Ferran Brosa Planella

› Contact

Email: brosa [at] maths.ox.ac.uk
Address:
Mathematical Institute
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6GG

My CV is available here.

› About me

I am a DPhil student in industrial mathematics at University of Oxford, supervised by Dr Robert Van Gorder and Prof Colin Please. My research, which is in collaboration with Elkem, is on modelling solidification of binary alloys, with application to silicon. I studied a double degree in Mathematics and Industrial Engineering in the Centre de Formació Interdisciplinària Superior of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

As a DPhil student I am part of the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM) and the first cohort of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM).


› Research

» Research Interests
  • Heat Transfer and Phase Change
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Acoustics
  • Dynamical Systems
» Publications
  • FBP, C.P. Please, and R.A. Van Gorder. Extended Stefan problem for solidification of binary alloys in a finite planar domain. Submitted.
  • R.A. Van Gorder, A.L. Krause, FBP, and A.M. Burton. Dynamics from a coupled complex Ginzburg-Landau system with saturable nonlinearity. Submitted (arXiv preprint arXiv:1710.07968).
  • J.A. Kwiecinski, A. Kovacs, A.L. Krause, FBP, and R.A. Van Gorder. Chaotic dynamics in the planar gravitational many-body problem with rigid body rotations. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 2018. Accepted (arXiv preprint arXiv:1801.02458).
  • FBP, C.P. Please, and R.A. Van Gorder. Instability in the self-similar motion of a planar solidification front. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 83(1):106-130, 2018.
» Presentations
  • “Modelling solidification of metallurgical grade silicon”. InFoMM Annual Meeting, Oxford. March 2018.
  • “Solidification of a binary alloy in a finite domain”. InFoMM Group Meeting, Oxford. December 2017.
  • “Asymptotic analysis of a two-front Stefan problem”. OCIAM Seminar, Oxford. June 2017.
  • “Instability in the self-similar motion of a planar solidification front”. British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Guildford. April 2017.
  • “Instability in the self-similar motion of a planar solidification front”. InFoMM Group Meeting, Oxford. February 2017.
  • “Microstructure modelling in solidification of silicon”. InFoMM Group Meeting, Oxford. June 2016.

› Teaching

» University of Oxford
I was tutor of the following courses.

Undergraduate Courses:
  • M4 Dynamics: HT 2017 (Mansfield College)
  • B5.2 Applied Partial Differential Equations: MT 2015 (collections in Lincoln College), TT 2016 (consultations)
MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  • Applied PDEs: MT 2016

I was teaching assistant of the following courses.

Undergraduate Courses:
  • M4 Constructive Maths: TT 2018 (Balliol College)
  • M4 Dynamics: HT 2018 (Balliol College)
  • M5 Fourier Series and PDEs: HT 2018 (Balliol College)
  • M4 Geometry: MT 2017 (Balliol College)
  • B5.2 Applied Partial Differential Equations: MT 2015
  • C5.2 Elasticity & Plasticity: HT 2015
MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  • Nonlinear Systems: HT 2016


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