Posted: 6/09/22

TAMIU Awarded $248,180 NSF Grant Focusing on Mathematical Research, Student Research Opportunities


Dr. Muhammed Mohebujjaman
Dr. Muhammed Mohebujjaman  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is the recent recipient of a National Science Foundation Award.

The funding, totaling $248,180, was awarded to the research endeavor, “LEAPS-MPS: Fast and Efficient Novel Algorithms for MHD Flow Ensembles," which is led by Dr. Muhammed Mohebujjaman, principal investigator and TAMIU assistant professor of Mathematics.

The project focuses on understanding numerical instability and developing robust, efficient, and accurate algorithms for simulating complex flow problems, noted Dr. Mohebujjaman. 

“The successful completion of the project will enable the development of efficient numerical methods for complex dynamical systems, promote an understanding of the effects of uncertainties in the magnetohydrodynamic flow problems, help to develop new numerical models and theories, and enhance an understanding to improve reduced-order modeling,” said Mohebujjaman.

The ideas, models, and methods developed through this research will be applicable to geophysical models for weather and climate forecasting, automated driving systems, clean energy from the artificial sun, science, medicine, and related areas, he explained.

Additionally, the research project will  facilitate the teaching and training of students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in STEM fields. 

“The project will provide an excellent opportunity for student training as they will work on both analysis and numerical computations. Undergraduate and graduate students will be supported by the project, which will make a significant impact on the mathematics, physics, and engineering programs at TAMIU,” noted Mohebujjaman.

Throughout the project, students will learn how to generate 2D/3D meshes for complex geometries in different platforms and use them for simulations. The principal investigator will advise students in writing large-scale computing from scratch, Mohebujjaman observed.

“Students will be skillful in several high-performance and high-productive programming languages, which will prepare them for several employment opportunities in industry and national labs, and for their advanced study and training,” Mohebujjaman said.  

Additionally, opportunities for student travel to attend and present at academic meetings and conferences will enable students to collaborate alongside national and international scholars.

“The broader impact of this project on students is that they will be able to prepare themselves toward their degree completion for graduate study and careers in industry and national labs working on this project. With the support of the proposed project, the student research environment at TAMIU will be strengthened and advanced,” Mohebujjaman reiterated.

Mohebujjaman earned a Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Clemson University. Prior to joining TAMIU, he served as a post-doctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He has been published in various academic journals, including the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computing, the American Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, Advances in Computational Mathematics and others. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the American Physical Society and the Bangladesh Mathematical Society.

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