John C. Clements

Professor - Retired 2006 (Currently Adjunct Professor)
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Faculty of Science
School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculties of Medicine and Engineering
Dalhousie University, Telephone: (250) 869-4948

Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1969


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Research Interests

- mathematical modeling and partial differential equations
- optimal control theory and applications
- numerical analysis and numerical simulation
- industrial and biomedical applications of differential equations.


Research Administration

- Member of the NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships Committee for the Mathematical Sciences (2006-2009)
- Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Engineering Sciences
- Member of Scientific Review Panel for the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS)
- Referee for NSERC Grants Peer Review, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Mathematical Biosciences, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (SINUM).


Research Support

- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant (2006 - 2009)
- NSERC Collaborative Health Research Project:
"A mathematical model of the human heart for guiding catheter ablation in patients with life-threatening arrhythmias" (2003-2007)
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR- formerly MRC) Project:
"Computer model of the heart: validation by endocardial mapping" (2004-2007).


Some Recent Publications

- John L. Sapp, MD, FRCPC, FHRS, Fady Dawoud, PhD, John C. Clements, PhD and B. Milan Horácek, PhD. Inverse Solution Mapping of Epicardial Potentials; Quantitative Comparison With Epicardial Contact Mapping, Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 5: 1001-1009 (2012).
- Fady Dawoud, John L. Sapp, John C. Clements and B. Milan Horácek. Electrocardiographic Imaging of Epicardial Potentials, SECTION II: FOUNDATIONS OF FUTURE METHODS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR MULTIMODAL IMAGING, Cardiovascular Multimodal Image-Guided Diagnosis and Therapy, Olle Pahlm, Galen Wagner, editors, McGraw Hill, ISBN: 9780071613460, pp. 1:444, March (2011).
- R. Mohindra, J.L. Sapp, J.C. Clements and B.M. Horacek. Use of body-surface potential mapping and computer simulations for optimal programming of cardiac resynchronization therapy devices. Computers in Cardiology, Vol. 34, pp. 69-72, (2007).
- John C. Clements, and B. Milan Horacek. A bidomain model of human cardiac tissue incorporating a capillary microstructure. International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 287-304, (2006).
- J.R. Fitz-Clarke, J.L. Sapp, J.W. Warren. J.C. Clements and B.M. Horacek. Body surface potential mapping and computer simulation of human ventricular fibrillation. Computers in Cardiology, Vol. 33, pp. 397-400, (2006).
- John C. Clements, and B. Milan Horacek. Analytic solution of the anisotropic bidomain equations for myocardial tissue: The effect of adjoining conductive regions. IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., Vol. 52, No. 10, pp. 1784-1788, (2005).
- J.C. Clements, Jukka Nenonen, P.K.J. Li and B. Milan Horacek, Activation dynamics in anisotropic cardiac tissue via decoupling, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 32, No. 7, 984:990, July (2004).
- Lawernce M. Title, MD, Sian E. Iles, MD, Martin J. Gardner, MD, Cindy Penny, PhD, John C. Clements, PhD and B. Milan Horacek, PhD, Quantitative assessment of myocardial ischemia by electrocardiographic and scintigraphic imaging, Journal of Electrocardiology, Vol. 36,Supplement, pp. 17-25 (2003).
- J.C. Clements, Clyde Clements and B. Milan Horacek, Wave-propagation dynamics in an anisotropic excitable medium, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems Series B: Applications & Algorithms 10:469-480 (2003).
- Weijiu Liu and John C. Clements, On solutions of evolution equations with proportional time delay, International Journal of Differential Equations and Applications, Vol. 4, No. 3, 229-254 (2002).
- J.C. Clements, Optimal simultaneous pairwise conflict resolution maneuvers in air traffic management, J. Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 25, No. 4, 815-818 (2002)

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