Carnegie Mellon University
March 12, 2013

Gautam Iyer Awarded Sloan Fellowship

Gautam Iyer, an assistant professor of Mathematical Sciences andmember of the Center for Nonlinear Analysis, was named a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow . These fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Iyer also received an NSF CAREER Award in 2013. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.

Professor Iyer studies the equations that model incompressible fluids, diffusive transport, mixing, liquid crystals and coagulation using tools from both Probability and Analysis. His research advances our understanding of mathematical models for a variety of phenomena, including physical and chemical processes. One of Professor Iyer's research projects addresses vacuums in fluids. It is universally known that nature abhors a vacuum. In the context of compressible fluids, however, a rigorous proof of this law has eluded mathematicians for quite some time. Professor Iyer hopes to use a probabilistic representation of fluids that he developed in his PhD thesis to further our understanding of the emergence of vacuum states in compressible fluids.