Punit Gandhi

Punit Gandhi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Grace E. Harris Hall, 1015 Floyd Ave., room 4177

Google Scholar


  • Ph.D. in Physics,  The University of California, Berkeley [Thesis: Localized States in Driven Dissipative Systems with Time-Periodic Modulation, Advisor: Edgar Knobloch]
  • B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics,  Cornell University

Research Interests

Gandhi is an applied mathematician who studies the spontaneous emergence of patterns in space and time, and is particularly interested in how to use these patterns to learn about the systems that support them.  He uses tools from dynamical systems and bifurcation theory, along with numerics, to develop and analyze conceptual models of complex systems with a particular focus on applications to biology and ecology.

Professional Appointments

  • 2019-Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2016-2019, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University