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University of Oxford
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My DPhil project is in collaboration with a materials company called Nexeon who produce anode materials containing silicon for lithium-ion batteries. My work focuses on the interplay between the electrochemistry and solid mechanics in lithium-ion anodes containing silicon. The energy capacity of silicon is extremely large, however, it expands four times its original size when Li\(^+\) ions are absorbed. The main aim of the project is to mitigate the large expansion of silicon while maintaining the high capacity. I achieve this by investigating how microscale design of an anode containing silicon and other anode materials can affect the macroscale behaviour of the anode upon charging and discharging.
Outside of my DPhil, I enjoy solving problems in many areas of applied and industrial mathematics, mainly through study groups with industry. I have experience using homogenisation, continuum mechanics and asymptotic methods.
For a brief overview of my DPhil project, see my 3 minute thesis here:
I am in my fourth year of the Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM) CDT, scheduled to graduate before Sept 2019. I am currently looking for post-doctoral fellowships in applied mathematics.
- MT16 C5.1 Solid Mechanics (TA)
- HT17 C5.9 Mathematical Mechanical Biology (TA)
- MT17 B7.1 Classical Mechanics (TA)
- MT17 C5.12 Mathematical Physiology
- HT18 C5.9 Mathematical Mechanical Biology
- TT18 ASO Mathematical Modelling in Biology (College tutor)
Prizes, awards, and scholarships:
- Graduated from the University of Nottingham top of the Natural Sciences cohort, 2015
- Poster Prize, BAMC 2017
- Poster Prize, Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Conference 2017