My research is focused on the mathematical modelling and
computational solution of problems in fluid and solid mechanics, as well as other
interesting problems, incl. those arising through consultancy work for industry.
Things I have worked on include:
Fluid-structure interaction (FSI):
Flow in collapsible tubes
Pulmonary airway closure and reopening (free-surface flows in elastic vessels)
The suppression of viscous fingering in elastic-walled Hele-Shaw cells
Poroelastic FSI modelling of syringomyelia
Development of efficient preconditioners / solvers for such problems
Newtonian and non-Newtonian free-surface flows
Topological fluid mechanics and vortex dynamics
Wrinkling and buckling of thin elastic
Various other projects from Glaciology to
Scientific computing -- oomph-lib
Most of my papers
are on google
scholar. Have a look -- they are all lovely!
It is the main workhorse of our group, and is currently maintained jointly with
Andrew Hazel (the co-founder/co-architect of the project all those years ago) and
Matharu. Regular contributions and bug fixes are provided by many local and external collaborators.
The code is extremely well documented. Have a look at
I'm aware that these are not "strictly" everesting rides because the official rules require that you go up and down the same hill over and over again. Who cares...
The full Brevet series: Paris-Brest-Paris
is the most famous Audax/Brevet ride in
the real (!) world: 1200km, to be completed in under 90 hours. Needless to
say it involves a whole series of qualifiers too. Surely
one ought to be able to do this indoors...
BTW: I used this ride as an excuse to raise some money for
Médecins Sans Frontières' Yemen programme;
page is still open for contributions if you wish to donate some of your