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**Dr. Alex Mahalov** earned a PhD in applied mathematics
from Cornell University in 1991. After a postdoc in the Department of
Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley, he joined Arizona State
University where he was promoted to the Wilhoit Foundation Dean's
Distinguished Professor in 2008. Dr. Mahalov has over 150 peer
reviewed publications. Most recently, research efforts focused on
problems at the interface of scientific computing, computational fluid
dynamics, high performance computing, earth system models, and physics
based predictive modeling for integrated agricultural and urban
applications. Dr. Mahalov's research has been supported by grants from
NSF, USDA, NIFA, AFOSR, NASA, LANL, and contracts from industry.

Cornell University-Ph.D. 1986-91 (Applied Mathematics).

Thesis
Advisor: Professor Sid Leibovich

**Employment History**

2008-Present; The Wilhoit Foundation Dean's Distinguished Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Scieneces, Global Institute of Sustainability, School of Sustainability, Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2014-Present, Affiliate Faculty, School of Life Sciences

2003-2008: Professor, Arizona State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

1997-2003: Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

1991-1997: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

1991-1992: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Mechanical Engineering

1986-1991: Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell University

**Visiting Positions**

University College London, London, England, EPSRC Visiting Professor,
May 15-June 15, 2002 and 2003.

Institute for Advanced Study,
School of Mathematics, Princeton, January 2003.

Institut Henri
Poincare and Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Ecole Normale
Superieure, Paris, France, Spring 2001.

Ecole Normale
Superieure, Mathematics, Paris, France, June 15-July 15, 1997.

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge
University, England, August 15-December 15, 1996.

NASA Langley
Research Center, Institute for Computer Applications in Science and
Engineering (ICASE), June 1-June 21, 1996.

NASA Langley Research
Center, Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering
(ICASE), June 12-July 15, 1995.

Center for Turbulence Research,
Stanford University and NASA Ames Research Center, July 5-29,
1994.

NASA Langley Research Center, Institute for Computer
Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE), June 6-July 1, 1994.

**Awards**

Mentorship Appreciation Award, Arizona State University, June
2000.

Clay Mathematical Institute Ambassador, Fall 2000.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Research
Fellowship, Arizona State University, Spring 1999.

Rosenbaum
Research Fellowship, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences,
Cambridge University, 1996.

International Business Machines
Corporation Graduate Fellowship, 1990-1991.

Mathematical Science
Institute Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University, 1988-1989.

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MAE 592 | Research |

MAE 792 | Research |

MAT 342 | Linear Algebra |

MAT 494 | Special Topics |

MAT 598 | Special Topics |

STP 590 | Reading and Conference |

STP 792 | Research |

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MAT 494 | Special Topics |

STP 590 | Reading and Conference |

STP 792 | Research |

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APM 792 | Research |

MAE 792 | Research |

MAT 494 | Special Topics |

STP 792 | Research |

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MAE 592 | Research |

MAE 792 | Research |

MAT 494 | Special Topics |

MAT 598 | Special Topics |

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MAE 592 | Research |

MAT 494 | Special Topics |

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APM 792 | Research |

MAE 592 | Research |

MAE 792 | Research |

MAT 494 | Special Topics |

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MAE 592 | Research |

MAE 792 | Research |

MAT 394 | Special Topics |

MAT 494 | Special Topics |

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APM 598 | Special Topics |

MAE 592 | Research |

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MAE 592 | Research |

MAE 792 | Research |

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MAE 592 | Research |

MAE 792 | Research |

MAT 394 | Special Topics |

MAT 494 | Special Topics |

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MAE 592 | Research |

MAT 343 | Applied Linear Algebra |

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MAE 592 | Research |

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MAT 343 | Applied Linear Algebra |

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APM 591 | Seminar |

MAT 342 | Linear Algebra |

MAT 591 | Seminar |

The eddy, wave and interface structure of turbulent shear layers below/above stably stratified regions. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres (2015).

.Multiscale modeling and nested simulations of three-dimensional ionospheric plasmas: Rayleigh-Taylor turbulence and nonequilibrium layer dynamics at fine scales. Physica Scripta (2014).

.Reducing a Semiarid City's Peak Electrical Demand Using Distributed Thermal Energy Storage. Applied Energy (2014).

