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Dr William J. Parnell

University of Manchester
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I am a Reader in Applied Mathematics and an EPSRC Fellow (see the project NEMESIS) in the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester.

My research falls into the broad area of continuum mechanics. More specifically, most of the problems that I work on are in the areas of solid mechanics, acoustics, linear and nonlinear elasticity, elastodynamics, homogenization and micromechanics. I am also interested more generally in mathematical modelling of physical processes and industrial problems, and the application and development of general mathematical methods for applied problems. See my research page for more details.

I jointly lead the Waves In Complex Continua (WICC) group in the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester. This group was launched in September 2010 with significant financial support via grants from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust and The Royal Society and industry, primarily from Thales Underwater Systems Ltd .

I am an Associate Editor for the journal Wave Motion. Please consider publishing your best work there!

I am the programme director of the MSc in Applied Mathematics which has separate pathways in Industrial Modelling and Numerical Analysis. Sponsorship for students from Industrial collaborators is possible. Feel free to contact me about this course.

Current research projects (click to see details) are:

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William J. Parnell

Room 2.238
School of Mathematics
Alan Turing Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL

Tel: +44(0)161 275 5908

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