I am an applied mathematician specializing in developing models for industrial and real-world problems. I employ a range of sophisticated analytical and numerical techniques such as asymptotic analysis and applied complex analysis to gain insight into the key underlying physics of a problem.
I undertook my DPhil in Mathematics at the University of Oxford from 2010-2014. My research focussed on water-entry & impact dynamics, with applications in ship slamming, droplet impact and jet break-up / aerosol formation. In particular, I studied 'oblique' water-entry, in which a solid body enters a liquid at a sharp angle - think a sea-plane landing on the ocean, or skimming a stone at the seaside. My research on oblique impact was a finalist for the IMA Lighthill-Thwaites prize in 2013.
After finishing my DPhil, I spent three years at Imperial College London working on the Innovate UK-funded SANTANA project looking at ice formation on aircraft. The work was in collaboration with Bombardier.
In 2017, I moved back to Oxford to undertake the Darby Fellowship in Applied Mathematics at Lincoln College, an early-career research position. I established a number of new collaborations looking at droplet impact, the famous 'coffee-ring effect', as well as several projects with Oxford Engineering looking at fretting fatigue and material wear.
I took up my current position as Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Hull in September 2021. Since joining, I have continued my research on evaporating droplets and I am currently principal investigator on EPSRC mathematical sciences grant EP/X035646/1.