SHORT VITA

EUGENE CHARLES GARTLAND, JR.

September, 2016

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242 USA

(330)672-9112 (office)
(330)672-2209 (FAX)

gartland@math.kent.edu
52 Hudson Common
Hudson, OH 44236  
 

  (330)903-1159 (cell)


http://www.math.kent.edu/~gartland/

EDUCATION

1972  B.S. (Engineering Science), Purdue University
1976 M.S. (Mathematics), Purdue University
1980 Ph.D.  (Applied Mathematics), Purdue University
Dissertation: "Computable Error Bounds and the Ritz Method in One Dimension Plus the Numerical Approximation of a Model Convection-Diffusion Equation"
Research Supervisor: Robert E. Lynch

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1980-1987  
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University
1987-1995
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Kent State University
1995- Professor of Mathematics, Kent State University
1996-2013
Professor, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University
2014-2016  Temporary Program Manager, National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences
2016- Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Kent State University

VISITING POSITIONS

1996  Feb-May   Visiting Professor, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota
2004  Jun-Dec Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Pavia, Italy
2005  Jan-Jun Visiting Professor, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota
2009-2014
Visiting Professor (honorary), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
2012  Jul-Dec
Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Pavia, Italy
2013  Jan-Mar
Visiting Professor, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge University, England
2013  Apr-Jun
Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

1972-1974  U.S. Army
Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service Medal

AWARDS AND GRANTS

July 1986 -
 Dec.  1988  NSF (Applied Mathematics)
July  1988 -  Dec. 1990 NSF (Applied/Computational Mathematics)
Jan. 1989 -  Dec. 1989 AFOSR (Mathematics of Computation), DOE (Applied Mathematical Sciences), NSF (Special Projects), A Conference on Approximation Theory and Numerical Linear Algebra, Project Director
Sept.  1989 -  Aug.  1995 Ohio State Board of Regents (Academic Challenge), An Enhancement of the Graduate Program in Mathematics, Project Director
Sept.  1990 -  May 1991 Research Council of Kent State University (Academic Year Research and Creative Activity Award)
Feb. 1991 -  Jan. 2002 NSF (Science and Technology Centers), Advanced Liquid Crystalline Optical Materials (ALCOM), one of over 30 PI's
Sept. 1991 -  Aug.  1993 Ohio State Board of Regents (Research Challenge), Integration of Symbolic and Numerical Techniques for Scientific Computing, Co-PI with Paul S. Wang
Sept.  1991 -  Aug.  1993  NSF (Applied Mathematics)
Nov.  1992

Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (Participating Institutions Conference), A Conference on Computational Problems in Liquid Crystals, Co-PI with Peter Palffy-Muhoray
July  1993 -  June  1996 NSF (Applied Mathematics)
July 1998 -  June 2001 NSF (Applied/Computational Mathematics)
July 2001 -  June 2004 NSF (Computational Mathematics)
June 2002 -  May 2004 Ohio Department of Development (Technology Action Fund), Liquid Crystal Eyewear, AlphaMicron, sub-contract, Co-PI with Oleg Lavrentovich
Aug.
2005 -
 July
2008
NSF (Focused Research Group, Applied Mathematics), one of 7 Co-PIs
July
2006 -
 June
2009
NSF (Applied Mathematics)
July
2012 -
 June
2015
NSF (Applied Mathematics)

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

Mar.  1989  Organizing Committee (local), Chair, a conference on Approximation Theory and Numerical Linear Algebra in honor of Richard S. Varga on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Kent State University
Nov.  1992  Organizing Committee, Co-Chair with Peter Palffy-Muhoray, ALCOM/IMA Conference on Computational Problems in Liquid Crystals, Kent State University
1992 - 
1994 University Priorities and Budget Advisory Committee, Kent State University
1993 -
1994 Kent Pew Higher Education Roundtable, Kent State University
1993 - 1994 Committee for University Strategic Planning, Kent State University
May 1995 NSF Applied Mathematics Program Committee of Visitors, NSF, Washington, DC
Oct. 1996 Organizing Committee, Applied Mathematics Workshop for Materials Studies and Industrial Applications, Penn State University
1997 - 1998 Kent Centennial Commission, Task Force on Academic Quality, Kent State University
Feb. 1998 NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Committee of Visitors, NSF, Washington, DC
1998

Computational Science Advisory Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center, Columbus, OH
2000 - 2004
Treasurer, International Liquid Crystal Society
2002

