Dr. Martin Bees has been appointed to a Lectureship in Mathematical Biology at Surrey, starting 1 November 1998. Martin will be joining the new Group in Mathematical Biology and Physiology at Surrey led by Dr Peter Hydon. Martin received his PhD in 1996 from the University of Leeds, supervised by Dr Nick Hill in Applied Mathematics. Since then he has held Postdoctoral appointments at the University of Warwick, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and is presently a Research Assistant Professor in the Chaos and Turbulence Group at the Technical University of Denmark, and Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. His research interests include: plankton dynamics, bioconvection, bio-fluid dynamics, and the dynamics of gyrotactic swimming organisms.
David Wagg has recently moved to a new position at the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre at Bristol University. This is a three year research post to investigate Further developments in dynamic control of earthquake engineering facilities. The project is in collaboration with the Control Engineering Group led by Professor David Stoten, also at Bristol. The main aim of this project is to implement real time dynamic substructuring using the shaking table facility at Bristol.
David has just finished writing up his PhD Thesis Vibro-impact dynamics of engineering systems which was competed at the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics at University College London under the supervision of Professor Steven Bishop.
The University-funded PhD Studentship advertised previously in UK Nonlinear News was awarded to Francis R. Austin and he started on 1 October 1998. Francis received his BSc Degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia, and he recently completed the MSc Degree at King's College London. In fact, because of the background in analysis and topology of the candidate the project has been changed to Geometry and topology of the linearisation about patterns.