Gary S. Krenz, Ph.D.

Professor, Marquette University

Short Bio

Dr. Krenz has taught mathematics and computer science at Marquette University since 1985. From 2009 to 2015, he had the honor of serving as department chair for Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. He received his Doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Iowa State University in 1984 under the direction of Dr. Richard K. Miller, and BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science in 1978 from Moorhead State University.

In 1996, he received his university's highest teaching award and in 2001, its Ignatian Pedagogy Award. In 2004, the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences honored him with its Faculty Award for Excellence in Advising. These awards would not have been possible without the wonderful students and colleagues he has had the honor of working with during his years at Marquette.

For over twenty years, in collaboration with practicing physician/scientists, physiologists, cell biologists and biomedical engineers, Dr. Krenz studied various nonrespiratory functions of the lung; that is, what the lung does BESIDES gas exchange. In particular, he applied mathematics to (mathematically!) model cellular metabolism and hemodynamic properties of the lung. These investigations involved several approaches, such as ongoing work incorporating available vessel morphometric data within the framework of "simple" deterministic homogeneous vascular networks, as well as nondeterministic heterogeneous vascular networks. In addition to the hemodynamic studies, he investigated the uptake and interaction of drugs with the endothelial cells of the lung capillary bed. That research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veteran's Affairs. Now, he is delighted to be working on the National Science Foundation S-STEM project entitled COSMIC -- Change Opportunity - Start Masters In Computing.

Dr. Krenz has published in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Journal of Integral Equations and Applications, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Free Radicals in Medicine and Biology, American Journal of Physiology and Journal of Applied Physiology.

Classes Taught

Membership in Professional and Honorary Societies


Address: Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 U.S.A.
Phone: +1 (414) 288-6345
E-Mail: gary {dot} krenz {at} marquette {dot} edu

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Last Modified 30 May 2018 by Gary S. Krenz