David Del Rey Fernández wins CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award

Friday, May 24, 2024
Headshot of David Del Rey Fernández

Congratulations to David Del Rey Fernández, who has won the CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. The award was established in 2010 by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society’s (CAIMS) and recognizes “exceptional research in any branch of applied mathematics,” conducted primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university.

“It is an incredible honour to receive this recognition from CAIMS,” Del Rey Fernández says.

Del Rey Fernández is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics, where he has worked since 2021. In the citation for the award, CAIMS noted their recognition of his “fundamental contributions to the development of numerical methods for nonlinear partial differential equations, particularly high-order accurate summations-by-parts (SBP) methods for compressible fluid equations.”

The award is only the latest recognition of Del Rey Fernández’s cutting-edge research. In the last three months alone, he has received over $120,000 in Alliance  grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), more than $538,000 in research grants from the National Research Council of Canada, and continuing investment from FedDev Ontario in his research teams’ work at the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics.

“I am extremely proud of Prof. Del Rey Fernández winning this award,” says Hans De Sterck, chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics. “This is a great achievement recognizing David’s pioneering research accomplishments in applied and computational mathematics. Together with Prof. Jun Liu winning this prestigious award just four years ago, this is a testament to Waterloo’s stature as a top location for Applied Mathematics research and education in Canada and internationally.”

“I would like to thank my colleagues in Applied Math for providing an immensely supportive and enriching environment to grow in,” Del Rey Fernández says. “I would also like to thank the wonderful folks in the Math Innovation Office, Stephanie Whitney and Alexandra Kraushaar, for their immense support, as well as the numerous folks from both the Math Research Office and the Office of Research who have provided invaluable feedback and support.”

You can learn more about the CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award on the CAIMS website.