Faculty

Michael J. Miksis

Michael J. Miksis

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

2145 Sheridan Road

Tech M426

Evanston, IL 60208-3109

(847) 491-3345
miksis( at )northwestern.edu

Education

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, New York University, New York, NY

M.S. Applied Mathematics, 1977, New York University, New York, NY

B.S. Physics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Research Interests

Theoretical and computational fluid mechanics; materials science and biology, especially free boundary problems, multiphase flows, and stability theory; asymptotic and perturbation methods; computational methods

Significant Recognition

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Significant Professional Service

  • Editor-in-Chief, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Associate Editor, 2000-03

Selected Publications

  • Miksis, Michael J.; McConnell, Lane C.; Vlahovska, Petia M., “Vesicle electrohydrodynamics in DC electric fields”, IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics (Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications), (2013)
  • Blount, Maurice J.; Miksis, Michael J.; Davis, Stephen H., “The equilibria of vesicles adhered to substrates by short-ranged potentials”, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, (2013)
  • Miksis, Michael J.; Salac, David, “Reynolds number effects on lipid vesicles”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (2012)
  • Miksis, Michael J.; Vlahovska, Petia M.; Seiwert, Jacopo, “Stability of biomimetic membranes in DC electric fields”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (2012)
  • M. J. Blount, M. J. Miksis and S. H. Davis, “Fluid flow beneath a semipermeable membrane during drying processes”, Physical Review E, (2012)
  • Davis, S. H.; Miksis, M. J.; Vogl, C. J., “Moving boundary problems governed by anomalous diffusion”, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science, (2012)
  • L. K. Aagesen;A. E. Johnson;J. L. Fife;P. W. Voorhees;M. J. Miksis;S. O. Poulsen;E. M. Lauridsen;F. Marone;M. Stampanoni, “Pinch-off of rods by bulk diffusion”, Acta Materialia, (2011)
  • Miksis, M.; Salac, D., “A level set projection model of lipid vesicles in general flows”, Journal of Computational Physics, (2011)
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