Forest Mannan

Forest Mannan

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


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


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