### EDUCATION

1991 - 1995 | Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY. Ph.D., September 1995. Advisor: Professor Fang-Hua Lin. Thesis: Nonlinear Dissipative Systems Modeling the Flow of Liquid Crystals: Existence, Regularity and Partial Regularity. |

1989 - 1991 |
Duke University, Durham, NC. M.S., May 1991. Advisor: Professor Stephanos Venakides. |

1984 - 1987 |
Fudan University, Shanghai, China. B.S., July 1987. |

### EXPERIENCE

2006 - present |
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA. Professor of Mathematics. |

2012 |
University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany. Giovanni-Prodi Chair Professor of Mathematics. |

2011 - 2012 | University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Professor of Mathematics. |

2008 - 2010 | Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Professor of Mathematics and Associate Director. |

2002 - 2006 |
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA. Associate Professor of Mathematics. |

2004 - 2005 |
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Long term visitor. |

1998 - 2002 |
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA. Assistant Professor of Mathematics. |

1997 - 1998 |
Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Assistant Professor of Mathematics. |

1996 - 1997 |
Department of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Richard Duffin Visiting Assistant Professor. |

1995 - 1996 |
Department of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Postdoctoral Associate. |

1991 - 1994 |
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY. Course Instructor. |

1989 - 1991 |
Duke University, Durham, NC. Teaching Assistant. |

### GRANT PROPOSALS

2014 | National Science Foundation grant on Energetic Variational Approaches in Complex Fluids and Electrophysiology (PI, 2014--2017). |

2012 | National Science Foundation grant on FRG: Collaborative research: Variational multiscale approaches to biomolecular structure, dynamics and transport (PI, 2012–2015). |

2012 | National Science Foundation grant on Collaborative Research: Advanced Numerical Techniques for the Simulation of Magnetohydrodynamics (PI, 2012–2015). |

2011 | National Science Foundation grant on Energetic Variational Approaches in Complex Fluids (PI, 2011–2013). |

2011 | U.S. Department of Energy grant on Scalable Adaptive Multilevel Solers for Multiphysics Problems (co-PI, 2011–2012). |

2007 | National Science Foundation grant on Topics in Mathematical Theories of Elastic Complex Fluids (PI, 2007–2011). |

2005 | National Science Foundation grant on COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Multiphase Interfacial Hydrodynamics (PI, 2005–2008). |

2004 | National Science Foundation grant on On Elastic Complex Fluids with Complex Microstructure (PI, 2004–2007). |

2003 | American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund on Simulation Two-Phase Complex Fluids Using a Diffusive-Interface Method (co-PI, 2003–2005). |

1999 | National Science Foundation grant on Static and Dynamic Configurations of Liquid Crystals, P.I. , 1999 – 2002 . |

1998 | University of Georgia faculty Research grant on Mathematical Theory on Liquid Crystals . |

### PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

2008 - 2010 |
Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Associate Director. |

2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 |
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA. Associate Head for Graduate Studies. |

1995 - present |
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, University Park, PA. various departmental committees. |