PhD position – Preconditioners for time-harmonic heterogeneous electromagnetic problems (fully funded, Univ. Strathclyde)

PDEs (partial differential equations) arise in the mathematical modelling of many physical phenomena as well as science and engineering problems (meteorology, structural analysis, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism, finance, etc.) Parallel solution schemes using state-of-the art computers allow scientists to obtain more representative and accurate solutions of the discretised equations faster. This increase in computational and modelling capabilities in turn encourages modelers and scientists to tackle harder problems, which need finer discretisations or more complex geometries. Among these problems, wave propagation in heterogeneous media and time harmonic regime (supposing an oscillatory behaviour in time of the solution) is particularly challenging and requires sophisticated methods. This project seeks to design, analyse, and implement fast, highly-parallel preconditioners for problems involving electromagnetic waves. The PhD researcher will have a substantial interaction with the postdoctoral researchers and scientists working in a recently awarded EPSRC grant between the Universities of Bath and Strathclyde, as well as with the industrial and academic international experts who are collaborating in this project.

Prerequisites: you should have (or expect to have) a UK Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics, or a closely related discipline with a high mathematical content. Knowledge of numerical methods for the solution of partial differential equations and programming in usual scientific programming languages is desirable.

The candidates must be a UK citizen, or a EU citizen fulfilling the EPSRC requirements. The starting date of the position should be on the 1st of October, 2018 or very soon after. Funding: 4 year scholarship – EPSRC framework for ‘National Productivity Investment Fund 2018 training Grant’ .

Informal inquiries can be made to the supervisor: V. Dolean

SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting 2019 in Oxford

The 23rd  Annual Meeting of the SIAM UKIE Section will be held at

The Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford on Friday 11th of January 2019.

The meeting features five invited speakers and a poster session. We are also planning to have a “poster blitz” session and to offer travel support to students and postdocs presenting posters.

The confirmed invited speakers are:

Lisa Fauci, Tulane University, Incoming SIAM President

Des Higham,  Strathclyde University

Carola-Bibiane Schoenlieb, University of Cambridge

Kirk Soodhalter, Trinity College Dublin

Konstantinos Zygalakis, University of Edinburgh

Job opening: Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation

The Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) at the University of Bath invites applications from excellent candidates for a role that plays a pivotal part in its national leadership in interdisciplinary and industrial applications of the mathematical sciences.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Institute Manager to lead on the development and project management of our work with external partners. The role will focus on growing our current and future partnerships with business and industry, with the public sector and local authorities, and with other research funders.
This is a wide-ranging role managing a portfolio of collaborations, with significant responsibility for delivering the strategy of the Institute on a day-to-day basis and maintaining alignment to the long-term vision.