Giovanni RUSSO

Professor of Numerical analysis [MAT/08]
Phone: 095 7383039
Fax: 095 330094
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Office Hours: Tuesday from 09:00 to 11:00

Present position 

  • Professor of Numerical Analysis, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy
  • Cordinator of the PhD program in Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of Catania

Professional experience

  • 2000-present Full Professor of Numerical Anaysis, University of Catania, Italy; 
  • 2001-2006 Associate Editor SIAM J. Numer. Anal.
  • 1992-2000 Associate Professor of Numerical Analysis, University of L'Aquila, Italy.
  • 1990-1992 Research position at the University of L'Aquila, Italy.
  • 1988-1990 Post doctoral position at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
  • 1987 CNR-NATO Fellowship for research abroad
  • 1982-1983 Research experience for one year on solid state physics (laser irradiation of semiconductors) at the Physics Institute of the University of Catania.

Educational background

  • 1984-1986 Ph.D. in Physics, University of Catania, Italy.
  • Title of the Thesis: "Propagation and Stability of Shock Waves in Classical and    Relativistic Gas Dynamics"
  • Advisor: Prof. A.M. Anile
  • 1976-1982 Laurea degree in Nuclear Engineering, Magna cum Laude, Poiltecnico di Milano, Italy

Research interests

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Numerical methods for conservation laws
  • Numerical methods for kinetic equations
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of crystal growth

G.Russo has more than one hundred scientific publications in international journals on various topics in applied and computational mathematics.

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