Fayetteville State University (FSU) Assistant Professor of Mathematics Zhenlu Cui won a research fellowship from The Beijing International Centre for Mathematical Research (BICMR) at Peking University in summer 2011. Cui was awarded the fellowship because of his outstanding research achievement in applied mathematics.
BICMR is a mathematical institution sponsored by the national government of China. It was created by decree of the national government in 2005, and is located on the campus of Peking University. Its mission is to conduct high-level research in all disciplines of mathematics, bring up a new generation of world-class mathematicians in China, and provide a platform for exchanging mathematical ideas and results. Each year, BICMR hosts more than 200 mathematicians from all over the world, including the Fields Medalists, Wolf Prize Winners, academicians from National Academy of United States and French Academy of Sciences, etc.
Cui is an active and productive applied mathematician. His research focuses on multiscale modeling of complex fluids including liquid crystals, nano-materials, gels and swimming microorganisms. In the academic year 2010-2011, he has published five research papers. His latest work was published in Physical Review E by American Physical Society in March 2011. The work was also selected to appear in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research by Princeton University in April 2011. Cui visited BICMR this summer. During his visiting period, in addition to conducting his research, he was also invited to give lectures at the School of Mathematics of Capital Normal University in China.
Dr. Nicoleta V. Bila, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, has recently published the paper “A new class of symmetry reductions for parameter identification problems” in the Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics, 16, 3 (2009), 355–371. The paper is co-written with Dr. Jitse Niesen at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and introduces new types of symmetry reductions for parameter identification problems described by nonlinear partial differential equations. The international Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics is devoted to the publication of research papers concerned with the description, solution, and applications of nonlinear problems in physics and mathematics.
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