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Brian Straughan

Professor Emeritus, Applied & Computational Mathematics


Affiliations
AffiliationRoom numberTelephone
Professor Emeritus, Applied & Computational Mathematics of Department of Mathematical SciencesMCS3046+44 (0) 191 33 41525
Leader of Work Package 3 of Tipping Points Research ProjectCM223+44 (0) 191 33 43102

Research interests

  • partial differential equations
  • computational mathematics
  • stability

Research groups

  • Applied & Computational Mathematics
  • Applied & Computational Mathematics: Analysis & Partial Differential Equations

Esteem Indicators

  • 'Committee Duties': 'Membership of Committees \nChairman of EPSRC Mathematics Postdoctoral\nFellowship Sifting Meeting, EPSRC Offices Swindon, 27 March, 2001.\nChairman of the Interviewing Panel for EPSRC Mathematics\nPostdoctoral Fellowships 2001, London, 18/19 April, 2001.\nMember of EPSRC Mathematics Senior and Advanced\nFellowship Sifting Meeting.\nEPSRC Offices Swindon, 19 November, 2001.\nMember of the Interviewing Panel for EPSRC Mathematics\nAdvanced Fellowships 2002, London, 19/20 December, 2001.\nMember of the Interviewing Panel for EPSRC Mathematics\nAdvanced Fellowships 2002, London, 14 January, 2002.\nMember of EPSRC Mathematics Senior and Advanced\nFellowship Sifting Meeting. EPSRC Offices Swindon, 16 April, 2003.\nMember of the Interviewing Panel for EPSRC Mathematics\nAdvanced Fellowships 2003, EPSRC Offices Swindon, 19, 20 May, 2003.\nMember of EPSRC Multidisciplinary Critical Mass Outline Panel,\nEPSRC Offices, Swindon, July 2004.'
  • 'Editorial Duties': 'Membership of Editorial Boards. \nMember of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Springer journal\nActa Mechanica\nMember of the Editorial Board of the\nSpringer journal Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics\nMember of the Editorial Board of Rendiconto dell'Accademia\ndelle Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche: Napoli.'
  • 'National and International Collaboration': 'International Collaboration 2002-2004 \nMember of a five person team awarded 200,704 Euros\nfrom the European Community for the project ``Diffusion and improvement\nof mathematical knowledge in Europe". Coordinated by The University of\nBologna, and involving also The Universities of Bochum, Cyprus, Durham, and\nParis.'
  • 'Plenary and invited talks': 'Invited Lectures at International Conferences \n\nInvited Main Speaker, 11th International Conference\non Waves and Stability, Porto Ercole, Italy, June 2001.\nInvited Speaker, Conference\non Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Potsdam, Germany, July 2001.\nInvited speaker at a conference of the \nIrish Mechanics Society, in Galway, July 2002.\nInvited speaker at a STAMM conference in Maiori, September 2002. \nInvited speaker at a conference in Oberwolfach, December 2002. \nInvited Main Speaker, Conference\non New Trends in Mathematical Physics, Napoli, Italy, January 2003.\nInvited Main Speaker, 12th International Conference\non Waves and Stability, Villasimius, Sardegna, Italy, June 2003.\nInvited Main Speaker, International Conference on \nElliptic and Parabolic Problems, Cagliari, Italy, June 2003.\nInvited Main Speaker, Conference on \nComplex Fluids, University of the West of England, Bristol, June 2003.\nInvited Main Speaker, International Conference on \nModels and Methods in Fluid Mechanics, Abbottabad, Pakistan, June 2003.\nInvited to give a course of 6 lectures on Porous Flow, at the International\nSummer School in Mathematical Physics, Ravello, Italy, September 2003.\nInvited Main Speaker, Conference on Spectral Theory, Cardiff.\nTitle of talk, ``Decay bounds in a model for aggregation of microglia:\napplication to Alzheimer's disease senile plaques", December 2003.\nInvited Main Speaker, International Conference on \nEvolution Problems, Rapallo, Italy, March 2004.\n\noindent Invited Main Speaker, Conference on ``Modelli Matematici e Problemi Analitici per Materiali Speciali",\nSal\'o, Lago di Garda, Italy, July 2004.\n\noindent Invited Main Speaker, Conference on \nSpectral Theory, in honour of Brian Davies, F.R.S., Cardiff, July 2004.\n\noindent Invited Plenary Talk, GAMM annual conference, University of Luxemburg, March 2005.\n\noindent Invited Main Speaker, 13th International Conference\non Waves and Stability, Acireale, Sicily, Italy, June 2005.'

Publications

Authored book

  • Straughan, B. (2004). The energy method, stability, and nonlinear convection. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Chapter in book

  • B. Straughan (2001). Porous Convection, the Chebyshev Tau Method, and Spurious Eigenvalues. In Continuum Mechanics and Applications in Geophysics and the Environment. Straughan, B. Greve, R. Ehrentraut, H. & Wang, Y. Springer. 140-152.

Journal Article