Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

1991 - 1995 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY.
Ph.D., September 1995.
Advisor: Professor Fang-Hua Lin.
Thesis: Nonlinear Dissipative Systems Modeling the Flow of Liquid Crystals: Existence, Regularity and Partial Regularity.
1989 - 1991 Duke University, Durham, NC.
M.S., May 1991.
Advisor: Professor Stephanos Venakides.
1984 - 1987 Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
B.S., July 1987.

EXPERIENCE

2006 - present Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Professor of Mathematics.
2012 University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany.
Giovanni-Prodi Chair Professor of Mathematics.
2011 - 2012 University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Professor of Mathematics.
2008 - 2010 Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Professor of Mathematics and Associate Director.
2002 - 2006 Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Associate Professor of Mathematics.
2004 - 2005 Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Long term visitor.
1998 - 2002 Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
1997 - 1998 Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
1996 - 1997 Department of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Richard Duffin Visiting Assistant Professor.
1995 - 1996 Department of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Postdoctoral Associate.
1991 - 1994 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY.
Course Instructor.
1989 - 1991 Duke University, Durham, NC.
Teaching Assistant.

GRANT PROPOSALS

2014 National Science Foundation grant on Energetic Variational Approaches in Complex Fluids and Electrophysiology (PI, 2014--2017).
2012 National Science Foundation grant on FRG: Collaborative research: Variational multiscale approaches to biomolecular structure, dynamics and transport (PI, 2012–2015).
2012 National Science Foundation grant on Collaborative Research: Advanced Numerical Techniques for the Simulation of Magnetohydrodynamics (PI, 2012–2015).
2011 National Science Foundation grant on Energetic Variational Approaches in Complex Fluids (PI, 2011–2013).
2011 U.S. Department of Energy grant on Scalable Adaptive Multilevel Solers for Multiphysics Problems (co-PI, 2011–2012).
2007 National Science Foundation grant on Topics in Mathematical Theories of Elastic Complex Fluids (PI, 2007–2011).
2005 National Science Foundation grant on COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Multiphase Interfacial Hydrodynamics (PI, 2005–2008).
2004 National Science Foundation grant on On Elastic Complex Fluids with Complex Microstructure (PI, 2004–2007).
2003 American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund on Simulation Two-Phase Complex Fluids Using a Diffusive-Interface Method (co-PI, 2003–2005).
1999 National Science Foundation grant on Static and Dynamic Configurations of Liquid Crystals, P.I. , 1999 – 2002 .
1998 University of Georgia faculty Research grant on Mathematical Theory on Liquid Crystals .

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

2008 - 2010 Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Associate Director.
2007 - 2008,
2010 - 2011
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
Associate Head for Graduate Studies.
1995 - present Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
various departmental committees.

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