
Waveform parameters of retrobulbar vessels in glaucoma patients with different demographics and disease severity
Modeling Refugee Movement Based on a Continuum Mechanics Phase - Field Approach of Porous Media

V.S. Manoranjan

http://www.math.wsu.edu/math/faculty/mano/
mano@wsu.edu
Neill 231
MATHEMATICAL MODELING – Pattern Formation, Contaminant Transport, Spread of Diseases, Population Models & Solitons;COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS – Finite Element/Finite Difference methods, Spectral methods, Operator Splitting methods, Iterative methods & Machine Learning;MATHEMATICS LEARNING – Interactive online lessons & Evidence-based Experiential learning
Applied Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematical Biology
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Data Analytics
Linear Algebra
Analysis and PDEs
Sample Publications
Modeling the Spread of COVID-19 in Enclosed Spaces
Analysis of a population model with advection and an autocatalytic-type growth

Alexander Panchenko

http://www.math.wsu.edu/math/faculty/panchenko/
panchenko@wsu.edu
Neill 329
Network approximation for effective parameters of concentrated suspensions, homogenization of unconsolidated composites and media with moving interfaces, modeling of osteoporosis and blood circulation, and inverse conductivity problem with rough conductivities.
Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Sample Publications

Lynn Schreyer

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/lschreyer/
lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu
Neill 225
Deformation of, Flow through, Evaporation in Porous Media
Applied Mathematics
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Sample Publications

Saranah Selmi

https://tricities.wsu.edu/cas/faculty/
saranah.selmi@wsu.edu
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Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Sample Publications

Nikos Voulgarakis

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/nvoul/index.html
n.voulgarakis@wsu.edu
Neill 325
Nonlinear Dynamics, Stochastic Processes, Fluid Dynamics at small scales, Mathematical Biology and Biophysics
Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Probability and Stochastic Processes
Sample Publications
Stochastic pursuit-evasion curves for foraging dynamics
Emergent Criticality in Coupled Boolean Networks
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