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Pengtao Sun

Associate Professor


Computational Mathematics, Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations, Finite Element Method, Finite Volume Method, Scientific and Engineering Computing, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Fuel Cell Dynamics, Complex Fluid Dynamics


Sun's primary research fields are numerical solutions of partial differential equations, numerical analysis, finite element method, finite volume method, fast solver, and scientific and engineering computing with applications to solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction, hydrodynamics, hemodynamics, aerodynamics, astrophysics, electro-hydrodynamics, fuel cell dynamics, etc. His research has been continuously supported by NSF since 2009.

Sun's recent research interests focus on the modeling and numerical studies of fluid and structure interaction problems, including Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method and fictitious domain method, modeling and efficient numerical methodologies of fuel cell dynamics, solar cell dynamics, lithium battery and other types of clean energy technologies. He also is accomplished in anisotropic & isotropic adaptive finite element method, phase field method, and domain decomposition method

Additional Information

SEB Program Group: Center for Applied Math & Statistics