Sidney Shields, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: Chan Shun Hall 238B

Phone: (707) 965-6680

Faculty Since: 2017

B.S., Pacific Union College, 2011
Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2017

Sidney Shields, Ph.D., specializes in computational mathematics, more specifically in the field of numerical partial differential equations (PDEs). During his time in graduate school in Las Vegas, he worked at the Nevada testing site numerically modelling corrugated coaxial cables used in underground nuclear testing. In addition to teaching mathematics at the undergraduate level, his professional activities and interests include, but are not limited to, computational electromagnetics and computational fluid dynamics. On his free time he enjoys playing computer games, learning banjo, spending time with his wife, walking his dog, and watching sports.
Professional Activities:

J. Li, and S. Shields. “Superconvergence analysis of yee scheme for metamaterial Maxwell’s equations on non-uniform rectangular meshes.” Numerische Matematik (2016) 134: 741-781.

J. Li, E. A. Machorro, and S. Shields. “Numerical study of signal propagation in corrugated coaxial cables.” Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 309 (2017): 230-243.

S. Shields, J. Li, and E. A. Machorro. “Weak Galerkin Methods for time-dependent Maxwell’s equations.” Computers and Mathematics with Applications (In press, available online August 15, 2017: