Graduate Students

Meet our current students in the Integrated Applied Mathematics Ph.D. program.

Jack Abdul Massih
Kingsbury Hall, room N210
Contact: ja1049@wildcats.unh.edu

Jack Abdul Massih received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Balamand, Lebanon, in 2009. In 2011, he received a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, USA.

In 2015, he joined the Integrated Applied Mathematics program at the University of New Hampshire as a PhD student. Jack has previous experience as a Teaching Assistant for ME 503, Thermodynamics; MATH 527, Differential Equations with Linear Algebra and IAM 550, Introduction to Engineering Computing.  Jack’s research is in Baroclinic Streaming, with a focus on compressible fluid dynamics, asymptotic methods, and spectral methods. Jack was born in a small town in North Governorate, Lebanon, in 1988. Jack enjoys hunting and fishing.

Jack currently is the Teaching Assistant for IAM 550, Introduction to Engineering Computing. 

Pratik Aghor
Kingsbury Hall, room N316
Contact: pa1033@wildcats.unh.edu 

Patrik is interested in physics, mathematics, reading, writing, music, martial arts.

blog: https://sublimeplace.wordpress.com/

Patrik currently holds a Research Assistantship with Professor Gibson.

Abdulaziz Alsamil
Kingsbury Hall, room N210
Contact: asa1022@wildcats.unh.edu 

Abdulaziz Alsamil received his Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics from the AL-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in 2014. He has previous experience as a Teaching Assistant for Caluclus I, Calculus II and Numerical Anlayisis.

In the fall of 2017 he joined the Applied Mathematics Program at the University of New Hampshire. In the fall of 2019 Abdulaziz joined the Integrated Applied Mathematics PhD program. 

Christopher Boamah-Mensah
Kingsbury Hall, room N210
Contact: ckz9@wildcats.unh.edu

Chris entered the Integrated Applied Mathematics PhD program in the fall of 2015. He currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

Aaron Carta
Kingsbury Hall, room N314
Contact: adc1009@wildcats.unh.edu

Aaron Carter received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Conneticut in 2015. Aaron wad admitted into the Integrated Applied Mathematics Program the following fall and offered a Research Assistantship. He works with Dr. Gibson on a National Science Foundation award, conducting research in coherent structures in turbulence.

Aaron currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Madeline Edwards 
Kingsbury Hall, room N316
Contact: mme1002@wildcats.unh.edu

Madeline joined the department in the fall of 2016 and she is a PhD student in the Integrated Applied Mathematics program at UNH. Her current research involves flutter analysis of fluid flow through flexible tubes. Prior to UNH, Madeline graduated from Elon University, North Carolina, with a Bachelors in Mathematics.

Madeline currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Reza Hojjaty Saeedy
Kingsbury Hall, room N210
Contact: rru35@wildcats.unh.edu 

Reza Hojjaty Saeedy received a B.Sc. in pure math from Tabriz University in Iran and M.Sc in pure math (Topology) from Urmia University, Iran. Reza joined IAM program as a Ph.D. student in 2016. Currently he is working in image processing and computer vision supervised by Dr. Richard Messner.

Daiyang "Fred" Leng 
Kingsbury Hall, room N316
Contact: dl1122@wildcats.unh.edu

Fred entered the department in the fall of 2018. He is a PhD student in the Integrated Applied Mathematics program at UNH. His interests vary from mathematical modeling to mathematics in finance.

Fred currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Xiang Li
Kingsbury Hall, room N316
Contact: xl1053@wildcats.unh.edu

Xiang entered the Integrated Applied Mathematics PhD program in the fall of 2019. She currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 

Jiaying Liu
Kingsbury Hall, room N316
Contact: jl1480@wildcats.unh.edu

Jiaying entered UNH in the fall of 2019. He is a PhD student in the Integrated Applied Mathematics program. Before joining UNH, Jiaying taught math at Kent School in Kent, CT, after earning a MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) from Brandeis University, and a BA from Bennington College.

Jiaying currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the department of Mathematics and Statistics.

John Parker 
Kingsbury Hall, room N210
Contact: jep1015@wildcats.unh.edu

John received his Bachelors of Science in Physics from Elon University in 2014. He joined the Integrated Applied Mathematics PhD program in the fall of 2016. His research concerns nonlinear dynamics and chaotic behavior with a focus on neural models.

Kyle Teller 
Kingsbury Hall, room N316
Contact: kt1035@wildcats.unh.edu

Kyle entered the Integrated Applied Mathematics PhD program in the fall of 2015. He currently holds a Teaching Assistant position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 

Melanie Vining 
Kingsbury Hall, room N314
Contact: mnv2001@wildcats.unh.edu

Melanie completed her B.S. in Mathematics from Coastal Carolina University and her M.A. in Mathematics from Arizona State University.  She is a sixth year PhD candidate in the Integrated Applied Mathematics program.  She has previous TA experience in Math 418, 426, 445, 525, 526, 527 and IAM 550.   Melanie’s research area is numerical analysis, with a focus in applications of Fourier continuation approximations.  She is the 2018 recipient of the Department Teaching Award for Mathematics and Statistics. For the fall semester Melanie is the Teaching Assistant for Math 445.