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


Web site:


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

Professional Affiliation

London Mathematical Society


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

MT5802 - Advanced Analytic techniques

For students interested in this module, here are some (positive, of course!-) comments taken from the module evaluations for 2014-2015.

"Great Module!"; "Amazing lecture notes"; "The lecture notes were very well organised"; "I really enjoyed the content of this module."; "Assignments (and indeed tutorials) were very helpful in reinforcing and expanding the material."; "Continuous assessment meant I was always keeping on topping of things and working hard to understand everything."; "I love how Dr Tran is so helpful and he is always so encouraging."

List of courses offered by the department and relevant information


Research interests

GFD, MHD, turbulence, stability, mixing and transport


Selected Talks

Growth of velocity norms in Navier--Stokes flows, Clay Mathematics Institute Workshop on Geometry and Fluids (Oxford, April 2014)

Global regularity of MHD turbulence with partial hyperdissipation, IUTAM Symposium on Understanding Common Aspects of Extreme Events in Fluids (Dublin, July 2012)

A dynamical systems approach to fluid turbulence, Fourth International Symposium on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics (Barcelona, July 2011)

A quantitative description of turbulence, Canadian Mathematical Society Meeting (Edmonton, June 2011)

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

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, Nonlinear Analysis, Nonlinearity, Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung A


Applied Mathematics Seminars 2014/2015

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

Grand problems in fluid dynamics
are concerned with the inviscid limit.
There arise the subtle notion of dissipation anomaly
and the tricky issue of solution regularity.
Visit this page again for ... some turbulence limerics.