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My research interests include mathematical modeling for lithium-ion batteries, computational methods for lithium-ion batteries, numerical methods for Hamilton-Jacobi equations, nondestructive testing of metals, and traffic flow models. Currently, I am focused on developing novel mathematical models of lithium-ion cells and fast solvers for physics-based models.

I am also one of the developers of DandeLiion, an ultra-fast solver for electrochemical models of planar lithium-ion cells and thermal-electrochemical models of three-dimensional composite pouch cells. DandeLiion is a collaborative project between the University of Portsmouth, University of Southampton, and Imperial College London, and is funded by the Faraday Institution under the Multiscale Modelling project. It solves models of the form first described by Doyle, Fuller, and Newman in the mid-90s, commonly known as either Newman models or porous electrode theory.

Teaching Responsibilities

Nonlinear Dynamics M20725 : Year 3 module - TB1
Statistical Learning M30920 : Year 3 module - TB2


Current PhD student

Joseph Petrassem De Sousa

Second supervisor

Provisional: Doctoral Student

Project title: Mathematical modelling of coffee brewing


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., High-order and coupled schemes for Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations, University of Rome La Sapienza

2 Nov 201121 Jul 2015

Award Date: 21 Jul 2015

MSc, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

28 Jul 20088 Aug 2010

Award Date: 8 Aug 2010

External positions

Assistant Research Professor, ShanghaiTech University

10 Oct 201812 Nov 2019

Temporary Lecturer, Durham University

7 Oct 20157 Oct 2018


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