InFoMM Core Team

Director: Prof Colin Please

Colin Please is Professor of Applied Mathematics and co-Director of InFoMM. He works on the mathematical modelling of physical phenomena arising in practical problems and interpreting the results into the original context His research takes place at the interface of mathematics with other disciplines primarily engineering, and bio-science. He develops mathematical models primarily using partial differential equations employing asymptotic methods and numerical methods to understand the resulting behaviour.  


Director: Prof Chris Breward

Chris Breward

Chris Breward is the Associate Director at the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics and co-Director of InFoMM. His current research includes the mathematical modelling of fluid mechanical, industrial and medical problems. Recent problems in these areas include tear film dynamics, organic photovoltaics, surfactant-driven flows and other thin-film flows. Discover more about these on his research page.

Departmental Lecturer: Dr Andrew Thompson

Andrew was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University and a member of the Information Initiative at Duke (IID). His interests are in the mathematics behind the analysis of high-dimensional data in digital signal processing, and he has particular interests in optimization, compressed sensing and image processing. 

Departmental Lecturer: Dr Vassilios Dallas

Vassilios was a Royal Society Newton Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds. He has expertise in the non- linear, multi-scale and statistical dynamics of classical and complex fluids including turbulence, self-organization and dynamos.

Administrator: Amanda Guthland Elmore

Amanda is an administrator with experience working in government, industry, and education.  Before joining InFoMM, Amanda worked at the University of Kansas School of Medicine as Department Administrator for the Internal Medicine Department. Amanda has experience in Political Affairs and Hospitality Management.


Industry Facilitator: Dr Jonathan Mason

Before going to university Jonathan worked for ten years in the high technology sector in Oxfordshire. He worked on advanced fibre-optic product production technology (whilst at JDSU Corporation) and Excimer laser micro machining (whilst at Exitech advanced laser research). Jonathan received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Nottingham and has research interests in the areas of function spaces and mathematical neuroscience.