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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, and in particular, microfluidics, electrohydrodynamics, and soft matter theory. Asymptotic and perturbation methods, and computational methods

Significant Recognition

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Significant Professional Service

  • SIAM Vice President for Publications, 2014-2019
  • Editor-in-Chief, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 2009-2014
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Associate Editor, 2000-2003

Selected Publications

  • Young, Y. N.; Mori, Yoichiro; Miksis, Michael J., Slightly deformable Darcy drop in linear flows, Physical Review Fluids
  • Hu, Yi; Vlahovska, Petia; Miksis, Michael J, Dielectric spherical particle on an interface in an applied electric field, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
  • Hu, Yi; Vlahovska, Petia M.; Miksis, Michael J., Colloidal particle electrorotation in a nonuniform electric field, Physical Review E
  • Bostwick, J. B.; Miksis, M. J.; Davis, S. H., Elastic membranes in confinement, Journal of the Royal Society Interface
  • McConnell, Lane C.; Miksis, Michael J.; Vlahovska, Petia M., Continuum modeling of the electric-field-induced tension in deforming lipid vesicles, Journal of Chemical Physics