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Sorin Mitran

Professor of Mathematics
Chapman Hall 451

Research Interest:
Computational Descriptions of Natural Phenomena, with a Particular Focus on Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling


Professional Background

Ph.D.,Stanford University, 1966; B.S., Ohio University, 1963

Research Synopsis

The primary research interest in the Mitran Group is scientific computation as applied to real-world problems. We work on development and implementation of algorithms that link different levels of description of natural phenomena ranging from the molecular scale to a continuum description, using concepts and techniques from

  • Information Geometry
  • Hybrid Computer Architectures
  • Adaptive – Deforming Meshes

Our research group applies these methods to various fields such as

  • Airway Flow
  • Cellular Motility
  • Lithotripsy and Sonoporation
  • Porous Media
  • Materials Design

The focus of Professor Mitran’s teaching interests is the use of modern software systems to aid in understanding mathematical concepts and modeling, and gain direct experience in the application of theoretical concepts to solve practical problems.