2014 CAIMS-MPrime Industrial Mathematics Prize

Monday, March 10, 2014

CAIMS*SCMAI and MPrime are pleased to announce that Prof. John Stockie of Simon Fraser University has been awarded the 2014 CAIMS-MPrime Industrial Mathematics Prize. This prize is awarded in recognition of exceptional research in any branch of industrial mathematics.

John Stockie’s industrial modelling work has had an important impact in the energy industry (Ballard Power Systems), agriculture (North American Maple Syrup Council), and pollution control (Teck-Cominco). In his letter of support, a representative at Teck Metals Ltd writes “Dr. Stockie has provided excellent value to Teck, with innovative solutions to extremely complex problems." Academic letters of support were also enthusiastic, “one could consider Dr Stockie an ambassador for the discipline, whose work is ideally suited to raise public awareness for the usefulness of mathematical and computational sciences in real world applications," and “He has also been a dedicated and effective advocate of the importance of mathematics to industry, while also successfully training a new generation of industrial mathematicians." Dr Stockie has obtained significant research results in computational fluid dynamics, free boundary value problems and multiphase reactant flows in porous media, that have been published in journals of the highest standards including SIAM Review, SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, and Journal of Computational Physics. Aside from his scientific activity, Dr. Stockie has played an important leadership role in industrial mathematics in Canada as one of the key individuals who made the MITACS NCE (now MPrime) an incredible success over a twelve year period.