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Dr Benoit Huard

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

I am a Senior Lecturer, and Programme Leader in Mathematics at Northumbria University.

After completing a PhD in mathematical physics at the University of Montreal in 2010, I was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the FQRNT (government of Quebec) to undertake research on the theory of wave interactions in multidimensional systems within the group of Geometry and Mathematical Physics at Loughborough University. I joined Northumbria University as a Research Fellow in November 2012 and study nonlinear dynamics, modelling and applications in biological systems.

I am an ordinary member of the London Mathematical Society and of the European Society of Mathematical Biology, and a fellow of Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

An important part of our current work concerns the characterisation of periodic cycles in the glucose-insulin regulation and describing pathways to restoring them. In particular, it has been shown that delays implied by biological synthesis processes are essential to generating healthy rhythms which are crucial in the prevention of complications such as diabetes.

I supervise projects about geometric methods in differential equations and in the mathematical modelling of biological processes.

Benoit Huard

Campus Address

Ellison Building, Room D208

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Amplitude and frequency variation in nonlinear glucose dynamics with multiple delays via periodic perturbation, Bridgewater, A., Huard, B., Angelova, M. 1 Jun 2020, In: Journal of Nonlinear Science
  • A Review of the Analytical Methods used for Seaplanes Performance Prediction, Masri, J., Dala, L., Huard, B. 10 Jun 2019, In: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology
  • Deterministic and stochastic models of Arabidopsis Thaliana flowering, Haspolat, E., Huard, B., Angelova, M. Jan 2019, In: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
  • Ultradian rhythms in glucose regulation: A mathematical assessment, Bridgewater, A., Stringer, B., Huard, B., Angelova, M. 10 Apr 2019, In: AIP Conference Proceedings
  • A Review of the Analytical Methods used for Seaplanes Performance Prediction, Masri, J., Dala, L., Huard, B. Oct 2018, 6th Aircraft Structural Design Conference
  • Mathematical investigation of diabetically impaired ultradian oscillations in the glucose-insulin regulation, Huard, B., Bridgewater, A., Angelova, M. 7 Apr 2017, In: Journal of Theoretical Biology
  • Investigation of stability in a two-delay model of the ultradian oscillations in glucose-insulin regulation, Huard, B., Easton, J., Angelova, M. 1 Sep 2015, In: Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
  • On Classification of Integrable Davey-Stewartson Type Equations, Huard, B., Novikov, V. 2013, In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
  • On the central quadric ansatz: integrable models and Painlevé reductions, Ferapontov, E., Huard, B., Zhang, A. 2012, In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
  • Conditionally invariant solutions of the rotating shallow water wave equations, Huard, B. 2010, In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

PGR Supervision

  • Emrah Haspolat Mathematical modelling of Arabidopsis flowering time gene regulatory network Start Date: 26/01/2017 End Date: 11/06/2018
  • Adam Bridgewater Mathematical description of the ultradian oscillations in the glucose-insulin regulatory system Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 30/05/2019


  • Mathematics PhD September 28 2010
  • Mathematics MSc September 01 2007
  • Mathematics BSc June 30 2005

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