Dr. Suleyman Tek

Faculty Profile

Bio

Suleyman Tek received his B.S. degree with cum laude in Mathematics in 2001 from Department of Mathematics, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Mathematics under the supervision of Dr. Metin Gurses in 2003 and 2007, respectively, from the Department of Mathematics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Tek continued his career as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and worked on a project funded by U.S. Department of Defense and UALR between August 2007 and September 2008. He continued to work as an adjunct faculty at UALR between September 2008 and August 2009. He joined the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, in August 2009 and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Mathematics at UIW. Dr. Tek is PI of an NSF S-STEM grant. Dr. Tek currently serves as the chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and co-Advisor of the UIW Math Club. Dr. Tek’s personal interest are playing oud, guitar and cello, spending time with family, reading, playing tennis and intercultural gathering.

  • Education

    • Ph.D. - Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Mathematics, 2007
    • M.S. - Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Mathematics, 2003
    • B.S. - Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey, Mathematics, 2001
  • Work Experience

    • Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas (2019 - Present)
    • Associate Professor, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas (2014 - Present)
    • Assistant Professor, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas (2009 - 2014)
    • Adjunct Faculty, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas (2008 –2009)
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas (2007 –2008)
    • Teaching Assistant, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (2001 - 2007)
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Tek’s research area is Applied Mathematics, more specifically, differential geometry of integrable partial differential equations, Soliton surfaces, the geometry of biomembranes, mathematical modeling of biological systems and optimization in petroleum engineering.

  • Classes Taught

    • Mathematics Reading/Research
    • Mathematical Modeling of Natural Processes
    • Complex Variables
    • Linear Algebra
    • Mathematics Modeling
    • Differential Equations
    • Number Theory
    • Foundations of Higher Mathematics
    • Calculus I, II, III
    • Precalculus
    • College Algebra
  • Selected Publications and Presentations

    Tek, S., & Balaji, K. et. al. (2018).  Status of Data-Driven Methods and their Applications in Oil and Gas Industry.   SPE Europec featured at 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, 11-14 June, Copenhagen, Denmark 2018.

    Gurses, M., & Tek, S. (2016).  Integrable Curves and Surfaces.   XVIIth International Conference on Geometry, Integrability, and Quantization.

    Tek, S., & Gurses, M. (2016).  Surfaces from Deformation of Parameter.   XVIIth International Conference on Geometry, Integrability, and Quantization.

    Tek, S., & Temizel, C. et. al. (2016).  An Analysis of Multiplicative Schwarz Procedure in Coupling of Reservoir and Networks in Next-Generation Reservoir Simulators.   International Petroleum Technology Conference.

    Temizel, C., Hancioglu, B., Purwar, S., Dursun, S., & Tek, S. (2014).  Opening the Black Box: A Critical and Comparative Investigation of Solvers and Methods in Conventional and Next-generation Reservoir Simulators.   International Petroleum Technology Conference, Doha, Qatar, 2014, International Petroleum Technology Conference.

    Gurses, M., & Tek, S. (2014).  Korteweg-de Vries surfaces.   Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications (95), 11-22.