Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

This large and dynamic subject area has a great diversity of active senior and student members. Examples of recent PhD projects include ‘single molecule detection with hybrid nanopores’ (2015); ‘fast dynamics of the Escherichia coli chromosome’ (2015); and ‘in-situ studies of scalable graphene growth and its applications’ (2014).

The senior membership in this area includes Dr Eugene Shwageraus, University Senior Lecturer and Director of the MPhil in Nuclear Energy, Dr Sarah Rough, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Programme Manager for the MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering, and a College Tutor and Director of Studies for Chemical Engineering for the College, and Dr Clive Wells the College’s Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics – who works on black holes and time machines, and topics ranging from Cosmology and Dynamics to coagulation theory and rainbows. Dr Ajith Parlikad is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering, he is based at the Institute for Manufacturing where he is the Deputy Director of the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory. Dr Parlikad is also a College Tutor.

Other Fellows with interests falling into this category include Dr Martin Bellamy, Director of Information Services for the University. Dr Bellamy was formerly Director of Change and ICT at the National Offender Management Service and has also had significant roles in the Cabinet Office including Crown Commercial Representative and leading the government cloud computing programme. Dr Hermann Hauser, an Honorary Fellow of the College, was one of the driving forces behind the “Silicon Fen”. He is recognized as one of the great personalities spearheading worldwide science and technology innovation, and he holds numerous awards – including an honorary CBE and the Mountbatten Medal of the National Electronics Council.

Please email the group convenors, Dr Amit Bhave and Dr Agnieszka Iwasiewicz-Wabnig, for more information about the subject area.