## Professor

### Head of Department (Maths)

#### Contact Details

- Email: sxc@aber.ac.uk
- ORCID: 0000-0001-6129-3394
- Office: 4.04, Physical Sciences Building
- Phone: +44 (0) 1970 622764
- Personal Website: http://users.aber.ac.uk/sxc

### Profile

Simon graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Warwick in 1994. His PhD research at the University of East Anglia explored the effects of the large pressures generated by breaking waves, for example when they impact against coastal structures. Simon then moved to Trinity College Dublin where he investigated the Physics of Foams with Denis Weaire, firstly as a postdoctoral fellow with a Marie Curie award, and then as a temporary lecturer.

### Teaching

##### Module Coordinator

- MA10110 - Coordinate and Vector Geometry
- MA25610 - Hydrodynamics 1
- MA34610 - Hydrodynamics ii
- MA34810 - Mathematical Models of Biological Systems
- MX35610 - Hydrodynamics 1

##### Lecturer

- MA34810 - Mathematical Models of Biological Systems
- MT10110 - Geometreg Gyfesurynnol a Fectoraidd
- MP12910 - Career Planning and Skills Development
- FG12910 - Cynllunio Gyrfa a Datblygu Sgiliau Ffiseg
- MA34610 - Hydrodynamics ii
- MA25610 - Hydrodynamics 1
- MT12910 - Cynllunio Gyrfa a Datblygu Sgiliau
- PH12910 - Physics Career Planning and Skills Development
- MX35610 - Hydrodynamics 1
- MT25610 - Hydrodynameg 1
- MA10110 - Coordinate and Vector Geometry

##### Additional Lecturer

### Research

**Foam Rheology**: Solution of problems relating to the flow of foams. Numerical implementation of meso-scopic bubble-scale models using the Surface Evolver, quantifying the role of viscosity in the flow of complex fluids such as foams.**Foam Drainage**: Use of analytical techniques, such as similarity solutions, and numerics to solve partial differential equations describing the viscous flow of liquid through a network of thin collapsible channels. Simple experiments on aqueous foams and soap films.**Simulation of Cellular Structures**: Analysis of instabilities in small clusters of cells. Simulation of area-minimizing structures using the Surface Evolver. Analysis and visualisation of three-dimensional disordered structures.**Biological Morphology**: Investigation of the morphology of echinoids (sea urchins) using an analogy with bubble formation. Application of the results of packing problems to infer details of the growth of biological systems such as flowers.**Pressure Impulse Theory**: Analysis of pressures induced by breaking waves on coastal structures. Potential theory.

### Research Groups

- Mathematical Modelling of Structures, Solids and Fluids