Mathematician Ian Tice Receives NSF CAREER Award
By Jocelyn Duffy
Tice, an assistant professor of mathematical sciences, received the five-year grant to develop new mathematical tools and techniques for studying partial differential equations associated with moving interfaces in multi-phase fluid flow. Fluid flow, the movement of liquids and gases, can be seen in a wide variety of natural phenomenon, from blood flowing through arteries to waves crashing in the ocean. Moving interfaces in fluids can be complex, but understanding them can have important implications across a wide variety of scientific and industrial fields. Tice will develop methods to analyze various models of multi-phase fluid flow, including contact line dynamics, surfactant-driven flows and gaseous stars.
“It’s a great honor to receive the CAREER award. I’m particularly excited about the resources it provides for me to support undergraduate research in mathematics here at CMU,” said Tice.
Under the grant, Tice will also develop an undergraduate collaborative reading and research program focused on fluid flow, assist with course development and mentor graduate researchers.