Professor Alain Goriely

Professor Alain Goriely

Professor Alain Goriely

Ph D

  • Professor of Mathematical Modelling
  • Director of the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics

eMail: Alain [dot] Goriely [-at-] maths [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk
Contact Form

Phone Number(s):

Reception: +44 1865 273525
Direct: +44 1865 615169

Office: S3.01

Preferred Address:

OCCAM, Mathematical Institute

Departmental Address:

Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
United Kingdom

Research Interests: 
  • Methods of Applied Mathematics (differential equations, dynamical systems,...)
  • Discrete and continuum mechanics, elasticity, plasticity.
  • Application of mechanics and mathematics to biology.
  • Mathematical modelling in physics and engineering.
  • Interesting and otherwise unclassifiable mathematical problems.
Major/Recent Publications: 
  1. A. Goriely, Integrability and Nonintegrability of Dynamical Systems, Advanced Series on Nonlinear Dynamics, World Scientific 2001 (436 pages) 
  2. J. McMahon, A. Goriely, and M. Tabor, 2010 Nonlinear morphoelastic plates II: Exodus to buckled states Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids (To be published).
  3. J. McMahon, A. Goriely, and M. Tabor, 2010 Nonlinear morphoelastic plates I: Genesis of residual stress Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids (To be published).
  4. M. Detsrade, A. Goriely, G. Saccomondi,, 2010 Scalar evolution equations for shear waves in incompressible solids: a simple derivation of the Z, ZK, KZK, and KP equations. Proc. Roys. Soc. A (to be published)
  5. A. Goriely, D. Moulton, and R. Vandiver, 2010 Elastic cavitation, tube hollowing, and differential growth in plants and biological tissues Europhys. Lett. (to be published)
  6. A. Goriely and R. Vandiver, 2010 On the mechanical stability of growing arteries IMA J. Applied Mathematics 1-22.
  7. R. De Pascalis, M. Destrade, and A. Goriely, 2010 Nonlinear Correction to the Euler Buckling Formula for Compressed Cylinders with Guided-Guided End Conditions J. Elasticity (To be published).
  8. D. Moulton and A. Goriely, 2010 Anticavitation and differential growth in elastic shells J. Elasticity (To be published).
  9. D. Ambrosi , G. A. Ateshian, E. M. Arruda, M. Ben Amar, S. C. Cowin, J. Dumais, A. Goriely, G. A. Holzapfel, J. Humphrey, R. Kemkemer, E. Kuhl, J. Ma, J. E. Olberding, L. A. Taber, R. Vandiver, and K. Garikipati, 2010 Perspectives on biological growth and remodeling  J. Mech. Phys. Solids (to be published).
  10. M. A. Beauregard, A. Goriely, and M. Tabor, 2010 The nonlinear dynamics of elastic tubes conveying a fluid International Journal of Solids and Structure, 47 161-168.