**Rice University**- 1993

Ph.D. - Mathematics

**Rice University** - 1993

B.S. - Mathematical Sciences

**University of Adelaide** - 1988

• Modeling, analysis, and simulation of engineering systems and devices

- Short-pulse mode-locked ber lasers: Pulse dynamics, stability, noise modeling, numerical optimization, spectral and functional analysis, evolution semigroups
- Plasma processing systems: Boltzmann equation, deterministic spectral methods and stochastic particle methods for modeling of rare events
- Photoacoustic trace gas sensors: Multi-physics PDE-based models, analytical

and finite-element solutions, model validation via laboratory experiments - Optical fiber communications systems: Numerical methods for nonlinear Schrodinger equations, advanced Monte Carlo methods for the simulation of rare events, numerical optimization, PhoSSiL: Photonics Systems Simulator C++ Library, model validation via laboratory experiments
- High performance parallel scientific computing

Continuous spectrum of periodically stationary pulses in a stretched-pulse laser 2022 - **Journal Article**

The essential spectrum of periodically stationary solutions of the complex Ginzburg–Landau equation 2021 - **Journal Article**

Spectral computation of low probability tails for the homogeneous Boltzmann equation 2021 - **Journal Article**

Spectral computation of low probability tails for the homogeneous Boltzmann equation 2021 - **Journal Article**

A Higher Order Moment Preserving Reduction Scheme for the Stochastic Weighted Particle Method 2020 - **Journal Article**

The essential spectrum of periodically stationary solutions of the complex Ginzburg–Landau equation 2020 - **Journal Article**

A Higher Order Moment Preserving Reduction Scheme for the Stochastic Weighted Particle Method 2020 - **Journal Article**

A one-way coupled model for the vibration of tuning fork-based trace gas sensors driven by a thermoacoustic wave 2020 - **Publication**

Influence of Tuning Fork Resonance Properties on Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Performance 2019 - **Journal Article**

Dr. John Zweck, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has created a collection of 3-D printed models that his students use in small-group problem-solving assignments.

Dr. John Zweck, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences who joined the faculty last year, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Adelaide in Australia and his PhD in mathematics from Rice University. His training concentrated on differential geometry, which involves understanding shapes in space.