Crack pattern in ceramics subject to thermal shock

Congratulations Dr. Tran!

On July 2, 20212, Nha Van Tran defended his Ph.D. thesis “Optimal Design Problems with State Constrains” in the Department of Mathematics. Nha’s doctoral work dealt with two difficult problems arising from topology optimization with obstacle constraints, and the control of the transient heat equation under irreversibility conditions andthe committee consisting of Matthew Chambers (LSU Chemistry), Hongchao Zhang (LSU Mathematics), Robert Lipton (LSU Mathematics), and Peter Wolenski (LSU Mathematics) was impressed by the quality of his work and the clarity of the exposition.

Nha’ thesis was supported by the grant DMS-1535076 “Designing Microstructures for Engineering Toughness” from the DMREF program of the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Well done, Dr. Tran!

Signs of the days: Ph.D. defense on Zoom