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Dr Matt Moore

Post Nominals MA, MSc, DPhil (Oxon)
Biography I am an applied mathematician specializing in developing models for industrial and real-world problems. I employ a range of sophisticated analytical and numerical techniques such as asymptotic analysis and applied complex analysis to gain insight into the key underlying physics of a problem.

I undertook my DPhil in Mathematics at the University of Oxford from 2010-2014. My research focussed on water-entry & impact dynamics, with applications in ship slamming, droplet impact and jet break-up / aerosol formation. In particular, I studied 'oblique' water-entry, in which a solid body enters a liquid at a sharp angle - think a sea-plane landing on the ocean, or skimming a stone at the seaside. My research on oblique impact was a finalist for the IMA Lighthill-Thwaites prize in 2013.

After finishing my DPhil, I spent three years at Imperial College London working on the Innovate UK-funded SANTANA project looking at ice formation on aircraft. The work was in collaboration with Bombardier.

In 2017, I moved back to Oxford to undertake the Darby Fellowship in Applied Mathematics at Lincoln College, an early-career research position. I established a number of new collaborations looking at droplet impact, the famous 'coffee-ring effect', as well as several projects with Oxford Engineering looking at fretting fatigue and material wear.

I took up my current position as Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Hull in September 2021.
Research Interests The majority of my research background is in continuum mechanics - particularly fluid dynamics. I have worked for a number of years in problems on impact dynamics and splashing, with applications varying from ship hydrodynamics to ink-jet & 3D printing to aerosol formation and composition.

More recently, I have been interested in droplet evaporation and the 'coffee-ring effect'. This has applications in, for example, aligning DNA molecules to aid mapping, achieving a uniform deposition in inkjet printing and in printing microstructures and colloid arrays.

I have also worked extensively in solid mechanics, in particular in contact mechanics. I have worked with a number of industrial partners such as Rolls Royce and FMC/Equinor looking at the problem of partial slip & fretting fatigue in large industrial machinery such as the in wind turbines and oil-well heads.
Teaching and Learning I am currently module leader for two undergraduate Mathematics courses:

- Analysis,
- Partial Differential Equations.

I am also the module leader for the MSc Mathematics course on Advanced Fluid Dynamics.