Doireann O'Kiely

About me

Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics, University of Limerick, Ireland

Co-Director of MACSI, the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry

I am an applied mathematician with a particular interest in fluid mechanics and elasticity.  

I work 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.

My research is primarily funded by the SFI Frontiers for the Future programme, and I am also affiliated with the SFI Centre for Research Training in the Foundations of Data Science and the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals (SSPC). 

At UL I teach courses in Calculus and Perturbation Methods 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.


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