Industrial processes and products can be described as 'multi-problems' in that they are often multi-scale, multi-phase and multi-component in nature. The analysis of such problems sits in the exciting nexus of applied mathematics, physical science and engineering science.
We are offering opportunities to develop and analyse cutting-edge continuum and discrete models and simulation codes of industrial multi-problems using the following mathematical tools:
- differential equations
- asymptotic methods
- continuum and statistical mechanics
- computational simulation.
Some of the industrially-motivated project areas include:
- using mathematics to help develop and evaluate new energy storage materials for the batteries and solar cells of tomorrow
- facilitating the efficient production of biofuel from sugarcane bagasse
- optimising the drying of food to prevent spoilage.
You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.
Contact the supervisor for more information.