The sixteenth conference on the Mathematics of Finite Elements
and Applications will be held at
Brunel University and will
17 - 21 June 2019
Further information will follow soon. If
you would like to be added to the MAFELAP email list please
send an email, giving your name, to
with the words add to mafelap list in the subject.
The aim will again be to bring together workers from different
disciplines who have a common interest in the analysis or application
of finite element and related methods, and to promote wider awareness
throughout the community of the latest developments in the field.
We welcome participation relating to all aspects of numerical PDE's
including, for example,
FEM/BEM and related applications and analysis
porous Media, sub-surface flow, fracking
multiscale, coupled and multi-Physics problems
meshless methods, hydrocodes
biomedical and bioengineering modelling
reduced basis methods
CFD, structural mechanics and electromagnetism
dynamics and impact, structural integrity
smart/complex materials, metamaterials
free surface flows, waves and acoustics
localisation and regularisation
The following have all agreed to give plenary lectures at MAFELAP 2019.
- Franco Brezzi - The Babuska Lecture,
Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche Enrico Magenes del C.N.R.
- George Dulikravich,
Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Florida International University
- Omar Ghattas - The Oden Lecture,
ICES, The University of Texas at Austin
- Ralf Hiptmair,
Seminar of Applied Mathematics, ETH Zurich
- Paul Houston,
Mathematics, University of Nottingham
- Andrey Jivkov,
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester
- Ricardo Nochetto,
Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology,
University of Maryland
- Jennifer Ryan,
Mathematics, University of East Anglia
- Mini-symposium proposals - currently being accepted (see
- Abstract submission - to follow
- Early-bird and full registration - to follow
- The conference: 17 - 21 June 2019
Previous Recent MAFELAP Conferences
For interest the links to the past two conferences are
Details and instructions concerning contributed (to either a
mini-symposium or parallel session) talks will appear here in due course.
Due to timetabling and conference scheduling constraints,
payment of the registration fee includes just one mini-symposium or parallel session
presentation. Exceptionally, and with prior agreement of the CONFERENCE organisers,
one delegate may give two such presentations but we can offer no automatic guarantee
that this agreement can be made. Even if it is we will not be able to constrain the
timetable beyond ensuring that the two presentations don't clash.
To propose a mini-symposia for
please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, those
of any intended co-organizers, and a tentative title.
There is no formal review process - we will follow the practice
of previous years and encourage the running of any mini-symposia
related to the general MAFELAP themes and areas of interest.
Mini-Symposia planned to date
So far the following have been proposed.
- Recent development and applications of discontinuous Galerkin methods
Jennifer Ryan (University of East Anglia, UK),
Ethan Kubatko (Ohio State University, USA).
- FE for moving boundary problems: current approaches and applications
Kundan Kumar (University of Bergen, Norway),
Malgorzata Peszynska (Oregon State University, USA),
Florin Radu (University of Bergen, Norway).
- Advances in Space-Time Finite Element Methods
Markus Bause (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany),
Florin A. Radu (University of Bergen, Norway).
- FE analysis for optimal control problems
Thomas Apel (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany),
Arnd Rösch (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany).
- Theoretical and computational advances in polygonal and polyhedral methods
Simon Lemaire (INRIA, France)
Paola Antonietti (Politecnico di Milano, Italy),
Andrea Cangiani (University of Leicester, UK),
Franco Dassi (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy),
Daniele A. Di Pietro (University of Montpellier, France),
Simon Lemaire (Inria, France).
- Novel adaptive discretization schemes for variational inequalities
Gerhard Starke (Uni. Duisburg-Essen, Germany),
Andreas Schröder (Uni. Salzburg).
- The Mathematics of Hybrid Particle Mesh Methods
Matthias Möller (TU Delft),
Robert Jan Labeur (TU Delft),
Deborah Sulsky (Uni. New Mexico, USA).
- Adaptive and property preserving finite element methods
Fleurianne Bertrand (Universität Duisburg-Essen),
Pavel Bochev (Sandia National Laboratories),
Jörg Schröder (Universität Duisburg-Essen.
- Recent advancements in p and hp Galerkin methods
Lorenzo Mascotto (University of Vienna),
Alexey Chernov (University of Oldenburg),
Zhaonan Dong (Unviersity of Leicester).
- Unfitted Finite Element Methods: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications
Christoph Lehrenfeld (University of Göttingen),
Erik Burman (University College London),
Andre Massing (Umea University),
Arnold Reusken (RWTH Aachen University).
- Numerical methods in structural mechanics and for higher order problems
Norbert Heuer (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile),
Neela Nataraj (IIT Bombay),
Antti Niemi (University of Oulu),
Mira Schedensack (Universität Münster).
- Recent developments in the numerical approximation of transport equations
Matthais Schlottbom (University of Twente),
Herbert Egger (TU Darmstadt).
- Compatible Discretizations for Nonlinear Maxwell Problems
Vrushali Bokil (Oregon State University, USA),
Nathan Gibson (Oregon State University, USA).
Contact and Committee Information
Please use the following email addresses:
The MAFELAP 2019 organizing committee:
Full details of how to get to Brunel University London
are available here.
We recommend that delegates travelling from overseas if possible
aim to arrive at London Heathrow airport (6 miles from Brunel).
Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and City although all called
London airports are, in fact, considerable distances from Brunel
University London. Coaches run from these airports to Heathrow
where you can take the bus to Brunel. Trains also run from these
airports to Central London where you then need to take the London
Underground to reach Brunel. For all these journeys you would
need to add between 2 and 3 hours travelling time to reach Brunel
and there would, of course, be additional costs.