Provost's Working Group on Academic Restructuring, Kent State University
2002 -
2004
Program Committee, M.S. Financial Engineering Program, Kent State University
Feb.
2007
NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Committee of Visitors, NSF, Washington, DC
June
2007
Organizing Committee, Co-Chair with Antal Jákli, Workshop on Ferroelectric Phenomena in Liquid Crystals, Kent State University
2008 - 2009 Interim Math Coordinator and Program Committee, M.S. Financial Engineering Program, Kent State University
2010
Executive Committee, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University
2011 -
2012
College Advisory Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University
2013 -
2014
College Advisory Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University

RESEARCH RELATED ACTIVITIES

Primary Research Interests:

Selected Invited Talks:

Mar.  1991  ISAM '91 Workshop, TU-Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Mar.  1991  Oxford University Computing Lab, Numerical Analysis Group, Oxford University, Oxford, England
Nov.  1992  ALCOM/IMA Conference on "Computational Problems in Liquid Crystals," Kent State University, Kent, OH
Feb.  1993  Argonne National Laboratory, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne, IL
Aug.  1993  Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA, "Mathematical Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students"
Apr. 1994 SIAM Conference on "Emerging Issues in Mathematics and Computation from the Materials Sciences," Pittsburgh, PA, minisymposium on "Current Issues in Liquid Crystals"
Apr.  1995  Three Rivers Applied Math Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA
July  1995  L.M.S. Durham Symposium on "Mathematical Models of Liquid Crystals and Related Polymeric Systems," Durham University, Durham, England
Oct.  1996  Applied Mathematics Workshop for "Materials Studies and Industrial Applications," Penn State University, University Park, PA
May  1997  2nd SIAM Conference on "Mathematical Issues in Materials Science," Philadelphia, PA, minisymposium on "Dynamics and Defects in Liquid Crystals and Polymeric Systems"
Sept. 1998 Workshop on "Mathematical Modelling and Applications for Liquid Crystals in Confined Geometries," Cortona, Italy
Mar. 1999 2nd Forum on "Numerics and Modeling for Partial Differential Equations," Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
July 1999 ICIAM 99, Edinburgh, Scotland, minisymposium on "Applications of Mathematical Models of Liquid Crystals"
May 2000 3rd SIAM Conference on "Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science," Philadelphia, PA, minisymposium on "Liquid Crystals: Mathematical and Numerical Aspects"
Aug. 2001 VII International Conference on Advanced Materials, ICAM 2001, Cancun, Mexico, symposium on "Basic and Applied Liquid Crystal Research in the Nineties: A Decade of Progress"
Sept. 2001 Workshop on "Soft Matter Mathematical Modelling," Cortona, Italy
June 2002 1st Joint Meeting of the UMI and AMS, Pisa, Italy, special session on "Mathematical Problems in Soft Matter Modelling"
May
2004
4th SIAM Conference on "Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science," Los Angeles, CA, minisymposia on "Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Complex Fluids" and "Challenges in Systems with Nematic and Smectic Order"
Aug.
2004
International Symposium on "Trends in Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics" (STAMM 2004), Seeheim, Germany
June
2006
SPIE Great Lakes Photonics Symposium, Dayton, OH, conference on "Liquid Crystal Technology and Applications"
June
2007
Workshop on "Ferroelectric Phenomena in Liquid Crystals," Kent State University, Kent, OH
May 2008 Workshop on "Ferroelectric Phenomena in Soft Matter Systems," American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA
June 2010 Joint SIAM/RSME-SCM-SEMA Meeting on "Emerging Topics in Dynamical Systems and Partial Differential Equations (DSPDEs'10)," Barcelona, Spain, minisymposium on "Liquid Crystals: Biaxial Phases, Singularities and Elastomers"
June 2010 Oxford University, Oxford, England, OxPDE Seminar
June
2011
International Conference on "Applied Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Research" (ICAMIR), Nakai University and Beijing Computational Sciences ResearchCenter (CSRC), Tianjin/Beijing, China
July
2011
7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2011), Vancouver, Canada, minisymposium on "Advances in Liquid Crystals"
Aug.
2012
International School of Liquid Crystals, 1st Italian-Brazilian Workshop on Liquid Crystals, Erice, Sicily
Jan.
2013
Workshop on "Symmetry, Bifurcation, and Order Parameters," Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, England
Mar.
2013
Workshop on "Analytical and Computational Paths from Molecular Foundations to Continuum Descriptions," Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, England
June
2013
25th Biennial Numerical Analysis Conference, minisymposium on "Some Numerical Methods in Liquid Crystals," University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Oct. 2015 AMS Central Fall Sectional Meeting, special session on "Mathematical Analysis and Computation for Nematic Liquid Crystals", Loyola University, Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

