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I have now moved to the Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol. From 2018-2021, I was a Hooke Research Fellow at the Mathematical Institute.
My research interests generally lie at the interface between applied mathematics and soft matter. I am particularly interested in developing mathematical models of complex materials to better understand how their rich behaviours can be harnessed in emerging technologies (e.g. regenerative medicine, 3D printing, sustainable energy). Some topics of current interest are:
- The mechanics of hydrogels and their applications
- Instability-driven patterning and self-assembly
- Phase separation, particularly in elastic and charged materials
- Photopolymerisation and 3D printing
- Lithium-ion batteries
Prizes, awards, and scholarships:
- Hooke Research Fellowship (2018-2021)
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (2016-2018)
- Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics DPhil Studentship (2010-2014)
Major / recent publications:
- M. G. Hennessy, A. Muench, B. Wagner. Phase separation in swelling and deswelling hydrogels with a free boundary. Phys. Rev. E, 101, 2020.
- I. R. Moyles, M. G. Hennessy, T. G. Myers, and B. R. Wetton. Asymptotic reduction of a porous electrode model for lithium-ion batteries. SIAM J. Applied Math, 79, 2019.
- M. G. Hennessy, A. Vitale, O. K. Matar, and J. T. Cabral. Monomer diffusion into static and evolving polymer networks during frontal photopolymerisation. Soft Matter, 13, 2017.
- M. G. Hennessy, M. Calvo-Schwarzwälder, T. G. Myers. Modelling ultra-fast nanoparticle melting with the Maxwell-Cattaneo equation. Applied Math. Model., 69, 2019.
- M. G. Hennessy, G. L. Ferretti, J. T. Cabral, and O. K. Matar. A minimal model for solvent evaporation and absorption in thin films. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 488, 2016.