3094 H.H. Dow
2300 Hayward St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103-2136
Professor Carnahan has a B.S. (1955) and a M.S. (1957) from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. (1964) from U-M. Along with Professor Wilkes, Professor Carnahan has written several texts on digital computing, programming, and numerical methods.
His principal research interests were in the areas of applied mathematics — especially numerical mathematics — and the applications of computers and computer graphics to chemical process simulation and design. Of special interest was the development of mathematical tools and software for simulating the dynamic behavior of processing systems and estimating parameters in dynamic models with implementation on parallel architectures.