John LaGrone, PhD

Department of Mathematics
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118, USA

University Email: jlagrone(-at-)
Personal Email: john(-at-)
Office: Stanley Thomas 405.


Broadly speaking, my research interests are numerical analysis and scientific computing.

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University where I am primarily working on the modeling and simulation of passive and active fibers in viscous flows. The applications range from understanding the dynamics of passive fibers such as actin filaments in flows to oil spill remediation using flagellated bacteria.

As a graduate student at Southern Methodist University, I worked on developing absorbing boundary conditions for wave propagation problems. As part of this work, an open source software library was released to implement these boundary conditions for Maxwell’s Equations. I am continuing to work on this, with the goal of extending the work to elastic waves, which may have applications in seismic imaging.