CV OF PETER WAPPEROM


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  Address: Dept. of Mathematics,
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
    Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123
    USA
  Telephone: (540) 231 7252
  Fax: (540) 231 5960
  Email: wapperom@math.vt.edu
  Web page: http://www.math.vt.edu/people/wapperom



EDUCATION


CURRENT POSITION
Associate Professor at Virginia Tech, Department of Mathematics, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA (since September 2008).
  Subject: Computational and theoretical fluid dynamics.
  Teaching: Introduction to differential equations (Math 2214),
    Multivariable calculus (Math 2224),
    Calculus of several variables (Math 3214),
    Chaos and dynamical systems (Math 4254),
    Issues in scientific computing (Math 4414),
    Introduction to numerical analysis (Math 4445 and Math 4446),
    Finite difference methods (Math 5474),
    Matrix theory (Math 5524).
  Research: Research is performed in the field of computational and theoretical fluid dynamics, in particular the modeling and numerical simulation of rheologically complex (e.g. macromolecular) fluids. Research of complex fluids involves physical modeling, experimental methods, and numerical techniques and is therefore highly interdisciplinary. My research interests span a variety of topics involved in the macroscopic and microscopic simulations of complex fluids: finite element methods, integration along fluid trajectories, finite volume methods, spectral methods, parallel computing, free surface and moving boundary problems for complex fluids, non-equilibrium thermodynamics of complex fluids, polymeric fluids containing high aspect ratio particles, integro-differential equations, stochastic differential equations. Currently, I am working on the modeling and numerical simulation of suspensions of high aspect ratio particles.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS
  2002-2008 Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech, Department of Mathematics, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
    Subject: Computational and theoretical fluid dynamics.
  2003-2003 Visiting professor at the Université catholique de Louvain, Department of Applied Mathematics, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (1 month).
    Subject: Numerical simulation of entangled polymers.
  2000-2001 Research associate at the University of Delaware with Prof. A.N. Beris, Department of Chemical Engineering, Newark, Delaware, USA (16 months).
    Subject: Development of new transpose split method for 3D Fourier/Chebyshev transforms, which allows for a higher degree of parallelization. Spectral simulation of secondary flows in undulating channel geometries.
  1998-2000 Research associate at the Université catholique de Louvain with Prof. R. Keunings, Division of Applied Mathematics, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (26 months).
    Subject: Numerical simulation in complex geometries of transient flow of polymer solutions and melts using Lagrangian Particle Methods.
  1997-1998 Research associate at the University of Wales Swansea with Prof. M.F. Webster, Department of Computer Science, Wales, UK (14 months).
    Subject: Numerical simulation of viscoelastic fluid flow in complex geometries.
  1996-1996 Research associate at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet with Prof. O Hassager, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lyngby, Denmark (7 months).
    Subject: Nonisothermal numerical simulation of high-speed wire coating (in cooperation with the Danish cable company NKT).
  1991-1995 PhD student at Delft University of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology, Laboratory for Aero & Hydrodynamics, Advisors: Prof. B.H.A.A. van den Brule, Dr. G.D.C Kuiken, and Dr. M.A. Hulsen
    Subject: Nonisothermal flow of viscoelastic fluids.
  1990-1990 Internship at the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Institute of Applied Geoscience, Delft, The Netherlands (6 months).
    Subject: Numerical simulation of local phenomena in large scale geometries, applied to coning in oil-water reservoirs.


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