Meir (Fiki) Shillor

Distinguished Professor

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Oakland University

Rochester, MI 48309-4401, USA


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        Prof. Shillor

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    Modeling of Industrial Processes using PDEs and Variational Inequalities
    Dynamic or Quasistatic Contact, Friction, Wear, and Adhesion; thermal effects
    Material Damage, Piezoelectric materials, nonlinear oscillations
    Free Boundary and Stefan-type Problems
    Mathematical models in epidemiology and population dynamics


Visiting Professor, Jagelonian Univ. Krakow, Poland, April 2014; May 2015; May 2019
Visiting Professor, Federation Univ. Ballarat, Australia, January 2014
Visiting Professor, Technical Univ. of Warsaw, Poland, May 2011 and May 2014
Visiting Professor, Univ. of Perpignan, France: June 1997;   June 1998;   June-July 2001;
                               June-July 2003; December 2006; June 2014; June 2015; June 2019
Visiting Professor, Univ. of Pretoria, South Africa, April-May 2008
Visiting Professor, Korea Inst. Advanced Study, May 2005
Visiting Professor, Univ. of Santiago, Spain, September 2002
Visiting Professor, Univ. of Reunion, France: May-June 1999 and May-June 2000
Visiting Professor, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, Fall 1994

Distinguished Professor, Oakland University, 2015
Professor, Oakland University, 1993-2015
Associate Professor, Oakland University, 1988-1993
Visiting Lecturer, Claremont Grad. School, 1987-1988
Research Assistant, Imperial College, UK, 1986-1987
Researcher, Univ. Buenos Aires, Argentine, 1985

                              Recipient of the Oakland University 2002 Research Excellence Award

Presented the 2013-14 Oakland University Presidents Colloquium

                                                                                The Mathematics of Change


       Fall 2019  
                    APM 5441-I, Engineering Math I   syllabus (not yet)

                   APM 5441-II, Engineering Math I a  syllabus (not yet)

     Previous courses I taught

      An unusual course I taught during the Winter 2009 term:
HC 207 - Spiral Dynamics and a Theory of Everything,   Syllabus



   Submitted or Accepted

    The papers are in the PDF formats and some may be downloaded.


     The abstracts of some of the papers are clickable.
     I added some comments to some of the papers.


    Models and Analysis of Quasistatic Contact
Variational Approach
by Meir Shillor, Mircea Sofonea, and J. Joachim Telega
Lecture Notes in Physics 655, Springer, Berlin, 2004.

    The monograph presents recent models and mathematical analysis of quasistatic contact problems.
    It contains detailed models, their variational formulations, and proofs of their solvability.
    For the abstract click here Abstract . For further details click here.

    Analysis and Approximations of Contact Problems
    with Adhesion or Damage
    by Mircea Sofonea, Weimin Han, and Meir Shillor
Pure and Applied Mathematics 276, Chapman & Hall/CRC Press,
    Boca Raton, Florida, 2006.

    This monograph deals with mathematical and numerical analysis of recent models for contact
   processes that may include adhesion or material damage. For the abstract click here Preface.

    For further info  click here.

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    Recent Talks and Presentations

    Mathematical Models for Chagas Disease
    Keynote Talk in the BIOMATH 2013
    International Conference on Mathematical Methods and Models in Biosciences,
    16-21 June 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Mathematics of Change
    Colloquium, 17 January 2014,
    Federation University, Ballarat Australia.

Recent Results on Dynamic Contact of a Gao Beam
Jagelonian University, Krakow, Poland
    April 30, 2014

Dynamic nonlinear problems with contact
Warsaw Technical University, Warsaw, Poland
    May 6, 2014

Recent Results on Dynamic Contact of a Gao Beam
Machine Design Fundamantals
    WTU, Warsaw, Poland
    May 7, 2014

Recent Results on Dynamic Contact of a Gao Beam
The 22nd Polish French Seminar on Mechanics
    Warsaw, Poland
    May 19, 2014

Recent Results on Dynamic Contact of a Gao Beam
Division of Material Science
    IPPT- Polish Academy of Scienes, Warsaw, Poland
    May 21, 2014

The Mathematics of Change
Warsaw Technical University, Warsaw, Poland
    May 28, 2014

Recent Results on the Dynamics of the Gao beam
Workshop on Modelling and Analysis of Nonlinear Problems
    Perpignan, France
    June 5, 2014

Recent Results on Dynamic Contact of a Gao Beam
University of St Etienne, St Etienne, France
    June 12, 2014

On Frictional Contact with Thermal Effects and Wear
University of St Etienne, St Etienne, France
    June 9, 2015

Population Models for Wood Frogs and Chagas Disease
    Key note talk in the Workshop
Perpignan's Days on Applied Mathematics
    10-12 June 2015     Perpignan, France

Dynamic Contact Processes in Systems of Bars
    Workshop on fluid-structure interactions: an asymptotic approach
    8-9 October 2015    La Coruna, Spain

Models, analysis and simulations in contact mechanics and epidemiology
Plenary Talk (The PDF of the Talk)
A dynamic model for the friction coefficient
Minisymposium on Mathematical Aspects of Unilateral Contact and Friction
    (The PDF of the Talk)   
    ETAMM 2018- Emerging Trends in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
    June 18-22, 2018, Krakow, Poland
    The official Page

Contact Problems Involving a 2D Bar
Plenary Talk
    27me Sminaire franco-polonais de Mcanique
    6–7 June 2019, Besancon, France,
    The official Page

Modeling and Analysis of Contact Processes
Plenary Talk
    Perpignan Days on Applied Mathematics
    13-14 June 2019, Perpignan, France,
    The official Page


    Mathematical Association of America  -  MAA
     Sigma Xi

Office: 554 Mathematics and Science Center (MSC)


Tel: 248-370-3439

Fax: 248-370-4184

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