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Dr Giampaolo D'Alessandro 

Professor of Applied Mathematics

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Dr Giampaolo D'Alessandro is Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics. He obtained an MSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Florence, Italy, and a PhD in the same subject from the University of Strathclyde. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Geneva, he joined the University of Southampton in 1995 as a lecturer in Applied Mathematics. He has also paid extended visits to the University of Arizona in Tucson, the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Marseilles, where he spent one year supported by an EPSRC/MRC grant.

Dr D'Alessandro's research interests are in differential equation based modelling of optical devices and phenomena, in particular in the context of liquid crystals. He is particularly interested in developing clever numerical algorithms to model liquid crystal configurations and to analyse experimental data to determine liquid crystal parameters. His interest in modelling is also reflected in his teaching which has covered over the years Numerical Methods, Electromagnetism, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Modelling with Differential Equations and Biological Fluid Dynamics. To all these modules he has tried to convey his enthusiasm for an accurate and effective mathematical interpretation of the world around us that will ultimately lead us to a better understanding of it and the development both of new science and new applications.

Dr D'Alessandro is a member of the Academic Steering Committee of the PhD training virtual network MAGIC (a web based system for delivery interactive post-graduate courses) and has also been, for five years, a member of its Management Committee. He is currently a member of the steering committee of the British Liquid Crystal Society.

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MATH2045 Vector Calculus & Complex Variable Theory

MATH3072 Biological Fluid Dynamics

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