Dr. Keith Promislow

The Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computation (MMSC) group is a part of the MITACS NCE. We have an ongoing project with Ballard Power Systems with whom we are modeling multidimensional heat and mass transfer with phase change in fuel cell electrodes. For some nice animated demos of the fuel cells, and infomation on available Postdoctoral positions, check out the (MMSC) web page. 
I study PDE, dynamical systems, and industrial mathematics, with applications to nonlinear optics and waves. The techniques I employ arise from dynamical systems, renormalization group, semigroup, and invariant manifold theories. My interests include the dynamics and bifurcations of traveling waves and other longlived structures.  
Dispersive curve shortening in 2D fronts in the optical parameteric oscillator. 
A longlived, localized, oscillatory breather in a collection of BoseEinstein condensates. 
With Diane Finegood and Brian Topp, I work on the dynamics of Beta cell populations and the relation to type 2 Diabetes.
I am a member of The Center for Systems Science .