Faculty Directory
Michael J. Miksis

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech M462
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-3345Email Michael Miksis


Miksis Research


Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering


Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, New York University, New York, NY

M.S. Applied Mathematics, New York University, New York, NY

B.S. Physics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Research Interests

Theoretical and computational fluid mechanics; materials science and biology, especially free boundary problems, multiphase flows, and stability theory; asymptotic and perturbation methods; computational methods

Significant Recognition

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Significant Professional Service

  • SIAM Vice President for Publications
  • Editor-in-Chief, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 2009-2014
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Associate Editor, 2000-2003

Selected Publications

  • Yi Hu, Petia Vlahovska, Michael J Miksis, “Colloidal particle electrorotation in a nonuniform electric field”, Physical Review E, (2018)
  • J. B. Bostwick, M. J. Miksis, S. H. Davis, “Elastic membranes in confinement”, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, (2016)
  • Lane C. McConnell, Michael J. Miksis, Petia M. Vlahovska, “Continuum modeling of the electric-field-induced tension in deforming lipid vesicles”, Journal of Chemical Physics, (2015)
  • Maurice J. Blount, Michael J. Miksis, Stephen H. Davis, “Thin-film flow beneath a vesicle during adhesion processes”, Procedia IUTAM, (2015)
  • Miksis, Michael J.; Young, Y.-N., “Electrohydrodynamic instability of a capacitive elastic membrane”, Physics of Fluids, (2015)
  • Miksis, Michael J.; Vlahovska, Petia M.; McConnell, Lane C., “Vesicle dynamics in uniform electric fields: squaring and breathing”, Soft Matter, (2015)
  • Miksis, Michael J.; Young, Y.-N.; Veerapaneni, Shravan, “Long-wave dynamics of an inextensible planar membrane in an electric field”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (2014)
  • Salac, D.; Davis, S.H.; Miksis, M.J.; Vogl, C.J., “The effect of glass-forming sugars on vesicle morphology and water distribution during drying”, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, (2014)