Dr Adam Vellender

MMath (Wales), PhD (Aberystwyth)

Dr Adam Vellender

Research Lecturer

Department of Mathematics

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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.


Nobili, A, Radi, E & Vellender, A 2019, 'Diffraction of antiplane shear waves and stress concentration in a cracked couple stress elastic material with micro inertia', Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 124, pp. 663-680. 10.1016/j.jmps.2018.11.013
Vellender, A, Pryce, L & Zagnetko, A 2016, 'Integral identities for fracture along imperfectly joined anisotropic ceramic bimaterials', Journal of the European Ceramic Society, vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 2389-2402. 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.02.005
Mishuris, G, Piccolroaz, A & Vellender, A 2014, 'Boundary integral formulation for cracks at imperfect interfaces', Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 363-387. 10.1093/qjmam/hbu010
Vellender, A, Mishuris, G & Piccolroaz, A 2013, Application of imperfect interface weight function techniques for modelling of glued structures containing cracks and small defects. in INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DYNAMIC DEFORMATION AND FRACTURE OF ADVANCED MATERIALS (D2FAM 2013)., 451, Journal of Physics Conference Series, vol. 451, IOP Publishing, BRISTOL, International Symposium on Dynamic Deformation and Fracture of Advanced Materials (D2FAM), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 09 Sept 2013. 10.1088/1742-6596/451/1/012013
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, vol. 50, no. 24, pp. 4098-4107. 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.08.023
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