Domaines de compétences
- Applied mathematics
- Computational science
- Mathematical modeling
- Dynamical systems
- Applications of mathematics in biology, ecology, epidemiology, supply chain logistics
The focus of Dr. Diedrichs' research is mathematical modeling; he specializes in nonlinear dynamical systems, bifurcation theory and catastrophe theory. His modeling approaches are used in the analysis, control and design of complex interacting networks in cell biology, biochemistry, ecology, epidemiology and supply chain logistics. As a civil engineer, Dr. Diedrichs has done research in structural engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where he developed a mathematical model for the composite resistance of multi-span wood-concrete beams.
Raised and educated in Switzerland, Dr. Diedrichs is fluent in five languages, he holds a U.S. customs broker's license and private pilot's license. He has extensive professional experience in engineering and intermodal (sea/rail/road) international supply chain logistics gathered throughout his ten-year-long career prior to coming to Wheaton College. Dr. Diedrichs' other interests include playing the piano and remaining active outdoors. In the summer, he enjoys hiking, biking and swimming, and in the winter, skiing and ice skating. He is an amateur ice dancer and competes in freestyle figure skating at the USFSA adult gold level.