Dominic Vella

My name is Dominic Vella and I'm a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute in the University of Oxford, as well as a tutorial fellow at Lincoln College. Within the Mathematical Institute, I am affiliated to both OCCAM and OCIAM.

In earlier lives, I studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and did post-docs in Paris (supported by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851) and in Cambridge.

My research is concerned with various aspects of solid and fluid mechanics in general but with particular focus on the wrinkling of thin elastic objects and surface tension effects. You can read more about this and my other work by following the links at the top of this page.

ERC ERC Leverhulme

My research is generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust (through a Philip Leverhulme Prize) and the European Commission (through the Marie-Curie scheme).

If you are interested in applying to Oxford for funding to pursue a PhD/DPhil with me, please see here for outlines of some possible projects. (Of course, I'd also be interested in discussing your ideas too.) Details of deadlines for applications to departmental funding can be found here.

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