Brennan Sprinkle

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Brennan Sprinkle
Brennan Sprinkle started his career here at Mines, where he received both his BS and MS degrees in Applied Math and Computer Science (back when the programs were combined). He received his PhD in 2018 from Northwestern University under the supervision of Neelesh Patankar. Before starting at Mines he was a postdoc (Courant Instructor) at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences working with Aleksandar Donev to design fast methods for simulating Brownian dynamics. Brennan’s research interests broadly lie at the microscale, but he’s also worked on simulating swimming fish and spinning garden sprinklers. Outside of research Brennan likes running, fly fishing, and live music.


Chauvenet Hall 230


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  • BSc Colorado School of Mines (2011)
  • MSc Colorado School of Mines (2013)
  • PhD Northwestern University (2018)

Research Areas

  • Brownian dynamics, Numerical methods for SDEs, Colloidal suspensions
  • Computational fluid dynamics, Immersed boundary methods
  • Simulating actin suspensions/fiber networks