About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Penn State University. Before coming to Penn State in January 2013, I was at Brown University as a Prager Assistant Professor during 2010 - 2012 and at the Institute de Mathematiques de Jussieu (Paris VI) as a postdoctoral researcher during 2009 - 2010. I completed my PhD at Indiana University under Professor Kevin Zumbrun in 2009 and my Master degree at UT - San Antonio under Professor Dung Le in 2006. During 1998 - 2002, I had my undergraduate training at the Vietnam National University in Hochiminh city. 


  • Full Name : Toan T Nguyen
  • Office : 238 McAllister
  • Office hours : by appointment
  • Email : nguyen@math.psu.edu
  • Phone : +1 (814) 863-4123
  • Fax : +1 (814) 865-3735

Research Interests

Partial differential equations, Fluid dynamics (e.g., Incompressible Navier-Stokes), Systems of conservation laws (Compressible Navier-Stokes and MHD; Radiative hyperbolic-elliptic systems), Kinetic theory (Vlasov - Maxwell; Boltzmann), Stability theory and Dynamical system, Traveling wave solutions, Viscous shock waves and Boundary layers.

Current Teaching

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