Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,
with a special emphasis on mathematical modelling involving differential equations and asymptotic methods, elasticity theory, thin
plates/shells, thin films, layered materials, bifurcations, materials science, and stability problems.
Sample of recent works
(a more complete list can be found
Continuum Mechanics and Linear Elasticity: An Applied Mathematics Introduction. Solid Mechanics and Its Applications, vol. 238 (519 pages). Springer, Dordrecht (2019).
Wrinkling structures at the rim of an initially stretched circular thin plate
subjected to transverse pressure (with A.P. Bassom).
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 78, pp. 1009-1029 (2018).
Bifurcation instabilities in finite bending of circular cylindrical shells.
International Journal of Engineering Science 119, pp. 249-264 (2017).
Asymptotic phenomena in pressurised thin films (with M. Matthews and A.P. Bassom).
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 471:20150471 (2015).
Couple stresses and the fracture of rock (with C. Atkinson and J. Aldazabal).
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A 373:20140120 (2015).
Some applications of the WKB method to the wrinkling of bi-annular plates in tension.
Acta Mechanica 224, pp.399-423 (2013).
Teaching & admin
Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre Mathematical Models
All my other current teaching materials are now available on Moodle
Other past courses
- Honours Booklet
- PG Student-Staff Committee Convenor
- Coordinator for the Junior Honours Programme
- Teaching and Learning Committee
- Research Committee Member
- Schools Liaison & Recruitment Committee Member
Here are some of my old
bookmarks--this is for my own convenience.