Faculty Directory
Michael J. Miksis

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

Director of MS Studies for Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech M462
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-3345Email Michael Miksis


Miksis Research

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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

  • Zhou, Zhi; Vlahovska, Petia M.; Miksis, Michael J., Drag force on spherical particles trapped at a liquid interface, Physical Review Fluids (2022).
  • Firouznia, Mohammadhossein; Miksis, Michael J.; Vlahovska, Petia M.; Saintillan, David, Instability of a planar fluid interface under a tangential electric field in a stagnation point flow, Journal of fluid Mechanics (2022).
  • Hu, Yi; Vlahovska, Petia M.; Miksis, Michael J., Electrohydrodynamic assembly of colloidal particles on a drop interface, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 18(3):2357-2371 (2021).
  • Anastasia, Irene; Ilacqua, Nicolò; Raimondi, Andrea; Lemieux, Philippe; Ghandehari-Alavijeh, Rana; Faure, Guilhem; Mekhedov, Sergei L.; Williams, Kevin J.; Caicci, Federico; Valle, Giorgio; Giacomello, Marta; Quiroga, Ariel D.; Lehner, Richard; Miksis, Michael J.; Toth, Katalin; de Aguiar Vallim, Thomas Q.; Koonin, Eugene V.; Scorrano, Luca; Pellegrini, Luca, Mitochondria-rough-ER contacts in the liver regulate systemic lipid homeostasis, Cell reports 34(11) (2021).
  • Young, Y. N.; Mori, Yoichiro; Miksis, Michael J., Slightly deformable Darcy drop in linear flows, Physical Review Fluids 4(6) (2019).
  • Hu, Yi; Vlahovska, Petia; Miksis, Michael J, Dielectric spherical particle on an interface in an applied electric field, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 79(3):850-875 (2019).
  • Hu, Yi; Vlahovska, Petia M.; Miksis, Michael J., Colloidal particle electrorotation in a nonuniform electric field, Physical Review E 97(1) (2018).
  • Bostwick, J. B.; Miksis, M. J.; Davis, S. H., Elastic membranes in confinement, Journal of the Royal Society Interface 13(120) (2016).