.Anthropogenic Heating of the Urban Environment due to Air Conditioning. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. (American Geophysical Union) (2014).

.Achieving accurate simulations of urban impacts on ozone at high resolution. Environ. Res. Lett. (2014).

.Estimating city-wide anthropogenic heat fluxes: a multi-method and multi-scale approach. Atmospheric Environment (2014).

.Wigner function approach to oscillating solution of the quintic nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials (2013).

.Spiral laser beams in inhomogeneous media. Optics Letters (2013).

.Euler equations on a fast rotating sphere -- Time-averages and zonal flows. European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids (2013).

.On the problem of electromagnetic field quantization. Int. Journal of Theoretical Physics (2013).

.Assessing summertime urban air conditioning consumption in a semiarid environment. Environmental Research Letters (2013).

.Stochastic Lagrangian dynamics for charged flows in the E-F regions of ionosphere. Physics of Plasmas (2013).

.INFOGRAPHICS: Mathematics of Climate Infographics in Teaching Calculus. NSF, ASU, Utah (2013).

.What can Models Tell Us About Climate Change: Current Trends, Future Projections and Limitations. World Bank/International Finance Corporation (2013).

.An "Airy gun": Self-accelerating solutions of the time-dependent SchrÃ¶dinger equation in vacuum. Physics Letters A (2012).

.Stochastic 3D Navier-Stokes Equations: Averaging, Convergence and Regularity. Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis (2012).

.Global well-posedness for the Rotating Navier-Stokes-Boussinesq equations with stratification effects. Advances in Mathematical Sciences and Applications (2012).

.Seasonal hydroclimatic impacts of Sun Corridor expansion. Environmental Research Letters (2012).

.Summertime climate impacts of projected megapolitan expansion in Arizona (USA). Nature Climate Change (2012).

.The geometry of inertial particle mixing in urban flows, from deterministic and random displacement models. Physics of Fluids (2012).

.Book chapter: Multi-Scale Nesting and High Performance Computing of Environmental Flows. Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics: Systems, Pollution, Modeling, and Measurements. Taylor and Francis (2012).

.Wave propagation in random waveguides. Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. (2011).

.A numerical study of mountain waves in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2011).

.An alternative explanation of the semi-arid urban area oasis effect, Journal of Geophysical Research. Journal of Geophysical Research (2011).

.Nonlinear stability of Ekman boundary layers. Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society (2011).

.Lagrangian dynamics in stochastic inertia-gravity waves. Physics of Fluids (2011).

.Edited book: International Mathematical Congress Dedicated to Leonhard Euler, vol 2. Euler Foundation (2011).

.Turbulent flows subject to external agencies and with coupled fields. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2011).

.Characterization of Atmospheric Optical Turbulence for Laser Propagation. Laser and Photonics Reviews (2010).

.Invited Lecture on Navier-Stokes Equations (Video). Institute for Mathematics and Applications (2010).

.Intel at ASU - Parallel Computing. Intel Corporation (2010).

.Atmospheric Characterization and Ensemble Forecasting of Multi-Scale Flows in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UTLS). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal (2009).

.Vertically Nested Nonhydrostatic Model for Multi-Scale Resolution of Flows in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere. Journal of Computational Physics (2009).

.Jet-Stream on the Intensiin the Upper Layers of the Turbulent Atmospherety of Laser Beams Propagating Along Slanted Paths. Waves in Random and Complex Media (2009).

.Multi-scale Predictability of High-Impact Upper Tropospheric Ice Clouds. IEEE Comp. Soc. J. (2008).

.Instabilities in Non-Parallel Shear Stratified Flows. Kinetic and Related Models (2008).

.Three-Dimensional Instabilities in Non-Parallel Shear Stratified Flows. Kinetic and Related Models (2008).

.On time analyticity of the Navier-Stokes equations in a rotating frame with spatially almost periodic data. Physica D (2008).

.Solvability of the Rotating Navier-Stokes Equations for Nondecaying Initial Data. Indiana Univ. Math. J. (2008).

.Uniform Global Solvability of the Rotating Navier-Stokes Equations for Nondecaying Initial Data. Indiana Univ. Math. J. (2008).

