**John Pelesko**

Professor and Chair

Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology**Address**

501A Ewing Hall

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware 19716

**Telephone: **302-831-7180

**Fax:** 302-831-4511

**E-Mail:** pelesko@math.udel.edu

**Research Interests**

- I am an applied mathematician interested in the development and application of mathematical methods to problems arising in the physical sciences. Usually, I work on problems that arise in an industrial or technological setting. I've worked on problems arising in the microwave heating of ceramics, electron beam welding, diffusion in polymers, solidification thermomechanics, thermoelastic stability and shock dynamics. Currently, my research is focused upon the mathematical modeling of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS).

- Mathematical modeling of physical systems
- asymptotic methods
- ordinary and partial differential equations
- I'm particularly interested in incorportating mathematical modeling, numerical simulation and experiment into undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses.