I am a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics at University College London, having graduating with an MSci in September 2012.
My research area is complex fluids: fluids that don’t behave in the way that we would expect more standard Newtonian fluids (like water, air and honey) to. So this might include mayonnaise, blood or chocolate. Indeed, my master’s project was The fluid dynamics of chocolate fountains—a particularly interesting/tasty study into the behaviour of such non-Newtonian fluids. In my PhD research, I am currently working with flows of viscoelastic suspensions.
I give talks of various lengths on the maths behind chocolate fountains semi-regularly. Recently these have been at the BAMC, at local London GCSE enrichment days and at the Royal Institution.
I teach an undergraduate course at UCL for the BASc programme. I also work for the Further Maths Support Programme, teaching A-level Further Maths, and from time-to-time do some private tutoring.
I work with St John Ambulance on both a volunteer and part-time paid basis, helping to run summer camps and developing large online systems for their training and youth programmes.
Additionally, I have taken on professional web development work, designing administrative systems, and have worked on a number of interesting projects, including a system for the prison service.
Material for the courses I am teaching are available here, as well as relevant notes to courses I have taken in previous years. I have also produced course notes on a professional basis.