Matt Charnley

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Email: charnley at math dot rutgers dot edu

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As of Fall 2019, I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Math Department at Rutgers University. In this position, my primary roles are teaching classes, helping to improve the undergraduate curriculum, and mentoring undergraduates as they prepare for their future careers. Prior to this, I was a graduate student at Rutgers University, where I did my dissertation under the direction of Michael Vogelius. I received my Ph.D. in May 2019. Before that, I did my undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame, where I received Bachelors of Science degrees in Mathematics and Chemical Engineering in May 2013.


I am currently (Spring 2020) the instructor for Math 151 Sections 10-12, and Math 152 Sections 45-47, and Math 300 Section 7. Information on these courses for current students can be found on Canvas.

I will also be the instructor for Math 152 Section C3 during the Summer 2020 session. This course will be run in a asynchronous online format. For more information about what that entails, please look at the page here.

Information about what I have taught in the past as well as what I'm currently working on in terms of improving my teaching and developments around the department can be found on my Teaching page.


I have been involved in several different types of research projects over the years. My dissertation research was in the area of Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis and dealt with thin inhomogeneities of the conductivity problem. During my time as a graduate student, I also did work with Aihua Wood at the Air Force Institute of Technology on the problem of through-the-wall imaging and radar analysis. My undergraduate thesis dealt with forward and inverse problems for differential equations, and was done under the guidance of Nancy Stanton, and I also did work in a Chemical Engineering lab working with ionic liquids under the direction of Joan Brennecke. Information on the more recent of these projects can be found on my Research page.