Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics

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The Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics (BICOM) has the objective to stimulate and execute research work within the broad areas of computational mathematics, applied analysis, mechanics and computational mechanics, and thus to contribute to the mathematics research and teaching programme at Brunel University. Current research is centred on mathematical modelling, finite element, boundary element and boundary domain integral equation methods and applications.

Preparations for MAFELAP 2016 are underway. Please consult the conference web page here for the latest information.

More generally, within the institute, work is proceeding on the mathematical theory, application and computational implementation of finite element and boundary element methods, and is financed by research grants and industrial contracts. Recently, new results have been obtained for a posteriori error estimates for finite element approximations of problems in viscoelasticity, discretization techniques for problems of acoustics, pattern forming in mathematical biology, thin structures and structural dynamics, the mathematics of fracture and thermoconductivity. A feature of the activity of the Institute is collaborative research with colleagues from many parts of the world. BICOM normally has, at any one time, a number of researchers of this type spending extensive periods at the University. Several general finite element packages are available within the Institute for computing numerical solutions to problems from continuum mechanics.

Name and Title Phone Email Office
Dr Giulio Alfano
Reader in Computational Mechanics and PGR Director
+44 (0)1895 267062 Email Dr Giulio Alfano HWLL108
Professor Hamid Bahai
Head of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering Department and Professor
+44 (0)1895 265773 Email Professor Hamid Bahai H106
Dr Jane Lawrie
Reader and Associate Dean (Quality Assurance)
+44 (0)1895 265621 Email Dr Jane Lawrie John Crank 409
Dr Matthias Maischak
Head Of Department
+44 (0)1895 267363 Email Dr Matthias Maischak John Crank 106
Professor Sergey Mikhailov
Professor of Mathematics,
Postgraduate Research Director (Mathematics)
+44 (0)1895 267361 Email Professor Sergey Mikhailov John Crank 206
Ms Carolyn Sellers
BICOM AdministratorSecretary to Professor J Whiteman
+44 (0)1895 265184 Email Ms Carolyn Sellers John Crank 304
Dr Simon Shaw
+44 (0)1895 265605 Email Dr Simon Shaw John Crank 302
Dr Mike K Warby
+44 (0)1895 265604 Email Dr Mike K Warby John Crank 301
Professor John Whiteman
Director of BICOM, Professor
+44 (0)1895 265185 Email Professor John Whiteman John Crank 305
Dr Matthias Winter
Senior Lecturer
+44 (0)1895 267179 Email Dr Matthias Winter John Crank 502
Dr Jan Wissink
Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering, Chair of M.C. Panel
+44 (0)1895 267371 Email Dr Jan Wissink HWLL112
Professor Luiz Wrobel
Director, Institute of Materials and Manufacturing
+44 (0)1895 266696 Email Professor Luiz Wrobel H107
Dr Jun Xia
Senior Lecturer
+44 (0)1895 265433 Email Dr Jun Xia HWLL133

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Page last updated: Tuesday 10 February 2015