FACULTY


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Alexander Alekseenko
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: SN130
E-Mail: alexander.alekseenko@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-2645

Research Interests: Numerical Analysis for Partial Differential Equations, Numerical General Relativity, Inverse Problems, Optimization.

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Jorge Balbas
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office: SN125
E-Mail: jorge.balbas@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-4772

Research Interests: My research interest is in Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis. In particular,I am interested in the design and implementation of efficient numerical algorithms for solving hyperbolic conservation laws and related time dependent problems. Examples and applications include shallow water flows --channel and coastal flows, gas dynamics, and magnetohydrodynamics.

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David Bermudes
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: MG4217
E-Mail: david.bermudes@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-6062

Research Interests: Symbiosis and pathogenesis are closely related evolutionary consequences of the interaction of two or more organisms. My laboratory engineers pathogenic bacteria to become non-pathogenic and specifically home to and kill cancer cells

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Cristina Cadavid
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Office: LO1130
E-Mail: ana.cadavid@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-2771

Research Interests: research in solar physics centers on: study of the scaling symmetry of the spatial and temporal structures of solar magnetic and velocity fields; constraining from observations the properties of dynamo models; energy transport in the solar atmosphere and the connection between kinetic and magnetic processes in the solar surface and the heating of the solar upper atmosphere.

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Randy Cohen
Professor of Biology
Office: EH2102
E-Mail: randy.cohen@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-3356 and 818-677-2352

Research Interests: My research laboratory investigates the molecular and biochemical time course of neurological disorders like ataxia, identifying how the central nervous system (CNS) reacts to chemical alterations of those neighboring cells that are destined for neurodegeneration. Specifically, my students and I study the biochemical and molecular effects of how neurons, affected by the phenomenon of glutamate dysfunction, may be protected by various signal transduction systems.

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Dale Conner
Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management
Office: JD3511
E-Mail: rdconner@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-4730

Research Interests: My research interests lie in the processing and mechanical characterization of bulk metallic glass and its composites, and amorphous thin films.

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Daniel Curtis
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office: LO1300
E-Mail: daniel.curtis@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-2479

Research Interests: Study of the spectroscopic properties of atmospheric aerosol particles. This data is used for studies of Earth's climate and urban air pollution.

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Maria-Rita D'Orsogna
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office: SN123
E-Mail: dorsogna@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-2703

Research Interests: My research interests include particle swarming, transport phenomena in biology, viral entry and mathematical modeling of crime and sociological behavior. I am also an environmental activist.

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Rabia Djellouli
Professor of Mathematics
Office: SN121
E-Mail: rabia.djellouli@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-5867

Research Interests: Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation Phenomena (Scattering & Guidance), Computational Mechanics, System Identification and Finite Element Model Updating, Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis, Biomathematics and Biomedical Engineering.

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Jussi Eloranta
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: EH2025
E-Mail: jussi.eloranta@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-2677

Research Interests:low temperature chemistry in superfluid helium, liquid phase studies of organic radicals, decomposition reactions of perxoides, matrix isolation spectroscopy of small molecules.

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Steven Fiedler
IRIS Post-Doctoral Fellow
Office: SN418
E-Mail: steven.fiedler@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-7796

Research Interests:Computation of scientific and mathematical systems: Electronic structure calculations of solvated environments, nonadiabatic dynamics, numerical methods in wave propagation, cell membrane simulation

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Simon Garrett
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office: MG4300
E-Mail: simon.garrett@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-3361 and 818-677-3381

Research Interests: My research interests are centered around surface science. In particular, I am interested in photochemistry, transition metal alloys and oxides. Currently, I am pursuing three research directions (i) understanding the corrosion and joining of bulk metallic glasses (ii) understanding the reactivity of organic molecules in ice films with a view to comet chemistry and (iii) making oxide nanoparticles for use as nanophotocatalysts and nanomagnets.

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David Klein
Professor of Mathematics
Office: SN127
E-Mail: david.klein@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-7792

Research Interests: Mathematical Physics, General Relativity and Cosmology, Statistical Mechanics, Climate Science.

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Sean Murray
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: EH2229 and EH2233
E-Mail: sean.murray@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-2950 and 818-677-2938

Research Interests: My laboratory focuses on the role of lipids (fats) in bacterial cell division and differentiation using the model organism Caulobacter crescentus.

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Vladislav Panferov
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office: SN129
E-Mail: vladislav.panferov@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-2326

Research Interests: applied mathematics, partial differential equations, kinetic theory and statistical physics, mathematical biology.

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Emmanuel Yomba
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office: SN124
E-Mail: emmanuel.yomba@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-2711

Research Interests: Mathematical Physics. Study of Integrability conditions for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (NLPDEs), Qualitative Approaches and Construction of Analytical Approaches for Solving NLPDEs and statistical physics, mathematical biology.

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Dayanthie Weeraratne
Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences
Office: LO1203
E-Mail: dayanthie.weeraratne@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-2046

Research Interests: I use interdisciplinary techniques in surface wave tomography, shear wave splitting, and physical fluid dynamics, to study geophysical problems including the the formation and evolution of continental lithosphere,coupling of asthenospheric flow with oceanic and continental lithosphere, and the dynamics of planetary systems such as the interaction of whole mantle convection and planetary core dynamics with upper mantle and surface observables.

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Ali Zakeri
Professor of Mathematics
Office: SN120
E-Mail: ali.zakeri@csun.edu
Phone: 818-677-7816

Research Interests: Applied Mathematics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Approximation Theory.