Back up North
For the past two years I have been a Postdoc in Richard Craster's group at Imperial College. It has been an absolutely fantastic experience, not only working with members of the group, but also other Mathematicians, Physicists, and Engineers across the College. During my time at Imperial I have learned and developed many new techniques and established, what I hope will be, many long term collaborations. I even got to do some experiments on guided waves and play with some of the toys in Mike Lowe's NDE lab!
However, the time has come for me to move on to pastures new and I am delighted to announce that next year I will be moving back up North to accept a permanent Lectureship at the University of Liverpool.
I am absolutely thrilled about the Lectureship and Liverpool promises to be a great place to work. The groups in Applied Mathematics at Liverpool are very strong as is the wider Department. Most of what I do is naturally interdisciplinary and there are plenty of opportunities at Liverpool for new collaborations outside of Mathematics - several groups in Engineering, Architecture, and Chemsity lie close to the work I do. More locally, I will naturally sit in the Waves and Solid Mechanics group at Liverpool which does some very exciting science.
Obviously this Lectureship is also a fantastic personal achievement for me and represents one of my long term career goals. I'm very much looking forward to the new opportunities that this position will open up for me in the future.
On a more personal note, those who know me will know that I am originally from the North West of England and, having done both my undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Liverpool, it will be good to return to the North.
Imperial College, and more specifically the Department of Mathematics, really is a great place to work filled with intelligent and passionate academics and staff. I've already begun thanking people individually but I would also like to publicly thank everyone at Imperial for making my time there so fantastic.