Dr Angela Mihai

Dr Angela Mihai

Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

School of Mathematics

+44 (0)29 2087 5570
M/2.14, 2nd Floor, Mathematics Institute, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
Available for postgraduate supervision

Groups and networks

Research interests

  • Mathematics and mechanics of solids and structures
  • Mathematical modelling of soft materials
  • Numerical analysis and scientific computing

Career overview

I received my DPhil for research in Numerical Analysis from the University of Durham, UK, in 2005, then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Strathclyde, Cambridge, and Oxford, where I developed my expertise in the Mathematics of Solids. I have been on the faculty of the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University since 2011, and a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) in Applied Mathematics since 2016.

Honours and awards

  • Outstanding Contribution Award, Cardiff University, 2015

Professional memberships

Committees and reviewing

I am fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. My teaching at Cardiff University is in Applied Mathematics, and includes:

  • Finite Elasticity (22 lectures + 11 example classes)
    • MSc, Year 4 Mathematics
  • Numerical Analysis  (22 lectures + 6 example classes)
    • Year 2 Mathematics
  • Student projects
    • MSc, Year 4 & Year 3 Mathematics

My research is in applied and computational mathematics at the interface with physical, engineering and life sciences. My primary expertise is in the mathematics and mechanics of solids, including multiscale modelling, limit states analysis, optimisation, and computer simulations for applications. Important application fields include engineering,  biomechanics, and materials science.

Researchers supervised