Andreas Aristotelous, PhD

Andreas Aristotelous PhD

Associate Professor

Office: UNA 110
Phone: 610-436-3495
Fax: 610-738-0578
E-mail: Andreas Aristotelous


I received my Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, under the supervision of Professors Ohannes Karakashian and Steven Wise. My PhD work was on Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Solutions of Cahn Hilliard type Models. From 2011-2013 I held joint positions as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) and as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University. From 2013-2014 I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University. From 2014-2015 I was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia.

At SAMSI I have worked with Professor Mansoor Haider, North Carolina State University, in the development and application of Hybrid Discrete Systems to problems related to tissue engineering and at Duke University with Professor Richard Durrett on stochastic hybrid discrete systems applied to tumor growth and evolutionary game theory. Also at Duke University I have formed an ongoing collaboration with Professor Stephanos Venakides (Mathematics) as a part of a multidisciplinary group headed by Professor Dan Kiehart (Biology) on a project studying tissue morphogenesis of the drosophila embryo as a potential model of wound healing.

As a Research Assistant Professor at Temple University I worked with Professors Isaac Klapper and Yury Grabovsky on an NIH funded project involving biofilm modeling. This was a part of a wider multidisciplinary group based at the Center of Biofilm Engineering (CBE) located at Montana State University, headed by Professor Phil Stewart (Former Center Director).

Since August 2015 I am a Tenure-Track Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at West Chester University. 

My Research

I have been awarded on June 29th 2017 a prestigious NSF Grant for the next three years that is expected to total 100,115.00 dollars.

For further information on all of my research projects visit My Research Page

Courses Currently Teaching

For the Fall 2018 semester I am teaching:

  • Two sections of 'Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE)'  (MAT 343)
  • Two sections of 'Brief Calculus' (MAT 143)