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A note on oblique slamming
Journal of Engineering Mathematics (1 August 2013)
Three dimensional oblique water-entry problems at small deadrise angles
Journal of Fluid Mechanics volume 711 page 259-280 (2012)
Multiple travelling-wave solutions in a minimal model for cell motility
Mathematical Medicine and Biology (2012)
On the liquid lining in fluid-conveying curved tubes
Journal of Fluid Mechanics (29 September 2011)
The screen printing of a power-law fluid
Journal of Engineering Mathematics issue 1 volume 73 page 1-27 (2011)
Pressure driven, axisymmetric, membrane protrusions
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology issue 2 volume 13 page 463-476 (1 April 2014)
Cellular blebs: pressure-driven, axisymmetric, membrane protrusions.
Biomech Model Mechanobiol issue 2 volume 13 page 463-476 (April 2014) Full text available
A note on oblique water entry
Journal of Engineering Mathematics issue 1 volume 81 page 67-74 (1 August 2013)
The screen printing of a power-law fluid
Journal of Engineering Mathematics issue 1 volume 73 page 93-119 (1 April 2012)
Erratum to: The screen printing of a power-law fluid
Journal of Engineering Mathematics issue 1 volume 74 page 1-1 (2012)
Dr Oliver's research is predominantly in fluid dynamics and the application of asymptotic methods to free and moving boundary problems in industry, engineering and biology. Research topics include violent surface motion, thin-film flows, droplet evaporation, cell motility, cellular blebbing and tissue engineering.
- Laura Kimpton, Mathematical modelling of self-propelled cell motion on biomaterial surfaces (OCCAM D.Phil student 2009-2012), with Sarah Waters (OCIAM) and Jonathan Whiteley (Computational Biology);
- Matthew Moore, New mathematical models of splash dynamics in water entry (OCCAM D.Phil student 2010-2013), with Sam Howison (OCIAM) and John Ockendon (OCIAM);
- Natalie Pearson, Mathematical modelling of cell distribution in hollow fibre membrane bioreactors (OCIAM D.Phil student 2011-2014), with Sarah Waters (OCIAM) and Rebecca Shipley (Mechanical Engineering, UCL);
- Mohit Dalwadi, Mathematical modelling of flow and transort in a rotating disc bioreactor (OCIAM D.Phil student 2012-2013), with Sarah Waters (OCIAM) and Jon Chapman (OCIAM);
- Matthew Saxton, Mathematical modelling of droplet evaporation (OCCAM D.Phil student 2012--2015), with Dominic Vella (OCCAM) and Jonathan Whiteley (Computational Biology, Oxford)
- Dr Thomas Whooley, A new mechanism for motility: the role of the bleb (OCCAM PDRA 2012-2014), with Alain Goriely (OCCAM), Eamonn Gaffney (CMB), Ruth Baker (CMB) and Sarah Waters (OCIAM).
Dr Oliver studied for a BA in Mathematics, an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis and a DPhil in Applied Mathematics at St Anne's College, Oxford (1994-2001). His postdoc years (2001-2007) were spent in the Division of Applied Mathematics and the Bioengineering Group at the University of Nottingham, where he held an EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Mathematics (2004 - 2007) and a complementary Research Fellowship of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 (2004-2006). He returned to Oxford in 2007 for a University Research Lectureship in Applied Mathematics, and began a University Lectureship in Applied Mathematics in association with Jesus College in 2008.
Physical Applied Mathematics.
Departmental stint: MSc Mathematical Modelling Classes (2008-2010), B6a Viscous Flow (2008-2011), C6.3b Applied Complex Variables (2010-2012), C6.3s Perturbation Methods (2012-2014).
College stint: Prelims Introductory Calculus, Geometry, Dynamics, Fourier Series and PDEs, Multivariable Calculus, Applications; Part A Differential Equations.
Prizes, Awards, and Scholarships:
Major / Recent Publications:
- M. Taroni, C.J.W. Breward, P.D. Howell, J.M. Oliver, Boundary conditions for free surface inlet and outlet problems, J. Fluid. Mech. (2012) DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2012.275.
- L.R. Band, J.M. Oliver, S.L. Waters, D.S. Riley, Steady symmetric low-Reynolds-number flow past a film-coated cylinder. Euro. J. Appl. Math. (2012), DOI :10.1017/S0956792512000289.
- M.R. Moore, S.D. Howison, J.R. Ockendon, J.M. Oliver, Three-dimensional oblique water-entry problems at small deadrise angles. J. Fluid. Mech. (2012) DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2012.391.
- M.R. Moore, S.D. Howison, J.R. Ockendon, J.M. Oliver, A note on oblique water-entry, J. Eng. Math. (2012) 711, p.259-280.
- L.S. Kimpton, J.P. Whiteley, S.L. Waters, J.R. King, J.M. Oliver, Multiple travelling wave solutions in a minimal model for cell motility, Math. Med. Biol. (2012), DOI: 10.1093/imammb/dqs023.
- A.L. Hazel, M. Heil, S.L. Waters, J.M. Oliver, On the liquid lining of fluid conveying curved tubes, J. Fluid Mech. (2012), 705, p.213--233.
- M. Taroni, C.J.W. Breward, P.D. Howell, J.M. Oliver, R.J.S. Young, The screen printing of a power-law fluid, J. Eng. Math. (2012), 73, p.93--119.