Graduate Students

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

Jack Abdul Massih IAM PhD student

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 IAM PhD student

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 Applied Mathematics PhD student

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. 

Khalid Alqahtani

Khalid Alqahtani 
Kingsbury Hall, room N210

Contact: kfa1005@wildcats.unh.edu

Khalid Alqahtani completed his Bachelor's of Science in Applied Mathematics from the Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in 2015.  In 2018, He joined the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics program at the University of New Hampshire, and he graduated in September 2020.  Khalid entered the Integrated Applied Mathematics Ph.D. program in the spring of 2021.

Christopher Boamah-Mensah Integrated Applied Mathematics PhD student

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 Carter Integrated Applied Mathematics Phd student

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.

 

Gabrielle Claus

Gabrielle Claus
Kingsbury Hall, room N210
Contact: gabrielle.claus@unh.edu

 

 

 

Gabrielle joined the IAM program in Fall 2021. Previously, she received a BA in physics and mathematics, as well as a BM in piano performance from Lawrence University. Her research interests include turbulence and vortex motion from a numerical modeling perspective, and how they are applicable to problems in aeronautical engineering. As a 2021 SMART scholarship recipient, during the summers and upon graduation she will work with the Unsteady Aero research group at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. Gabrielle currently holds a TA in the physics department. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, pilates, knitting/crochet, baking and doing puzzles.

Ryan Collette

Ryan Collette
Kingsbury Hall, room N316
Contact: rc1088@wildcats.unh.edu

As an undergraduate Ryan studied biochemistry at UMass Boston before ultimately graduating from UNH with a BS in mathematics. Ryan is currently a third-year graduate student in the IAM program holding a Teaching Assistantship. HIs research interests include mathematical biology, non-linear dynamics, and machine learning. Outside of academia he has worked as a software developer, and recently as an intern developing anonymous communications technology for a DARPA funded program.

Outside of his academic life, he enjoys travel, art, and games.

Pulkit Dubey

Pulkit Kumar Dubey
Kingsbury Hall, room N210
Contact: pkd1005@wildcats.unh.edu

Pulkit received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2015, followed by a MS (Engg) degree in 2019. He joined the IAM PhD program in Spring 2020.  He was a TA for the courses in Introduction to Engineering Computing and Fluid Dynamics.  He is interested in applied mathematics and high performance computing.  His research is in reduced order modeling of wall bounded turbulent flows.

Reza Hojjaty Saeedy Integrated Applied Mathematics PhD Program

Reza Hojjaty Saeedy
Contact: ru35@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.

 

Marina Jacobo

Marina Jacobo
Kingsbury Hall, room N316
Contact: marina.jacobo@unh.edu

 

Marina Jacobo received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Hofstra University in May 2020. She then worked as a Math Fellow for Denver Public Schools, as she pursued her online Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the Valencian International University. She is a first-year PhD student in the Integrated Applied Mathematics program at UNH.

General research interests: mathematical applications in life sciences and physics. 

Other interests: music, analysis, general relativity.

Marina is currently a Teaching Assistant for MATH 418; Analysis and Applications of Functions.

Milica Letic

Milica Letic
Kingsbury Hall, room N210
Contact: ml1481@wildcats.unh.edu

Milica Letic graduated from University of Novi Sad, Serbia with a Bachelors in Applied Mathematics in 2020. Milica joined the department in the spring of 2021 and she is a PhD student in the Integrated Applied Mathematics program at UNH.  Her advisors are Prof. Marko Knezevic and Prof. Mark Lyon.  She has previous TA experience in ME 526.

 

Xiang Li Integrated Applied Mathematics PhD Student

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 Integrated Applied Mathematics PhD student

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.

 

Captain Justin Ng, PhD in Integrated Applied Mathematics

Captain Justin Ng
Contact: jn1147@wildcats.unh.edu

 

 

Captain Justin Ng is an Air Force operations research analyst who is currently studying at the University of New Hampshire as a PhD student in the Integrated and Applied Mathematics department. Captain Ng received his commission in 2016 through the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. 

After commissioning, he was selected to pursue a master’s degree in applied mathematics at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Portfolio Architect directorate at Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California. Before arriving at UNH, he was the lead project officer for prototype analyses and assessments. He worked directly with mission area owners, scientists, and material leaders across the Space Force to ensure that next-generation space prototypes were effective and viable. He also served as the Portfolio Architect’s executive officer and chief of staff, and deployed to the 609th Air and Space Operations Center, where he worked within the Strategy Division to assess AFCENT theater war plans, contingencies, on-going operations, and exercises—including the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria—to ensure effective command and control of air operations in a 20-nation area of responsibility covering Central and Southwest Asia.
 

Kyle T

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. 

Gabrielle Trudeau

Gabrielle (Gabby) Trudeau
Kingsbury Hall, room N316
Contact: gabrielle.trudeau@unh.edu

Gabrielle Trudeau completed her undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at Westfield State University in the Spring of 2021. She joined the Integrated Applied Mathematics PhD program in the Fall of 2021, and is currently working as TA for MATH 418; Analysis and Applications of Functions. Her advisor is John Gibson. 

Chris Vavaliaris
Kingsbury Hall, room N210
Contact: cv1038@wildcats.unh.edu

Chris joined the IAM program in Spring 2020. Before that he studied at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Aristotle University. He is currently working with Prof Shubov.

Melanie Vining Graduate Student TA

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.