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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.
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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
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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1/07/19 → 31/12/27
Project: Research - Studentship
Ferguson, A. S., Mulholland, A. J., Tant, K. M. M. & Foondun, M., 31 Jul 2023, In: Wave Motion. 120, 15 p., 103138.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Ferguson, A. S., Tant, K. M. M. & Mulholland, A. J., 12 Nov 2021, 2021 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, p. 1-4 4 p. (IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution book
Data for: "Fusion of laser diffraction and chord length distribution data for estimation of particle size distribution using multi-objective optimisation"
Agimelen, O. S. (Creator), Ferreira, C. S. (Data Collector), Ahmed, B. (Data Collector), Cardona Amengual, J. (Data Collector), Chen, Y. (Contributor), Tachtatzis, C. (Contributor), Florence, A. (Contributor), Andonovic, I. (Contributor), Sefcik, J. (Contributor) & Mulholland, A. (Contributor), University of Strathclyde, 13 Sept 2018
Anthony Mulholland (Speaker)5 Mar 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Anthony Mulholland (Speaker)17 Jan 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk