Nicolae Strungaru

Professor, Mathematics

PhD (Alberta)

5-101D, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Strungaru received a B.Sc. from the University of Bucharest in 1999 and a PhD from the University of Alberta in 2006. He completed a postoctoral fellowship at the University of Victoria and has been a faculty member at MacEwan University since 2010. Between 2015 and 2016, during a leave of absence from MacEwan University, he took a position at Trent University.

Between 2009 and 2015, Dr. Strungaru was a problem editor and then an Olympiad Corner editor for the journal Crux Mathematicorum with Mayhem. Since 2016, he has been the editor for the COMC Problem of the Week section with the Canadian Math Society. He is a board member for the Alberta High School Math Competition.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Meyer sets, cut and project schemes, almost periodic measures, Bragg spectra, pure point diffraction, spectral theory

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Strungaru's research interest is in mathematical physics. He is particularly interested in problems related to the diffraction of quasicrystals.

Courses taught:

  • Graph theory
  • Elementary number theory
  • Complex analysis
  • Advanced linear algebra
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Intermediate calculus I and II
  • Higher arithmetic
  • Linear algebra I
  • Calculus I and II
  • Pre Calculus

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Baake, M., Huck, C. & Strungaru, N. (2017). On weak model sets of extremal density. Indagationes Mathematicae. 28(1)

Lenz, D. & Strungaru, N. (2016). Note on the set of Bragg peaks with high intensity. Annales Henri Poincare. 17(3).

Strungaru, N. (2014). On weighted dirac combs supported inside model sets. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 47.

Strungaru, N. (2013). On the Bragg diffraction spectra of a Meyer set. Canadian Journal of Mathematics 65(3): 675-701.

Strungaru, N. (2011). Positive Definite Measures with discrete Fourier Transform and Pure point diffraction. Canadian Mathematical Bulletin, 54(3)

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

Discovery Grant, NSERC, 2014–2019

Research, Scholarly Activity and Creative Achievement Fund, MacEwan University, 2013

Boards / Committees

Alberta High School Math Competition, board member

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