SCAIM Seminar: Malte A. Peter

  • Date: 03/27/2012
  • Time: 12:30
Malte A. Peter, University of Augsburg, Germany

University of British Columbia


A multi-scale approach to reaction-diffusion processes in domains with microstructure




Reaction-diffusion processes occur in many materials with microstructure such as biological cells, steel or concrete. The main difficulty in modelling and simulating accurately such processes is to account for the fine microstructure of the material. One method of upscaling multi-scale problems, which has proven reliable for obtaining feasible macroscopic models, is the method of periodic homogenisation.


The talk will give an introduction to multi-scale modelling of chemical mechanisms in domains with microstructure as well as to the method of periodic homogenisation. Moreover, certain aspects particularly relevant in upscaling reaction-diffusion processes in biological cells will be discussed.

Other Information: 

Location: WMAX 110

Pizza lunch provided. 


For more inforamtion please visit UBC Math Department