Ihsan Topaloglu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Harris Hall 4151A

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Ph.D. in Mathematics, Indiana University Bloomington
Thesis: “An Isoperimetric Problem with Nonlocal Long-range Interactions”
Advisor: Peter J. Sternberg

M.S. in Mathematics, Bogazici University
Thesis: “Variational methods for nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations with nonlocal terms”
Advisor: Alp Eden

B.S. in Mathematics, Bogazici University


My research interests lie primarily in the calculus of variations, partial differential equations and geometric measure theory, with a focus on problems arising from materials science, biology and physics. In particular, I am interested in the analysis of non-convex and nonlocal constrained variational problems which result in energy-driven pattern formations.


2016-Present Assistant Professor, VCU
2014-2016, Fields-Ontario Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University
2012-2014, Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University