Summer 2008
All seminars are Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m., in
Cullimore
Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room)
unless noted
otherwise.
If you have any questions about a particular seminar, please contact
the person hosting the speaker.



Wednesday, May 28, 2008 
Peter
Gordon, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Reaction Diffusion Equations 101 
Svetlana Tlupova 
Monday, June 2, 2008 
Leo Espin, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Self Similar Solutions of The Navier Stokes Equations: A Review of Results 
Leo Espin 
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 
Michael Booty, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Bubble and Drop Deformation and Breakup; The Influence of Surfactant and Surfactant Solubility 
Svetlana Tlupova 
Monday, June 9, 2008 and 
Seminars will be suspended for a period of one week due to Qualifying Exam Testing 
Leo Espin Svetlana Tlupova 
Monday, June 16, 2008 
Kamyar Malakuti,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT The Numerical Analysis of Singular Solutions to Partial Differential Equations 
Leo Espin 
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 
Roy Goodman, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Fractal Structures in Solitary Wave Interactions 
Svetlana Tlupova 
Monday, June 23, 2008 
Myongkeun Oh,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Loss Of Synchrony In NonWeakly Coupled TypeI Oscillatory And Inhibitory Networks 
Leo Espin 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 
Jonathan Luke, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT 
Svetlana Tlupova 
Monday, June 30, 2008 
Yogesh
Joshi,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Dynamics Of Discrete Population Models: Higher Dimensional Pioneer  Climax Models 
Leo Espin 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 
Sundar
Subramanian, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Survival Analysis: An Overview 
Svetlana Tlupova 
Monday, July 7, 2008 
Quiming
Wang,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Modeling, Analysis, Computation Of Electrified Liquid Jets 
Leo Espin 
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 
Cyrill
Muratov, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Front Propagation In ReactionDiffusion Problems: A Variational Approach 
Svetlana Tlupova 
Monday, July 14, 2008 
Matt
Causley,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Plane Wave Analysis for Anisotropic Materials 
Leo Espin 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 
Shidong Jiang, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Introduction to AnalysisBased Fast Numerical Algorithms 
Svetlana Tlupova 
Monday, July 21, 2008 
Ye Yang,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT A Threefield Finite Element Formulation for Fluidstructure Interaction Systems 
Leo Espin 
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 
Yassine Boubendir, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Some Ideas About Numerical Techniques For Wave Propagation Problems 
Svetlana Tlupova 
Monday, July 28, 2008 
Shuchi Agrawal,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Stability Of Microwave Heated Ceramic Cylinders And Slabs. 
Leo Espin 
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 
Peter
Petropoulos, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Wave Propagation in Dielectrics that Exhibit Fractional Relaxation 
Svetlana Tlupova 
Monday, August 4, 2008 
Rashi
Jain,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Particle Filtering For Arrival Time Estimation From Sound Signals In Ocean 
Leo Espin 
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 
Yuan
Young, Department
of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT Novel Fluid Dynamics in Stokes Flows 
Svetlana Tlupova 
ABSTRACTS
Reaction Diffusion Equations
101:

The Numerical Analysis of Singular Solutions to Partial Differential
Equations: 
Survival Analysis: An Overview: 
Wave Propagation in Dielectrics that Exhibit Fractional Relaxation: 
Novel Fluid Dynamics in
Stokes Flows: When an elastic fiber is moving in a Stokesian fluid, it may become susceptible to buckling instability when moving in the neighborhood of a hyperbolic point of the flow. When the stagnation point is part of a spatiallyextended cellular flow, it is found that fibers can move as random walers across timeindependent closedstreamline flow. It is also found that the flow is segregated into transport regions around hyperbolic stagnation points and their manifolds, and closed entrapment regions around elliptic points. Another example is a viscous drop immersed in Stokes flow with timevarying rotation. Due to the fluidinterface interaction, the drop dynamics becomes chaotic even in the Stokesian regime. The chaotic dynamics is found to arise from a cascade of perioddoubling bifurcations. We will further discuss how this findings can be useful in designing microfluidic mixers. These work is collaborations with Michael Shelley (NYU) and Jerzy Blawzdziewicz (Yale University). Yuan Young ~ August 6, 2008 