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Who am I? Applied mathematician, lecturer, scientific computing specialist.
What do I do? Mathematical modelling of real-life systems, from topics in fluid mechanics to wave propagation and agent-based modelling. Often with a heavy high performance computing element and in collaboration with industry.
When do I do it? Pretty much any time, but I am a morning person.
Where do I do it? In my office, on medium to large computing clusters based at several institutions, though on occasion it happens on top of a hill or in the confines of a post-conference meal pub.
As of September 2019, I have taken up the role of Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics at the Warwick Mathematics Institute. In the past I have worked within the Oxford Mathematical Institute as Hooke Research Fellow (2017-2019) and the Department of Mathematics in Imperial College London (2011-2017) as M.Sc. and Ph.D. student, followed by a PDRA position. I maintain appointments in both institutions through visiting fellowships and honorary associations, as well as active ties with several other UK-based and international groups.
I work on methodologies used to address technologically relevant problems pertaining to the broad field of fluid mechanics, in subareas such as microfluidics, water retention on aircraft surfaces, spray atomisation and electrohydrodynamics. I am also active in computational acoustics (perfectly matched layers in particular) and in a more general industrial mathematical modelling setting, with previous projects in operational research and performance optimisation in flow-related devices (e.g. vacuum pumps, pesticide sprays). I often participate in Study Groups with Industry, as well as events within the UK Fluids Network as part of several Special Interest Groups.
You can find an overview of my research interests here, with several case studies and dedicated web content on the topics below soon to follow.
High-speed flows and drop impact
Small scale multi-physics modelling
Past conferences and seminar activity
Below is a map of the various institutions I've been fortunate enough to visit for seminars, workshops and conferences. (Blue = seminars, Red = conferences, Green = workshops, Orange = virtual lectures/events)
The part involving physical travelling of this section (as many other aspects of life) is postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing Covid-19 health situation. As for the virtual world:
11/2020: 73rd Annual APS DFD Meeting (Chicago - online)
12/2020: Romanian Science Festival Webinar (online, outreach)