• United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

1995 …2022
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Personal Statement

Prof Mulholland has published over 100 papers in applied mathematics, particularly in the modelling of ultrasonic devices and systems. In the last five years he has helped to secure over £10 million of external funding and this has allowed him to create a research group in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He has been funded by EPSRC on several grants (EP/K028049/1, EP/K014250/1, EP/I019731, EP/F017421, EP/E018858, GR/S31235, GR/N27644, GR/N02207, EP/L022125/1) and by industry partners such as the National Nuclear Laboratory, Rolls-Royce, Serco Assurance (Risley), Shell, Weidlinger Associates, BP, GSK, Astra Zeneca and Doosan Power Systems. He plays the leading role in the modelling developments in the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering (CUE) at Strathclyde University (www.cue.ac.uk). CUE has world class facilities and a vibrant research environment, including around 90 researchers with backgrounds in engineering, chemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics, physics, material science and computing. CUE is a leading partner in the UK National Centre for Research in Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE), the other founder members being the universities of Imperial, Bath, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham and Warwick (www.rcnde.ac.uk). He was elected as Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in 2011. He has undertaken various leadership roles within the academic community, was the Vice Dean for Knowledge Exchange in the Faculty of Science from 2010 to 2015, and is currently Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He now has a substantial portfolio of management responsibilities and led the development of the Knowledge Exchange arm of the University’s Strategic Plan in 2010. During this period the university has been recognised for its engagement with industry firstly by the THES award for the University of the Year in 2012 and subsequently as the THES Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013.  He has collaborations throughout the US and Europe, and is a member of a French GDR network in Ultrasonics.    He was elected on to the council of the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry in 2016.  He was the first person to conceive of a fractal ultrasonic transducer and, after producing a series of mathematical papers that showed the potential in such technology, these devices are now being manufactured. 

Current PhD Students

Russel Niven

Joe Pettigrew

Ebrahem Algehyne

Jamie Cowley

Majid Alharbi

Marcus Ingram

Haoyu Fang

Ainsley Miller

Current Postdoctoral Researchers

Katy Tant

Stephen Agimelen

Euan Barlow

Recent Grants

2016-2020  EPSRC EP/P005268/1, £516K, “iNEED (including Non-destructive Evaluation in Engineered Design).” PI.

2017-2018  Wellcome Trust £41.5K, “Marchenko medical ultrasound imaging: translating Geophysical imaging to Medical Science.” CI.

2014-2020 EPSRC Grant EP/L022125/1, £10.8M "UK Research Centre in Non-Destructive Testing (RCNDE)" CI.


2012-2015  EPSRC Grant EP/K014250/1    £3.1M "Intelligent Decision Support and Control Technologies for Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals and Fine
Chemicals" CI.

2011-2014    EPSRC Grant EP/1019731/1 £263,700 “New Methods for Ultrasonic NDE of Difficult Materials.” CI.


2008 – 2012    EPSRC Grant EP/F017421/1  £947,712 “Generation, Detection and Analysis of Optimally Coded Ultrasonic  Waveform systems.” CI.


2007 – 2010    EPSRC Grant EP/E018858/1   £458,463“Systems risks in information-rich environments.” CI.

2005 – 2008    EPSRC Grant EP/C540387/1 £84,835    “Real-time monitoring of bioprocesses using in situ non-linear active acoustic methods.” CI.


2003 – 2007    EPSRC Grant GR/S31235/01   £424,396 “A New Range of Ultrasonic Transducers using Dispersed Phase Materials.” CI.


2001 – 2005    EPSRC Grant GR/N27644/01   £480,862 “New Generation of Ultrasonic Systems.'' CI.

 2001 – 2004    EPSRC Grant GR/N02207  £149,379 “Realising the Potential of the Dielectric Approach to Non-Destructive  Examination of Adhesive Bonded Structures.” CI.



 

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Projects 2004 2022

Research Output 1995 2018

1 Citations

A pipe organ-inspired ultrasonic transducer

Walker, A. J. & Mulholland, A. J., 1 Dec 2018, In : IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics. 82, 6, p. 1135-1150 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ultrasonic transducers
Transducer
Pipe
Electrostatics
Transmission Line
1 Citations

A transdimensional Bayesian approach to ultrasonic travel-time tomography for non-destructive testing

Tant, K. M. M., Galetti, E., Mulholland, A. J., Curtis, A. & Gachagan, A., 29 Jun 2018, In : Inverse Problems. 34, 9, 29 p., 095002

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Travel Time
Travel time
Tomography
Nondestructive examination
Bayesian Approach

Thesis

Dictionary learning for scalable sparse image representation

Author: Begovic, B., 1 Feb 2013

Supervisor: Stankovic, V. (Supervisor) & Mulholland, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Mathematical model based methods for characterising defects within ultrasonic non destructive evaluation

Author: Cunningham, L., 1 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Mulholland, A. (Supervisor) & Langer, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Prizes

Activities 2003 2019

Invited Talk: Inverse Problems in Manufacturing, Robotics, and the Nuclear Industry

Mulholland, A. (Speaker)
17 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Invited Talk: The Life and Works of Lewis Fry Richardson

Mulholland, A. (Speaker)
5 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk