Forest Mannan

Forest Mannan

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


B.A./B.S., The Evergreen State College, Music/Math respectively, 2012, M.A., Tulane University, Applied Mathematics, 2015, Ph.D., Tulane University, Applied Mathematics, 2017

Academic Programs


How did you discover Western?

I grew up in Carbondale, Colorado, so I am familiar with the Western Slope and I always knew I wanted to teach at a university in the area.

What are some of the highlights of your career?

Doing research with a professor as an undergraduate student had a big impact on my decision to attend graduate school. I have particularly enjoyed experiencing this from the other side and supporting undergraduate research as a professor.

What most excites you about your field?

Math is at the heart of all scientific disciplines. It is amazing to be part of a subject that is integral to any quantitative investigation of the world.

What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?

Outdoor recreation and the balmy weather.

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Scientific Computing
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus III


  • Forest Mannan, Ricardo Cortez. An Explicit Formula for 2D Regularized Stokeslets Flow with Periodicity in one Direction and Bounded by a Plane Wall, Communications in Computational Physics, Jan. 2018.
  • Forest Mannan, K. Leiderman. Weak Inertial Effects on Arbitrarily Shaped Objects in the Presence of a Wall. Submitted to Physical Review Fluids
  • Forest Mannan, K. Leiderman. A minimal model of the hydrodynamical coupling of cilia on a spherical body. Will be submitted to Physical Review Letters

External Professional Affiliations

Colorado School of Mines