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Mathematical Modelling of Smectic Liquid Crystals


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Personal profile

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Mathematical modelling of liquid crystals
  • Ultrasonics
  • Mathematics pedagogy

Current research activities

  • Optimisation of  transducer design parameters for wideband devices
  • Boundary conditions on 2D planar- and cylindrically-layered Smectic liquid crystals
  • Investigations into inequalities in university-level mathematics education during Covid-19

Desired research direction

  • Mathematical modelling of anisotropic fluids
  • Design, modelling and fabrication of novel piezoelectric and electrostatic ultrasonic transducers
  • Qualitative analysis on inequalities in mathematics education during Covid-19

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

  • Basic Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematical software packages expertise (Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, COMSOL)
  • Researcher Development Mentoring

External positions

External Examiner, University of the West of England

31 Aug 20181 Sept 2022

Committee Member, Scottish Mathematical Council

2016 → …

Visiting Researcher, University of South Wales

2014 → …


  • QC Physics
  • mathematics
  • fluid dynamics
  • ultrasonics
  • ultrasound
  • non-Newtonian fluids
  • modelling


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