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Professor C. J. Howls 

Professor of Mathematics, Director of the University Doctoral College

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Professor C. J. Howls is Professor of Mathematics within Mathematical Sciences and Director of the University Doctoral College at the University of Southampton.


2021: Organiser 'Applicable Resurgent Asymptotics' research programme- Isaac Newton Institute

2018: External reviews panel member Cambridge Tripos and Imperial PGR programmes

2017: PI of £8m ESPRC Doctoral Training Partnership

2017: Organiser Resurgence, Mathematical Physics and String Theory, KITP, Santa Barbara

2016: Appointed as Head of Applied Mathematics

2016: Appointed as external examiner for MMath, University of Oxford

2011: Acting director of ESRC centre for Doctoral Training

2010: Appointed as Director of Faculty Graduate School, containing 600+ doctoral research students, spanning six schools

2008: Appointed as external examiner in applied mathematics for BSc and MSc, Imperial College London, UK

2008: Elected to editorial board of Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

2008: Appointed to position of Special Lecturer (Visiting Professor), University of Nottingham, UK

2006: Chair of the national standing committee of the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium.

2005: Visiting professor, University of Angers, France.

2005: Visiting Scholar, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2003-2014: Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of Southampton, UK.

1999-2003: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of Southampton, UK

1996-1999: Visiting Scholar: Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK

1996-1999: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Brunel University, UK

1996: Visiting Scholar, Laboratoire J-A Dieudonné, University of Nice

1996, 1998, 2004: Visiting Scholar, Research institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Kyoto, Japan

1996: Visiting Scholar, IPST, University of Maryland, USA

1995: Research programme organiser, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

1994-1996: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK

1992-1994: SERC Postdoctural Fellowship held at University of Bristol, UK

1991: PhD, Department of Physics, University of Bristol, UK

1988: BSc Joint Honours Mathematics and Physics, University of Bristol, UK

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

Asymptotics analysis, Modelling

Research group

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Affiliate research group

Computational Applied Mathematics

Research project(s)

Asymptotic Methods


Mathematical Modelling

Mathematical Optical Physics

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