Postdoctoral Research Assistant.
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University of Oxford
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Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Density functional theory for dense nematic liquid crystals with steric interactions
PHYSICAL REVIEW E issue 2 volume 96 (7 August 2017) Full text available
Maximum Entropy Methods as the Bridge Between Microscopic and Macroscopic Theory
Journal of Statistical Physics issue 6 volume 164 page 1429-1459 (1 September 2016)
Non-Gaussian chain statistics and finite extensibility in liquid crystal elastomers
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals issue 1 volume 632 page 79-88 (12 June 2016)
My research interests are broadly within the field of applied analysis, with a particular focus on models relating to the behaviour of liquid crystals. The main focus of my work so far has been on mesoscopic variational models describing phase transitions, and their relationships to macroscopic behaviour. In particular the role of entropy, the constraints it imparts within these models and methods for their rigorous treatment have all been addressed.
I am a postdoc with my time split between the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and the Liquid Crystal Institute and Mathematical Sciences at Kent State University.
TA for C6.2a Statistical Mechanics (Michaelmas term 2013)
Supervisor for undergraduate summer project "Entropy and moment problems in macroscopic theory" (Summer 2014)
TA for B4.1 Banach Spaces (Michaelmas term 2014)
Prizes, Awards, and Scholarships:
ERC studentship (grant no 291053)
Dr George Greaves Prize 2012 (Cardiff University)