Michael I. Weinstein - Ph.D. Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Interns

Postdoc mentoring


Amir Sagiv (2019-present)
Term Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Columbia University

Joseph Kraisler (Fall, 2020-)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Columbia University

Andrew Hofstrand, (November, 2020- )
Postdoctoral Fellow (joint with Andrea Alu's group - ASRC/CUNY)
Simons Collaboration: Harnessing Universal Symmetry Concepts for Extreme Wave Phenomena
ASRC / CUNY and
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Columbia University

Current Ph.D. students:

Huaiyu Li
Jonah Chaban

Past Ph.D. students and Postdoctoral Fellows


Alexis Drouot (2017-2020)
Postdoctoral Fellow
current position: Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, University of Washington

Jacob Shapiro (2018-2019)
Department of Mathematics
Columbia University
current position: postdoctoral fellow, Dept of Physics, Princeton University

Maxence Cassier (2017-18) Columbia University
CNRS, Fresnel Institute, Marseille, France


Rachael T. Keller (2016-18), Columbia University
NSF - GRFP Fellowship


Alexander B. Watson Ph.D. 2017, Columbia University
Ph.D. Thesis: Wave dynamics in locally periodic structures by multiscale analysis
Current Position: Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, Duke University

James P. Lee-Thorp Ph.D. 2016, Columbia University
Ph.D. Thesis: A Bifurcation Perspective on Topologically Protected States
Current Position: Google


Michael Jenkinson Ph.D. 2015, Columbia University
Ph.D. Thesis: Bifurcation of On-site and Off-site Solitary Waves of Discrete Nonlinear Schroedinger Type Equations
Current Position: RTG Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Iva Vukicevic, Ph.D. 2015, Columbia University
Ph.D. Thesis: Bifurcation of Localized Eigenstates of Perturbed Periodic Schroedinger Operators
Current Position: Data Scientist - private sector

Vincent Duchene, Chu Asst Prof, Columbia (2011-2012)
CNRS - Institut de Recherche Mathematique de Rennes

Braxton Osting, Ph.D. 2011, Columbia University
Ph.D. Thesis: Spectral Optimization Problems Controlling Wave Phenomena
Current Position: Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, University of Utah

Avi Shapiro, PhD. 2010, Columbia University
Ph.D. Thesis: Dynamics of a Bubble in a Compressible Fluid
Current Position: Preceptor
Harvard - Applied Mathematics

Mark Hoefer - NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2009)
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Columbia University

Current Position: Associate Professor
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado, Boulder

Jeremy L. Marzuola
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2008, 2009-2011)
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Columbia University
Current Position: Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of North Carolina

Gideon Simpson, Ph.D. 2008, Columbia University
Ph.D. Thesis: The Mathematics of Magma Migration
Current Position: Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics, Drexel University

Stephen Shipman
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2006-2007

Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Columbia University (M.I. Weinstein) and
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (R.V. Kohn)
Current Position: Professor
Department of Mathematics
Lousiana State University

Zhou Gang
Post-doctoral visitor January-March, 2007
Currently: Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
SUNY Binghamton

Pascal Heider
Visiting 2006-2008 on Humboldt Fellowship

Current Position: Mathematisches Institut der Universitaet zu Koeln

Deborah Berebichez
Postdoctoral Fellow (2005-2006)
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematidcs
Columbia University (M.I. Weinstein) and
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (R.V. Kohn)
Ph.D. 2005, Stanford University

Eduard Kirr (Ph.D. 2002, University of Michigan)
Current Position: Associate Professor
Dept. of Mathematics
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champagne, Illinois

Roy H. Goodman (NSF University-Industry Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000-2001
at Bell Labs and Princeton)
Current Position: Associate Professor
Dept. of Mathematics
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, New Jersey


Pierre Raphael (Bell Laboratories Student Intern, 1999-2000)
Current position: Professor
Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonne
Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis
06130 Nice, FRANCE

Barton Yeary (Ph.D. 1997, University of Michigan)

Judith R. Miller (Ph.D. 1994, University of Michigan)
Current Position: Professor
Dept. of Mathematics
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.