Fields Medal Symposium

Registration is open for the 2017 Fields Medal Symposium featuring the work of Martin Hairer (University of Warwick, Fields Medal 2014). In addition to the public opening, the scientific program, and the student night, there will be a student workshop on the Sunday preceding the Symposium for anyone who wants a refresher on the Symposium […]

PhD. position in multi-physics simulations of nuclear reactor behaviour

Dr. Piro is currently seeking a high caliber PhD. candidate in modelling & computational sciences to contribute to a software development project involving multi-physics simulations of nuclear reactor behaviour. This project involves state-of-the-art multi-physics codes developed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) that are being used to enhance performance and safety of existing nuclear […]

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society Annual Meeting (CAIMS 2017)

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) will be holding its annual meeting in July 2017 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Greg Lewis, Lennaert van Veen, Nicholas Faulkner and Luciano Buono will be giving talks at the conference. Eryn Frawley will be presenting a poster. For more information visit

The Fields Undergraduate Summer Research Program

This will be taking place at the Fields Institute from July to August, 2016. “This vibrant program accepts between 20 to 25 top undergraduate students from Canada and abroad to conduct research at the Fields Institute during July and August each year. Students are divided in groups of 3 to 5 and work on research […]

Research Highlights

Dialysis Model

In the treatment of kidney disease, many patients require dialysis to remove waste products from their blood. The dialysis process can take up to four hours and during this time, the blood from the patient is passed through a dilayzer where the blood is filtered and returned to the patients bloodstream in a continual process. A typical dialyzer is shown in the illustration. It works by passing blood through perforated tubes encased in a cassette within the dialyzer. Blood flows in one direction down the tubes and a filtration fluid, diaysate, flows in the opposite direction. Diffusion and convection drive the exchange of solutes through a number of tiny channels that connect the tubes and thereby clean the blood. Sophisticated mathematical models of this process allow practitioners to gain insights into this complex process thereby allowing them to tailer treatments to the individual needs of a patient.


This project is led by Prof. Bohun



The cNab.Lab

In the computational nanobiophysics lab – the cNab.Lab – computer simulations are used to study biophysical systems, often with biomedical and nanotechnology applications. Research topics include the design of nanofluidic devices, such as nanopores and nanopits, for the characterization of biomolecules including DNA and proteins, optimizing the efficacy of magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents in MRI, modeling the motion of “twitcher” bacterial cells moving across surfaces, and exploring applications of “green” nanoparticles derived from corn.










Jun 14, 2017 @ 12:43am
Greg Lewis and Lennaert van Veen represented CLAIM at the SIAM Dynamical Systems meeting. Some talks are here:
Nov 9, 2016 @ 8:19am
Ashlea Colton is set to defend her MSc. thesis on 3D modelling of CANDU reactors on the 18th. Good luck Ashlea!
Nov 9, 2016 @ 8:16am
Alberto Alinas is set to defend his MSc. thesis on bifurcations in a non-local PDE at the end of this semester. Good luck Alberto!
May 6, 2016 @ 11:25am
Thanks everybody for attending the Spring Social. We enjoyed the Distinguished Lectures by Bjorn Engquist and dinner at the Red Room.
Jan 7, 2016 @ 7:21am
Hear Bard Ermentrout explain neural field models at last year's SIAM Snowbird conference: