2020 applicants
Research Group

Mathematics

Mathematics is an essential part of research in many other disciplines.

Our academics have links with research groups in other departments around the university, and work collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects with colleagues across the Faculty of Science and Health such as the Department of Psychology and the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.

Mathematics research in our department covers three main areas: applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and mathematics education. Academics may have interests in more than one area, and some also carry out research within data science.

Applied mathematics

Applied Mathematics covers a wide range of mathematical topics and application, such as engineering, natural sciences, or industry, that may involve appropriate formulation of equations describing the behaviour of the physical systems and analysis of the equations that may require various mathematical (analytical as well as numerical) techniques.

Pure mathematics

Pure mathematics studies abstract concepts that may be inspired by real life phenomena and that yield tools that can be applicable in other subject areas. Our academics contribute to well-established areas of mathematics such as algebra, including graph theory and group theory, and geometry.

Mathematics education

Research in mathematics education is primarily concerned with the tools, methods and approaches that facilitate practice or the study of practice. As demand for students with good mathematics skills increases, we must also improve the way that mathematics is taught.

Our research tries to underpin our own practice. What do we do well with educating our students and what can be done better, feeds through in to our research.

 

You can find out more about our academics areas of research interest using the staff list below.

Our academics

Dr Murat Akman

Lecturer in Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research areas: Pure mathematics.

Dr Georgios Amanatidis

Lecturer in Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Pure mathematics.

Dr Chris Antonopoulos

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Applied mathematics.

Dr Jessica Claridge

Lecturer in Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research areas: Pure mathematics, mathematics education.

Professor Edward Codling

Professor of Mathematical Biology

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Applied mathematics.

Dr Georgi Grahovski

Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research areas: Applied mathematics, pure mathematics.

Professor Peter Higgins

Professor of Pure Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Pure mathematics.

Dr Alastair Litterick

Lecturer in Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Pure mathematics.

Dr Jesus Martinez-Garcia

Lecturer in Pure Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Pure mathematics.

Dr Georgios Papamikos

Lecturer in Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Applied mathematics.

Dr David Penman

Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Pure mathematics.

Professor Christopher Saker

Professor of Mathematics Education

School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Mathematics education.

Dr Dmitry Savostyanov

Lecturer in Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Applied mathematics.

Professor Hadi Susanto

Professor of Applied Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Applied mathematics.

Dr Alexei Vernitski

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Pure mathematics, mathematics education.

Professor Gerald Williams

Professor of Algebra

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research area: Pure mathematics.