Bjorn Sandstede received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Stuttgart in 1993. After holding postdoctoral positions at the Weierstrass Institute and at Brown University, he joined the faculty at the Ohio State University in 1997, before moving to the University of Surrey in 2004. In 2008, Sandstede became a faculty member at Brown University, where he currently serves as the Chair of the Division of Applied Mathematics and as an Associate Director of ICERM.
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The theoretical part of my research focuses on the formation and the dynamics of patterns and nonlinear waves: recent projects include the nonlinear stability of coherent structures, and I usually employ a range of analytical techniques, supplemented by numerical computations. I also work on applications in biology, climate, data assimilation, and traffic flow.
Recent grants include
- Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (Co-PI: $15M, 2010-2015, $17.5M 2015-2020)
- Research Training Group: Integrating Dynamics and Stochastics (PI: $2.1M, 2012-2017)
- NSF "Dynamics near coherent structures" (PI: $600k, 2009-2014)