I am a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics and a member of the Waves and Solid Mechanics group in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. My research interests primarily lie in the study of dynamical problems across a broad range of multi-scale physical systems; this includes homogenisation, cloaking, fracture, wave propagation and localisation in solid mechanics, electromagnetism, acoustics, and fluids.
Information for prospective PhD students can be found here.
Away from mathematics I enjoy reading (a lot), listening to music (usually with headphones but, on those rare occasions that I have an hour to myself, sometimes on vinyl), and wandering around with a camera and taking (a lot of) pictures; you can find some of my photographs on 500px or flickr.
Education & Career
Prior to taking up my current appointment at the University of Liverpool, I spent two years in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London at an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, working with Prof Richard Craster. Before my time at Imperial, I was employed as a Marie Curie Fellow by Enginsoft (Trento, Italy) as part of the INTERCER2 project.
After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Mathematical Physics (MMath) in July 2010, I went on to study for a PhD in Applied Mathematics under the supervision of Alexander Movchan, Ian Jones (LJMU) and Natasha Movchan. I successfully defended my thesis entitled “Mathematical modelling of the dynamic response of metamaterial structures” in August 2013.