Our Mathematics research covers many topics, from the abstract to the practical. We're exploring the immense mathematical complexity at work in process and functions all around us, and using our knowledge and expertise to develop practical solutions to pressing issues in science and industry.
Within our industrial mathematics research, we're using mathematical modelling and analysis to existing experiments to show how different physical mechanisms work within a given process.
One application of our work is in renewable energy. With the future of the planet in the balance and sustainable energy a necessity for the future and the present, our research is helping improve the efficiency of the current generation of renewable batteries and solar cells, and shaping the development of the next generation of technology.
In our applied mathematics, nonlinear and complex systems research, we're using mathematical models to study the biological and medical systems of infectious diseases, plant-soil-atmosphere interactions, and cancer cells dynamics. By revealing and understanding the connections between system components and the effects of these connections, we're better able to predict how a system will evolve if changes in its components occur.
Among the many other topics we cover within this topic, we're also looking at the periodic orbits and stability of Solar Sails – a novel type of spacecraft which uses sunlight for its propulsion, and is therefore capable of completing orbits and missions which conventional spacecraft cannot.
Explore our areas of expertise
Our applied mathematicians are using their expertise to make the world a better place, and working on applications in areas including engineering, biology, and medicine.
Interested in a PhD in Mathematics?
Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Mathematics postgraduate research degrees page.