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- High Resolution Earth System Models at Decadal and Regional Scales: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Rapidly Expanding Urban Areas. Croucher Foundation Advanced Study Institute 2105-2016, Hong Kong. (Dec 2015).
- Global Regularity of the Three-Dimensional Rotating Navier-Stokes Equations: Deterministic and Stochastic Dynamics. Analysis/PDE Seminar Series, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. (Sep 2015).
- 3D nonlinear dynamics in rotating stratified geophysical flows: Multi-scale analysis and computation. Appled Mathematics Colloquia, University of Arizona. (Sep 2015).
- Mathematics for Nonlinear Phenomena: Analysis and Computation. International Conference in honor of Professor Yoshikazu Giga on his 60th birthday. (Aug 2015).
- Mathematics for Nonlinear Phenomena: Analysis and Computation. International Conference in honor of Professor Yoshikazu Giga on his 60th birthday, Japan. (Aug 2015).
- Databases for characterization of astronomical observatories. European Week of Astronomy and Space Science. (Jun 2015).
- Modeling Energy Impacts and Climate Adaptation: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Rapidly Expanding Urban Areas. CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain. (Jun 2015).
- Regional-scale transport of air pollutants:impacts of southern California emissions on Phoenix ground-level ozone concentrations. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. (Apr 2015).
- Frontiers in Environmental Science. The Eminent Scholar Lecture Series (ESLS). (Apr 2015).
- Multi-scale Stochastic Navier-Stokes Equations: Averaging, Convergence and Regularity. Joint British Mathematical and Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2015. (Mar 2015).
- Stochastic Three-Dimensional Rotating Navier-Stokes Equations: Averaging, Convergence and Regularity. Department of Mathematics Princeton University. (Mar 2015).
- Ground-level ozone in Phoenix: its sensitivity to emissions through numerical modeling with WRF-Chem. ASU Workshop on Ozone and Clean Energy. (Feb 2015).
- Multi-scale Modeling and Nested Simulations of Three-dimensional Ionospheric Dynamics: Predicting Ionospheric Variability at Fine Scales. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. (Jan 2015).
- Multi-scale Modeling and Nested Simulations of Three-dimensional Ionospheric Dynamics: Predicting Ionospheric Variability at Fine Scales. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Space Sciences. (Jan 2015).
- ASU-NCAR Worksop: Physics Based Predictive Modeling for Integrated Agricultural and Urban Applications. ASU-National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Worksop funded by NSF and USDA. (Jan 2015).
- Mathematics of Planet Earth, Part 1. Imperial College London. (Dec 2014).
- Mathematics of Planet Earth, Part 2. University of Reading, England. (Dec 2014).
- Multi-Scale Modeling of Urban Atmospheres in a Changing Climate. University of Alberta. (Nov 2014).
- Multiscale modeling and nested simulations of three-dimensional ionospheric plasmas: Rayleigh-Taylor turbulence and nonequilibrium layer dynamics at fine scales. Mathematics of Turbulence Program at the NSF Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA. (Oct 2014).
- Optical Turbulence. Lagrange Lecture. (Jul 2014).
- Stochastic 3D Rotating Navier-Stokes Equations: Averaging, Convergence and Regularity. Advances in Mathematical Fluid Mechanics: Stochastic and Deterministic Methods. (Apr 2014).
- Stochastic Lagrangian dynamics for charged flows in the E-F regions of ionosphere. Division of Plasma Physics, American Physical Society. (Nov 2013).
- Physics Based Predictive Modeling of Environmental Flows. Colloquium, University of Miami, Physics Department. (Oct 2013).
- Modeling Energy Consumption and Climate Adaptations: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Rapidly Expanding Urban Areas. Argonne National Laboratory, Department of Energy. (Aug 2013).
- Physics Based Predictive Modeling of Atmospheric Layers for Imaging Applications. Optical Society of America Congress on Imaging and Applied Optics. (Jun 2013).
- Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013. Distinguished Lecture, Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013. (Apr 2013).
- Urban Climate and Energy. ASU Workshop on Climate Challenges hosted by President Crow and Sir Crispin. (Apr 2013).
- I developed a module for the Global Institute of Sustainability course for the World Bank/International Finance Corporation employers. The title of my What can Models Tell Us About Climate Change: Current Trends, Future Projections and Limitations. World Bank/International Finance Corporation Seminar. (Mar 2013).
- Physics Based Predictive Modeling of Atmospheric Optical Turbulence. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Technology Seminar Series. (Mar 2013).
- Stochastic 3D Rotating Navier-Stokes Equations: Averaging, Convergence and Regularity. Colloquium, University of Maryland. (Mar 2013).
- Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence. Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany. (Feb 2013).
- High Performance Computing of Environmental Flows. Brown University, Scientific Computing Colloquium Series. (Nov 2012).
- Stochastic Navier-Stokes Equations Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center. International Conference on Parabolic and Navier-Stokes Equations. (Sep 2012).
- Building Partnerships to Meet the 2030 Grand Challenge: Wind Farm Underperformance and Partnerships (DOE Workshop). Department of Energy Workshop. (Mar 2012).
- Stochastic 3D Rotating Navier-Stokes Equations: Averaging, Convergence and Regularity. Department of Mathematics, Stanford University. (Feb 2012).
- Stochastic 3D Rotating Navier-Stokes Equations: Averaging, Convergence and Regularity. Stanford University, Department of Mathematics. (Feb 2012).
- High Performance Computing of Environmental Flows: Dynamics and Control. 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (Dec 2011).
- Euler Equations on a Rotating Sphere. SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations. (Nov 2011).
- Turbulent flows subject to external agencies and with coupled fields. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Annual Meeting. (Jun 2011).
- On improved representation of the diurnal cycle over a semi-arid, metropolitan area. WRF Workshop at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder. (Jun 2011).

