Tuoc Phan,
Professor

Department of Mathematics

University of Tennessee

403 Circle Drive, Knoxville TN 37996-1320

** Office**: 211 Ayres Hall

** Email** : tphan2 (at) utk dot edu

** Phone**: 865-974-4329

Department of Mathematics

University of Tennessee

403 Circle Drive, Knoxville TN 37996-1320

Welcome to Phan's homepage! I am a professor at the Department of Mathematics, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. I was born and raised in a rice farm in Mekong Delta in Vietnam and I attended local schools there during my childhood. I went to college in Ho Chi Minh City (known as Sai Gon) and received the bachelor of science degree majoring in mathematics in 2000 from the University of Science. Gratefully, I was awarded a teaching assistantship by the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities-Minnesota-US) and from which I obtained my Ph.D. degree in 2007. I did my postdoc at The University of British Columbia (2007 - 2010), and The University of Tennessee - Knoxville (2010 - 2012). My research is in partial differential equations. I study existence, uniqueness, and regularity estimates of solutions. I also work on nonlinear dynamics of solutions, and optimal control problems in mathematical biology. Growing up and working on the farm, I have a true love for gardening. I grow a tremendous amount of organic veggies and fruits every summer. I am fond of walking, biking, and hiking, and I enjoy hanging with friends at coffee shops, talking about mathematics. The math formula above is an a-priori estimate of the unknown solution \(u\) of a class singular-degenerate coefficient PDEs. This formula appears in my recent work, which is a joint work with Hongjie Dong and published here by the AMS. Additional information about me can be found in this article (in Vietnamese) published by Vietnamnet, and also in an interview video (in Vietnamese) in the #toan0mau series produced by professor H. V. Tran.

*Nondivergence form degenerate linear parabolic equations on the upper half space*(H. Dong and H. V. Tran), submitted (2023), [arXiv:2103.08033]*On stationary Navier-Stokes equations in the upper-half plane*(with Adrian D. Calderon and Van Le), submitted (2023), [arXiv:2306.00319].*Sobolev estimates for singular-degenerate quasilinear equations beyond the \(A_2\) class*(with H. Dong and Y. Sire), submitted (2023), [ arXiv:2305.07634].

*Weighted mixed-norm \(L_p\)-estimates for equations in non-divergence form with singular coefficients: the Dirichlet problem*(with H. Dong), Journal of Functional Analysis (2023), [Journal article], [arXiv:2103.08033].*Degenerate linear parabolic equations in divergence form on the upper half space*(with H. Dong and H. V. Tran), Transactions of the American Mathematical Society (2023), [Journal article], [arXiv:2107.08033].*On trace theorems for weighted mixed norm Sobolev spaces and applications*, Potentials and Partial Differential Equations: The Legacy of David R. Adams, Vol 8, Advances in Analysis and Geometry (2023), [arXiv:2205.04941].*A boundary layer problem in non-flat domains with measurable viscous coefficients*(with Dario V. Castillo), Studies in Applied Mathematics, (2022), [Journal article].*On parabolic and elliptic equations with singular or degenerate coefficients*(with H. Dong), Indiana University Mathematics Journal, accepted, [arXiv].*Boundary Lebesgue mixed-norm estimates for non-stationary Stokes systems with VMO coefficients*(with H. Dong and D. Kim), Communications in Partial Differential Equations, https://doi.org/10.1080/03605302.2022.2084627, arXiv:1910.00380, [arXiv].*On higher integrability estimates for elliptic equations with singular coefficients*(with J. Foldes), Funkcialaj Ekvacioj, 66 (2023), 1-16.[arXiv].-
*On Masuda uniqueness theorem for Leray-Hopf weak solutions in mixed-norm spaces*(with T. Robertson), European Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids, 90 (2021), 18-28 [Journal article], [preprint].

- Associate Editor: Evolution Equations and Control Theory (since 06/2021).
- Member of Editorial Board: Electronic Journal of Differential Equations (since 07/2021).
- Editor (member): Nonlinear Dispersive Waves and Fluids, Contemporary Mathematics, Volume: 725, 2019.

- My interview (inVietnamese) with Vietnamnet about virtual teaching is here.
- An article about me (in Vietnamese) in Vietnamnet.
- Phan's interview (in Vietnamese) in #toan0mau series.
- My lecture in Diễn Giải Toán Học 2020: video (in Vietnamese) and lecture notes.

- PDE in Seoul 2023: Conference in honor of Professor Mikhail Safonov's 70th birthday (June 19- 23, 2023).