Samuel Punshon-Smith

Assistant Professor

School of Science & Engineering


Gibson Hall 423

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., 2017, Mathematics, University of Maryland,
M.S., 2011, Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
B.S. Mathematics and B.S. Physics, 2010, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


  • 2022- Present: Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 2021-2022: Member, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advances Study, Princeton, NJ
  • 2018-2021: Prager Assistant Professor & NSF Post-Doctoral Fellow, Division of Applied Math, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • 2017-2018: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Maryland, Mathematics, College Park, MD


 Research Interests

 Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory, Stochastic Analysis,  Fluid Mechanics, Mixing, Turbulence, Linear and Nonlinear Instability, Kinetic Theory, Particle Systems, Hydrodynamic Limits