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David Chopp

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Research Projects


Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

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Ph.D. Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, CA

B.S. Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in Numerical Analysis, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Research Interests

Numerical methods; scientific computing; motion of interfaces. Applications include bacterial biofilms; neurophysiology; crack propagation; and solidification, among others.

Significant Recognition

  • Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence

Selected Publications

  • Ford, Noah; Fisher, Garth; Prindle, Arthur; Chopp, David, A Two-Dimensional Model of Potassium Signaling and Oscillatory Growth in a Biofilm, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 83(5).
  • Ford, Noah; Chopp, David, A Dimensionally Reduced Model of Biofilm Growth Within a Flow Cell, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 82(3).
  • Caruso, Alice; Boano, Fulvio; Ridolfi, Luca; Chopp, David L.; Packman, Aaron, Biofilm-induced bioclogging produces sharp interfaces in hyporheic flow, redox conditions, and microbial community structure, Geophysical Research Letters 44(10):4917-4925.
  • Sadeghirad, Alireza; Chopp, David L.; Ren, Xiang; Fang, Eugene; Lua, Jim, A novel hybrid approach for level set characterization and tracking of non-planar 3D cracks in the extended finite element method, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 160:1-14.
  • Li, Xiaobao; Chopp, David L.; Russin, William A.; Brannon, Paul T.; Parsek, Matthew R.; Packman, Aaron I., In situ biomineralization and particle deposition distinctively mediate biofilm susceptibility to chlorine, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82(10):2886-2892.
  • Kublik, Richard A.; Chopp, David L., A locally adaptive time stepping algorithm for the solution to reaction diffusion equations on branched structures, Advances in Computational Mathematics 42(3):621-649.