Dr Tim Scott

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Science and Engineering


+44 (0) 1482 465128

Tim joined the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority after postdoctoral positions at the University of Southern California and the University of Durham.

In addition to managing research and development projects, his career diversified into business development and representation of the authority overseas at technical and partnership meetings.

Tim moved to the University of Hull in 1993 with special responsibility for industrial applied mathematics.

His publications cover several areas, including theoretical physics, petroleum engineering, fluid flow through porous materials, environmental issues and numerous reports internal to the UK Atomic Energy Authority and UK Nirex Ltd.


Research Interests

  • Industrial and environmental applications of mathematics

Research groups

  • Applied mathematics


J P Killingbeck, T Scott and B Rath; 'A matrix method for power series potentials', J Phys A: Math. Gen., 33, 6999-7006.

J Hardisty, H L Rouse, R Middleton, R S Hirst and T Scott; 'The Humber Observatory: Concepts, Instrumentation and Software Systems', Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 20, 859-80.

T Scott, S R Sharpe, K S Sorbie, P J Clifford, L J Roberts, R W S Foulser and J A Oakes; 'A General Purpose Chemical Flood Simulator', Paper SPE 16029, Proc. 9th SPE Symposium on Reservoir Simulation, San Antonio, Texas.

T Scott, L J Roberts, S R Sharpe, P J Clifford and K S Sorbie; 'In-situ Gel Calculations in Complex Reservoir Systems Using a New Chemical Flood Simulator', Paper SPE 14234, Proc. 60th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Las Vegas, Nevada.

T Scott; 'Multi-grid Methods for Oil Reservoir Simulation in Three Dimensions', MultiGrid Methods for Integral and Differential Equations, Ed. D J Paddon and H Holstein, Clarendon Press, Oxford, pp 283-300.


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Modelling and Mechanics
  • Introductory Investment Mathematics
  • Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Reading Course A
  • Undergraduate project supervision
  • Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
  • Mathematics for Year 1 Physics

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellow of the HEA (SFHEA)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (London)
  • PhD (London)

External roles

  • External Examiner in Mathematics for Northumbria University and Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Acted as an expert witness in London’s High Court and as a PhD external examiner.

Awards and accolades

  • CMath, FIMA
  • CPhys, MInstP

Professional highlights

Tim’s work led to applications for the improvement of oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs and the investigation of potential underground repository sites for the disposal of radioactive waste materials.

Shortlisted for the Overall Outstanding Achievement Award in the Hull University Union 2017 Student-Led Teaching Awards.