Current Ph.D. Students:

  • Ms Yi (Jacky) Jiang, Research area: Invariant Region Preserving methods. E-mail: Yjiang1 at
  • Mr. Peimeng Yin, Research area: Discontinuous Galerkin Method. E-mail: emyin at
  • Mr. Manas Bhatnagar, Research area: Critical regularity and thresholds. E-mail: manasb at
  • Mr. Wumaier Maimaitiyiming, Research area: High order numerical methods. E-mail: wumaierm at


Former Members:

  • Hairui Wen (Visitor, Sept 2015-- August 2016): Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Nianyu Yi (Visitor, January - May 2016): Xiangtan University
  • Terrance Pendleton (2013-2016): Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 50311.
  • Michael Polack (2011-- )
  • Zheng Chen (2014-2015) Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Tylor Chenhall (MS, 2015--2016) Google Inv. July 2016--
  • Yongki Lee (PhD, 2009--2014) Post-doc at UC Riverside, 2014-2017; Tenure Track Assistant Professor at Southern Georgia University, 2017--.
  • Nattapol Ploymaklam (Ph.D, 2008--2014) Tenure Track Assistant Professor at Chiang Mai University, Thailand,
  • Diana Hay (MS, 2010-2013)  Software engineer, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
  • Wenli Cai (PhD, 2013-2014), visiting PhD students from Tsinghua University, Beijing.
    Tenure Track Assistant Professor at China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, Sept 2015--.
  • Jing Wang (Post-doc 2013-2014)
  • Maksym Pryporov (Ph.D. 2008-2013): Post-doc at Iowa State University, 2013-2014.
    Assistant Professor at University of Denver,
  • Hui Yu (Ph.D. 2008--2013): Post-doc at University of Toulouse and Imperial College, Sept. 2013- Sept. 2015; IGPM at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Oct. 2015--August 2017; Tenure Track Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, Sept. 2017. 
  • Nianyu Yu (Post-doc, Sept. 2011-- Feb. 2012): Associate professor at Xiangtan University, Hunan, China.
  • Tae Gab Ha (2010-- 2011) Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.
  • Jaemin Shin (Postdoc, 2008-2009): IMA post-doc, 2010-2012.
    Research: Mathematical analysis of the FENE dumbbell model of polymeric fluids
  • Xiaoliang Xie ( Ph.D 2008) : Univ. Chicago (2008--2009);
    Thesis: Large time stepping methods for higher order time-dependent evolution equations.
  • Haseena Amhed (Ph.D 2008) : Bay area in California (2008--).
    Thesis: High resolution alternating evolution schemes for hyperbolic conservation laws and Hamilton-Jacobi equations
  • Zhongming Wang ( Ph.D 2008) : Post-Doc, UCSD(2008-2011); Tenure Track at Florida International Univ. Miami (2011--).
    Thesis: Development of level set methods for computing the semiclassical limit of Schroedinger equations with potentials
  • Hung Phan ( M.S., 2006)
  • Eric Blabac ( M.S.,   2003-2005)


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Liu's Group Photo

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Last Revision: August 30, 2013.