The Department of Computer Science is honoured to host a talk by Dr Ivan C. Christov on “Transport: Modeling, Numerics & Theory at Purdue University”.
Dr Christov is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and is currently a Fulbright U.S. Scholar hosted by the Department of Computer Science here at UNIC.
At Purdue, Dr Christov directs the Transport: Modeling, Numerics & Theory laboratory, where advanced mathematics is combined with state-of-the-art simulations to make progress on fundamental questions at the interface of engineering, mathematics, and physics. Dr Christov’s research has been supported by several grants and led to impactful publications across several areas of science and engineering, ranging from flow and mixing of complex fluids to microscale fluid–structure interactions (pioneering the field of soft hydraulics), to interfacial instabilities and nonlinear mechanical waves. During his talk he will present an overview of this research.
Dr Ivan C. Christov
School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Dr Christov received his PhD in Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in 2011. Subsequently, he was awarded a highly-selective NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and spent two years with the Complex Fluids Group at Princeton University. In 2013, Dr Christov was selected as the Richard P. Feynman Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Theory and Computing at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2016, he became an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, being promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 2022. His leadership and contributions to society were recognized by a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for the 2022–2023 academic year. At Purdue, Dr Christov directs the Transport: Modeling, Numerics & Theory laboratory, where advanced mathematics is combined with state-of-the-art simulations to make progress on fundamental questions at the interface of engineering, mathematics, and physics. In 2017, Dr Christov was named a Doctoral New Investigator by the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund. His research has also been continuously supported by the National Science Foundation. Read more on Dr Christov and his impact here