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- ASU Climate Center Committee in the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS)., member (2015 - present)
- ASU-Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) committee on air quality research., member (2015 - present)
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), member (2015 - present)
- American Meteorological Society, executive committee (2015 - present)
- American Meteorological Society, executive committee member (2015 - present)
- Annals of Mathematics, referee (2015 - present)
- Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, referee (2015 - present)
- National Science Foundation, member (2015 - present)
- Refereed 1-2 manuscripts for several journals incl Nature, J of Fluid Mech, Proc of London Math Soc,, referee (2015 - present)
- Refereed 1-2 manuscripts for several journals incl. J of Comp Phys, Ind U Math, J of Geoph Res, ..., referee (2015 - present)
- SIAM journals in applied mathematics and mathematical analysis, referee (2015 - present)
- School of Sustainability, faculty (2015 - present)
- US Department of Agriculture (USDA), member (2015 - present)
- ASU Climate Center Committee in the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS)., member (2014 - present)
- ASU Faculty Advisory Committee on High Performance Computing, member (2014 - present)
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), member (2014 - present)
- Department of Energy, member (2014 - present)
- Global Institute of Sustainability, research faculty (2014 - present)
- Global Institute of Sustainability, research faculty (2014 - present)
- National Science Foundation, member (2014 - present)
- School of Sustainability, faculty (2014 - present)
- US Department of Agriculture (USDA), member (2014 - present)
- Churchill Scholarship Selection Committee, member (2013 - present)
- ASU Climate Center Committee in the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS)., member (2013 - present)
- ASU Faculty Advisory Committee on High Performance Computing, member (2013 - present)
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), member (2013 - present)
- Annals of Mathematics, referee (2013 - present)
- Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, referee (2013 - present)
- Department of Energy, member (2013 - present)
- Global Institute of Sustainability, research faculty (2013 - present)
- Global Institute of Sustainability, research faculty (2013 - present)
- Global Institute of Sustainability Outreach Activities: Climate and Sustainability, lead (2013 - present)
- Intel Academic Community, member, ASU lead (2013 - present)
- National Science Foundation, member (2013 - present)
- Refereed 1-2 manuscripts for journals incl Nature, J Fluid Mech, P. London Math Soc, Phys of Plasma, referee (2013 - present)
- Refereed 1-2 manuscripts for several journals incl. J of Comp Phys, Ind U Math, J of Geoph Res., referee (2013 - present)
- SIAM journals in applied mathematics and mathematical analysis, referee (2013 - present)
- School of Sustainability, faculty (2013 - present)
- US Department of Agriculture (USDA), member (2013 - present)
- Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), NSF Mathematics Institute at UCLA, committee member (2014)

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