Dr. Ryan Allaire

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Dr. Ryan Allaire

Assistant Professor



Dr. Ryan Allaire is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He currently serves as a Department Academic Counselor, the course director for MA365, and a department co-advisor for the Math forum. Dr. Allaire pursued his higher education as a true New Jersey native, earning an AS in Mathematics from Mercer County Community College in 2010 and a BA in Mathematics from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in 2012. He began his graduate education at Montclair State University, where he studied fluid dynamics, eventually earning his MS in Pure and Applied Mathematics in 2015. To complete his studies, he pursued his doctoral education at New Jersey Institute of Technology and made significant advances in the mathematical modeling of thin films with high performance computing and asymptotic analysis. Dr. Allaire received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from NJIT in 2021. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys outdoor activities, such as cycling and running, and is a novice coffee roaster.

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Simulating the dynamics of nanoscale liquid metal nanostructures.
  • Mathematical investigation of coffee extraction. 
  • Algorithm development for predicting insider threat using machine learning.
  • The art of designing math problems.

Publications & Presentations


  • Allaire, R.H., Cummings, L. J., Kondic, L., Influence of thermal effects on the breakup of thin films of nanometric thickness, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 10, 1103 (2022)
  • Allaire, R. H., Cummings, L. J., Kondic, L., On efficient asymptotic modelling of thin films on thermally conductive substrates. J. Fluid Mech., 915, A133 (2021).
  • Allaire, R. H., Kondic, L., Cummings L. J., Rack, P.D., Fuentes-Cabrera, M., The role of phase separation on Rayleigh-Plateau type instabilities in alloys. J. Phys. Chem. C, 125, 5723 (2021)
  • Allaire, R. H., Abhijeet, D., Emery, R., Ganesh, P., Rack P. D., Kondic, L., Cummings L. J., Fuentes-Cabrera, M., Surface, Interface, and Temperature Effects on the Phase Separation and Nanoparticle Self Assembly of Bi-Metallic Ni0.5Ag0.5: A Molecular Dynamics Study, Nanomaterials, 9, 1040 (2019).
  • Nita, B., Allaire, R., On the Three Dimensional Interaction between Flexible Fibers and Fluid Flow. Fluids, 2, 4 (2017).
  • Allaire, R. H., Vaidya, A., Nita, B., Nolan, P., Guerron, P., On the Equilibrium Configurations of Flexible Fibers in a Flow. Int. J. Nonlin. Mech. 12, 5 (2015)


  • Modeling thermal effects in the droplet assembly of nanoscale molten metal films, APS March Meeting, Mar. 2022.
  • Modeling Dewetting, Demixing, and Thermal Effects in Nanoscale Metal Films, NJIT, June 2021.
  • GPU Computing of Thermal Effects in Thin Films on Thermally Conductive Substrates. Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Group, NJIT, Nov. 2020.
  • Simulating instabilities of liquid metal alloys on nanoscale using molecular dynamics simulations, 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov. 2019.
  • Thermal effects in Nanoscale Liquid Metal Assembly, The Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, Apr. 2019.
  • Including thermal effects in computing dynamics of thin films on thermally conductive substrates, 71st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov. 2018.
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Pulse-Laser Induced Self and Directed Assembly of Nanoscale Thin Liquid Metal Films. Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Group, NJIT, Sept. 2018.
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Liquid Metal Assembly at the Nanoscale, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences User Meeting, Aug. 2018.
  • On the 3-dimensional fluid-structure interaction of flexible fibers in a flow, 9th Annual Student Research Symposium, Montclair State University, Apr. 2015.