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Bernard J. Matkowsky

John Evans Professor Emeritus of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech M438
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-5396Email Bernard Matkowsky


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Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering


Ph.D. Mathematics, Courant Inst. New York University, New York, NY

M.S. Mathematics, Courant Inst. New York University, New York, NY

M.E.E. Electrical Engineering, New York University, New York, NY

B.S. Mathematics, City College of New York, New York, NY

Research Interests

Asymptotic and perturbation methods; bifurcation and stability; nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation; combustion; stochastic dynamical systems

Significant Recognition

  • Fellow, Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fulbright-Hays Fellow
  • Guggenheim Fellow
  • ISI Highly Cited Researcher
  • Ed. Adv. Bd., Springer Appl. Math. Sci. Series
  • John von Neumann Lecture Prize, SIAM 2017

Significant Professional Service

  • Editor, J. Materials Synthesis & Processing (1993-2002)
  • Editor, S.I.A.M. J. Appl. Math. (1976-95)
  • Editor, Wave Motion (1979-99)
  • Editor, Appl. Math. Letters
  • Editor, European J. Appl. Math. (1990-96)
  • Editor, Random & Comp. Dynamics (1992-97)
  • Editor, Int'l. J. SHS
  • Editor, J. Mat. Synth. & Proc (1993-2002)
  • Editor, SIAM Monographs on Mathematical Modeling & Computation
  • Editor, Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena
  • Ed. Adv. Bd., Springer Appl. Math. Sci. Series (1985-2015)

Selected Publications

  • Bernard J Matkowsky, “A boundary layer approach to creeping waves”, Applied Mathematics Letters, (2018)
  • Bernard J Matkowsky, “Corrigendum”, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, (2018)
  • Bernard J Matkowsky, “Singular perturbations in noisy dynamical systems”, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, (2018)
  • Tzou, J.C.; Ma, Y.-P.; Bayliss, A.; Matkowsky, B.J.; Volpert, V.A., “Homoclinic snaking near a codimension-two Turing-Hopf bifurcation point in the Brusselator model”, Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, (2013)
  • J. C. Tzou, A. Bayliss, B. J. Matkowsky and V. A. Volpert, “Stationary and slowly moving localised pulses in a singularly perturbed Brusselator model”, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, (2011)
  • JC Tzou, A Bayliss, BJ Matkowsky, VA ..., “Interaction of Turing and Hopf Modes in the Superdiffusive Brusselator Model Near a Codimension Two Bifurcation Point”, ... Modelling of Natural ..., (2010)
  • AP ALDUSHIN;A BAYLISS;BJ MATKOWSKY, “Is there a transition to flaming in reverse smolder waves?”, Combustion and Flame, (2009)
  • JC Tzou, BJ Matkowsky, VA Volpert, “Interaction of Turing and Hopf modes in the superdiffusive Brusselator model”, Applied Mathematics Letters, (2009)