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The Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications 2019


The sixteenth conference on the Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications will be held at Brunel University and will run during

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
isogeometric 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

Invited Speakers

The following have all agreed to give plenary lectures at MAFELAP 2019.

Important Dates

Previous Recent MAFELAP Conferences

For interest the links to the past two conferences are

Contributed talks

Details and instructions concerning contributed (to either a mini-symposium or parallel session) talks will appear here in due course.

Please note: 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 MAFELAP 2019 please send an email to 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.

  1. Recent development and applications of discontinuous Galerkin methods
    Jennifer Ryan (University of East Anglia, UK), Ethan Kubatko (Ohio State University, USA).
  2. 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).
  3. Advances in Space-Time Finite Element Methods
    Markus Bause (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany), Florin A. Radu (University of Bergen, Norway).
  4. FE analysis for optimal control problems
    Thomas Apel (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany), Arnd Rösch (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany).
  5. 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).
  6. Novel adaptive discretization schemes for variational inequalities
    Gerhard Starke (Uni. Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Andreas Schröder (Uni. Salzburg).
  7. The Mathematics of Hybrid Particle Mesh Methods
    Matthias Möller (TU Delft), Robert Jan Labeur (TU Delft), Deborah Sulsky (Uni. New Mexico, USA).
  8. Adaptive and property preserving finite element methods
    Fleurianne Bertrand (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Pavel Bochev (Sandia National Laboratories), Jörg Schröder (Universität Duisburg-Essen.
  9. Recent advancements in p and hp Galerkin methods
    Lorenzo Mascotto (University of Vienna), Alexey Chernov (University of Oldenburg), Zhaonan Dong (Unviersity of Leicester).
  10. 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).
  11. 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).
  12. Recent developments in the numerical approximation of transport equations
    Matthais Schlottbom (University of Twente), Herbert Egger (TU Darmstadt).
  13. 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:

Getting Here

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.