University of Houston

Department of Mathematics

Tsorng-Whay Pan

Tsorng-Whay Pan


Office:683 PGH
Office Hours: 10:30am - 11:30 am on MWF, or by appointment
Phone: (713) 743-3448 ; Fax: (713) 743-3505


  • Research interests: Fluid/particle interaction, Blood cell motion in microchannel, Computational fluid dynamics, Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis.
  • Research funding.
  • Animation of simulation results of particulate flow and blood cell motion.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the NSF.

Teaching in Fall, 2015:

  1. Math 4364: Intro to Numerical Analysis in Scientific Computing (MoWe:4PM-5:30PM at CBB 122)
    (It is an one semester course starting from Fall 2015 and a good choice for satisfying the Math minor requirement.)
    • Prerequisites:
      1. Either Math 3331 (Differential Equations) or Math 3321 (Engineering Mathematics).
      2. Ability to do computer assignments in one of FORTRAN, C, Matlab, Pascal, Mathematica, and Maple or consent of instructor.
    • Textbook : Numerical Analysis (9th edition) by RL Burden and JD Faires.
  2. Math 2433: Calculus III (MWF 12PM-1PM at SR 117)
    • Prerequisites: Math 1432. (Students who do not have the prerequisite should drop this course).

UH Math Dept Research Group: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Information for the Math Dept Computing

My Ph.D. Students (I have also supervised many M.S. students):

Seminars and Conferences:

  1. Scientific computing seminar: Thursdays, 1:30PM- 2:30PM, Room 646 PGH.

  2. April 15 and 16, 2011: Workshop on Advances in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing on Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Ronald H.W. Hoppe

  3. July 9 - 12, 2008: International conference on modeling and simulation, Xi'an Jiaotong University,Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

  4. March 9 and 10, 2007: France - USA Conference on Applied and Numerical PDEs at 232 PGH, University of Houston.

  5. March 2 and 3, 2007: 2007 Texas Finite Element Rodeo at 232 PGH, University of Houston.