Matthew "Nick" Moore

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Matthew Nick Moore
Associate Research Scientist
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
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About me

I graduated with a PhD in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina where I studied applied mathematics and fluid dynamics. My advisors were Richard McLaughlin and Roberto Camassa. Currently I am a post-doc at the Courant Institute working with Michael Shelley, Jun Zhang, and Stephen Childress.

Broadly speaking, my research interests are in applied mathematics, modeling, and fluid dynamics. This has included work in fluid-structure interaction, viscoelastic fluids, erosion, stratified fluids, entrainment, and mixing. I use analytical, asymptotic, and numerical techniques in my research, and I often collaborate with experimentalists. Look here for more details on my research.


  • Self-similar evolution of a body eroding in a fluid flow,
    featured paper in Physics of Fluids, 2013. [pdf] [link]

  • Sculpting of an erodible body by flowing water,
    in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012. [pdf] [link]

  • A weak-coupling expansion for viscoelastic fluids
    applied to dynamic settling of a body,
    in the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 2012. [pdf] [link]

  • Stratified Flows with vertical layering of density: experimental and theoretical study of flow configurations and their stability,
    in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2012. [pdf] [link]

  • PhD Thesis,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010. [pdf]

  • Brachistochrones in potential flow and the connection to Darwin's theorem
    in Physics Letters A, 2008. [pdf]

  • Evaluation of Supersingular Integrals: Second Order Boundary Derivatives
    in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2007. [pdf]


  • Erosion has a point - and an edge [NYU] [NSF]

    Contact info

    email: moore (at symbol)
    Lab: WWH 105
    Office: WWH 1122
    Lab phone: (212) 998-3247,
    Office phone: (212) 998-3296
    Cell phone: (919) 636-1102

    Mailing address:
    Matthew Moore
    251 Mercer Street
    New York University
    New York, N.Y. 10012


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  • Graeffe's method

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