Karel Van Bockstal

I am doctor of Mathematical Engineering (supervisor Prof. Dr. Marián Slodička) and I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Ghent Analysis & PDE Center of Ghent University. This group belongs to the Department of Mathematics: Analysis, Logic and Discrete Mathematics.


My area of specialisation is related to mathematical analysis, evolutionary partial differential equations and 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.

For more information about my academic career and research, see

I currently perform teaching activities at the Faculty of Science of Ghent University, see

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

Currently, I am co-supervisor of Frederick Maes.