Classes will be taught by Professor Patrick Farrell, from the Mathematics Institute of the British University, and by Professor Emílio Nelli Silva, from Poli-USP.

The FAPESP-SHELL Research Center for Gas Innovation (RCGI) is bringing to Brazil, through the São Paulo Research Foundation, Professor Patrick Farrell, from the Mathematics Institute of Oxford University, in England, to teach a post-graduate course on numerical simulation. The course is in the  Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering (PPGEM) of the Polytechnical School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP).

Farrell, who will be a new research fellow of RCGI abroad, is Associate Professor of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, of the Mathematics Institute, and tutorial fellow in Applied Mathematics of Oriel College, both a part of Oxford University. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the National University of Ireland, and a PhD in Computational Physics from the Imperial College of London. Among the numerous awards he has won throughout his career is the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software.

The Professor will teach the class “PMR5412 – Modeling and Numerical Simulation via Variable Calculus”, jointly with the Director of the Engineering Program and Professor of the Department of Mecatronic Engineering and Mechanical Systems (PMR), at Poli, Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva.

“Computational simulation is essential for a number of Engineering areas. The course will deal with a specific platform, FEniCS, which is more flexible than other existing ones,” Silva explains. This platform allows the customized implementation of the computational simulation, in such a manner that the researcher or engineer is able to program the simulations that they want to perform, according to their needs.

Registration – Registration for the course will be open until January 29 and must be done by the Janus post-graduate matriculation system of the University of São Paulo (USP). There is room for 32 people, half of which are reserved for PPGEM students and the rest for special students. In this case, students need to already be matriculated in one of USP’s post-graduate courses. The classes will be held from April 10 to 18, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in room MZ01 of the Mechanical Engineering Building of Poli-USP, and they will be taught in English. For other information, see the RCGI site.