# Prof. Apala Majumdar

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University of Oxford

Andrew Wiles Building

Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Woodstock Road

Oxford

OX2 6GG

1] L.Giomi, M.Bowick, X.Ma & A.Majumdar 2012 Molecular tilt on monolayer-protected

nanoparticles. Europhysics Letters 97, 36005.

[2] A.Majumdar, C.Prior & A.Goriely 2012 Stability Estimates for a Twisted Rod Under Terminal Loads: A Three-dimensional Study. Journal of Elasticity. DOI: 10.1007/s10659-012-9371-8

[3] C.Luo, A.Majumdar & R.Erban 2012 The dynamics of bistable liquid crystal wells. Accepted for publication in Physical Review E.

[4] A. Majumdar, 2012 The Landau-de Gennes theory for nematic liquid crystals: Uniaxiality versus Biaxiality. Communications in Pure and Applied Analysis, 11, 1303 - 1337.

[5] A. Majumdar, 2012 The radial-hedgehog solution in Landau-de Gennes' theory for nematic liquid crystals. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 23, 61 - 97.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1009.4402

[6] A. Majumdar, 2011 Order parameters in the Landau-de Gennes theory: static versus dynamic scenarios. Liquid Crystals, 38, Number 2, 169 - 181.

[7] S.S.L.Peppin, A.Majumdar, R.Style, G.Sander, 2011 Frost heave in colloidal soils. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 71, 1717 - 1732.

[8] A. Majumdar, J. M. Robbins & M. Zyskin, 2010 Tangent unit-vector fields: Nonabelian homotopy invariants and the Dirichlet energy. Acta Mathematica Scientia, 30, No. 5, 1357 - 1399.

URL:http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.0478

[9] **A. Majumdar, 2010 Equilibrium order parameters of liquid crystals in the Landau-de Gennes theory. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 21, 181 - 203.*

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/0808.1870

[10] A. Majumdar & A. Zarnescu, 2010 The Landau-de Gennes theory of nematic liquid crystals: the Oseen-Frank limit and beyond. Archive of Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 196, No 1, 227 - 280.

URL: http://eprints.maths.ox.ac.uk/813/

[11] **J. Ball & A. Majumdar, 2010 Nematic liquid crystals: from Maier-Saupe to a continuum theory. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 525, 1 - 11.*

URL: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content db=all content=a924324754 frm=abslink

[12] S.S.L. Peppin, A. Majumdar & J.S. Wettlaufer, 2010 Morphological instability of a non-equilibrium ice-colloid interface. Proceedings of Royal Society A, 466, no. 2113, 177 - 194 .

URL: http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/466/2113/177.full

[13] A. Majumdar, J. M. Robbins & M. Zyskin, 2009 Tangent unit-vector fields: nonabelian homotopy invariants and the Dirichlet energy. Comptes Rendus Mathematique, 347, 1159 - 1164.

URL: doi:10.1016/j.crma.2009.09.002

[14] **A. Majumdar, J. M. Robbins & M. Zyskin 2008 Energies of S2-valued harmonic maps on polyhedra with tangent boundary conditions. Annales Henri Poincare C, 25, 77 - 103.*

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anihpc.2006.11.003

[15] **A. Majumdar, C. J. P. Newton, J. M. Robbins & M. Zyskin, 2007 Topology and bistability in liquid crystal devices. Physical Review E, 75, 051703 - 051714.*

URL: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v75/e051703

[16] A. Majumdar, J. M. Robbins & M. Zyskin, 2006 Elastic energy for reflection-symmetric topologies. Journal of Physics A - Mathematics and General, 39, 2673 - 2687.

URL: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0305-4470/39/11/008/

[17] A. Majumdar, J. M. Robbins & M. Zyskin, 2004 Elastic energy of liquid crystals in convex polyhedra. Journal of Physics A - Mathematics and General, 37, L573 - L580.

URL: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0305-4470/37/44/L05/LL

[18] A. Majumdar, J. M. Robbins & M. Zyskin, 2004 Lower bounds for energies of harmonic tangent unit-vector fields on convex polyhedra. Letters in Mathematical Physics, 70, 169 - 183.

URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/qj4127h47x03q070/

SUBMITTED PAPERS

[1] D. Henao & A.Majumdar 2012 Symmetry of uniaxial global Landau-de Gennes minimizers in the theory of nematic liquid crystals. Submitted to SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis.

Liquid crystals, partial differential equations, bistable liquid crystal devices.

Solidification and pattern formation in colloidal systems.

Multiscale modelling in materials science.

- October 2011 - September 2016: EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship
- March 2012: British Liquid Crystal Society Young Scientist Prize

• October 2007 - October 2008: Junior Research Fellowship in Linacre College, University of Oxford.

• November 2006 - November 2008: Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship.

• June 2002: Sir Nevill Mott Prize for best performance in finals for the Joint Mathematics and Physics

programme, University of Bristol, UK.

• January - April 2010 : Lecturer and Examiner for the fourth year undergraduate course - Elasticity and Plasticity.

• January - April 2009 : Lecturer and Examiner for the fourth year undergraduate course - Elasticity and Plasticity.

Workshops and minisymposia organised

[1] 24 - 25 August 2011: Liquid Crystal Modelling and Display Applications Workshop - Gibson Building, Oxford

[2] British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (BAMC) 2010: Co-organizer of minisymposium on Liquid Crystals.

Co-organizers: Dr Andrew Davidson, Professor Nigel Mottram

[3] 29th - 30th October 2009: Liquid Crystal Theory and Modelling: Discussion Meeting, St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Co-organizer: Professor Nigel Mottram