Projects per year
I am an applied mathematician by training with expertise at the interface of mathematical modelling, applied analysis and theoretical physics. I primarily specialise in the mathematics and modelling of nematic liquid crystals and partially ordered materials, including their applications in industry. My research programme has four essential strands - (i) analysis of continuum theories for liquid crystals and soft materials; (ii) multiscale theories that focus on the relationship between microscopic and macroscopic continuum approaches; (iii) non-equilibrium phenomena e.g. switching processes and transition pathways between metastable states and (iv) modelling of soft-matter based applications in industry and technology, with emphasis on geometry- and energy-driven pattern formation.
I have worked with researchers from different branches of mathematics e.g. pure and applied mathematics, numerical analysis, industrial mathematics. Given the inherently interdisciplinary nature of my research, I have worked with physicists, chemists and researchers from industry e.g. Merck Chemicals. I have collaborators all around the world e.g. Luxembourg, China, India, Chile, Mexico and the States and my work is currently funded by three separate international projects.
Prior to my appointment at Strathclyde, I have worked at the University of Bristol, University of Oxford and University of Bath. I was the Director for the Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics at Bath from 2018-2019, which is a University Research Centre focussed on interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics. I also led a Bath-Chile-Mexico network spanning four institutions and co-funding four international research workshops. I am currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Bath and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, where I have co-supervised graduate students. I am also a member of the Programme Committee of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh and a member of the Global Challenges Research Funding Strategic Advisory Group in the United Kingdom. I am deeply committed to applied mathematics in an interdisciplinary context and please feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com for research projects. PhD and postdoctoral opportunities.
1/04/21 → …
New Analytical Perspectives and Computational Methods for Nematic Solution Landscapes Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship (Y Han)
1/11/20 → 31/10/22
Project: Research Fellowship
Majumdar, A. & Zhang, L., 16 Jul 2020, In: SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics. 80, 4, p. 1678-1703 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)16 Downloads (Pure)
Discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods for the Landau-de Gennes minimization problem of liquid crystalsMaity, R. R., Majumdar, A. & Nataraj, N., 11 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis . 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Majumdar, Apala (Recipient), 1 Apr 2012
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Principal Organiser of ICMS Virtual Seminar Series on "Continuum Mechanics". Co-organiser: Mr Joseph Harris
Apala Majumdar (Participant)4 Dec 2020 → …
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › To be assigned
DST-UKIERI workshop on "Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Suspensions of Magnetic Nanoparticles, their Applications and Generalizations"
Apala Majumdar (Participant)19 Nov 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of special symposia