Professor of Applied Mathematics
Nonlinear Waves, Fluid Mechanics, Material Sciences, Numerical pde
Rodolfo Ruben Rosales received the Licenciado degre from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in 1973, and the PhD. from Caltech in 1977 - under the direction of Gerald B. Whitham. Following a post- doctoral position at Caltech, he went to U.C. Berkeley as a lecturer, and then to the Courant Institute as a Research Assistant Professor.
He joined the MIT faculty in applied mathematics in 1980. A prior Sloan fellow, Professor Rosales' research interests include fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves, numerical pde and material sciences. He served as Chair of the Applied Mathematics Committee from 2002 to 2006.