ISSN (print) 1995-2732
ISSN (online) 2412-9003


Professor, Head of the School of Computing and Mathematics, Keele University

Research interests

Research interests concern the propagation of waves in elastic solids and structures. It involves a number of applications, including the impact response of fibre-reinforced laminated aircraft wings and artificial vibration of coal layers. A considerable amount of his research effort has focused on trying to establish simplified approximate long wave theories to help elucidate the dynamic response of thin structures. And also this included the establishment of a novel mathematically justified methodology to enable initial value problems to be investigated. Currently, through the 3ME project, potential applications of his research within both Bio-medical Engineering and Earth Science are being investigated. This project was funded through the EPSRC's Bridging the Gaps initiative.


  • 2008-2017 – Head of the School of Computing and Mathematics, Keele University.
  • 2006-2008 – Professor of Applied Mathematics, Keele University.
  • 1996-2006 – Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader & Professor, Head of Maths and Director of the Centre for Theory and Modelling, Materials Research Institute, University of Salford.

Research areas: Earth science, mathematics, materials engineering.

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