University of Houston

Department of Mathematics

Tsorng-Whay Pan

Tsorng-Whay Pan


Office:683 PGH
Office Hours: 10:30am-11:30am MoWeFr, or by appointment (08/25/14-12/12/14)
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.


The Courses I teach in Fall, 2014:
  1. Math 2433: Cal III (MoWeFr:12PM-1PM at SR1 117)
    • Prerequisites: Math 1432. (Students who do not have the prerequisite should drop this course).
    • Textbook: Salas, Hille and Etgen, Calculus: one and several variables, 9th edition, Wiley. You have to buy an access code in order to view the textbook and etc. via the web page: CASA/CourseWare.
  2. Math 4364: Numerical Analysis (MoWe:4PM-5:30PM at SEC 206)
    • Math 2431 (Linear Algebra), Math 3331 (Differential Equations). Ability to do computer assignments in FORTRAN, C, Matlab, Pascal, Mathematica or Maple.
    • Textbook : Numerical Analysis (8th edition) by RL Burden and JD Faires.
    • Reference textbook : Introduction to Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing by N. Nassif, D. K. Fayyad, Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2013.

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.