Director of the Parallel and Scientific Computing Institute, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA.
The research is in the general fields of numerical analysis, applied partial differential equations and scientific computing. Most work is on the numerical approximation of partial differential equations. The most significant contributions are in absorbing boundary conditions of computational boundaries, high resolution algorithms for nonlinear hyperbolic conservation laws and convergence theory for approximations of oscillatory solutions to partial differential equations. Other fields of research is homogenization theory for nonlineal differential equations, approximation of differential algebraic equations and wavelet approximation methods for evolution equations. Applications are mainly to problems from fluid mechanics and electro-magnetics.
Celsius Medal in gold, 1992
Plenary Speaker: European Congress of Mathematics, 1992
Member: Inst. for Adv. Study, Princeton, 1991-1992
Guggenheim Fellow, 1991
Plenary Speaker: European Congress of Fluid Mechanics, 1991
Wallmark Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1985
First SIAM Prize, Numerical Analysis an Scientific Computing, 1982
Speaker: Int'l Congress of Mathematicians, 1982
Member of the executive commitee of the International Mathematical Union, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Bjorn Engquist and Wilfried Schmidt (Editors), Mathematics Unlimited: 2001 and Beyond, Springer-Verlag. New York-Berlin. (2000)
B. Engquist, L. Johnsson, M. Hammill, F. Short (Editors). Simulation and Visualization on the Grid: Parallelldatorcentrum, Seventh Annual Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, Dec. 1999. Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering) Springer-Verlag (2000).
B. Engquist, G. Kriegsmann (Editors). Computational Wave Propagation. Ima Volumes in Mathematics and Its Applications, Vol 86 (1997).
B. Engquist (Editor). Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerical Methods and Applications. (1991).
B. Engquist, M. Luskin, A. Majda, (Editors). Computational fluid dynamics and reacting gas flows. IMA Volumes in Mathematics and Its Applications, Vol 12 (1988).
P. Deuflhard, B. Engquist (Editors). Large scale scientific computing. Proceedings of the meeting held at the Oberwolfach Mathematical Institute, 1985. Progress in Scientific Computing, 7. Birkh䵳er Boston, Inc. (1987).
B. Engquist, S. Osher, R. Somerville (Editors). Large-Scale computations in Fluid Mechanics, Lectures in Applied Mathematics, Parts 1 and 2, Vol 22, American Mathematical Society (1985).
B. Engquist, T. Smedsaas (Editors). PDE software: modules, interfaces and systems. Proceddings, North-Holland (1984).
B. Engquist. Ovningar Till Introduktion Till Numerisk Analys.Studentlitteratur (1973).
B. Engquist. Ovningar Till Numerisk Analys I. Studentlitteratur (1972).