# Annual report 2016

## Human resources

**Researchers:** **9 **persons: E. Cătinaş, C. Vamoş, C.I. Gheorghiu, M.C. Anisiu (till february 2016), N. Suciu, M. Crăciun, D. Otrocol, F. Pătrulescu, M. Nechita, I. Boros.

**PhD advisors: **

N. Suciu has supervised, at Jena University, Germany, the thesis *Filtered density functions for uncertainty assessment of transport in groundwater*, by Lennart Schüler. The thesis has been defended on September 8, 2016, and has received the distinction *Magna Cum Laudae*.

**Researchers with PhD diploma:**

8 (we note dr. Nicolae Suciu who is Doctor Habilitat – Dr. rer. nat. habil. – in mathematics at Erlangen-Nuernberg University, Germany)

**PhD students: **

1: I. Boros (Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca), M. Nechita (University College London)

**Post-doctorands: **

1:** **dr. Flavius Pătrulescu, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca

# Conferences organized

Zilele Academice Clujene 2016 (Academic Days of Cluj-Napoca 2016)

# Scientific papers published

## 1. Papers in journals abroad, ranked JCR/ISI Thomson Reuters

- N. Suciu, L. Schüler, S. Attinger, and P. Knabner,
*Towards a filtered density function approach for reactive transport in groundwater*, Adv. Water Resour.,**90**(2016), 83–98, DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.02.016,__IF 2015: 4.349__ - L. Schüler, N. Suciu, P. Knabner, and S. Attinger,
*A time dependent mixing model to close PDF equations for transport in heterogeneous aquifers*, Adv. Water Resour.,**96**(2016), 55-67, DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.06.012,__IF 2015: 4.349__ __C. I. Gheorghiu__,*Stable spectral collocation solutions to a class of Benjamin Bona Mahony initial value problems*, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 273 (2016), 1090–1099 DOI: 10.1016/j.amc.2015.10.078; IF 2014: 1.551- C.I. Gheorghiu,
*Spectral collocation solutions to systems of boundary layer type*, Numer. Algor.,**73**(2016), pp. 1-14, DOI 10.1007/s11075-015-0083-6, IF 2015: 1.366 - I. Păvăloiu and E. Cătinaş,
*On a robust Aitken–Newton method based on the Hermite polynomial*, Appl. Math. Comput.,**287-288**(2016), pp. 224-231, doi: 10.1016/j.amc.2016.03.036, IF 2015: 1.345 - M. Sofonea, F. Pătrulescu and Y. Souleiman,
*Analysis of a contact problem with wear and unilateral constraint*, Appl. Anal.,**95**(2016) no. 11, pp. 2590-2607, DOI: 10.1080/00036811.2015.1102892. IF 2015: 0.815 - D. Otrocol,
*On the asymptotic equivalence of a differential system with maxima*, Rend. Circ. Mat. Palermo, Ser. 2,**65**(2016) no 3, pp. 387-393, DOI: 10.1007/s12215-016-0240-3

## 2. Papers in Romanian journals, ranked JCR/ISI Thomson Reuters

- M.-C. Anisiu, V. Anisiu,
*On the characterization of partial metrics and quasimetrics*, Fixed Point Theory and Applications,**17**(2016), No. 1, 37-46, IF 2015: 0.581 - T. Cătinaș, D. Otrocol, I.A. Rus,
*The iterates of positive linear operators with the set of constant functions as the fixed point set*, Carpathian J. Math.**32**(2016) no. 2, 165–172, IF 2015: 0.610 - D. Otrocol, Hybrid differential equations with maxima via Picard operators theory, Stud. Univ. Babeș-Bolyai Math., 61 (2016) no. 4, pp. 421-428.

## 3. Papers in other journals

- V. Ilea, D. Otrocol, I.A. Rus,
*Some properties of solutions of the homogeneous nonlinear second order differential equations*, Mathematica (Cluj), 57 (80) (2015) no. 1-2, pp. 38-43. –**published in 2016, not reported in 2015**

# Prizes obtained by the researchers

M. Crăciun, „George Bariţiu” medal, granted by the Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca Branch.

# Members of Editorial Boards

- I. Păvăloiu –
*Carpathian Journal*(__ISI journal__) - C. Mustăţa –
*Carpathian Journal*(__ISI journal__) - E. Cătinaş –
*Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory*Editor-in-Chief (edited by the Romanian Academy) - I. Păvăloiu –
*Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory*Deputy Editor-in-Chief - C. Mustăţa –
*Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory* - I. Păvăloiu – Creative Mathematics
- C. Mustăţa – Creative Mathematics
- D. Otrocol –
*Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory*(secretary of the Editorial Board) - M. Nechita –
*Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory*(secretary of the Editorial Board) - I. Boros –
*Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory*(secretary of the Editorial Board)