Donna Calhoun
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Assistant Professor 

Research Interests
My current research interests are in finitevolume methods for solving hyperbolic, parabolic and elliptic PDEs in complex geometry. In particular, I am interested in methods for structured quadrilateral and hexahedral meshes, uniform Cartesian cutcell (embedded geometry) methods, adapative mesh refinement methods and numerical methods for solving PDEs on nonEuclidean surfaces.
Application areas in which I have been involved include modeling of combustion processes, pattern formation in biology, crystal growth, and modeling of atmospheric flows on the sphere.
Links of particular interest
 GEMRES : Gem State Research Alliance in Computational Science and Modeling (http://www.gemres.org)
 A list of available software packages for solving PDEs on logically Cartesian, blockstructured adaptive meshes (amr_software)
 ForestClaw : A blockstructured approach to AMR using a forest of octrees http://www.forestclaw.org
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Biographical Sketch
Fall 2012  Visiting Fellow, The Isaac Newton Institute (Cambridge, UK) in the program "Multiscale Numerics for the Ocean and Atmosphere". 
2011  present  Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Boise State University, Boise, ID. 
2005  2010  Research Scientist at the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Centre de Saclay, France. 
2004  2005  Acting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA. 
2002  2005  Postdoc, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA. 
1999  2002  Postdoc, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, New York, NY. 
1999  PhD, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA. Supervisor : Randall J. LeVeque. Title : "A Cartesian grid method for solving the streamfunctionvorticity equations in irregular geometries" 
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