Hermann Eberl

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Professor College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Department of Mathematics & Statistics Guelph, Ontario heberl@uoguelph.ca

Bio/Research

Most of Professor Eberl's current research stems from mathematical modeling and computer simulation of biofilm processes. These are communities of micro-organisms living in a slime layer on surfaces in aquatic systems. Professor Eberl is looking into spatio-temporal biofilm development. This invo...

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Bio/Research

Most of Professor Eberl's current research stems from mathematical modeling and computer simulation of biofilm processes. These are communities of micro-organisms living in a slime layer on surfaces in aquatic systems. Professor Eberl is looking into spatio-temporal biofilm development. This involves three-dimensional, nonlinear diffusion-reaction equations and/or discrete local rule based models. Both approaches are coupled with the governing equations of Fluid Dynamics. They result in a weird system of partial differential equations. Those are mathematically far too complicated to be treated analytically, so Professor Eberl tries to handle them numerically. Whenever he finds time he tries to look into other mathematical problems in biology and biotechnology as well. Current areas in which he and his students are working include predictive food microbiology as well as waste and wastewater treatment, apiculture and other environmental engineering aspects.

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l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Deirdre Healey
healeyd@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56581

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angela.mulholland@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982

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