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IMA Annual Program Year Workshop
Mathematical Modeling in Industry XVII
August 7-16, 2013

Richard BraunUniversity of Delaware
Fadil SantosaUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Daniel SpirnUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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The IMA is holding a 10-day workshop on Mathematical Modeling in Industry. The workshop is designed to provide graduate students and qualified advanced undergraduates with first-hand experience in industrial research.

Selected students will be housed on the Minnesota campus and provided with per diem for meals. They will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to a limit.


Students will work in teams of up to six students under the guidance of an industry mentor. The mentor will help guide the students in the modeling process, analysis, and computational work associated with a real-world industrial problem. A progress report from each team will also be scheduled during the period. In addition, each team will be expected to make an oral final presentation and submit a written report at the end of the workshop.


  • Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices

  • Materials Modeling: Shear Band Formation in Bulk Metallic Glasses

  • Numerical Simulations of Air Flow and Heat Transfer via PDEs

  • Sweep MRI

  • Visually significant QR-codes

Teams and Mentors

  • Team 1: Sweep MRI
    • Mentor Steen Moeller, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    • Roberto Alvarez, Arizona State University
    • Tegan Emerson, Colorado State University
    • Fataneh Esteki, University of Calgary
    • Huong Le, University of Toronto
    • Yu Sun, University of Delaware
  • Team 2: Visually significant QR-codes
    • Mentor Izhak (Zachi) Baharav, Corning Incorporated
    • Marzieh Bayeh, University of Regina
    • Erin Compaan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Theodore Lindsey, University of Kansas
    • Stephen Melczer, Simon Fraser University
    • Nathan Orlow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Zachary Voller, Iowa State University
  • Team 3: Materials Modeling: Shear Band Formation in Bulk Metallic Glasses
    • Mentor Timothy Burns, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • Jue Chen, University of California, Berkeley
    • Ryan Goh, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
    • Emily McHenry, Louisiana State University
    • Diego Torrejon, George Mason University
    • Xin Yang, Simon Fraser University
  • Team 4: Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices
    • Mentor Rajeswari Chandrasekaran, Ford Motor Company
    • Arlin Alvarado Hernandez, University of Puerto Rico
    • Guanglian Li, Texas A & M University
    • Sylvia Nguyen, University of Guelph
    • Fouche Smith, University of Kentucky
    • Timur Takhtaganov, Rice University
  • Team 5: Numerical Simulations of Air Flow and Heat Transfer via PDEs
    • Mentor Vanessa Lopez, IBM
    • Fei Cao, The Pennsylvania State University
    • Luz Angelica Caudillo-Mata, University of British Columbia
    • Natalia Iwanski, Simon Fraser University
    • Yong Li, University of Pittsburgh
    • Kamran Sadiq, University of Central Florida
    • Arturo Vargas, Rice University
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