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About Shawn Ryan

I am an applied mathematician who is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Cleveland State University. I currently work on modeling, analysis, and simulations for problems involving collective motion in biology, material science, and physics. Lately, I have all been studying bacterial contamination in food processes with D. Munther (Math), Atmospheric Physics with T. Heus (Physics) and Synthetic Janus Particles with C. Wirth (Chem. and Bio. Engineering).  Before arriving at CSU, I was a postdoc in the Department of Mathematical Sciences with some joint work in the Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI) at Kent State University under the direction of Assoc. Prof. Xiaoyu Zheng and Prof. Peter Palffy-Muhoray.

I finished my Ph.D. in Mathematics under the advisement of Professor Leonid Berlyand at Penn State University in August 2014. Throughout my dissertation work, I studied the effective rheological properties and collective motion in bacterial suspensions. Before this, I graduated from the University of Akron with my Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in four total years in 2009.


Present Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University Department of Mathematics


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Office: RT 1538 
Phone: 216-687-4707


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