University of Houston

Department of Mathematics

Tsorng-Whay Pan

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Office: 683 PGH
office hours: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. MW 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.
  • Animations of simulation results of particulate flow and blood cell motion.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the NSF.

Teaching in Fall, 2024:

  1. Math 4364: Intro. to Numerical Analysis in Scientific Computing (MW: 4PM-5:30PM at SEC 206)
    • Prerequisites:
      1. Either Math 3331 (Differential Equations) or Math 3321 (Engineering Mathematics).
      2. Ability to do computer assignments in Matlab, or consent of instructor.
    • Reference book : Numerical Analysis (9th edition) by RL Burden and JD Faires.

  2. Math 2415: Cal III (MWF: 12 PM-1 PM at SR 116 )
    • Prerequisites: Math 2414 (Student who does 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 PM- 2 PM, 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.