I am Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Manchester.
My research falls into the broad area of "continuum mechanics" or more specifically in the areas of solid mechanics, acoustics, elasticity, elastodynamics, homogenization and micromechanics. Applications of this work lie in metamaterials, industrial composites and biological media such as soft tissue and bone. I am also interested more generally in the mathematical modelling of physical processes and industrial problems, and the application and development of novel mathematical methods. My EPSRC Fellowship "NEMESIS", involved materials modelling projects associated with soft tissue, metamaterials and industrial composites. At the heart of the project though was fundamental, novel applied mathematics. I am also grateful to the EPSRC for funding an extension to my fellowship, which is associated with the design and manufacture of new microstructured materials.