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msfofana@wpi.edu

Mustapha S. Fofana

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear Machine-Tool Chatter
  • Manufacturing Time Delay Dynamics and Control
  • Manufacturing Health Monitoring; Delay Differential Equations and Degenerate Hopf bifurcations
  • Stochastic Nonlinear Time Delay Dynamics

Education

  • BS, Technical University of Budapest, 1986
  • MS, Technical University of Budapest, 1986
  • MS, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, 1989
  • PhD, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, 1993

Featured Publications

  • Ariaratnam, S. T. and Fofana, M. S., "The Effect of Nonlinearity in Orthogonal Turning Operation," Journal of Engineering Mathematics (Accepted).
  • Cournoyer, R. J. and Fofana, M. S., "Application of Parametric Software into CAM Environment", Journal of Engineering Education (currently under review).
  • Fofana, M. S., "Deterministically and Stochastically Perturbed Hopf Bifurcation", Journal of Engineering Mechanics (under review).
  • Fofana, M.S., "Spatial Decomposition in a Mechanical System with Discrete Delays", International Journal of Differential Equations and Applications (in print).
  • Fofana, M. S., "Spatial Decomposition in a Mechanical System with Discrete Delays," International Journal of Differential Equations and Applications (in print).

Professional Highlights

  • International Student Differential Fee Waiver, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3GI, 1988-1991. 
  • University of Waterloo Scholarship for Outstanding Performance in Graduate Study, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1990. 
  • University of Waterloo Scholarship for Outstanding Performance in Graduate Study, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1991. 
  • Outstanding Master of Science Thesis Award from the Hungarian Scientific Society of Mechanical Engineers, Budapest, Hungary, 1986. 
  • Sierra Leone Scholarship Award for Studying Mechanical Engineering, Budapest Technical University, 1521 Budapest XI., Muegyetem Raktar 3, Hungary.
 
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