John McClain III

Senior Lecturer
Phone: (603) 862-2027
Office: Mathematics & Statistics, Kingsbury Hall W341, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his
John McClain

Applied Mathematics and Materials

Computational Low-Energy Electron Diffraction
Multiscale and Mesoscopic Modeling of Materials
Material/Topology Optimization

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Modeling/Simulation of Renewable Energy Technologies: Photovoltaics, Electrochemical Energy Storage
Predicting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy and Market Effects

Data Science for Energy

Smart Metering and Energy Efficiency
Electrical Grid Reliability and Pricing

Mathematical Physics

Ionization in (Time-Dependent) Quantum Systems
Statistical Mechanics of Granular Materials

Dr. John McClain's Website

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  • Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
  • M.A., University of Texas
  • B.S., Rutgers University

Courses Taught

  • IAM 550: Intro to Engineering Computing
  • MATH 425H: Honors/Calculus I
  • MATH 426H: Honors/Calculus II
  • MATH 527: Diff Equation w/Linear Algebra
  • MATH 528: Multidimensional Calculus
  • MATH 531: Mathematical Proof
  • MATH 645: Linear Algebra for Application

Selected Publications

McClain, J. F., Sun, J., Pohl, K., & Tang, J. -M. (2013). First-principles theory of low-energy electron diffraction and quantum
interference in few-layer graphene. Retrieved from