Ivan Christov received his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University. Subsequently, he was awarded an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and spent two years with the Complex Fluids Group at Princeton University, working on interfacial instabilities and fluid--structure interactions at low Reynolds number. Following that, he spent two and a half years as the Richard P. Feynman Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Theory and Computing at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory, working on problems of granular materials and porous media flow related to geophysics and unconventional energy utilization. Previously, he has interned at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. His research interests are primarily in the area of modeling and numerical simulation of transport phenomena with an emphasis on complex and nonlinear systems. He is now an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University directing the Transport: Modeling, Numerics & Theory laboratory, where advanced mathematical concepts and experimental results are combined with physical intuition towards the modeling of flowing materials in order to make progress on fundamental questions in mechanics; specifically, regarding transport as a means of effecting mixing or for mitigating separation.
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