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Biography

M. Gregory Forest

Professor
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1974-1979

University of North Carolina

Department:    Mathematics
E-mail:   forest@amath.unc.edu
Home Page:    http://www.amath.unc.edu/Faculty/forest


Research Statement
The research of Forest relates to theory, modeling, and simulation of macromolecular fluids, including high-performance polymeric materials processing. Forest works on the advancement of models at the kinetic (molecular), mesoscopic, and continuum scales, and on the multi-scale analysis and computation required to understand and simulate these systems. Forest has developed industrial models and codes for synthetic fiber spinlines used world-wide by Hoechst Celanese Corporation, and has contributed toward the fundamental mathematical issues in soft matter modeling. The current focus is on films and full 3 dimensional materials processing of nano-composites, including rod-like and platelet nano-elements.


Education
1974-1979 Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1972-1973 M.S., Mathematics, University of New Orleans, N.O., LA
1968-1972 B.S., Mathematics, University of New Orleans, N.O., LA


Positions
1998-2000 Senior Associate Dean for the Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, UNC-CH
1996- Professor of Mathematics and Leader of the Applied Mathematics Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH)
1991-1994 Spring quarter visitor, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, UC-Berkeley
1986 Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, Princeton
1980-1996 Regular Visitor, Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Lab
1979-1996 Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Mathematics, Ohio State University

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