Stipendary Lecturer in Mathematics (2019)
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Update (May 2020): I'm currently part of the Royal Society's task force in analysing how COVID-19 transmits via hard surfaces. We are in direct contact with the UK Government's Scientific Advisory Group (SAGE) and the Department of Transport.
My current research is on fluid flow through vegetative regions, collaborating with the US Army ERDC and HR Wallingford. I have also collaborated with Novo Nordisk on monitoring medical products and Schlumberger on chemical enhanced oil recovery.
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of hydrological disasters. Hence, there is an increasing demand for novel solutions for flow management. Our aim is to utilise aquatic vegetation to attenuate coastal waves. Compared to artificial measures or obstacles, aquatic vegetation, which is abundant in nature, has the promising ability to adapt to the local environment and regrow after destructive events. However, due to the flexible nature of vegetation, it is challenging to analyse such scenarios quantitatively—each plant affects and is affected by the flow. My research focuses on developing compact mathematical models that assess the efficiency and risk of current vegetative structures and provide fast predictions at extreme events.
Areas of interest: continuum mechanics with applications in soft matter
- Multi-phase flow and fluid-structure interaction
- Viscous flow - lubrication theory, extensional flow, flow through porous media, physiological fluid dynamics
- Surface tension - drops, elastocapillarity, hydrophobicity, instability
- Elasticity - beam and membrane theory
- Modelling, analysis and computation of continuous real-world problems (InFoMM)
- Further Partial Differential Equations (MMSC)
Prizes, awards, and scholarships:
InFoMM PhD scholarship, University of Oxford (2016 - 2020). Grant: £147,000
Graduate student research grant, University of Oxford (2020 for research on COVID-19)
Graduate student travel grant, University of Oxford (2018, 2019)
MSc prize for excellence (top of the year), University of Oxford (2016)
Vacation study grant, University of Cambridge (2013, 2014)