- PhD project title
- Spatially localized states in the Zhang—Vinals equation
My previous education includes a BA in Mathematics with Film/TV, undertaken at Aberystwyth University (2010-13), and more recently an MSc in Mathematical Modelling, University of Birmingham (2016-17).
My research includes applying analytical and numerical techniques to problems in nonlinear dynamics to investigate the formation of oscillons within pattern forming systems. Oscillons are localised and time dependent states among a featureless background. Experimentally they have been found to exist in nongranular media (Lioubashevski et al. 1999) and current work involves exploring the Zhang-Vinals equations (Zhang and Vinals 1996) for localised states.
Why I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics
I chose the CDT not only for the great mix of CFD software and theory, but for the chance to learn in a cohort with a variety of backgrounds.