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UNB professor made Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Feb 22, 2022

Category: UNB Saint John

Dr. Mohammad Hamdan

Dr. Mohammad Hamdan, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, has been made a Fellow of The Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (IMA).

Created in 1964 with Sir James Lighthill as its first president, the IMA was incorporated in 1990 by Royal Charter and was subsequently granted the right to award Chartered Mathematician status. The institute supports the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and serves to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good.

It is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians, with a membership of around 5,000 comprising of mathematicians from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in mathematics. Fellowship in the IMA recognises those who have made outstanding contributions to the development or application of mathematics.

Dr. Hamdan was born in Howara, Palestine, where he attended Dr. Kadri Toukan School. He received his Ordinary National Diploma (Technology, Engineering) in 1979, and Higher National Diploma (I) (Mechanical Engineering) in 1980 at Swindon, Wilts, U.K. He received his BSc in mathematics (1983) and MSC in mathematics (1986) from the University of Windsor.

In 1989 he was awarded his doctorate by the University of Windsor for his work in Flow through Porous Media and Computational Fluid Dynamics, carried out under the supervision of Prof. Ronald M. Barron. This was followed by two years on faculty at Mount Allison University, before joining the Division of Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science, at UNB in Saint John, where he is now a professor.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Hamdan has published more than 160 research papers, proceedings, position papers and commissioned reports. He is a recent recipient of the Outstanding Scientist Award of the Institute of Economic Development and Social Research. He remains an active researcher and graduate supervisor.