Research:

Computational fluid dynamics
Computational electromagnetics
Mesh generation and adaptivity
Wave propagation

Publications

  1. & The application of a high-order discontinuous Galerkin time-domain method for the computation of electromagnetic resonant modes. Applied Mathematical Modelling 55, 94-108.
  2. & Improved Boundary Constrained Tetrahedral Mesh Generation by Shell Transformation. Applied Mathematical Modelling
  3. & An approach to modeling blast and fragment risks from improvised explosive devices. Applied Mathematical Modelling 50, 715-731.
  4. & A method for compressible multimaterial flows with condensed phase explosive detonation and airblast on unstructured grids. Computers & Fluids 111, 76-90.
  5. & Techniques for Improved Electromagnetic Design in the Aerospace Industry. In Philip J. Aston, Anthony J. Mulholland and Katherine M. M. Tant (Ed.), UK Success Stories in Industrial Mathematics. (pp. 125-130). Heidelberg: Springer.

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Teaching

  • EG-M90 Advanced Aerodynamics

    This module is intended to extend the theory of EG-293 Aerodynamics & EG-335 Gas Dynamics and apply it in the context of aerodynamic design across a range of length scales and Mach number. A number of case studies will be used to explore the concepts of aerodynamic design ranging from subsonic civilian aircraft to aerodynamic design in nature and hypersonic space vehicles. The course is split into four sections: subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic. By the end of the course students should have developed a good understanding of why aerospace vehicles operating in these different speed regimes with varying mission objectives look the way do from an aerodynamic perspective.

  • EGIM04 Advanced Fluid Mechanics

    This module provides an introduction to the development of basic mathematical models for describing the flow of fluids. The techniques that are available for developing analytical and simple numerical solutions will be presented and the solutions obtained will be used to gain an understanding of flows of different types.

Supervision

  • Marker and Cell Compressible Flow Solver on unstructured meshes. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Oubay Hassan
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Ben Evans
  • Multiscale Modelling of Anisotropic Composite Media for EMC Applications (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Oubay Hassan
  • 'High-order parallel discontinuous Galerkin time domain simulation of optical and photonic devices' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Ruben Sevilla

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2008 Present Professor of Computational Modelling Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
2003 2008 Head Civil & Computational Engineering Centre, Swansea University
2002 Present Professor College of Engineering, Swansea University
1997 2000 Dean of Engineering University of Wales Swansea
1991 1996 Head Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales Swansea
1991 2002 Professor Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales Swansea
1989 1991 Zaharoff Professor of Aviation Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College
1988 1999 Professor Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales Swansea
1986 1988 Reader Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales Swansea
1984 1986 Senior Lecturer Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales Swansea
1975 1984 Lecturer Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales Swansea
1972 1975 Lecturer Department of Mathematics, University of Exeter
1969 1972 Scientific Officer Mathematical Physics Division, UKAEA, AWRE, Aldermaston

External Responsibilities

  • Visiting Scientist, Aerothermal Loads Branch, NASA Langley Research Center

    1993 - 1995

  • Research Professor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    1988 - 1992

  • Research Professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

    1986 - 1987

  • Visiting Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Centre

    1985 - 1985

  • Visiting Scientist, Aerothermal Loads Branch, NASA Langley Research Center

    1982 - 1984

  • Visiting Scientist, Joint Research Centre of the European Communities, Ispra, Italy

    1980 - 1981

  • General Council, International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)

    1993 - 2001

  • Management Board of the European Committee, Computational Methods in the Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)

    1991 - 2008

  • Inaugural Fellow, Learned Society of Wales

    2011 - Present

  • Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering

    1997 - Present

Key Grants and Projects

  • Platform Grant: Advances in mesh generation 2006 - 2011

    EPSRC

  • ADIGMA: High order methods for computational aerodynamics 2006 - 2009

    EC

  • FLAVIIR: Integrated programme of research in aeronautical engineering 2004 - 2007

    EPSRC/BAE SYSTEMS

  • Plane wave elements for the solution of Maxwell’s equations 2002 - 2005

    EPSRC