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Harumi Hattori



Mathematics 408F Armstrong Hall

After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with Ph.D. in Mathematics, I was a visiting assistant professor at University of Kentucky for one year. Then, I came to West Virginia University. Since then, I’ve remained at WVU and make occasional visits to universities such as Brown University, University of Minnesota, and Kyushu University.

  • BS: University of Tokyo, Japan, April, 1970 to March, 1975 B.E., City Planning and Sanitary Engineering
  • MS: University of Tokyo, Japan, April, 1975 to March, 1977 M.E., Information Engineering
  • Ph.D.: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, September, 1977 to July, 1981 M.S. and Ph.D., Mathematics Thesis adviser: Marshall Slemrod Thesis title: Problems in nonhomogeneous conservation laws

Professional Experiences:
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, January 1987 to June 1987

  • Visitor at Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, January 1989 to June 1989

  • Visiting Professor, Department of Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Sep. 1992 to May, 1993

Research Interests:
I am interested in Partial Differential Equations related to fluid dynamics such as conservation laws, magnetohydrodynamics, and chemotaxis-fluid equations.

Courses offered at WVU:
  • Theory of partial differential equations
  • Intermediate ordinary differential equations
  • Real analysis
  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Linear Algebra
  • Elementary partial differential Equations
  • Elementary Differential Equations

Recent Publications:

F. Elsrrawi and H. Hattori, Existence of Global Solutions for Nonlinear Magnetohydrodynamics with Finite Larmor Radius Corrections, International Journal of Differential Equations, vol. 2018, Article ID 9867215, 11 pages, 2018. doi:10.1155/2018/9867215.

H. Hattori, Partial Differential Equations - Methods, Applications and Theories, 2nd Edition, World Scientific, 2019.