## Dr Angela Mihai

### Overview

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 involves the integration of tools from several disciplines, including mathematics and mechanics of solids, modelling and analysis of transport processes in materials, numerical analysis and optimization of differential equations, and scientific computing.

#### Research Group

#### Teaching

**Autumn Semester**

MA2700 Numerical Analysis II

**Spring Semester**

MA4012 Finite Elasticity

#### SIAM-UKIE

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

### Publications

### Research

#### Grants

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

#### Invited Talks (with financial support)

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 Organisation

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

### Postgraduate Students

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

### Biography

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 Durham University.

Currently, I am a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the Cardiff School of Mathematics, Cardiff University. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Strathclyde in Glasgow.

I am the faculty adviser for the Cardiff University Student Chapter of SIAM, further details of which can be found at the SIAM Chapter webpage, and also the organizer of the Applied Mathematics seminar programme.

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 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.