Second name, First Name, Patronymic Afandiyev Yalchin Rafig
Date of birth 25.01.1971
Place of birth Azerbaijan, Baku city
Education Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov
Current country USA
Major place of job and address Texas Tech Agricultural Sciences University of USA, Department of Computational Sciences
Scientific scope Mathematics
Main scientific achievements

PhD, Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics;

He is the  author of 1 monograph and more than 140 bulletins;

He is a member of the "International Journal on Geomathemathics", also including nine editorial journals;

He is a member of the organizing committee of many scientific forums;

Under his leadership, 12 PhD theses were defended;

He is the author of more than 100 publications in well-known research journals and is the organizer of numerous conferences and seminars in the United States, the Middle East and Europe. He has also made numerous presentations and plenary reports at SIAM Geosciences, as well as the main speaker at East Asia SIAM and many other speeches;

Co-organizer of the conference, the conference devoted to the multidimensional solution methods of wave equations, the Obervolfax seminar and other events organized by INTERPOR annual meeting;

He is the owner of numerous grants, including the US National Science Foundation, Energy Department, and US Army Grants. His research is funded by several federal and industrial organizations. He has received grants from several oil companies in the field of modelling his reservoir tank.


Second Degree Diploma in USSR Mathematical Competition (second place) (1988);

Moscow State University, Honors Diploma (1993);

Saul Kaplun Memorial Fellowship, California Institute of Technology (1995-1996);

W.P. Carey Award for Applied mathematical thesis, California Institute of Technology (1999);

Young Researcher at the Sixth US Congress on Computing Mechanics (2001);

Fraunhofer Bessel Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) (2010);

QRI scholarship (2011);

Class of Fellows of AMS (2017).

Information about scientific, scientific-pedagogical and other activities

Research Fellow, Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, La Habra (1998-1999);

Postgraduate of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1999);

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Texas A & M University Collage Station (2001-2005);

Professor, Department of Mathematics, Texas A & M University Collage Station (2005-2008);

Director, Institute of Scientific Computing, Texas A & M University Collage Station (2008-2011);

Director of Numerical Simulation Institute (since 2012);

Director of Center for Numerical Modeling of Pseudorative Media Processes at Scientific and Technical University named after King Abdullah (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) (since 2012);

Head of Department of Computational Sciences of the Texas Tech Agricultural Sciences University of USA.


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