Dr Adam Vellender

MMath (Wales), PhD (Aberystwyth)

Dr Adam Vellender

Research Lecturer

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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.



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

Research Groups


Integral identities for fracture along imperfectly joined anisotropic ceramic bimaterialsVellender, A., Pryce, L. & Zagnetko, A. 2016 In : Journal of the European Ceramic Society.36, 9, p. 2389-2402
Boundary integral formulation for cracks at imperfect interfacesMishuris, G., Piccolroaz, A. & Vellender, A. 2014 In : Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics.67, 3, p. 363-38725 p.
Perturbation analysis for an imperfect interface crack problem using weight function techniquesVellender, A., Mishuris, G. & Piccolroaz, A. 2013 In : International Journal of Solids and Structures.50, 24, p. 4098-410710 p.
Application of imperfect interface weight function techniques for modelling of glued structures containing cracks and small defectsVellender, A., Mishuris, G. & Piccolroaz, A. 2013 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DYNAMIC DEFORMATION AND FRACTURE OF ADVANCED MATERIALS (D2FAM 2013). BRISTOL: IOP Publishing, 6 p. 451. (Journal of Physics Conference Series; vol. 451)
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 cracksVellender, A. S., Mishuris, G. & Movchan, A. 2012 In : Multiscale Modeling and Simulation: A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal.9, 4, p. 1327-134923 p.