Professor Balswaroop Bhatt

Professor of Mathematics

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Location: Room 333
Tel: 662-2002 ext 83859

Educational Background
  • Ph.D. from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (India) in Fluid Dynamics.  Degree awarded in January, 1976.
  • M.Sc. (Mathematics) from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (India) in I Division with 70.8% marks in the year 1971, the Special papers being Hydromechanics and Topology.
  • B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (India) in II Division in 1969.
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA), U.K.
Ph. D. Students
  • Dayle Chandan Jogie: Flow and heat transfer problems in porous media, working.
  • Laura Bridglal: Lubrication theory applied to Knee / Hip joints, working.
  • Letetia M. Addison: Mathematical models in Economics/Finance, working.
  • Vishala Sookram: Mathematical models in Medicine, working.
  • Rosemarie Evita Mohais; Heat Transfer Studies of Coupled Fluid Flow within Porous Media, degree awarded (2007).
  • Festus Irimisose Arunaye; Symmetry of differential equations: Topics in Nonlocal Symmetries of Dynamical Systems, degree awarded (2010).
  • Curtis Boodoo; Study of Flow in Porous Media with Applications, degree awarded (May 2013).
  • Joanna Sooknanan: Mathematical Models of Crime, degree awarded  (May 2013).
On-going research
  • Fluid dynamics and Bio-Mathematics.
  • RESEARCH:   I am doing research work with my colleagues [Drs. D. Owen and
        • P. Nagarani at the University of the West Indies and
        • Q.J.A Khan S.Q.U., Muscat and R.P. Jaju at  Univ. Swaziland, South Africa.
Recent Publications
  • J. Sooknanan, B. Bhatt and D.M. G. Comissiong; Catching a gang - A Mathematical model of the spread of gangs in a population treated as an infectious disease. IJPAM 83,1(2013) 25-43.
  • Curtis Boodoo, Balswaroop Bhatt and Donna Comissiong; Two phase fluid in a porous tube: A model for blood flow in a capillaries. Rheol. Acta 52 (2013) 579-588.
  • Dayle C. Jogie and Balswaroop Bhatt; The study of fluid flows and heat transfer of two immiscible incompressible fluids in a naturally permeable channels using Brinkman-Darcy model. Jour. Porous Media 16, 10 (2013) 887-902.
  • R.P. Jaju, D.R. Owen and B.S, Bhatt; Predator harvesting with one predator and two prey habitats. Studies in Mathematical Sciences 6,2( 2013) 28-39.
  • J. Sooknanan, B. Bhatt, FIMA and D.M. G. Comissiong; Another Way of Thinking: A Review of Mathematical Models of Crime. Mathematics Today, June (2013) 131-133.
Recent Conferences Attended
  • I gave an invited talk at an International Conference on Mthematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation (ICMMANS-2013) during July 1-3, held at Babasaheb Ambedkar University, Luknow, India.
  • I gave  the inaugural lecture and the Keynote address to an International Seminar on Advances in Applied Mathematics (ISAAM-2013), August 26, 2013 at Bharathiar University , Coimbatore, India.
  • I gave an invited talk at 3rd International Conference of Gwalier Academy of Mathematical Sciences(GAMS-2013) during September 22-26, 2013 held at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
  • I gave three (3)  invited talks at a Conference on Significant role of Mathematical Analysis in Applied Sciences and Engineering during september 30 - October 4, 2013 held at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat,  Gujarat, India.
  • I gave an invited talk to the International Conference on Information and Mathematical Sciences during October 24-26, 2013  held at Baba Farid College of Engineering and Technology, Bhatinda, Punjab, India.