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Meet the Lab!

PI: Nick Battista

        Associate Professor of Mathematics, TCNJ

        Degree: Ph.D. Mathematics from UNC-CH

        Math Office: Science Complex P209

        Email: battistn[at]tcnj[.]edu

        Office Hours*** on Sabbatical for AY 2023-2024 ***

        Research Interests: Biological fluid dynamics, fluid-structure                  interaction, machine learning, numerical analysis, and          

​             applied math education

        Hobbies: Weightlifting, scuba diving, Ghostbusters trivia
        CV: August-2022

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Anna Dorval

Major/Year: Applied Math, 4th Year

Research: Machine learning (polynomial chaos expansions) and jellyfish locomotion

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Eileen Yizzi

Major/Year: Applied Math, 4th Year

Research: Lion's mane Jellyfish and Deep Neural Networks

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Lauren Terr

Major/Year: Statistics, 3rd Year

Research: Using deep neural networks to study pelagic polychaetes

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Kendra Ebke

Major/Year: Mathematics, 4th Year

Research: Marine snow and           zooplankton interactions

Lab Alumni!

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John Phelan

Major: Applied Math

Year: 2022

Research: Box jellyfish locomotion

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Lana Abdelmohsen

Major: Computer Science

Year: 2023

Research: Using convolutional neural networks to learn about swimmers from their vortex wakes

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Miruna Baciu

MajorApplied Math

Year: 2022

Research: Reduced-order models in

                  locomotion 

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Zain Moin

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Year: 2022

Research: Biomimetic Pumping

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Spencer Haber

 Major: Biomedical Engineering

Year: 2022

Research Focus: Modeling adult dermal                               wound healing

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Lilly Hoffman

Major/Year: Mathematics, 4th Year

Research: Lion's mane Jellyfish

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Stephanie Shen

Major: Communications

Year: 2022

Research Focus: Ebola epidemics

                  and social campaigns

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Natalia Sokolnicki

Major: Mathematics

Year: 2022

Research Focus: Ebola epidemics

                  and social campaigns

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Tierney Baldwin

Major: Mathematics

Class: 2021 (TCNJ)

Research Focus: "Hopscotching" Jellies

                             and Siphonophores

Papers: Hopscotching Jellyfish

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Rose Pereira

 Major: Mathematics

Class: 2022

Research Focus: Anguilliform swimming

                         through saturated media

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Michael Mongelli​

Major Computer Science

Class: 2021 (TCNJ)        

Research Focus: Pendulums in fluids!

Papers: Pendulums

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Chris Jakuback

Major: Statistics/Physics

Class: 2021 (TCNJ)

Research Focus: Massive jellyfish

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Erin Haus

 

Major: Biology

Class: 2019 (TCNJ)

Research: Immunology Modeling and Machine Learning

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Jason Miles

 Major: Mathematics

 Class: 2019 (TCNJ)       

 Research Focus: Jellyfish locomotion!

 Papers

  1. Jellyfish Tentacles

  2. Jellyfish Sensitivity                 

     

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Leigh Pearcy
 
Major: Math & Math Education
Class: 2017 (UNC-CH)
Currently: PhD program in Applied Math UTK
Awards/Honors: NSF GRFP Recipient 2017
Research Focus: Modeling the opioid epidemic 
PapersOpioid-Model

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Andrea Lane


Major: Math & Biostatistics

Class: 2016 (UNC-CH)

Currently: PhD program in Biostatists at Emory 

Awards/Honors: NSF GRFP Recipient 2016

Research Focus: Blood flow in heart development

Papers:

  1. Trabeculated Cavity

  2. Trabeculated Pumping Heart

  3. Heart-Tube with Blood Cells

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