MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute
Wilfrid Laurier University
Professor in the Faculty of Science and Tier I Canada Research Chair, Roderick Melnik is an applied mathematician and scientist with over 25 years of academic and industrial research experience. He is the director of the MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute. Prior to his appointment in Canada, Melnik held full professorships in the U.S.A. and Denmark, while in the late 1990s, he held the position of senior mathematician at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Sydney, Australia. He received his PhD in Computational Mathematics and his MSc in Applied Mathematics from Kiev State University in 1989 and 1985, respectively. Melnik has been a recipient of a number of awards, including prestigious fellowships in Italy, Denmark, England and Spain. He has published over 300 refereed research contributions in the field of applied mathematics, computational science and mathematical modelling in sciences and technology. He serves on editorial boards and has been a guest editor of many international journals and book series. He is a member of such professional societies as SIAM, ASME, CAIMS, AustMS and its ANZIAM Division. Roderick Melnik is head of the M2NeT Laboratory (Mathematical Modelling for New Technologies) and is affiliated with the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph, as well as with the Guelph-Waterloo Institute of Physics.
Applied and computational mathematics with its enrichments in sciences and technologies; Partial differential equations and approximation theory; Non-smooth control, Mathematical biology and complex dynamic systems.