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Mathematical Analysis and Modeling

We perform research in applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, and scientific computing for application to multidisciplinary problems of interest to the NIST measurement science program.

The group applies expertise in mathematical subdisciplines such as differential nist-equations, nonlinear dynamics, inverse and ill-posed problems, continuous optimization, and image analysis.  Application areas include materials modeling, computational electromagnetics and acoustics, electro-optics, fluid mechanics, fracture and deformation, nanotechnology, and systems biology.  In collaboration with NIST and outside scientists, our researchers develop and analyze mathematical and computational models, methods, and tools necessary for the fundamental understanding of physical, biological, and information systems and processes.  We work with academia, industry, professional societies, consortia, and standards bodies on measurement science issues related to the modeling of such applications.

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Virtually Stressing Airplane Wings

How do jumbo jet designers develop resilient materials for modern airframes, while still bringing in their projects on time and on budget? Before they prototype