IU East welcomes new faculty to the School of Natural Science and Mathematics

November 13th, 2012

Indiana University East is pleased to welcome its newest faculty in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. Two new faculty began at the start of the fall 2012 semester.

Yu Kay Law, assistant professor of chemistry, received his Doctorate in Biophysics from Ohio State University where he was also a Graduate Fellow. He earned his Master of Arts and Master of Science in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Previously, he was an assistant professor of chemistry at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. While at Ohio State, he was a graduate teaching associate for the Department of Chemistry. He completed research projects in the correlation of prerequisite mathematics coursework on success in general chemistry and a computational study of biologically relevant molecules in the context of excited states. In 2007, Law won the Student Research Competition held by the Ohio Supercomputer Center in Columbus.

Law has written articles for ResearcherID and Biophys. He has presented at conferences including the Midwest Great Lakes ACS Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society Central Regional Meeting, and the International Congress in Photobiology in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Andrew Vlasic, visiting assistant professor of mathematics, received his Doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Master of Arts in Mathematics from the University of North Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of California in Santa Barbara.

Previously, he was an instructor for the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he had formerly been a teaching assistant and tutoring lab supervisor. He has also been an instructor for the Department of Mathematics at the University of North Texas.

Vlasic has published papers through the Cornell University Library. His research interests include stochastic differential equations, stochastic stability, evolutionary game theory, population dynamics, evolution, epidemiology, and mathematical biology.

He has participated in contributed talks for the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Vlasic is a member of the American Mathematical Society, Society for Mathematical Biology, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Association of America.

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