Numerical Partial Differential Equations
Researchers in Numerical Partial Differential Equations


Slimane Adjerid
Professor Adjerid conducts research on developing new discontinuous finite element methods for solving partial differential equations. His interest was on studying the superconvergence properties of discontinuous Galerkin methods that can be used to estimate discretization errors. Lately he his working on highorder immersed finite elements for interface problems.


Christopher Beattie
The principal research interests of Professor Beattie are in the areas of scientific computing and large scale computational linear algebra, with an emphasis on iterative Krylov methods. His primary focus is on model reduction of large scale dynamical systems with a goal of developing practical and rigorous computational algorithms for efficient manipulation and simulation of systems arising from physical models frequently described by systems of partial differential equations.



Traian Iliescu
At the core of Professor Iliescu's research program is his vision of using both mathematics and computations to provide new knowledge on turbulent fluid flows dominated by coherent structures and create models with practical impact in engineering, climate modeling, and medicine. The ultimate goal of his research program is to transform turbulence modeling as we know it today and use mathematics, computations, physics, and data to discover general laws of turbulent fluid flows.


Tao Lin
Professor Tao Lin's main research interest is the numerical analysis on computational methods related with differential equations. He designs new numerical methods and carry out their convergence analysis. His recent research focuses on immersed finite element (IFE) methods that can solve interface problems of partial differential equation with interface independent meshes. He is also working on applying IFE methods to interface inverse problems via the shape optimization methodology.



Peter Wapperom
Professor Wapperom conducts research in computational fluid dynamics of complex fluids. This involves the mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of the flow of polymeric liquids and fluids reinforced with rigid particles.


Tim Warburton
Professor Warburton holds the John K. Costain Chair in the College of Science at Virginia Tech and is a faculty member of both the Department of Mathematics and the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics program. His research interests include developing new parallel algorithms and methods that are used to solve PDE based physical modes on the largest supercomputers.



Lizette Zietsman
Professor Zietsman's research area covers the development and analysis of fundamental numerical algorithms arising in the study of stability, control and estimation of distributed parameter systems typical in structural control, fluid flow control, and thermal systems.



Turker Topcu
Dr. Topcu works in the field of computational science. His research involves developing algorithms and codes to solve partial and ordinary differential equations to simulate quantum dynamical systems.
