Fonseka, Dr. Nalin

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
School of Arts and Sciences
PhD in Computational Mathematics, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2020
MA in Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University 2015
BS in Mathematics (Special degree in Mathematics), University of Peradeniya 2009

About

Dr. Nalin Fonseka joined Carolina University as an assistant professor of mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences in Fall 2020. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2009, he has served as a lecturer at University of Peradeniya from 2010 to 2014. He earned his master’s degree in pure mathematics from Eastern Illinois University in 2015. He received his PhD in computational mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2020 where he served as a teaching assistant for five years. He has taught various undergraduate mathematics classes since 2010 including hybrid and online classes. His research focuses on Differential Equations (Nonlinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems) and Mathematical Ecology (Steady State Reaction-Diffusion Equations modeling population dynamics, including the density-dependent dispersal on the boundary and effects of exterior matrix hostility). His research work has resulted in articles published in several journals including the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series S, and Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering. To date, Dr. Nalin Fonseka has collaborated with over 8 researchers including a renowned ecologist.

Personal Website

Publications

N. Fonseka, J. Goddard II, Q. Morris, R. Shivaji, and B. Son, On the effects of the exterior matrix hostility and a U-shaped density-dependent dispersal on a diffusive logistic growth model, Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. Ser. S, (2018), 1-15.

N. Fonseka, R. Shivaji, B. Son, and K. Spetzer, Classes of reaction-diffusion equations where a parameter influences the equation as well as the boundary condition, J. Math. Anal. Appl., 476 (2019), no. 2, 480-494.

J. T. Cronin, N. Fonseka, J. Goddard II, J.Leonard, and R. Shivaji, Modeling the effects of density-dependent emigration, weak Allee effects, and matrix hostility on patch-level population persistence, Mathematical Biosciences, and Engineering. (2019), 17(2) : 1718-1742.

N. Fonseka, J. Machado, and R. Shivaji, A study of logistic growth models influenced by the exterior matrix hostility and grazing in an interior patch, Electron J. Qual. Theory Differ. Equ.  (2020), No. 17, 1-11.

N. Fonseka, A. Muthunayake, R. Shivaji, and B. Son, Singular reaction-diffusion equations where a parameter influences the reaction term and the boundary condition, Topological Methods in Nonlinear Analysis, to appear.

N. Fonseka, J. Goddard II, R. Shivaji, and B. Son, A diffusive weak Allee effect model with U-shaped emigration and matrix hostility, Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. Ser. B, 2020, 22 (11), No. 1531-3492.

A. Acharya, N. Fonseka, and R. Shivaji, Analysis of reaction-diffusion systems where a parameter influences both the reaction terms as well as the boundary, Boundary Value Problems, to appear.

Manuscripts Submitted

A. Acharya, N. Fonseka, J. Quiroa, and R. Shivaji, Sigma-shaped bifurcation curves, (Submitted 2020).

Manuscripts in Preparation

A. Acharya, N. Fonseka, R. Shivaji, and B. Son, On the effects of the exterior matrix hostility and a hump-shaped density-dependent dispersal on a diffusive logistic growth model.

A. Acharya, N. Fonseka, and R. Shivaji, On the effects of linear growth on reaction-diffusion systems.

N. Fonseka and R. Shivaji, Classes of reaction-diffusion equations with non-linear boundary conditions.

Invited/Contributed Talks

The 38th Southeastern-Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations (SEARCDE), University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA, Classes of reaction-diffusion equations where a parameter influences the equation as well as the boundary condition, October 2018.

The 14th Annual UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference, UNCG, Greensboro, NC, Analysis of positive solutions for a logistic growth model with grazing, November 2018.

American Mathematical Society (AMS) Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Classes of reaction-diffusion equations where a parameter influences the equation as well as the boundary condition, March 2019.

The 39th SEARCDE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, Singular reaction-diffusion equations where a parameter influences the reaction term and the boundary condition, October 2019.

The 15th Annual UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference, UNCG, Greensboro, NC, On the effects of the exterior matrix hostility and a U-shaped density-dependent dispersal on a diffusive logistic growth model, November 2019.

AMS Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Classes of reaction-diffusion equations where a parameter influences the equation as well as the boundary condition, November 2019.

AMS Annual Meeting, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO, Classes of reaction-diffusion equations where a parameter influences the equation as well as the boundary condition, January 2020.

AMS Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting (virtual meeting), formerly at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, A diffusive weak Allee effect model with U-shaped emigration and matrix hostility, October 2020.

AMS Fall Western Sectional Meeting (virtual meeting), formerly at the University of Utah, Analysis of reaction-diffusion systems where a parameter influences both the reaction terms as well as the boundary, October 2020.

AMS Annual Meeting (virtual meeting), A diffusive weak Allee effect model with U-shaped emigration and matrix hostility, January 2021.

AMS Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting (virtual meeting), formerly at Brown University, Sigma - shaped bifurcation curves, March 2021.

Courses Taught

  • Mathematics I
  • Mathematics II
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Math Lab
  • Basic Mathematics
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus I, II
  • Calculus I, II
  • Calculus w/ Business Applications
  • Contemporary Topics in Mathematics
Fonseka, Nalin