👋 a little bit about me...
I am a Senior Lecturer and a member of the Waves and Solid Mechanics group in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool. I teach and carry out research in Applied Mathematics. I am also Head of Teaching for the Department of Mathematical Sciences. You can read more about the things I do below.
research...
I like to say that I am a very applied mathematician, which essentially means that I look at physical problems from the point of view of mathematics. I use and develop new mathematical techniques for the study of wave propagation, localisation and fracture in complicated materials. Although I primarily work with mechanical waves, I also have an interest in electromagnetic and acoustic waves, as well as fluid mechanics.
I am currently working in several broad areas including cloaking (making things invisible), localisation (concentrating waves and energy in a finite area), fracture (investigating how complex materials break and fail), homogenisation (approximating complicated materials and phenomena by simpler ones), controlling waves, and mode-conversion (changing one type of wave to another). You can read more about my work in my papers or see more about it in my talks.
Recent Papers
Madine KH, Colquitt DJ. 2020 Dynamic Green's functions in discrete flexural systems. Q J Mech Appl Math, hbab006. (doi: 10.1093/qjmam/hbab006)
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Lott M, Roux P, Rupin M, Colquitt DJ, Colombi A. 2021 . Sci Rep, 11, 561. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79572-9)
[Publisher version - Open access]
teaching
I currently teach modules on Vector Calculus with applications to Fluid Mechanics (MATH225) and Variational Calculus (MATH430). I also usually offer a couple of undergraduate and taught-postgraduate research projects each year. However, I will not normally supervise more than two projects each academic year, so it's best to get in touch early if you'd like to do a project with me. If you are interested in doing a PhD with me, you should drop me an email in the first instance. You can find a few sample projects here, but that list is not exhaustive.
Usually, the fastest way to reach me with short questions is to drop me an email or chat with me on Microsoft Teams. For longer questions, please book a meeting.
Office Hours
Semester one has now ended in Liverpool and, as I do not teach in semester two, I do not offer regular office hours outside of semester one. However I am very happy to meet, by appointment, at any time.
📆 Please book an appointment if you would like to meet with me.
Arranging meeting via email is inefficient, so please book a meeting online rather than emailing me.
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