Alex graduated from The University Of Sheffield with an MMath in Mathematics in 2019, focusing his fourth year dissertation on monomial ideals (abstract algebra). With a broad mathematical background and a passion for problem solving, Alex was excited to see how his skills could be useful in the challenges facing the automotive industry. One of his main motivations for joining the AAPS CDT was to experience the unique trans-disciplinary nature of the programme and gain an appreciation for work in other fields. Outside of his studies Alex has volunteered with the ReachSci initiative and created and delivered mathematics masterclasses with the Royal Institute, aiming to increase accessibility to academia. He also enjoys cooking, keeping fit and creating music under the name Eskafell.
|University of Bath, Mechanical Engineering Design and Project Exhibition - Cohort 2||Presentation||
"AAPS CDT Presents: The 2030 Novus - Spiritual Successor To The Prius"
During the MRes year of the programme, the cohort were inspired by the impact of the Toyota Prius, and developed an architecture for a sustainable vehicle targeted at the market of 2030. Projecting forward using current and anticipated global trends, the transdisciplinary team explored a variety of opportunities for innovation and, using a holistic systems-engineering approach, developed a crossover plug-in hybrid vehicle.
I gave a talk at Sheffield SIAM-IMA Conference 2021 about the work I was doing for my thesis formulation project titled "Topology Optimisation Of Structural Electrolyte Microstructures Using A Topological Sensitivity And Level-set Approach". The talk is available to watch online.
|AAPS Conference 2022||Committee member and Speaker||
The first annual conference to present the students research to a wider audience.
Title of talk: Structure-preserving numerical methods for modelling charge transport in battery electrolytes