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Lea Jenkins

Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Associate Professor

Martin Hall O222 [Office]


Educational Background

PhD, Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2000
MS, Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University, 1990
BS, Mathematics, Wofford College, 1988

Profile/About Me

Dr. Jenkins specializes in applied mathematics, particularly mathematical modeling, porous media fluid flow, simulation based optimization, and numerical analysis. Current projects include the development of simulation tools to aid in risk assessment for management of water resources and the use and analysis of computational methods for adsorption processes in chemical engineering.

Research Interests

Numerical methods for porous media flow problems, modeling and analysis of problems in filtration and separations, simulation based optimization, sustainable agriculture

Courses Taught

MATH 2060, MATH 2080, MATH 3650, MATH 4340, MATH 4500, MATH 4600, MATH 8600, MATH 8610

Selected Publications

AB Wilson, EW Jenkins, J Wang, and SM Husson, "Numerical simulation of chemcial separations using multimodal adsorption isotherms", Results in Applied Mathematics, available online, 2020.

AB Wilson and EW Jenkins, "Analysis of a fully implicit SUPG scheme for a filtration and separation model", Computational and Applied Mathematics, available online.

AB Wilson, EW Jenkins, SM Husson, and J Wang, "Analysis of a time-dependent SUPG framework for numerical simulation of adsorption models", Computing in Science and Engineering,22(3), 64--78, 2020.

J Beauregard, B Ritz, EW Jenkins, and KR Kavanagh, "Optimization of a basin network using global search algorithms", Journal or Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 144(8), 04018017-1--04018017-10, 2018.

Selected Talks

Modeling Transport Phenomena for Protein Separations, SIAM CS&E Conference, March 2021

Modeling and Simulation of Filtration and Separations Environments, Numerical Analysis Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, May 2020 (via Zoom)

Using Simulation-Based Optimization to Inform Water Usage Policy in Agricultural Regions, 2019 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling, HEC Montreal, Montreal, Canada, May 2019

Wicked: Using Simulation-Based Optimization to Inform Water Usage Policy in Agricultural Regions, Colloquium, Computational and Applied Mathematics Department, Rice University, February 2019




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