    American Mathematical Society
    International Liquid Crystal Society
    Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
    Society for Natural Philosophy

MASTERS THESES DIRECTED

  1. Sami Mkaddem, Kent State University, May, 1992
  2. Saye L. Subramanian, Kent State University, May, 1996
  3. Kevin McCleary, August, 2001
  4. Nandana Amarasinghe, Kent State University, December, 2001
  5. Jason C. Sherman, Kent State University, May, 2004
  6. Maria Kalinina, Kent State University, August, 2004
  7. Gregory P. Richards, Kent State University, August, 2006
  8. Elena Ryabtseva, Kent State University, August, 2009

PH.D. DISSERTATIONS DIRECTED

  1. Rheinhardt R. Zeller, Co-Advisor with P.A. Farrell, Kent State University, May, 1994
  2. Timothy A. Davis, Kent State University, August, 1994
  3. Sami Mkaddem, Kent State University, December, 1998
  4. George F. Barrick, Kent State University, December, 2000
  5. Gregory P. Richards, Kent State University, May, 2010

SELECTED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. Computable error bounds and the Ritz method in one dimension, SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 21 (1984), pp. 84-100. (DOI)
  2. Accurate approximation of eigenvalues and zeros of selected eigenfunctions of regular Sturm-Liouville problems, Math. Comp., 42 (1984), pp. 427-439. (DOI)
  3. Strong stability of compact discrete boundary value problems via exact discretizations, SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 25 (1988), pp. 111-123. (DOI)
  4. Graded-mesh difference schemes for singularly perturbed two-point boundary value problems, Math. Comp., 51 (1988), pp. 631-657. (DOI)
  5. On the uniform convergence of the Scharfetter-Gummel discretization in one dimension, SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 30 (1993), pp. 749-758. (DOI)
  6. Analysis of a simplified liquid crystal shear flow model, SIAM J. Appl. Math., 54 (1994), pp. 317-332. (DOI)
  7. A new configurational transition in inhomogeneous nematics, with J.R. Kelly and P. Palffy-Muhoray, Liquid Crystals, 16 (1994), pp. 713-718. (DOI)
  8. Finite-element analysis of the Landau-de Gennes minimization problem for liquid crystals, with T.A. Davis, SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 35 (1998), pp. 336-362. (DOI)
  9. Instability of radial hedgehog configurations in nematic liquid crystals under Landau-de Gennes free-energy models, with S. Mkaddem, Phys. Rev. E, 59 (1999), pp. 563-567. (DOI)
  10. Fine structure of defects in radial nematic droplets, with S. Mkaddem, Phys. Rev. E, 62 (2000), pp. 6694-6705. (DOI)
  11. Newton iteration for partial differential equations and the approximation of the identity, with G.E. Fasshauer and J.W. Jerome, Numer. Algorithms, 25 (2000), pp. 181-195. (DOI)
  12. On instability of a bend Fréedericksz configuration in nematic liquid crystals, with D. Golovaty, L.K. Gross, and S.I. Hariharan, J. Math. Anal. Appl., 255 (2001), pp. 391-403. (DOI)
  13. Asymmetric transmissive behavior of liquid-crystal diffraction gratings, with C.M. Titus, J.R. Kelly, S.V. Shiyanovskii, J.A. Anderson, and P.J. Bos, Opt. Lett., 26 (2001), pp. 1188-1190. (DOI)
  14. Elastic forces on nematic point defects, with A.M. Sonnet and E.G. Virga, Contin. Mech. Thermodyn., 14 (2002), pp. 307-319. (DOI)
  15. Geometric optics approach in liquid crystal films with three dimensional director variations, with G. Panasyuk, J. Kelly, and D.W. Allender, Phys. Rev. E, 67 (2003), 041702 (10 pages). (DOI)
  16. Order reconstruction in frustrated nematic twist cells, with F. Bisi, R. Rosso, and E.G. Virga, Phys. Rev. E, 68 (2003), 02707 (11 pages). (DOI)
  17. Modeling optical properties of liquid-crystal devices by numerical solution of time-harmonic Maxwell equations, with N.D.Amarasinghe and J.R. Kelly, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A, 21 (2004), pp. 1344-1361. (DOI)
  18. Electric-field-induced nematic-cholesteric transition and 3D director structures in rubbed homeotropic cells, with I.I. Smalyukh, B.I. Senyuk, V. Bodnar, T. Kosa, B. Taheri, H. Huang, P. Palffy-Muhoray, and O.D. Lavrentovich, Phys. Rev. E, 72 (2005), 061707 (16 pages) (DOI)
  19. Universal mean-field phase diagram for biaxial nematics obtained from a minimax principle, with F. Bisi, E.G. Virga, G. De Matteis, A.M. Sonnet, and G.E. Durand, Phys. Rev. E, 73 (2006), 051709 (9 pages) (DOI)
  20. Structure and stability of bent core liquid crystal fibers, with C. Bailey and A. Jákli, Phys. Rev. E, 75 (2007), 031701 (9 pages) (DOI)
  21. Bifurcation analysis of the twist-Freédericksz transition in a nematic liquid crystal cell with pre-twist boundary conditions, with F.P. da Costa, M. Grinfeld, and J.T. Pinto, Euro. J. Appl. Math., 20 (2009), pp. 269-287 (DOI)
  22. Electric-field-induced transitions in a cholesteric liquid-crystal film with negative dielectric anisotropy, with H. Huang, O.D. Lavrentovich, P. Palffy-Muhoray, I.I. Smalyukh, T. Kosa, and B. Taheri, J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci., 7 (2010), pp. 709-725 (DOI)
  23. Minimum principle for indefinite mean-field free energies, with E.G. Virga, Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal., 196 (2010), pp. 143-189 (DOI)
  24. A criterion for symmetric tricritical points in condensed ordered phases, with F. Bisi and E.G. Virga, Euro. J. Appl. Math., 23 (2012), pp. 3-28. (DOI)
  25. A preconditioned nullspace method for liquid crystal director modeling, with A. Ramage, SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 35 (2013), pp. B226-B247. (DOI)
  26. An analytic mean-field model for the magnetic response of a ferrofluid monolayer, with E.G. Virga, Soft Matter, 9 (2013), pp. 5991-6008. (DOI)
  27. A Renormalized Newton Method for liquid crystal director modeling, with A. Ramage, SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 53 (2015), pp. 251-278. (DOI)

SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS

  1. Structures and structural phase transitions in confined liquid crystal systems, Technical Report ICM-199511-03, Institute for Computational Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Kent State University, November 1995. (abstract) (report)
  2. Finite-element analysis of the Landau-de Gennes minimization problem for liquid crystals, with T.A. Davis, Technical Report ICM-199601-01, Institute for Computational Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Kent State University, January 1996. (abstract) (report)
  3. On the instability of radial hedgehog configurations in nematic liquid crystals under Landau-de Gennes free-energy models, with S. Mkaddem, Technical Report ICM-199807-0005, Institute for Computational Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Kent State University, July 1998 original, November 1999 revised. (report)
  4. Fine structure of defects in radial nematic droplets, with S. Mkaddem, Technical Report ICM-200002-0001, Institute for Computational Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Kent State University, February 2000. (report)
  5. Newton iteration for partial differential equations and the approximation of the identity, with G.E. Fasshauer and J.W. Jerome, Technical Report ICM-200006-0003, Institute for Computational Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Kent State University, June 2000. (report)
  6. Elastic forces on nematic point defects, with A.M. Sonnet and E.G. Virga, Technical Report ICM-200203-0005, Institute for Computational Mathematics, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kent State University, March 2002. (report)
  7. Modeling optical properties of liquid-crystal devices by numerical solution of time-harmonic Maxwell equations, with N.D. Amarasinghe and J.R. Kelly, Technical Report ICM-200301-0001, Institute for Computational Mathematics, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kent State University, January 2003. (report)
  8. Order reconstruction in frustrated nematic twist cells, with F. Bisi, R. Rosso, and E.G. Virga, Technical Report ICM-200305-0006, Institute for Computational Mathematics, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kent State University, May 2003. (report)
  9. A preconditioned nullspace method for liquid crystal director modeling, with A. Ramage, Research Reports, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, March 2012. (report)
  10. Local stability and a Renormalized Newton Method for equilibrium liquid crystal director modeling, with A. Ramage, Research Reports, Department of  Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, June 2012. (report)
  11. Scalings and Limits of the Landau-deGennes Model for Liquid Crystals: A Comment on Some Recent Analytical Papers, arXiv, December 2015. (report)