Nonlinear wave propagation and interaction, drop shape analysis

Education

Ph D: Applied Mathematics, (1982), Brown University - Providence, RI Dissertation/Thesis Title: Solitary waves of large amplitude

MS: Applied Mathematics, (1979), Brown University - Providence, RI

BS: Mathematics, (1977), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY

Selected Awards and Honors

Exceeding Expectations Teaching Award (2012), Teaching - Student Government Association

Dept. of Athletics Teaching Award (2009), Teaching - UML

Student Organization Advisor of the Year (2007), Leadership - UML

Exceeding Expectations Teaching Award (2006), Teaching - Student Government Association

Listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2005), Teaching - Who's Who Among America's Teachers

Department of Mathematical Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (2004), Teaching - UML

Exceeding Expectations Teaching Award (2004), Teaching - Student Government Association

Listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2004), Teaching - Who's Who Among America's Teachers

Department of Mathematical Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (1999), Teaching - UML

UML Disability Services Recognition Award (1999), Service, Community - UML

Listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers (1998), Teaching - Who's Who Among America's Teachers

Department of Mathematical Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (1997), Teaching - UML

Dept. of Athletics Teaching Award (1997), Teaching - UML

UML Council on Undergraduate Teaching Award (1993), Teaching

Selected Publications

Zhu, B., Pennell, S.A., Ryan, D.K. (2014) "Characterizing the interaction between uranyl ion and soil fulvic acid using parallel factor analysis and a two-site fluorescence quenching model," Microchemical Journal 115: pp. 51–57

Pennell, S.A., Avitabile, P., White, J. (2009) "An engineering-oriented approach to the introductory differential equations course," PRIMUS 19:1 pp. 88-99

Inyang, H.I., Rossi, L., Graham-Eagle, J., Pennell, S.A., Menezes, G.B. (2007) "Modelling smectite illitization in earthen barriers of buried radioactive wastes," Geomechanics and Geoengineering 2:2 pp. 87-95

Golomb, D., Pennell, S.A., Ryan, D., Barry, E., Swett, P. (2007) "Ocean sequestration of carbon dioxide: Modeling the deep ocean release of a dense emulsion of liquid CO2-in-water stabilized by pulverized limestone particles," Environmental Science and Technology 41:13 pp. 4698-4704

Rossi, L., Inyang, H., Graham-Eagle, J., Pennell, S.A. (2005) "Closure to “A Model of Coupled Heat and Moisture Transport in an Annular Clay Barrier” by L. Rossi, HI Inyang, J. Graham-Eagle, and S. Pennell," Journal of Environmental Engineering 131:11 pp. 1615–1616

Prunty, L., Rossi, L., Inyang, H.I., Graham-Eagle, J., Pennell, S.A. (2005) "Discussion of "A model of coupled heat and moisture transport in an annular clay barrier" by L. Rossi. H. I. Inyang, J. Graham-Eagle, and S. Pennell," Journal of Environmental Engineering 131:11 pp. 1614-1616

Rossi, L., Inyang, H., Graham-Eagle, J., Pennell, S.A. (2004) "A model of coupled heat and moisture transport in an annular clay barrier," Journal of Environmental Engineering 130:8 pp. 855–862

Hays, M.D., Ryan, D.K., Pennell, S.A. (2004) "A Modified Multisite Stern-Volmer Equation for the Determination of Conditional Stability Constants and Ligand Concentrations of Soil Fulvic Acid with Metal Ions," Analytical Chemistry 76:3 pp. 848-854

Hays, M.D., Ryan, D.K., Pennell, S.A. (2003) "Multi-wavelength fluorescence-quenching model for determination of Cu2+ conditional stability constants and ligand concentrations of fulvic acid," Applied Spectroscopy 57:4 pp. 454-460

Graham-Eagle, J., Pennell, S.A. (2000) "Contact angle calculations from the contact/maximum diameter of sessile drops," International journal for numerical methods in fluids 32:7 pp. 851–861

Amirfazli, A., Graham-Eagle, J., Pennell, S.A., Neumann, A. (2000) "Implementation and examination of a new drop shape analysis algorithm to measure contact angle and surface tension from the diameters of two sessile drops," Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 161:1 pp. 63–74

