Adam Vellender MMath (Wales), PhD (Aberystwyth)


Contact Details

Room Number..........:  4.13
Building....................:  Physical Sciences
Phone.......................:   +44 (0)1970 622776
E-Mail........................:   asv2


Born and raised in Gloucestershire, Adam Vellender was educated at Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham and then the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He graduated with First Class Honours in his MMath degree in 2009 and then embarked upon Ph.D studies in Aberystwyth under the supervision of Prof. Gennady Mishuris, which he completed in 2013 with his thesis entitled "Mathematical modelling of crack problems in bi-material structures containing imperfect interfaces using the weight function technique". Adam is now a Research Lecturer in IMPACS, conducting research into mathematical modelling of solids while also lecturing applied mathematics and statistics undergraduate modules.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • My Areas of Research are:
    • Mathematical modelling of solids containing cracks and imperfect interfaces
    • Weight function techniques using the Wiener-Hopf method
    • Waves in complex structures
    • Singular integral equations.

Teaching Areas

Modules Taught



Vellender, A., Pryce, L., Zagnetko, A. 2016. Integral identities for fracture along imperfectly joined anisotropic ceramic bimaterials. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 36 (9) pp. 2389-2402. 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.02.005 Cadair


Mishuris, G., Piccolroaz, A., Vellender, A. 2014. Boundary integral formulation for cracks at imperfect interfaces. Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics 67 (3) pp. 363-387. 10.1093/qjmam/hbu010 Cadair


Vellender, A., Mishuris, G., Piccolroaz, A. 2013. Perturbation analysis for an imperfect interface crack problem using weight function techniques. International Journal of Solids and Structures 50 (24) pp. 4098-4107. 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.08.023 Cadair

Vellender, A., Mishuris, G., Piccolroaz, A. 2013. Application of imperfect interface weight function techniques for modelling of glued structures containing cracks and small defects. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DYNAMIC DEFORMATION AND FRACTURE OF ADVANCED MATERIALS (D2FAM 2013). Journal of Physics Conference Series, vol. 451 International Symposium on Dynamic Deformation and Fracture of Advanced Materials (D2FAM). IOP Publishing, BRISTOL 10.1088/1742-6596/451/1/012013 Cadair


Vellender, A.S., Mishuris, G., Movchan, A. 2012. Weight function in a bimaterial strip containing an interfacial crack and an imperfect interface. application to Bloch-Floquet analysis in a thin inhomogeneous structure with cracks. Multiscale Modeling and Simulation: A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal 9 (4) pp. 1327-1349. 10.1137/110824838 Cadair

Vellender, A., Mishuris, G. 2012. Eigenfrequency correction of Bloch-Floquet waves in a thin periodic bi-material strip with cracks lying on perfect and imperfect interfaces. Wave Motion 49 (2) pp. 258-270. 10.1016/j.wavemoti.2011.11.002 Cadair