School of Mathematics and Statistics

University of St Andrews

St Andrews KY16 9SS, Scotland

Chuong V. Tran   

Office: 306

Tel: +44 1334 463741

Fax: +44 1334 46 3748


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B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics, 1995 (Alberta)

M.Sc. in Physics, 1996 (Toronto)

Ph.D. in Physics, 2001 (Toronto)

Work Experience

01/2001 -- 06/2001: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Toronto

07/2001 -- 08/2004: Postdoctoral Fellow (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow from 04/2002 to 03/2004), Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta

09/2004 -- 08/2005: Temporary Lecturer, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick

09/2005 -- 08/2010: RCUK Academic Fellow, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews

09/2010 -- Present: Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews


Previous years:
MT1001 - Introductory Mathematics
MT2001 - Mathematics
MT3503 - Complex Analysis
MT4005 - Linear and Nonlinear Waves
MT4508 - Dynamical Systems
MT5802 - Advanced Analytic techniques

MT3503 - Complex Analysis
MT5802 - Advanced Analytic techniques

List of courses offered by the department and relevant information


Research interests

GFD, MHD, turbulence, stability, mixing and transport


Recent Talks

The number of degrees of freedom of three-dimensional Navier--Stokes turbulence, Fields Institute Workshop on the Dynamics in Environmental and Geophysical flows (Department of Applied Mathematics, Waterloo; July 2009)

Local transfer and spectra of a diffusive field advected by large-scale incompressible flows, IUTUM Symposium on Rotating Stratified Turbulence and Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans (Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge; December 2008)

Constraints on scalar diffusion anomaly in three-dimensional flows having bounded velocity gradients, Structure and Waves in Anisotropic Turbulence (Mathematics Institute, Warwick; November 2008)

Scalar transport, The Nature of High Reynolds Number Turbulence, (Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge; October 2008)

Local transfer and spectra of a diffusive field advected by large-scale incompressible flows, Seminar Series on Turbulence (Mathematics Institute, Imperial College; May 2008)

An upper bound for passive scalar diffusion in shear flows, Workshop on Two-dimensional Turbulence (Lorentz Centre, Leiden; March 2007)

Vanishing enstrophy dissipation in two-dimensional Navier-Stokes turbulence in the inviscid limit, Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Issues in Environmental Turbulence (Mathematics Institute, Warwick; March 2006)

Enstrophy dissipation in freely evolving two-dimensional turbulence, Department of Mathematics and Informatics Colloquium (Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City; August 2005)

Refereeing for

Physica D, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Applied Mathematics and Computation, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Europhysics Letters, Journal of Physics A, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Applied Mathematics Letters, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications


Applied Mathematics Seminars 2013/2014

Follow the above link for a schedule of weekly seminars in applied mathematics. If you would like to visit us and give a seminar, please contact me.

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Vortex Dynamics Research Group