# Celso Carranza

## Academic Information

- Office: 560 Snow Hall
- Email: ccarranza@ku.edu
- Engineering Lab: 3124 Learned Hall
- Fall 2019: Office Hour, Tuesday 11-12; Help Room (Snow 651), Wednesday 3-6.

## Teaching Assistant

- Fall 2019: Calculus I (MATH 125)
- Summer 2019: Engineering Thermodynamics (ME 312)
- Spring 2019: Mechanical Design (ME 628)
- Fall 2019: Engineering Thermodynamics (ME 312)
- Summer 2018: Engineering Thermodynamics (ME 312)

## Research Interests

- Continuum Mechanics (CM). This is a foundational framework based on conservation and balance laws to describe the physics of most phenomena (solids, liquids, gases). By using this framework, a mathematical model that describes the rates of fundamental quantities (displacements, temperatures) is created that is allowed to study various real world problems (take ME 840, ME 841).
- Finite Element Method (FEM). The above gives us a mathematical model which is a set of Partial Differential Equations. Since there's a lack of theoretical solutions for a particular description of Boundary and Initial conditions, an approximate solution can be found using FEM which is based on calculus of variations (take ME 861, MATH 648).

## Education

- Doctorate of Philosopy in Mechanical Engineering. Univerity of Kansas. January 2020 - . Advisor: Karan Surana, PhD.
- Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering. University of Kansas. January 2018 - January 2020.
- Bacheror's of Science in Mechanical Engineeing. University of Kansas. August 2014 - May 2018.

## Graduate Coursework

- MATH 591 Numerical Linear Algebra
- MATH 647 Applied Partial Differential Equations
- MATH 765 Mathematical Analysis
- MATH 950 Advanced Partial Differential Equations I
- ME 733 Gas Dynamics
- ME 810 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
- ME 840 Continuum Mechanics I
- ME 841 Continuum Mechanics II
- ME 861 Finite Element Method for Boundary Value Problems
- ME 862 Finite Element Method for Initial Value Problems