Prof Nigel Mottram
LT820 LIVINGSTONE TOWER
Tel : +44 (0)141 548 3800
Continuum theory of anisotropic materials
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- Anisotropy in the natural environment: swimming/self-organised organisms, tissue growth, mixing
- Order parameter changes in nematic liquid crystals: defects, field induced changes, Q tensor theory.
- Chevron formation and destruction: effects of temperature and shear, electroclinic effect, asymmetric chevrons.
- Ferroelectric liquid crystals: continuum modelling of the switching behaviour, matched asymptotic analysis.
- Surface effects: induced order, bistabilty in anisotropic fluids.
- Disclination line motion: annihilation, formation, effects of electric field and surface interactions.
- Flexoelectricity: effects of flexoelectricity in nematic and smectic liquid crystals.
- Dual frequency materials: a model of dual frequency materials and their use in displays.
- Thin films: flow in thin films of anisotropic fluids, painting and spin-coating.
- : modelling of the process of cell division using anisotropic fluid theory.
- : non-newtonian models of blood flow.
- Oxygen transfer: novel medical device modelling for artificial livers.
- Atherosclerosis: flow effects and wall stresses in complicated geometries.
Academic / Professional qualifications
- 1989-1992: BA in Mathematics at the University of Oxford (Keble College).
- 1992-1996: PhD in the Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol. Boundary effects in nematic liquid crystal cells, supervised by Prof. S. J. Hogan (external link)
- 1995-1997: Post Doctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol. Working on nematic liquid crystal theory with Prof. Hogan.
- 1997-1999: Post Doctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. Working on smectic liquid crystal theory with Dr S. J. Elston (external link).
- 1999-2004: Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde.
- 2001-2006: EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow
- 2004-2007: Reader in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde.
- 2007-present: Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde.