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I am an applied mathematician with a particular interest in fluid mechanics and elasticity. I work in the MACSI (Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland. I am also affiliated with the SFI Centre for Research Training in the Foundations of Data Science, the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals (SSPC) and the SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing (Confirm). I am involved in organizing the next European Study Group with Industry event in Limerick, running 19-23 June 2023.
I am interested in mathematical modelling of real-world systems, and primarily in fluid and solid mechanics. My research focuses primarily on the dynamics of thin viscous, elastic and plastic sheets, motivated by applications such as glass manufacture, elastic wrinkling, and metal forming processes. I am also interested in fluid-structure interactions and in fluid flow and reactions inside porous media - this includes decontamination problems and battery modelling. My mathematical modelling approach primarily uses differential equations, perturbation methods and numerical methods.
At UL I teach courses in Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations as well as a first-year Mathematical Laboratory introducing computer resources for mathematics.
Prior to joining UL I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, where I also completed my PhD in Mathematics. I have a BSc in Theoretical Physics from University College Dublin and an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing from Oxford.
Affiliation: Doireann O'Kiely, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Limerick, Ireland.