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Computational Mathematics

Computational Mathematics

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Sohely SHARMIN, M.Sc.Sohely Sharmin

Hasselt University
Faculty of Sciences
Discipline group Mathematics and statistics
Research group Computational mathematics

Campus Diepenbeek
Agoralaan Gebouw D (Room nr.: C101a)
BE 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
E-mail: sohely.sharmin@uhasselt.be
Telephone: +32-11-268296

The focus of my research is porous media flows  with moving interfaces separating different phases at the pore scale. I am part of the DynScale project.

Groundwater remediation, oil recovery from reservoirs, CO2 sequestration, the dissolution/precipitation of minerals are applications of flow (single or multiphase) and (reactive) transport processes trough porous media. These applications are huge and omnipresent. The ongoing research not only contributes significantly to the problems on a large scale (e.g. groundwater, oil reservoir) but also addresses to the problems at the micro scales (e.g. biological cell membranes, biofilms).

The flow and transport processes take place at the micro scale involving complex microstructures. This complexity makes the mathematical and numerical analysis of such processes very difficult at the micro scale. Since the last decade, upscaling of such processes from a micro to a macro scale is a common practice among researchers. The goal of my research is to find effective (upscaled) models, which are not only less complex to describe, but also very efficient to simulate.


Born December 16, 1986 in Kushtia, Bangladesh
Languages: Bengali, English, German.

Work and education

2017 - present: PhD student at Hasselt University: Mathematics
2015 - 2016: Project Studies in Advanced Technology (PROSAT). Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM), University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
2012 - 2015: Master of Science in Mathematics, University of Heidelberg, Germany
2011 - 2012: Master studies under the exchange program Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia (EMMA), University of Heidelberg, Germany
2005 - 2010: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Dhaka University, Bangladesh