A little bit about me...
I am a Professor of Applied Mathematics and a member of the Waves and Continuum Mechanics group in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool. I teach and carry out research in Applied Mathematics. I am also serving as Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. You can read more about the things I do below.
I like to say that I am a very applied mathematician, which essentially means that I look at physical problems from the point of view of mathematics. I use and develop new mathematical techniques for the study of wave propagation, localisation and fracture in complicated materials. Although I primarily work with mechanical waves, I also have an interest in electromagnetic and acoustic waves, as well as fluid mechanics.
I am currently working in several broad areas including cloaking (making things invisible), localisation (concentrating waves and energy in a finite area), fracture (investigating how complex materials break and fail), homogenisation (approximating complicated materials and phenomena by simpler ones), controlling waves, and mode-conversion (changing one type of wave to another). You can read more about my work in my papers or see more about it in my talks.
I am not currently delivering any taught modules. However, I usually offer a couple of undergraduate and taught-postgraduate research projects each year. I will not normally supervise more than two projects each academic year, so it's best to get in touch early if you'd like to do a project with me. If you are interested in doing a PhD with me, you should drop me an email in the first instance.
Whitchelo Y, Haslinger SG, Colquitt DJ, Williams DP. 2023 Scattering of acoustic waves from rough seabeds: a comparison of two- and three-dimensional models. Proc Mtgs Acoust, 8 May 2023, 51(1) : 070003. (doi: 10.1121/2.0001801)
Madine KH, Colquitt DJ. 2022 Negative refraction and mode trapping of flexural-torsional waves in elastic lattices. Philos Trans R Soc A, 380 : 20210379. (doi: 10.1098/rsta.2021.0379)
I do not maintain standing office hours, but I am more than happy to see students at any time that I am available.
If you have a UoL account, please schedule a meeting with me directly based on my availability as shown on my calendar. I would encourage students and colleagues to use this option. Otherwise please drop me an email, with my PA (Mrs Joanna Seed) in cc.