I am a lecturer in Applied Mathematics and Materials Science jointly based in the schools of Mathematics and Materials at the University of Manchester.
My office hours are 10-12 on Mondays.
- Solid mechanics
- Ligaments and tendons
- Biological soft tissues
- X-ray computed tomography
I am currently offering PhD projects in the following areas. If you are interested in working on one of these problems, please get in touch!
- Computational modelling of biological soft tissues with Professor Andrew Hazel (School of Mathematics)
- Microstructural constitutive modelling of biological soft tissues with Professor William Parnell (School of Mathematics)
- Gower, A.L., Shearer, T. and Ciarletta, P. 2017. A new restriction for initially stressed elastic solids. Q. J. Mech. Appl. Math. 70, 455-478 (DOI).
- Shearer, T., Thorpe, C.T. and Screen, H.R.C. 2017. The relative copmpliance of energy-storing tendons may be due to the helical fibril arrangement of their fascicles. J. R. Soc. Interface 14, 20170261 (DOI).
- Shearer, T., Bradley, R.S., Hidalgo-Bastida, A., Sherratt, M.J. and Cartmell, S.H. 2016. Three-dimensional visualisation of soft biological structures by X-ray computed micro-tomography. J. Cell Sci. 129, 2483-2492 (DOI).
- Pearce, P. and Shearer, T. 2016. Maths in medicine: How to survive a science fair. Mathematics Today 52, 135-139.
- Balint, R., Lowe, T. and Shearer, T. 2016. Optimal contrast agent staining of ligaments and tendons for X-Ray computed tomography. PLoS ONE 11, e0153552 (DOI).
- Shearer, T., Parnell, W.J. and Abrahams, I.D. 2015. Antiplane wave scattering from a cylindrical cavity in pre-stressed nonlinear elastic media. Proc. R. Soc. A 471, 20150450 (DOI).
- Shearer, T. 2015. A new strain energy function for modelling ligaments and tendons whose fascicles have a helical arrangement of fibrils. J. Biomech. 48, 3017–3025 (DOI).
- Shearer, T. 2015. A new strain energy function for the hyperelastic modelling of ligaments and tendons based on fascicle microstructure. J. Biomech. 48, 290–297 (DOI).
- Shearer, T., Rawson, S., Castro, S.J., Balint, R., Bradley, R.S., Lowe, T., Vila-Comamala, J., Lee, P.D. and Cartmell, S.H. 2014. X-ray computed tomography of the anterior cruciate ligament and patellar tendon. Muscle, Ligaments, Tendons J. 4, 238–244 (DOI).
- Shearer, T., Abrahams, I.D., Parnell, W.J. and Daros, C.H. 2013. Torsional wave propagation in a pre-stressed hyperelastic annular circular cylinder. Q. J. Mech. Appl. Math. 66, 466–487 (DOI).
- Parnell, W.J. and Shearer, T. 2013. Antiplane elastic wave cloaking using metamaterials, homogenization and hyperelasticity. Wave Motion 50, 1140–1152 (DOI).
- Parnell, W.J., Norris, A.N. and Shearer, T. 2012. Employing pre-stress to generate finite cloaks for antiplane elastic waves. Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 171907 (DOI).
- Shearer, T. 2012. Waves in nonlinear elastic media with inhomogeneous pre-stress, PhD Thesis, University of Manchester.
Conference and Seminar Talks
- Mathematical modelling of biological soft tissues
- Microstructural mathematical modelling of tendon viscoelasticity
- Fibrous tissue modelling
- A micromechanical model for the viscoelastic behaviour of tendon
- Sequential straightening and loading viscoelasticity
- Microstructural models of ligament and tendon elasticity and viscoelasticity
- A new strain energy function for the hyperelastic modelling of ligaments and tendons
- From the microscale to the macroscale: How the hierarchical structure of ligaments and tendons affects their mechanical behaviour
- Antiplane elastic wave cloaking using metamaterials, homogenisation and hyperelasticity
- The influence of inhomogeneous pre-stress on wave scattering and propagation in nonlinear elastic materials
- Scattering from a cylindrical void in a pre-stressed nonlinear elastic material
- Scattering of compressional waves from a spherical void in a pre-stressed non-linear elastic host medium
- Torsional wave propagation in a pre-stressed annular cylinder
- Lecturer in Applied Mathematics and Materials Science, University of Manchester, 2017–Present.
- EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Manchester, 2014–2017.
- EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, University of Manchester, 2013–2014.
- PhD Applied Mathematics, University of Manchester, 2009–2012. Supervised by Professor David Abrahams and Professor William Parnell.
- BSc. (Hons) Mathematics, University of Manchester, 2006–2009.