Thomas P. Witelski, Assistant Professor

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Office Location:295 Physics Bldg
Office Phone: 00-1-(919) 660-2841
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Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, 1995
B. S. in Engineering, Cooper Union, School of Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, 1991
Stuyvesant High School, New York, 1987
Research Interests: Perturbation Methods, Asymptotic Analysis and Numerical Methods, Partial differential equations

My primary area of expertise is the solution of nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations via perturbation methods. Using asymptotics along with a mixture of other applied mathematical techniques in analysis and scientific computing I study a broad range of applications in physical systems. Focuses of my work include problems in viscous fluid flow, industrial applications, flow in porous media, mathematical biology, and granular materials. Through my research I am working to extend the understanding of nonlinear diffusion processes in physical systems. Studying problems in a range of different fields has given me a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse set of collaborators and to transfer analytic techniques across the traditional boundaries that separate fields.

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