Ryan Research Team


Student work under the direction or Prof. Ryan and his collabators. We work hard to learn the new techniques in modeling, analysis, and simulation to study novel problems in applied mathematics.

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Members of Ryan Lab at CSU

Graduate Students



1. Molly Walsh 2021 - Present
M.S. in Mathematics, Project Topic: Modeling the Gut biome



2. Ayat Alamay 2022 - Present
M.S. in Mathematics, Project Topic: TBD



Undergraduate Students



Former Students
Graduate Students

7. Tyler Rhoades 2020 - Present
M.S. in Mathematics, Project Topic: Digital Art Restoration

6. Justin Simmerer 2019 - Present
Mathematics M.S., Project Topic: Data Analysis in Math Ed



5. David Zimmerman 2019 - Present
Mathematics M.S., Project Topic: Machine Learning in Climate Models

4. Mohammed Kalil 2018 - 2020 (w/ C. Wirth)
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Project Topic: Clustering of Janus Cells



3. Nick Baumgartner 2018 - 2020
Mathematics M.S., Project Topic: Modeling Active Biosystems



2. Marola Issa 2018 - 20202 (w/ C. Wirth)
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Research Project Topic: Active Janus Particle Dynamics

1. Zach McCarthy 2016 - 2017
Mathematics M.S., (Thesis co-Advisor: Dan Munther), Project Topics: Bacterial Contamination in Chicken Chilling Process and Jam Formation on Microtubules
Won Graduate Student of the Year (CSU)
Now: Ph.D. student in Mathematics at York University (Advisor: J. Wu)

Undergraduate Students

19. Ryan Godin 2020 - 2022
B.S. Chemistry, Project Topic: Modeling Bacterial Strains in Microbial Consortia Currently a Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University (2022 - )

18. Nerion Zekaj 2020 - 2022
B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, Project Topic: Bacterial Cross-Contamination in Poultry Products

17. Ariana Chriss 2019 - 2021
B.S. in Biology and Mathematics, Project Topic: Modeling gene attraction in cells

16. Alexis Brown 2019 - 2021
B.S. in Biology (Minor in Mathematics), Project Topic: Modeling algal bloom formation in Lake Erie

15. Anna Pavlovski 2019 - 2021
B.S. in Mathematics and Chem E, Project Topic: Chem Engineering Modeling

14. Silvio Augusto 2019 - 2021
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Project Topic: TBD

13. Cameron Lathem 2019 - 2020
B.S. in Mathematics, Project Topic: Modeling Elapse Time in Drag Racing

12. Tyler Rhoades 2019 - 2021
B.S. in Mathematics, Project Topic: Digital Art Restoration

11. Steven Bangele 2019 (w/ C. Wirth)
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Project Topic: Janus Swimming Near Elastic Boundaries

10. COF Team Christine Campbell, Jake Derkacs, Olivia Safady, Seb Solomon, 2018 - Present
B.S. in Mathematics, Undergraduate Senior Project Topic: Spiral Formation of Bacteria Colonies

9. Wei Jia 2018 - 2020
B.S. in Mathematics, Undergraduate Senior Project Topic: Modeling Boundary Layer Dynamics

8. Justin Simmerer 2018 - 2021
B.S. in Mathematics, Undergraduate Senior Project Topic: Disease Spread with PreP

7. Jeremy Aufderheide 2018
B.S. in Mathematics, Undergraduate Senior Project Topic: Fracture Mechanics in Crack Propogation

6. Theresa Lincheck 2018 (w/ T. Heus)
B.S. in Physics, Summer Research Project Topic: Modeling Cloud Dynamics

5. Nick Barron 2017 - 2018 (Advisor T. Heus)
B.S. in Physics Major, Summer Research Project Topic: Fractal Nature and Shape of Clouds

4. David Zimmerman 2017 - 2018
B.S. in Mathematics, Undergraduate Senior Project Topic: Bifurcation Analysis

3. William Calabrase 2017 - 2018
B.S. in Mathematics/Physics Major, Undergraduate Senior Project Topic: Models for Cloud Formation and Shape

2. Nick Baumgartner 2017 - 2018
B.S. in Mathematics, Undergraduate Senior Project Topic: Crab/Ant Interaction on Xmas Island

1. Jalisa Richardson 2016 - 2017
B.S. in Mathematics/Chemical Engineering, Undergraduate Senior Project Topic: Algae Growth in Biodiesel Production



High School Students

1. Dorrie Pharis 2017 - Present
Topic: Cloud Size Distribution in Large Eddy Simulations
Now: Undergraduate Math/Physics Major at Ohio State