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Matadi
Professor Maba Boniface Matadi

Position: Associate Professor  & HOD 
Phone: (+27) 35 902 6228
Email: Matadim(At)unizulu.ac.za
Building &Room: 3rd floor Natural Science Building, KwaDlangezwa Campus

Biography:

Prof  Maba Boniface Matadi is an Associate Professor   & HOD  in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Zululand at Kwa-Dlangezwa campus. He holds Honours degree at the University of Kinshasa in DRC and Masters and PhD degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of KwaZulu Natal and PGDHE (UKZN).His research interests are Pure Mathematics: Theory of differential equations, Lie groups and Lie algebras, Riemannian geometry, Theory of distributions and invariance principles in initial value problems, Symmetry in mathematical modelling, Theory of approximate transformation groups and perturbation methods in group analysis and Applied Mathematics:  Symmetry, conservation laws and group invariant solutions in fluid dynamics, Group theory in turbulence, Lie symmetry analysis, analytical integration and solution of initial value problems for mathematical models in finance

2018-Date        Head of Department, Department of Mathematics, University of Zululand, South Africa

2022- Date       Associate Professor,  Department of Mathematics, University of Zululand, South Africa

2012-2021       Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Zululand, South Africa

2004-2010       Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa   

1999-2003       Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Kinshasa, D.R. Congo.

Lecture’s the following modules:

Calculus,
Advanced Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Graph Theory, Real Analysis,
Algebra, Applied Mathematics Methods, Topology.

Qualifications:

  • Honours degree at the University of Kinshasa in DRC.
  • Masters and PhD degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of KwaZulu Natal.
  • PGDHE (UKZN)

Research interests: 

Algebraic and analytical properties of ordinary and partial differential equations which arise in mathematical and scientific studies and their solution. Particular areas of applications lie in classical and quantum mechanics, plasma and nuclear physics, cosmology, field theory and modelling of biological and financial systems. My current research aims at Singularity analysis and of the Lie symmetry analysis of systems of nonlinear differential equations that arise in the particular area of Finance as well as diseases modelling known as rational epidemiology. These analyses are presented as being complementary to the standard analysis using the methods of Dynamical Systems. The importance to obtain complete understanding of evolution of diseases such as cancer, malaria, COVID-19, TB, HIV, etc.

Professional membership:

SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

Research Databases / Publications 

  1. Symmetry and conservation laws for tuberculosis model. International Journal of Biomathematics Vol. 10, No. 3 (2016), 1750042-1- 1750042-12.
  2. Singularity and Lie group analyses for tuberculosis with exogenous reinfection. International Journal of Biomathematics Vol. 8, No. 3 (2015), 1550038-1- 1550038-10.
  3. Singularity and Symmetry analyses for Tuberculosis Epidemics. Sigma (2014), DOI: 10.1142/S1793524515500382.

4. The SIRD Epidemial Model. Far East Journal of Applied Mathematics 1(89) (2014), 1-14.