University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Teaching assistant for:
- MMSC Supplementary Applied Mathematics (MT 2019)
- C5.5 Perturbation Methods (MT 2020)
Graduate teaching assistant at Jesus College for:
- Prelims Dynamics (HT 2021)
My DPhil research project is on the flow of materials in silicon furnaces, in collaboration with the metallurgy company Elkem ASA. In a silicon furnace quartz rock and carbon are fed in at the top and heated to produce silicon through a series of chemical reactions. These reactions also produce hot gas which flows upwards through the porous mix of raw materials. My research is focussed on modelling the flow and temperature of the raw materials moving downwards as particles crack, soften, and melt and how this couples to the upwards flow of hot gas created in the lower regions of the furnace.
More generally, I am interested in the following areas
- Mathematical modelling
- Asymptotic analysis
- Fluid dynamics
- Heat and mass transfer
- Porous media
Academic Supervisors: Prof. C.P. Please, Prof. J.M. Oliver, Dr. M.R. Moore.
I am a final year research student in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM).