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Kara Maki

Associate Professor

School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

585-475-2541
Office Hours
Mondays, 12:20-1:20 PM, Gosnell 2348; Tuesdays, 3-4 PM, Zoom; Wednesdays, 12:20-1:20 PM, Gosnell 2348; Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 PM, Zoom
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Kara Maki

Associate Professor

School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Education

BS, University of New Hampshire; MS, Ph.D., University of Delaware

585-475-2541

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Journal Paper
Maki, Kara L., Richard J. Braun, and Gregory A. Barron. "The Influence of a Lipid Reservoir on the Tear Film Formation." Mathematical Medicine and Biology: A Journal of the IMA 37. (2020): 363-388. Print.
Burkhart, Collin T., Michael J. Schertzer, and Kara L. Maki. "Coplanar Electrowetting-induced Droplet De-tachment from Radially Symmetric Electrodes." Langmuir 36. (2020): 8129-8136. Print.
Bernetski, Kimberly A, Kara L Maki, and Michael J Schertzer. "Comment on “How to make sticky surfaces slippery: Contact angle hysteresis in electrowetting with alternating voltage”." Appl. Phys. Lett. 114. (2019): 116101. Print.
Li, Longfei, et al. "Tear Film Dynamics with Evaporation, Wetting, and Time-dependent Flux Boundary Condition on an Eye-shaped Domain." Physics of Fluids 26. 5 (2014): 52101. Print.
Maki, Kara L. and David S. Ross. "Exchange of Tears under a Contact Lens Is Driven by Distortions of the Contact Lens." Integrative and Comparative Biology 54. 6 (2014): 1043-1050. Print.
Lee, S. H., et al. "Gravity-driven Instability of a Thin Liquid Film Underneath a Soft Solid." Physical Review E 90. 5 (2014): 53009. Print.
Huang, J., et al. "Phantom Study of Tear Film Dynamics with Optical Coherence Tomography and Maximum-likelihood Estimation." Optics Letters 38. (2013): 1721-1723. Print.
Huang, J., et al. "Maximum-likelihood Estimation in Optical Coherence Tomography in the Context of the Tear." Biomedical Optics Express 4. (2013): 1806-1816. Print.
Maki, Kara L. and Yuriko Renardy. "The Dynamics of a Viscoelastic Liquid which Displays Thixotropic Yield Stress Behavior." Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 181. (2012): 30-50. Print.
Maki, Kara L. and Satish Kumar. "Fast Evaporation of Spreading Droplets of Colloidal Suspensions." Langmuir 27. (2011): 11347-11363. Print.
Invited Paper
Reed, Kenneth, et al. "Modeling the Kinetic Behavior of Reactive Oxygen Species with Cerium Dioxide Nanoparticles." Biomolecules. (2019). Web.
Maki, Kara L. and David S. Ross. "A New Model for the Suction Pressure Under A Contact Lens." Journal of Biological Systems. (2014). Print.
Invited Article/Publication
Maki, Kara L, et al. "A model for tear film dynamics during a realistic blink." Journal for Modeling in Ophthalmology. (2019). Web.
Maki, Kara L., Rodolfo Repetto, and Richard J. Braun. "Mathematical modeling highlights from ARVO 2018." Journal for Modeling in Ophthalmology. (2019). Web.

Currently Teaching

MATH-181
4 Credits
This is the first 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 functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
MATH-790
0 - 9 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.