Meet the Lab!

PI: Nick Battista

        Assistant Professor of Mathematics, TCNJ

        Degree:Ph.D. Mathematics from UNC-CH

        Math Office: Science Complex P209

        Email: battistn[at]tcnj[.]edu

        Office Hours: M: 10:15-11:45am, Th:1:15-2:45pm and by appt.

        Research Interests: Biological fluid dynamics, fluid-structure             interaction, numerical analysis, and applied math education

        Hobbies: Weightlifting, scuba diving, guitar, Ghostbusters trivia

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Tierney Baldwin

        Major/Year: Mathematics, 4th Year

        Hometown

        Career Goals:

        Favorite Animal

        Favorite Function

        Research Focus: "Hopscotching" Jellyfish and Siphonophores

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Zain Moin

        Major/Year: Biomedical Engineers, 3rd Year

        Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ

        Career Goals:

        Favorite Animal

        Favorite Function

        Research Focus: Biomimetic Pumping Devices

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Miruna Baciu

        Major/Year: Applied Mathematics, 3rd Year

        Hometown: Tenafly, NJ

        Career Goals: Combine Math and Business

        Favorite Animal: Cats (specifically her cat Mitzoo)

        Favorite Function: x^3

        Research Focus: Model Discovery!

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Rose Pereira

        Major/Year: Mathematics, 3rd Year

        Hometown: West Milford, NJ

        Career Goals: Pursue math and technology in unison in Data Science

        Favorite Animal: Cats (I have 5 at home!)

        Favorite Function: The floor function!

        Research Focus: Anguilliform swimming through saturated media

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Michael Mongelli

        Major/Year: Biology/Computer Science, 3rd Year

        Hometown: Woodland Park, NJ

        Hobbies: Skateboarding

        Research Focus: Pendulums immersed in fluids!

        Papershttps://doi.org/10.3390/fluids5020048

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Stephanie Shen

        Major/Year: Communications, 3rd Year

        Hometown: Parsippany, NJ

        Hobbies: Reading, photography, videography

        Research Focus: Ebola epidemics and social campaigns

Natalia Sokolnicki

        Major/Year: Mathematics

        Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

        Hobbies

        Research Focus: Ebola epidemics and social campaigns

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Chris Jakuback

        Major/Year: Statistics/Physics, 3rd Year

        Hometown: Berkeley Heights, NJ

        Career Goals: Exploring possibilities and taking suggestions!

        Hobbies: Basketball and video games

        Research Focus: Fluid-structure interaction problems!

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Previous Lab Members:

Erin Haus

 

        Major/Year: Biology

        Class: 2019 (TCNJ)

        Hometown: Califon, NJ

        Career Goals: Software development in computational biology

        Hobbies: Nutrition, photography, and spending time in nature

        Research Focus: Immunology and allergies!

Jason Miles

        Major/Year: Mathematics

        Class: 2019 (TCNJ)

        Hometown: Carteret, NJ

        Career Goals: Become a teacher and inspire the next generation

        of beautiful minds.

        Hobbies: Skateboarding and crocheting

        Research Focus: Jellyfish locomotion!

        Papers

  1. https://www.mdpi.com/2311-5521/4/3/169

  2. https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.09340                      

     

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Leigh Pearcy
 

       Major: Math & Math Education

       Class: 2017 (UNC-CH)

      Currently: PhD program in Applied Math at UT-Knoxville

      Awards/Honors: NSF GRFP Recipient 2017

      Research Focus: Modeling the opioid epidemic 

      Papershttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11538-019-00605-0

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Andrea Lane


     Major: Math & Biostatistics

      Class: 2016 (UNC-CH)

      Currently: PhD program in Biostatistics at Emory University

      Awards/Honors: NSF GRFP Recipient 2016

      Research Focus: Blood flow in heart development

      Papers:

  1. https://www.mdpi.com/2308-3425/6/1/6

  2. https://doi.org/10.1093/imammb/dqx018

  3. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319603025

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