PhD Students

Jake Cherry is investigating transport processes in eroded porous media. He is also interested in contributing to the Julia programming language. Jake received a BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics in 2018 from Florida State University.

Liam White is developing algorithms for improving 3D printing. He is co-advised by Michael Borish at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Liam received a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Physics from Nova Southeastern University in 2019.

Daryn Sagel is developing computer vision techniques to investigate properties of prescribed fire dynamics. Daryn received a BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Physical Science from FSU in 2019, and an MS in Computational Science from FSU in 2020.

Jhamieka Greenwood is developing a two-dimensional Navier-Stokes solver that simulates flow in fire environments. The code runs on a GPU architecture and can be used in an augmented reality setting. Jhamieka graduated with a BS in Chemistry from Florida A&M University in 2016 and an MS in Scientific Computing from Florida State University in 2022.


Lukas Bystricky was a PhD student who worked on rigid bodies suspended in viscous fluids. He completed his PhD in 2018. After graduating, he was a postdoctoral fellow at KTH in Stockholm. He is now working for COMSOL in Stockholm.

Shang-Huan Chiu was a postdoc who characterized transport in viscous eroded geometries. After a postdoc at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Texas A&M San Antonio, he moved to a postdoc position at Lehigh University.

Sid Bishnu was a PhD student who analyzed and developed time stepping methods for ocean dynamics and other geophysical flows. He was co-advised by Mark Petersen and completed his PhD in 2021. His first position after graduating was a postdoc at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has since moved to a postdoc position at MIT.

Celine Nagales was a Masters student who applied shape analysis to study archaeological artifacts. She investigated different 3D scanning methodologies applied to projectile point/knives. Celine received a BS in Computational Sciences from FSU in 2017 and a MA in Digital Humanities from FSU in 2020. She is currently working for the Research Computing Center at FSU.

David Robinson was a PhD student who incorporated terrain and fire-fire interactions into QUIC-Fire which is a fast running simulation tool for fire dynamics. He was co-advised by Rod Linn and completed his PhD in 2023. David will remain at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow.

Ashley Gannon was a PhD student who developed numerical methods to simulate semipermeable and multicomponent vesicles in strong confinement. She completed her PhD in 2023. After graduating, she began working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, TN.

Xin Tong was a postdoc who applied deep learning models for fire and plume spread. She is currently a postdoc at the University of Kansas.