Karel Van Bockstal

I am doctor of Mathematical Engineering (supervisor Prof. Dr. Marián Slodička) and I work as postdoctoral fellow (FWO Research Foundation-Flanders) at the research group Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modelling of Ghent University. This research group belongs to the department of Electronics and Information systems.


My research interests are related to the mathematical analysis of evolutionary partial differential equations as well as to the development of numerical algorithms and their numerical implementation. This research focus concerns both direct and inverse problems in heat transfer, fractional calculus, elasticity, electromagnetism and thermo-elasticity.

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I perform teaching activities at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and the Faculty of Science of Ghent University.

I look for students from both faculties who are interested in doing a master diploma work or in doing doctoral research.

Currently, I am co-supervisor of the PhD students Le Van Chien and Frederick Maes.