
Alexander P Hoover, PhD





Research Keywords: 
 biofluids, fluid dynamics, biomechanics, neuromechanics, computational fluid dynamics, CFD, numerical differential equations, mathematical biology, structural mechanics, elasticity, partial differential equations, compartmental modeling, epidemiological modeling, imaging 


Education: 

B.S., Applied Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University, 2010
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of North Carolina, 2015



Brief Bio: 
 Originally from Northeast Ohio, I left after college to pursue graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing my PhD in Mathematics working with Laura Miller, I was an RTG Postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University working with Lisa Fauci and Ricardo Cortez. I returned to Northeast Ohio with a position at the University of Akron (20182022), before joining Cleveland State University in 2022.
My research focuses on the interplay of fluids, mechanics, and behavior in organism pumping, flying and swimming. In particular, I am interested in how their interaction influences the production of efficient and robust mechanisms of fluid transport and locomotion. I'm generally interested in mathematical biology, biofluids, computational modeling, and applied mathematics. 


Teaching Areas: 
 numerical analysis, differential equations, numerical differential equations, applied math, computational mathematics, modeling, fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, scientific computing, parallel computing, linear algebra, numerical linear algebra, partial differential equations 


Professional Affiliations: 
 Postdoctoral Fellow  Tulane University (20152018)
Assistant Professor  University of Akron (20182022)
Assistant Professor  Cleveland State University (2022  Present) 


Professional Experience: 
 Member of the following Professional societies:
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB)
American Physical Society (APS)
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) 


University Service: 
 Member of the Center for Applied Data Analysis and Modeling (ADAM)
Viking Cluster User 


Professional Service: 
 Board Member of Spectra, the Association for LGBTQ+ Mathematicians (2021Present)
Organized the following workshops:
 LGBTQ+ in Mathematics Workshop at ICERM (Virtual, 2021)
 LGBTQ+ in Mathematics II Workshop at Princeton (Virtual, 2023)
 Queer in Computational and Applied Math Workshop at ICERM (2024) 


Research Grants: 
 NSF DMS Mathematical Biology (2152180), solePI, Awarded, $298,547. Neuromechanical resonance and distributed control in organismal pumping. 

