Lisa Kuhn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Southeastern LA University
Curriculum Vitae

Skills and Expertise

Classes Taught

Undergraduate Research Group

Dr. Kuhn's undergraduate researchers consist of both math and computer science majors. Some of these students have been co-authors on peer-reviewed papers. Some have presented their work at regional or international conferences. After graduation these students have gone on to pursue doctoral degrees, work for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), or start industry jobs. Contact Dr. Kuhn for more info on her ongoing projects.


  1. Development of Fast Stiff ODE Solvers

  2. Goal: Analyzing Matlab's software performance interfaced with high level languages for expediting stiff ODE solvers.

  3. Simulation and Modeling of Smart Material Multiple Component Structures

  4. Goal: Developing a modified finite element basis which meets the smoothness requirements for realistic control actuation while simultaneous satisfying the boundary conditions associated with some recently developed MCS models.


Office Hours (321 Fayard Hall):

  • M 8:00 – 9:15
  • T 8:00 – 10:45, 1:30 – 2:30
  • W 8:00 – 9:15
  • Th 8:00 – 10:45, 1:30 – 2:30

Phone: (985) 549-5906



  1. Development of a Rapid First-Order Differential Equation Solver for Stiff Systems

  2. Modified Spline Basis Functions for Simulating PDE Systems using the Finite Element Method

  3. An analysis of MATLAB's software performance interfaced with high-level C language for expediting numerical integration techniques

  4. Frequency and Time Domain Analysis of an Aeroelastic Wing Multiple Component Structure

  5. A Comparison of Morphing Control Strategies for a Flexible Wing Micro Air Vehicle Model Incorporating Spatial Hysteresis Damping

  6. Nonlinear controllers for wing morphing trajectories of a heave dynamics model

  7. Target tracking strategies for a nonlinear, flexible aircraft-inspired model

  8. Modeling and control for heave dynamics of a flexible wing micro aerial vehicle distributed parameter system