I am an applied mathematician holding a joint
position at the Department of Mathematics
and the Institute for Physical Science and
Technology at the University of Maryland.
My research lies on the interface between nonlinear partial differential
equations and continuum physics and focuses on applications in fluid dynamics,
multiphase flows, continuum mechanics, materials science and math biology. My
research has been recognized by a series of awards including an Alfred P. Sloan
Research Fellowship, The Faculty Early Career Award, The Presidential Early
Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) as well as a Simons
Foundation Fellowship. I was also selected as ADVANCE Professor and Leadership
Fellow at the University of Maryland for my work on issues of diversity and
I served as Director of the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (AMSC) in the period July 1, 2007 to June 30 2018 and I was recognized with the 2018 Outstanding Director of Graduate Program Award. AMSC. is the largest interdisciplinary program in the country and is ranked among the very top applied math programs in the US. I currently serve as Associate Director of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST), an internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary research in emerging areas at the boundaries between physical, mathematical and life sciences, and engineering.