MENTORING


Artur Gower
PhD Scholar - 2011-2015 [PhD thesis: here; articles together: 6]
Artur joined NUI Galway as a Hardiman Scholar, for a PhD in Applied Mathematics under my supervision. In his second year he was awarded further PhD funding from the Irish Research Council. He was working on the propagation of waves and the formation of wrinkles on soft matter. He is now a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Manchester.

Luigi Vergori
Post-Doctoral Fellow - 2012-2013 [articles together: 3]
Luigi joined NUI Galway as a Marie Curie COFUND Fellow. He was funded by the Italian Institute of Higher Mathematics and the European Commission to work on instability and anisotropy. He is now a Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Glasgow.

Badar Rashid
PhD Scholar - 2009-2012 [PhD thesis: download here; articles together: 10]
Badar joined University College Dublin for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, co-supervised with Prof. Michael Gilchrist (UCD). He was funded by the Irish Research Council to work on the modelling of brain matter at dynamic strain rates. He is now Lt Col, Director Research and Development at Pakistan Ordnance Factories in Wah Cantt.

Aisling Ni Annaidh
PhD Scholar - 2008-2012 [PhD thesis: download here; articles together: 6]
Aisling's PhD in Mechanical Engineering was co-supervised with Prof. Michael Gilchrist (UCD). She spent one year in the Institut d'Alembert in Paris and completed a Joint PhD awarded by UCD and by Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, for work on the mechanics of stabbing. After working for one year as an engineer, she is now a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in UCD.

Riccardo De Pascalis
PhD Scholar - 2008-2012 [PhD thesis: download here; articles together: 2]
Riccardo's PhD in Mechanics was co-supervised with Prof. Giuseppe Saccomandi (Lecce). He spent one year in the Institut d'Alembert in Paris for his Joint PhD. He was funded by the Universita del Salento and the Franco-Italian University, to work on the semi-inverse method in solid mechanics and instabilities. He then a post-doctoral fellow, first at the University of Manchester and now at the Universite Denis Diderot in Paris.

Melanie Ottenio
PhD Scholar - 2003-2006 [PhD thesis: download here; articles together: 5]
Melanie joined the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie for a PhD in Mechanics, co-supervised with Prof. Gerard Maugin (Paris) and Prof. Ray Ogden (Glasgow). She spent one year in Glasgow for her Joint PhD. She was funded by the French Minister for Science and Technology and the Stevenson Foundation, to work on waves and surface stability in pre-stressed solids. After one year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Universite de Bordeaux I, she became a Lecturer at the Universite de Lyon.


CURRENT & PAST TEACHING


2015-2016:
Galway: MP345 Mathematical Methods I (24 lectures);
Galway: MP346 Mathematical Methods II (24 lectures);
Galway: MP365 Fluid Mechanics (24 lectures).
Galway: MP237 Mechanics II (24 lectures)
Ravello: Incremental Equations of Instability for Soft Solids (Graduate Course, 6 lectures).

2014-2015:
Galway: MP345 Mathematical Methods I (24 lectures);
Galway: MP410 Nonlinear Elasticity (24 lectures);
Galway: PH109 Special Topics in Physics (1 lecture).

2013-2014:
Galway: MA119 Mathematics for Business (12 lectures);
Galway: MA109 Statistics for Business (12 lectures);
Galway: MP346 Mathematical Methods II (24 lectures);
Galway: MP365 Fluid Mechanics (24 lectures).
Galway: PH109 Special Topics in Physics (1 lecture).

2012-2013:
Galway: MA119 Mathematics for Business (12 lectures);
Galway: MA109 Statistics for Business (12 lectures);
Galway: MP180 Applied Mathematics (48 lectures);
Galway: MP410 Nonlinear Elasticity (24 lectures);
Modena: Incremental Stability of Soft Solids (Graduate Course, 5 lectures);
Udine: Incremental Equations for Soft Fibrous Materials (Graduate Course, 6 lectures).

2011-2012:
Galway: MP120 Engineering Mechanics (24 lectures);
Galway: MP252 Engineering Applied Mathematics II (10 lectures);
Galway: MP363 Methods of Mathematical Physics I (24 lectures);
Galway: MP364 Methods of Mathematical Physics II (24 lectures);
Galway: MP491 Nonlinear Systems (24 lectures);
Limerick: Nonlinear Elasticity (Graduate Course, 5 lectures).

2010-2011:
Galway: MP363 Methods of Mathematical Physics I (24 lectures);
Galway: MP364 Methods of Mathematical Physics II (24 lectures);
Galway: MP406 Classical Elasticity (24 lectures).

2009-2010:
Madrid: Incremental Stability and Bifurcation (Graduate Course, 10 lectures).

2006-2007:
Udine: Interfacial Waves in Pre-Stressed Elastic Bodies (Graduate Course, 6 lectures).

2003-2004:
Paris: Ondes Elastiques dans des Solides Pre-Contraints (Graduate Course, 12 lectures).

2000-2002:
Texas A&M: MATH308 Differential Equations (6 times).

1996-1997:
Rennes: Secondary School Physics and Chemistry.