Are you an undergraduate who is excited by fundamental science? Does working on mathematics homework not feel like work? If so, then you might be ready for an undergraduate research experience. Professor Chong has many possible student research projects, ranging in degree of difficulty. The minimum requirement is experience with ordinary differential equations (preferably as a full course, but taken as part of an methods of physics course is also acceptable). Courses in numerical analysis, modeling, PDE and/or dynamical systems are a bonus. He works with students in summer, or during the semester. If you are interested please contact him. Past student projects are given here.
Professor Chong is an applied mathematician whose research interests fall into the category of mathematical physics, with particular focus on nonlinear partial differential and difference equations. Most of the models he works with are of the nonlinear wave type, meaning they feature dispersion and nonlinearity. Nonlinear and linear wave equations can model a wide range of systems, including optics, photonics, condensed matter, acoustics and water waves, and more. Professor Chong's work relies heavily on the synergy of analysis, computation and experimentation.
- PhD, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- MS, San Diego State University
- BS, New Hampshire