Current positions

2021 - present: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University College London

2021 - present: OCIAM Visiting Research Fellow, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Previous employment

2018 - 2021: Hooke Research Fellow, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

2015 - 2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Synthetic Biology Research Centre, University of Nottingham

Working with Prof. John R. King

2014 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Working with Dr Maria Bruna and Prof Ian M. Griffiths

Education

2010 - 2014: DPhil, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Supervisors: Prof. S. Jon Chapman, Prof. James M. Oliver, and Prof. Sarah L. Waters

2006 - 2010: MMath (First-class honours), Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Research interests

Biological signalling, Carbon recycling, Cleaning and decontamination, Cryopreservation, Fluid mechanics, Membrane filtration, Microswimmer motion, Moving boundary problems, Multiscale mass and fluid transport, Mathematical modelling, Singular perturbation theory, Synthetic Biology, Tissue engineering, Viscous levitation, Quorum sensing.

Publications

Awards and prizes

Nomination for Active Student Partnership Award, University College London (2022)

Contributed Talk Prize, Society of Mathematical Biology Annual Conference (2021)

Departmental Teaching Award, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2019)

Exceptional Performance Bonus, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham (2018)

G-Research DPhil Prize in Quantitative Methods, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2015)

Senior Scholarship x2, Lincoln College, University of Oxford (2012-4)

Lord Crewe Scholarship x2, Lincoln College, University of Oxford (2008-10)

Grants and funding

EPSRC Small Grant, EPSRC (EP/W032317/1) (2022-23)

Hooke Research Fellowship, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2018-21)

QJMAM Fund for Applied Mathematics, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (2020)

UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Pump Priming Fund, University of Oxford (2019-20)

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account: Doctoral Impact Scheme, University of Oxford (2019-20)

IMA Small Grant, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (2019)

EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2010-4)

Presentations

Teaching

Lecturing at UCL

1st year: Mathematics for Science 1

Classes at UCL

1st year: Mathematics for Science 1

Lecturing at Oxford

Graduate course: Continuum Models in Industry. Guest lecturer for the InFoMM course.

Tutorials/intercollegiate classes at Oxford

Prelims (1st year): Geometry II

Part A (2nd year): Calculus of Variations, Classical Mechanics, Differential Equations 1, Differential Equations 2, Fluids and Waves, Integral Transforms, Mathematical Modelling in Biology

Part B (3rd year): Viscous Flow

Part C (4th year): Applied Complex Variables, Perturbation Methods

Supervisory roles

Masters students

Manita Bhardwaj, 2017, Tumour growth

Guannan Chen, 2019, Decontamination

Maryam Mohammed, 2016, Tumour growth

Clara Song, 2021-2022, Cryopreservation

Shenghao Zhang, 2022-2023, Mass transport

CDT mini-projects

Georgia Brennan, 2020, Filtration

Meredith Ellis x2, 2019, Filtration & Organoid growth

Matthew Shirley, 2019, Network homogenization

PhD students

George Booth, 2020 - present, Tissue engineering

Molly Brennan, 2022 - present, Quorum sensing

Meredith Ellis, 2019 - present, Organoid growth

Wesley Ridgway, 2020 - present, Quorum sensing

Postdoctoral researchers

Victoria Pereira, 2019-2021, Membrane filtration

Other academic activities

PhD viva examining

Francisco Berkemeier, University College London, 2022

Georgina Al-Badri, University College London, 2022

George Price, University of Manchester, 2021

Marc Calvo Schwarzwälder, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019

Events organized

Industrial and Applied Mathematics seminar co-organiser, University of Oxford, 2018-2021

SMB 2020 Biofluids and Transport Minisymposium co-organiser, 2020

Fluid Mechanics of Cleaning and Decontamination meeting co-organiser, University of Oxford, 2019

Departmental/Professional service

Internal primary examiner, Department of Mathematics, University College London (2021 - current)

Internal secondary examiner, Department of Mathematics, University College London (2021 - current)

PhD admissions interview panel, Department of Mathematics, University College London (2021 - current)

Fridays@4 panels, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2020 - 2021)

Beyond Boundaries Ambassador, MPLS, University of Oxford (2020)

OMMS graduate admissions panel, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2019 - 2020)

Postdoctoral position interview panel x2, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2019)

Employability training mentor, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2018-2019)

DPhil (PhD) admissions interview panel x2, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2018-2019)

Undergraduate admissions interviewer, Lady Margaret Hall, Lincoln College, and Trinity College, University of Oxford (2011-14,18)

Peer reviewer for many journals, including: Journal of Fluid Mechanics, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Physical Review Fluids (2016 - current)

Maths in the City tour guide, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2012)

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