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Dr Angela Mihai


Dr Angela Mihai Position: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics Email:
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75570
Fax: +44(0)29 208 74199
Extension: 75570
Location: M/2.14

Research Interest

My research is in the area of applied and computational mathematics at the interface with physical sciences and engineering disciplines. In particular, my research focus is on the rigorous mathematical modelling and numerical analysis of damage in structural and solid mechanics, including multiscale modelling, limit states analysis, and computational simulation for applications. Due to its economic impact, the development of robust and accurate methods to predict the appearances and progress of structural and material damage is of strategic importance and of long-term scientific interest. My work in this area is both theoretical and computational in nature and includes:
- Methods in applied mathematics;
- Mathematics and mechanics of deformable solids and structures;
- Mathematical and computational modelling in science and engineering;
- Numerical analysis of differential equations;
- Finite element simulation.

Research Group

Applied and Computational Mathematics



Autumn Semester
MA2700 Numerical Analysis II

Spring Semester
MA1300 Mechanics I

MA4012 Finite Elasticity

Other Professional Activities

Secretary & Treasurer of SIAM-UKIE, April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2016

Organiser of the Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar Programme




Grants Awarded

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) First Grant EP/M011992/1, April 2015 - March 2017.

IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications) Small Grant SGS10/13, April 2013.

Invited Talks (with financial support)

Applied Mathematics Seminar, University of Manchester, England, April 2015.

LMS Prospects in Mathematics, University of Oxford, England, December 2014.

Numerical Analysis Seminar, University of Bath, England, December 2014.

LMS-WIMCS Applied Analysis Day, Aberystwyth University, Wales, May 2014.

Newport & District Materials Society, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), Cardiff University, Wales, March 2014.

Mechanics Research Seminar, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, University of Durham, England, February 2014.

Mechanics of Fibre-Reinforced Materials: Theory and Applications, EUROMECH (European Mechanics Society) Colloquium 551, University of Nottingham, England, September 2013.

Scientific Meetings Organised

The 19th SIAM-UKIE Annual Meeting, jointly with E. Süli (University of Oxford), F. Tisseur (University of Manchester), M. Freitag (University of Bath), University of Bath, January 8, 2015.

Frontiers in Mathematical Mechanical Biology Minisymposium, jointly with A. Goriely and D.
Moulton (University of Oxford), BAMC (British Applied Mathematics Colloquium), Cardiff University, April
28-30, 2014.

The weekly Applied Mathematics Seminars and Collaborative Workshops, School of Mathematics,
Cardiff University, 2013 - 2015.

Postgraduate Students

PhD Studentship -  A 3.5 years research studentship is available for a PhD study in the area of ‘Elastic Analysis of Biogenic Cellular Structures’ under the supervision of Dr Angela Mihai at the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University, starting in October 2015. Please enquire.

Khulud Alayyash - PhD candidate, Thesis title: Deformation and Collapse in Cellular Structures of Non-Linear Elastic Material, Cardiff School of Mathematics, April 2013 - Present.


I am a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University, since October 2011. Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Strathclyde in Glasgow. I hold a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest, Romania, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and a DPhil in Numerical Analysis from the University of Durham.

Since May 2012, I am the faculty adviser for the Cardiff University Student Chapter of SIAM.

In March 2014, I was elected the Secretary & Treasurer of the UK & Republic of Ireland Section of SIAM (SIAM-UKIE) for the period April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2016.


SIAM-UKIE New Media to Help Increase Impact of Members' Activities in the Wider Community.

SIAM Chapter

First Meeting of Cardiff SIAM Student Chapter

SIAM News: Cardiff First SIAM Chapter Day

Prizes, Awards and Scholarships

Postdoctoral Researcher Prize, UK Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering, 2006.

The Euan Squires Memorial Prize, University of Durham, UK, 2003.

Student Presentation Prize, UK & Republic of Ireland Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2002.

Shell Centenary Scholarship, Shell Group & Cambridge University Trust, 1999-2000.