Dr David Graham
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- Applied mathematics
- Fluid flow
- Numerical simulations
- Mathematical modelling
- Support for learning mathematics
- Novel assessment in mathematics
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BSc (hons) 2(i) Mathematics, University of Leeds, 1981.
PhD "Finite Element Modelling of Glass Fabrication Process", University of Sheffield 1988.
I co-ordinate SUM:UP providing numeracy, mathematics and statistics support for students across the University.
I lead the following modules:
Mathematics for Computing MATH054 (Foundation year)
Ordinary Differential Equations MATH2603 (Second-year degree)
Fluid Dynamics MATH3629 (Final-year degree)
I am also interested in computer algebra systems (Maple) and in computer-based assessment (Maple TA) as well as audience response 'clicker' systems and alternative assessment methods.
Staff serving as external examiners
External Examiner: Mathematical Sciences Undergraduate , Sheffield Hallam University, 2014-2018.
PhD Strasbourg University 1998
M.Phil Manchester University 2011
Eng. D. Cranfield Univerrsity, 2012
Fluid Dynamics especially analysis of Turbulence and Multiphase Flows, and including free and moving boundaries.
Computation / Numerical Techniques including Finite Elements / Finite Differences / Finite volume / Boundary Elements / Stochastic models / Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics / Lattice Boltzmann techniques
Computational Fluid Dynamics including use of in-house and commercial packages including CFX and OpenFOAM.
Wave Impacts; Coastally Trapped Waves
Mathematical finance including Monte Carlo and evolutionary algorithmic methods for pricing financial derivatives, portfolio evaluation.
Also interested in novel assessment methods for degree-level mathematics and other pedagogical issues.
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Other academic activities
Consultant for LTSN HELM (Helping Everyone Learn Mathematics) project (Loughborough University). 2004-2006
Consultant for LTSN mathtutor project (University of Leeds) 2004 - 2006.
SIGMA mentor 2012