Professor Roderick Melnik, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Dr. Roderick Melnik has been Full Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Modelling in the Faculty of Science at the Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada since 2004. He is also affiliated with the Guelph-Waterloo Institute of Physics, University of Waterloo, and University of Guelph. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Melnik held full professorial positions in the USA and Denmark. Starting his academic career in Europe, he continued it in Australia until in the late 1990s he took the position of senior scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Sydney. Dr. Melnik has published extensively in a variety of fields with his major focus on mathematical modelling for challenging problems in science and technology. Dr. Melnik is the recipient of many awards, including a number of prestigious fellowships outside of Canada, in Italy, Denmark, England and Spain. He has served on editorial boards of many international journals and book series. Currently, Dr. Melnik is the Director of the MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Waterloo, Canada.
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