Dr Robert Timms
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
- Award for best paper presentation, 3rd Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium, Swindon, UK, 2017.
- SCCM Early Career and Student Symposium Travel Award, APS Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter Early Career Symposium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2017.
- Award for best paper presentation (runner up), 2nd Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2016.
- Frank Carver Bursary Award, 42nd International Pyrotechnics Society Seminar, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA, 2016.
- EPSRC iCASE Studentship, partnered with AWE, October 2014 – March 2018.
C5.1 Solid Mechanics (Class Tutor, 2018-2019)
My current research focuses on the Mathematical Modelling of Batteries, and is being conducted within the Multi-Scale Modelling Fast Start Project of the Faraday Institution. In particular, I am interested in using asymptotic and numerical techniques to develop and solve models describing the thermal and mechanical response of Lithium-ion cells. More generally, I am interested in the use of asymptotic methods applied to practical problems arising from industry which couple mechanics, heat flow, and chemistry. To read more about the battery research happening at Oxford, see Oxford Mathematical Modelling Battery Group.