Dr. Mason has taught courses on advanced engineering mathematics at my previous institution, but at UC Davis the most relevant course is probably Computational Materials Science (EMS 285). This course requires students to implement simulations of various physical systems of importance to materials science, with the lectured dedicated to explaining the physical phenomena, the governing equations, and the strategies to solve those governing equations numerically. This is a graduate elective that is taught every other year, and will next be offered in the 2023/2024 academic year.

Dr. Mason has extensive experience with serving on the dissertation committees of students in both the Materials Science and Chemical Engineering graduate programs, and looks forward to doing the same for the Applied Mathematics program.