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Funding Opportunities for Students
I am interested in working with students that have a strong mathematical
background and are enthusiastic about working on problems that have an
applied or industrial significance. There is research funding available
to support students working in a number of areas listed below:
 Graduate Students: Modelling and Scientific Computation

Studentships are available at the MSc and PhD level for
students who have interest or experience in modelling and
computation of complex fluid
flows. In particular, I am interested in studying flow in porous
media, often coupled to some other physical phenomenon such as
heat transport, phase change, or reaction chemistry.
The applications of this work range from studies of transport
through biological membranes, to water uptake in soils and
building materials, to sap flow in trees.
Funding is available in the form of a
research assistantship, in addition to a teaching
assistantship from the Mathematics Department.
A strong background in mathematics and/or scientific computing
is a requirement.
 Graduate Students: Immersed Boundary Method for FluidStructure Interaction

I am specifically interested in attracting students at both the
MSc and PhD level to work on research problems related to
the immersed boundary method for
simulating the interaction between a flexible elastic structure
and an incompressible fluid. Specific applications of interest
include suspensions of flexible wood pulp fibres and swimming
dynamics of marine organisms. Funding is available in the form
of a research assistantship in addition to a teaching
assistantship from the Mathematics Department.
 Undergraduate Students: Summer Research Projects in
Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation
 I am interested in supervising undergraduate students to
do summer research projects or internships in a wide range of
problems involving mathematical modelling and numerical
simulation. Some examples of recent undergraduate student projects
include:
 Heat transport and sap flow in trees.
 High resolution schemes for atmospheric contaminant
transport.
 Traffic flow modelling using Hyperbolic conservation laws.
 Dynamics of collective behaviour in honeybee clusters and
emperor penguin huddles.
If you have an interest in problems of this sort, then please
email me or come talk to me in person. Most of my research is
motivated by some application in the physical or biological
sciences, and several of the above projects arose from past or
current collaborations with industrial research partners. I am
particularly keen to supervise students having a strong background
in mathematics, physics, or computational methods.
If you are interested in any of the above projects, then you should
contact John
Stockie (Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University).
For graduate students, please see the application
requirements for the Graduate Programme in Mathematics and note
that the deadline for applications in each calendar year is
February 1.
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