Associate Professor/University Lecturer, Mathematical Institute, Oxford
Tutorial Fellow, Trinity College, Oxford

I am an applied mathematician, using mathematical models to investigate scientific problems. Much of my research relates to problems in geoscience - trying to understand how the Earth works. A particular focus currently is on glaciers and ice sheets and their role in the climate system.

You can find a CV and a list of publications here.

If you're interested in studying for a DPhil, or want to know more about my work, please do get in touch.

Lectures from Karthaus 2014 are here (sliding), here (hydrology) and here (geomorphology).

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Asymptotic analysis
  • Free-boundary problems
  • Multiphase problems
  • Volcanology
  • Glaciers and Ice Sheets
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Viscoplastic fluids
  • Industrial mathematics


  • Math 253: Multivariable Calculus (Fall 2012)
  • Math 307: Applied Linear Algebra (Spring 2012)
  • Math 257: Partial differential equations (Spring 2010, Fall 2010)
  • Mathematical Modelling MSc (Michaelmas 2013)
  • B6b Waves and Compressible Flow (Hilary 2014)
You can find Oxford course materials here.

September 2013