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Dr Yasemin Sengul Tezel

Dr Yasemin Sengul Tezel

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

School of Mathematics

5.06, Abacws, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG


Research interests

  • Analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations
  • Nonlinear viscoelasticity
  • Strain-limiting theory of material response
  • Gradient flows
  • Solid mechanics
  • Calculus of variations

Research Groups


Dr. Şengül Tezel received her B.Sc. and M.S. degrees in 2005 and 2006, respectively, from the Department of Mathematics in Bilkent University, Turkey. She completed her D.Phil. in Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute in the University of Oxford, UK. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher between 2010 and 2011 in the University of Coimbra, Portugal. After working in the Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Özyeğin University, Turkey, and Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Sabancı University, Turkey, she joined Cardiff University, School of Mathematics in October 2021.







My research, in the most general terms, is on the analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications in material science and engineering. More specifically, I am interested in the modelling of material response from a classical point of view as well as using the recently developed implicit constitutive theory. I am also interested in the theory of gradient flows, infinite-dimensional dynamical systems, and calculus of variations.

Funded Projects

1. Heilbronn Small Grant (2022 - 2023)