July 2, 2019


Jean Daniel is an AIMS-Alumnus of the 2014-2015 cohort and a former assistant lecturer at AIMS-Cameroon.

Jean Daniel is one of those keeping the AIMS flag flying high. The Pan-African centre of excellence trains individuals with a profound love and passion for the mathematical sciences on how to become well rounded scientists that will be able to solve Africa’s problems and propel their economic prosperity and self-sufficiency. 

Jean Daniel, holding on to this emblem, pursued a Ph.D and defended his thesis entitled “Some nonlocal operators in porous medium equations: the extension problem and regularity theory” As he states , “the aim was to understand the interplay of Integro-differential operators with Partial Differential Equations and derive their regularity properties”.

The mathematical language might seem foreign but Dr. Jean Daniel broke it in lay man terms and explained that although the results were abstract, he believes that it can help one understand their surrounding better. Applications can be found in fluid dynamics, such as flow of gas through porous media, biological systems, natural phenomena and shape optimizationDoing PhD was not an easy task in term of research challenges and financial support. For the latter case, luckily with the help of AIMS (through tutorships position) and help from my PhD advisors Prof. Juan Jose Nieto Roig and Prof. Ivan Area, I achieved my first goal”.

Prof. Gisele, German Research Chair, AIMS-Cameroon disclaimed that Jean Daniel’s “perseverance is one of the keys to achieving such a remarkable position for this Ph.D. degree”.
Jean Daniel Djida will continue as a postdoctoral researcher on climate change at the AIMS-Cameroon Research Center where he hopes being a Postdoctoral Fellow at the AIMS-Cameroon Research Center, will help him understand the interplay between nonlocal Partial Differential Equations with Optimal control theory and  Shape optimization. Of equal importance demonstrate practical applicability of mathematics in climate change and coastal erosion problems.

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