EI, ShinIchiro
 Position
 Professor
 Organization
 Department of Mathematics
 Research Interest
 nonlinear Analysis
 Research Activities

The understanding of various patterns such as snow crystal, combustion, spot patterns of groups of plankton, and other kinds of chemical patterns appearing in nature are one of the most attractive objects of
study in natural science. My interest is to theoretically study the structure and mechnism of such phenomena. To do it, I use description through model equations, which is one of the most theoretical methods, well known since Newton.
The model equations which I have studied so far lie in the framework of partial differential equations which describe evolutional processes of certain materials with two mechanisms: (1) the diffusion process in space, and (2) the production and/or extinction of materials. Such model equations are generally called “reactiondiffusion systems” and their use has been well recognized in physics, chemistry, biology and other fields from a mathematical modelling point of view.
It is important to have interests in patterns appearing in nature, which give a strong motivation and conatus for learning in our laboratory. I welcome such students.  Papers:
 Keywords
 Asymptotic analysis, nonlinear PDE, Reactiondiffusion system
 WebPage
 http://www.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/~Eichiro/
1. S.I. Ei and E. Yanagida, Slow dynamics of interfaces in the AllenCahn equation on a striplike domain, SIAM J. Math. Anal. vol. 29(1998), 555595.
2. S.I. Ei, The motion of weakly interacting pulses in reactiondiffusion systems, J.D.D.E. 14(1) (2002), 85137.
3. S.I. Ei, M. Mimura and M. Nagayama, Interacting Spots in reaction diffusion systems, DCDS 14 (2006), 3162.