For questions about the program, please contact:

Amanda Hattaway
Chair of Applied Mathematics
Ira Allen 319 | 617-989-4368

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New Faculty

Ananta Raj Adhikari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Ananta received his Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science and Engineering from State University of New York at Albany and a B.S. with a major in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.  After receiviing his Ph.D., he has been involved in teaching as well as research in different institutes including liberal art colleges and community colleges.  His research interests focus on the development of strong, multifunctional device based on nanomaterials and polymers including biopolymer for applications such as bioscaffolds and biosensors.  He has been investigating the defect dynamics to tailor the behavior of these devices.  Ananta looks forward to sharing in interests with Wentworth.

Mami Wentworth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Mami Wentworth earned her PH.D. in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University in 2015 and a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008.  Her research is focused on Mathematical Modeling, Uncertainty Quantification and Parameter Estimation for HIV models.  Originally from Japan, Wentworth spent her childhood in Brazil, and lived in New York, Utah and North Carolina before coming to Massachusetts.  She is excited to join the Wentworth community and start working with her students.

Youssef Qranfal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Youssef Qranfal completed his PH.D. in Applied Mathematics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.  He has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from University of Orleans, and M. Eng., and a M.S. from Joseph Fourier University, France.  He taught at post-secondary institutions and worked in industry.  His research deals with inverse problems using convex analysis, a sub field of optimization.  He emphasizes applications while exploring tools from other disciplines such as statistics, graph theory, differential equations, and optimal control.  He experiments with the application of optimization techniques to solve problems in medical imaging and data assimilation.  He collaborates with Mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, and medical doctors in the process.

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