Hays, M.D., Ryan, D.K., Pennell, S.A. (1998) "A multi-site data treatment for modeling the fluorescence enhancement of fulvic acid caused by the binding of aluminum," ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, Preprints 38:2 pp. 102-104

Pennell, S.A., Graham-Eagle, J. (1996) "Sessile Drops on Slightly Uneven Hydrophilic Surfaces," 1:

Pennell, S.A., Mirie, R. (1995) "Weak oblique collisions of interfacial solitary waves," Wave Motion 21:4 pp. 385-404

Pennell, S.A. (1990) "A note on exact relations for solitary waves," Physics of Fluids A 2:2 pp. 281-284

Pennell, S.A., Deignan, J. (1989) "Computing the projected area of a cone," SIAM Review 31:2 pp. 299-302

Mirie, R.M., Pennell, S.A. (1989) "Internal solitary waves in a two-fluid system," Physics of Fluids A 1:6 pp. 986-991

Pennell, S.A. (1987) "ON A SERIES EXPANSION FOR THE SOLITARY WAVE.," Journal of Fluid Mechanics 179: pp. 557-561

Pennell, S.A., Su, C.H. (1984) "SEVENTEENTH-ORDER SERIES EXPANSION FOR THE SOLITARY WAVE.," Journal of Fluid Mechanics 149: pp. 431-443

Selected Presentations

Vertical Teams: The Power of Partnerships with Middlesex Community College, UMass Lowell and Lowell Public Schools - Education for the Future, April 2010 - Merrimack College

Teaching differential equations with an engineering focus - American Society for Engineering Education annual meeting, June 2006 - Chicago, IL

The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics - Colby-Sawyer College Natural Sciences Department Seminar, February 2005

Mathematical Models of Two Groundwater Flow Systems - University of Massachusetts CCES Seminar, February 2002

Determination of the shape of slightly asymmetric sessile drops from diameter measurements - Annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, July 1997 - Stanford University

Sessile drops on slightly uneven hydrophilic surfaces - Annual meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 1996 - Syracuse

Weak oblique collisions of interfacial solitary waves - University of Massachusetts Lowell Electrical Engineering Seminar, April 1995

A variational method for computing the shape of pendant and sessile liquid drops - University of Massachusetts Lowell Mathematics Colloquium, April 1995

Oblique collisions of interfacial solitary waves - Annual meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 1994 - Atlanta

Oblique collisions of solitary waves - Nonlinear Study Group Colloquium, October 1993 - University of New Hampshire

Mathematical, Graphing, and Animation - Teaching with Technology Symposium, April 1993 - U. Mass. Lowell

Calculus in a Real and Complex World: An Alternative Calculus Sequence - U. Mass. Lowell Math Education Colloquium, February 1993

Oblique collisions of solitary waves - U. Mass. Lowell Applied Math/Statistics Seminar, September 1992

On weak oblique collisions of solitary waves - Wave Phenomena II: Modern Theory and Applications, September 1992 - University of Alberta, Edmonton

Generalized matrix inverses, November 1988 - Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Internal solitary waves in a two-fluid system - SIAM annual meeting, July 1988 - Minneapolis, MN

Interaction of oceanic surface and internal waves - Brown University Applied Mathematics Seminar, December 1986

Interaction of surface and internal waves in the ocean, October 1985 - Alphatech, Burlington, MA

A series expansion for the solitary wave - SIAM annual meeting, July 1984 - Seattle, WA

Introduction to the theory of water waves - University of Lowell Applied Mathematics Seminar, October 1983

Shallow water waves and the Korteweg-deVries equation - University of Lowell Applied Mathematics Seminar, October 1983

Solitary waves of large amplitude - University of Lowell Applied Mathematics Seminar, October 1982

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

Honors Program Development Grant (2000), Grant - Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

Consultant Contract (1999), Contract - Town of Rowley, MA

Research Contract (1987), Contract - Sanford Ecological Associates

Co-PI: Multi-Semester Interwoven project for teaching basic core STEM material critical to solving dynamic systems problems (2003), Grant - National Science Foundation

(REMS)2 program (1994), Sponsored Research - Merrimack Education Center

Summer Faculty Fellowship (1986), Fellowship - Office of Naval Research

Summer Faculty Fellowship (1985), Fellowship - Office of Naval Research