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Michael Cromer

Associate Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

585-475-4078
Office Hours
M 12:30-1:30, T 9-11, W 11-1
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Michael Cromer

Associate Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Education

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

Bio

<p>Dr. Cromer received his B.S. in Mathematics at York College of Pennsylvania in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware in 2011. During his time in Delaware, he 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 awarded the University Dissertation Fellowship. Upon graduation, he was a postdoctoral scholar in Chemical Engineering and the Materials Research Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara 2011-2013. In 2013, he was awarded a National Research Council Research Associateship and spent the following year conducting research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He began teaching at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2014. His research focuses on the modeling, analysis and simulation of complex fluids. He is 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).</p>

585-475-4078

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

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-182
4 Credits
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
MATH-791
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
MATH-607
1 Credits
This course is a continuation of Graduate Seminar I. It prepares students to engage in activities necessary for independent mathematical research and introduces them to a broad range of active interdisciplinary programs related to applied mathematics.
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-606
1 Credits
The course prepares students to engage in activities necessary for independent mathematical research and introduces students to a broad range of active interdisciplinary programs related to applied mathematics.
MATH-699
0 Credits
This course is a cooperative education experience for graduate math and stats students.
MATH-799
1 - 3 Credits
Independent Study

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.