• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    If you would like to conduct a PhD in one of the following areas, please do not hesitate to contact me:
    - Geophysical fluid dynamics
    - Computation of rare events
    - Turbulence in BECs or superfluids
    - Wave turbulence

    Personal profile


    I am an applied mathematician working on the frontiers of nonlinear waves (wave turbulence, solitons, rogue waves), turbulence (classical, 2D and geophysical, quantum and superfluid), and nonlinear optics (liquid crystals, optical fibres).

    I obtained a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Warwick in 2011, before undertaking 5 years as a postdoctoral researcher in ENS Lyon and the Weizmann Institute of Science. I joined Aston University as a Lecturer in 2016.

    Research Highlights

    • 21 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book chapter, 4 conference proceedings.
    • 30+ invited oral presentations, 10+ invited seminars.
    • Publication citations > 750, h-index = 13, i-10 index = 13.
    • >£500,000 in research funding as PI.
    • Journal reviewer for over 12 journals (APS, AIP, CUP, Elsevier, IoP, Royal Society).
    • Organiser for 8 international workshops and conferences.
    • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and Former Member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum for Mathematical Sciences.

    Research Interests

    My present research interests include the following topics:

    Wave Turbulence

    • Optical wave turbulence
    • Gravitational wave turbulence in cosmology
    • Strong wave turbulence

    Quantum and Superfluid Turbulence

    • Vortex dynamics
    • Analogies to classical turbulence flows
    • Kelvin waves

    2D and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

    • Structure and formation of large-scale mean flows
    • Turbulent statistics

    Nonlinear Optics

    • Soliton and optical vortex formation
    • Modulational instability
    • Soliton turbulence

    Those interested in pursuing a research project in one of these areas may contact me and may also consider applying for one of the following postdoctoral research fellowships:

    Funding Applications and Awards

    • 2021 (PI) Leverhulme Trust Project Grant, A Mathematical Approach to Taming Optical Turbulencevalue £191,321
    • 2019 (PI) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) grant, Hydrodynamical Approach to Light Turbulence (HALT), value €294,000.
    • 2018 (PI) NVIDIA GPU Grant , value £1,500.
    • 2017 (PI) EPSRC-funded UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group (SIG) in Wave Turbulence, value £12,000.
    • 2012 (PI) HPC-Europa2 Transnational Access Grant, value £3,000.

    Teaching Activity

    I am the module leader for the following undergraduate modules

    • AM10PS Probability and Statistics
    • AM10DI Probability Distributions
    • AM41RS Specialist Research Skills and Techniques

    Continuing Professional Development

    I hold SFHEA status and have an MEd in Higher Education Learning and Teaching.


    • 2022 - Present: Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, Aston University.
    • 2016 - 2022: Lecturer in Mathematics, Aston University.
    • 2012 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
    • 2010 - 2012: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratoire de Physique, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France.

    Contact Details

    Room: MB313G

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone number: 0121 204 4766

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Warwick


    Award Date: 24 Jan 2011


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