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Michael Cromer

Assistant Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

585-475-4078
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Michael Cromer

Assistant Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Education

BS, York College of Pennsylvania; MS, Ph.D., University of Delaware

Bio

I received my B.S. in Mathematics at York College of Pennsyvania in 2005, and my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware in 2011. During my time at UD, I spent several months at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota during a special semester on complex fluids, and was also awarded the University Dissertation Fellowship. Upon graduation, I was a postdoctoral scholar in Chemical Engineering and the Materials Research Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara 2011-2013. In 2013, I was awarded a National Research Council Research Associateship and spent the next year conducting research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. I started at RIT in 2014. My research focuses on the modeling, analysis and simulation of complex fluids. I am interested in a wide range of materials (e.g., wormlike micellar solutions, polymer solutions, and colloidal dispersions), which have a wide range of applications (e.g., oil recovery, soft body armor, materials processing).

585-475-4078

Currently Teaching

MATH-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed project that could be considered original in nature. The level of work is appropriate for students in their final two years of undergraduate study.
MATH-381
3 Credits
This course covers the algebra of complex numbers, analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann equations, complex integration, Cauchy's integral theorem and integral formulas, Taylor and Laurent series, residues, and the calculation of real-valued integrals by complex-variable methods.
MATH-790
0 - 9 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
MATH-500
3 Credits
This capstone experience introduces students to mathematical problems and situations not encountered in previous courses of study. The class will primarily revolve around student-directed,collaborative efforts to solve a given problem using rigorous mathematical analysis and (as appropriate) computational methods. Significant work outside the classroom will be required of students. Students will write a formal report of their solution methods, and produce a poster for presentation at an end-of-term conference-style event.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Cromer, Michael, Glenn H. Fredrickson, and L. Gary Leal. "Concentration Fluctuations in Polymer Solutions Under Mixed Flow." Journal of Rheology 6. 14 (2017): 711-730. Print.
Kalb, Arthur, et al. "Role of Chain Scission in Cross-Slot Flow of Wormlike Micellar Solutions." Physical Review Fluids 2. (2017): 1-10. Print.
Cromer, M. and L. P. Cook. "A Study of Pressure-Driven Flow of Wormlike Micellar Solutions through a Converging/Diverging Channel." Journal of Rheology 60. (2016): 953-972. Web.
Peterson, J. D., et al. "Shear Banding Predictions for the Two-Fluid Rolie-Poly Model." Journal of Rheology 60. (2016): 927-951. Web.