Alex Mahalov

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Dean's Distinguished Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 871804
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804


Mahalov is a Dean's Distinguished Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in Arizona State University's College of Liberal Arts and Science, with a joint appointment in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy in the University's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. He works with Arizona State University's high-performance computing group on creating real-time, high-resolution environmental forecasts.


nonlinear partial differential equations; dynamical systems; scientific computing; geophysical fluid dynamics and turbulence; air quality; algorithm development; atmospheric processes; climate change impacts; data mining; decision-making; dynamical systems theory; economic adaptation and climate change; environmental policy; informatics; international relations; mathematical and system dynamics modeling; microclimate; modeling and simulation; optical devices; remote sensing; renewable energy; urbanization effects on weather and climate


    Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, 1991

Journal Articles

In Press

Salamanca, F., M. Georgescu, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui and M. Wang. In Press. Anthropogenic heating of the urban environment due to air conditioning. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres DOI: 10.1002/2013JD021225. (link)


Mahalov, A. and M. Moustaoui. 2014. Multiscale nested simulations of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in ionospheric flows. Journal of Fluids Engineering 136:060908-1-060908-8. DOI: 10.1115/1.4025657. (link)


Cheng, B. and A. Mahalov. 2013. Euler equation on a fast rotating sphere—Time-averages and zonal flows. European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids 37(Jan-Feb):48-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2012.06.001. (link)

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Ruddell, B. L., G. D. Jenerette, M. Moustaoui, E. R. Vivoni, W. T. Chow, S. Shaffer, T. J. Volo, C. A. Martin, A. Mahalov and S. L. Harlan. 2012. Modeling the urban climate at the human scale in hot/dry regions. Poster presented at the 3-7 December 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.