I have been an instructor for the Applied Physics Program in the Whiting School of Engineering since 2009.  The only course that I have taught is Chaos and its Applications.

I am also a Professor of Mathematics at the U.S. Naval Academy since 2001.  Prior to that, I was a post-doctoral fellow at Clemson University working on Non-Newtonian fluid flow problems in the Center for Advanced Engineering, Fibers and Films.



I received all of my education at the University of Pittsburgh.  I started as an undergraduate student in Physics, however, I realized that Mathematics was my true calling early on.  My doctoral dissertation was in Computational Fluid Dynamics, specifically in the imposition of various boundary conditions in the Navier-Stokes Equations.

After graduate school, I was employed as a post-doctoral fellow at Clemson University where I broadened my area of expertise in the Non-Newtonian regime of fluids. In 2001, I joined the mathematics department of the US Naval Academy. There, in the next fifteen years I rose to the rank of full professor with tenure. At the Naval Academy, I have served as a member of several committees such as the Admissions Board, the Trident (student project) and Research Award (faculty) committees.



I was born and raised in Greece. My parents and siblings still live there and I try to visit as often as I can.   I came to the United States after high school to pursue my studies in Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh.  I have been living in the U.S. ever since.  My wife, and I live in Severna Park, Maryland.

Research Interests

Finite Element Methods and Numerical Simulation of Newtonian and Viscoelastic fluid flow as well as the study of gas diffusion in nanocomposite films. Currently I am working on simulations of three dimensional, turbulent flow.


Education History

  • Ph D Applied Mahematics, University of Pittsburgh

Work Experience

Professor, U.S. Naval Academy


For a list of publications, please visit my work web-page https://www.usna.edu/Users/math/liakos/