This group has interest in mathematics commonly used in Engineering problems: analytic and
numerical methods to investigate time series and models involving differential equations. There
are several experts in asymptotic analysis, a technique that can significantly simplify problems
taking advantage of small or large parameters. There are also several experts in scientific computation,
whose research involves developing faster and more accurate techniques for approximating difficult
models. Additional expertise is present in dynamical systems and in optimization.
This group has had successful collaboration with mining and fuel cell companies. A long term
collaboration with Ballard Power Systems has resulted in simulation tools that describe various
aspects of their fuel cell operation. These tools can be used to optimize designs, investigate
failure mechanisms and component tolerances, and to guide experimental design to understand key
phenomena.
