# Faculty Profile

# Michael J. Shelley

Lilian and George Lyttle Professor of Applied Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics, Neural Science, and Mechanical Engineering

Co-Director, Applied Mathematics Laboratory

shelley@cims.nyu.edu

212-998-3284

Warren Weaver Hall, Office 1102

## Education

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona, USA, 1985.

M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona, USA, 1984.

B.A., Mathematics, University of Colorado, USA, 1981.

## Research Interests

My current research interests are in understanding complex phenomena arising in active matter, biophysics, and complex fluids, as well as in intricate fluid-structure problems that arise in understanding swimming and flying. While my own research tools are mathematical modeling, analysis, and simulation, I collaborate very closely with experimentalists working in biology and physics. A good part of that collaboration happens in the Applied Math Lab, of which I am a Co-Director and co-founder. See my personal webpage for representative publications.