Past members



Scott Marquis was a CDT student who worked on understanding the instabilities that arise when glass sheets are drawn from a preform in the Redraw Process. These glass sheets can be made into a range of high-quality goods such as computer tablet screens. Scott was co-supervised by Doireann O'Kiely and Ulrich Lange from Schott AG where Scott spent time working.





Doireann O'Kiely was a D.Phil. student who worked on understanding the physical processes that take place when glass sheets are drawn from a furnace. These glass sheets can be made into a range of high-quality goods such as computer tablet screens. Doireann's project was in collaboration with Ulrich Lange from Schott AG where she spent some time each year working at their base in Mainz, Germany. Doireann was co-supervised by Chris Breward and Peter Howell.





Davin Lunz worked in collaboration with Schott AG on understanding how fractures can arise in the manufacture of glass vials.













Caoimhe Rooney is our blenders expert. She worked on developing mathematical models that predict how to make the best smoothie, in collaboration with SharkNinja. She was co-supervised by Colin Please.






Mylene Wang was a summer student visiting us from ENSTA ParisTech. She worked on understanding and modelling blocking of membranes in cross-flow filtration and was co-supervised by Sourav Mondal.











Yiliu Wang was a summer student working on species transport in microfluidic flows and was co-supervised by Sourav Mondal.











Lewis Gaul was our undergraduate expert in cycling science. He developed models that predicted how to make the best use of your energy when cycling.










James Herterich completed his D.Phil. in 2015 on developing mathematical models for new water purification techniques. James' expertise lies in asymptotic analysis. He was co-supervised by Dominic Vella in Mathematics and Robert Field and Nick Hankins in Engineering Science to ensure his models capture the important engineering design requirements. James is now a postdoctoral research associate in University College Dublin.






Mo Dalwadi was a postdoctoral researcher from 2014-2015 and worked on developing mathematical models for the flow of particles through inhomogeneous porous media, with specific application to filtration. Mo has expertise in homogenization theory and asymptotic analysis. The project he worked on was through 2020 Science and he was co-supervised by Maria Bruna. Mo is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham.





Almut Eisentraeger was a postdoctoral researcher in our group from 2012-2014. Here she worked on developing mathematical models for water purification using magnetic separation. Almut's expertise lies in numerical computation and she was co-supervised by Dominic Vella. Her research was in collaboration with the Laboratory of Fields, Flows, and Interfaces at Ryerson University, who conducts complementary experiments on lab-scale devices. Almut now works in ITWM.




Michele Taroni was a postdoctoral researcher in our group from 2011-2012. Here he worked on developing mathematical models for water purification and on models for glass sheet manufacture. Michi was co-supervised by Dominic Vella. Michi now works at Roxar.







Cara Morgan was a D.Phil. student from 2008-2012. Cara worked on mathematical modelling of surfactant systems. She was co-supervised by Chris Breward and Peter Howell and worked in collaboration with The Thomas/Penfold group. You can read more about her research here.








Anthony Lock was a postdoctoral researcher in 2011 who worked on the ITER Project. You can read more about his research here.