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My first degree, awarded 1977, was in Pure and Applied Mathematics, at Sheffield University. I was fortunate enough to stay on and complete a one-year Masters Degree in Industrial Applied Mathematics, held jointly at Sheffield and Hull Universities, with funding from the Science Research Council. This led to a further two years funding for a PhD, based on a topic in aerodynamics, concerning the movement and deposition of ice from freezing fog. Subsequently, and in order to complete my PhD work, I held the post of Postdoctoral Research assistant in the Department of The Science of Materials in the Materials department at the University of Sheffield, where I completed work relating to the propagation of cracks in pressure vessels in the nuclear industry, funded by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate.

I have been a lecturer, mainly in mathematics, since 1982, having worked in colleges of FE in Andover, Doncaster and Sheffield, and in higher education since 1987, in London and Huddersfield. Because of my background in the application of mathematics, I have always favoured teaching engineering and technical students. During my time at Huddersfield I have supervised PhD studies in both Geography and Engineering, in which mathematical models were applied.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Flow of droplets of supercooled water (freezing fog) around obstacles 
  • Dislocation Theory
  • Finite Element Methods in relation to Stress Analysis and Fracture Mechanics 
  • Groundwater contamination and river pollution 
  • Application of computational mathematics inc. heat transfer, aerodynamics, groundwater flow, stress analysis and electrostatics 
  • Design and analysis of an ecologically sound hull for boats on inland waterways 

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Research Output

  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article

Comparison of operational effectiveness of a turbocharger volute

Zala, K., Asim, T., Baker, P., Ubbi, K. & Mishra, R., 16 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop and Congress on eMaintenance: Trends in Technologies & methodologies, challenges, possibilites and applications. Arranz, M. C. & Karim, R. (eds.). p. 33-36 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Extension of an Analytical Method for Novel Volute Design

    Baker, P., 14 Jun 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Comparison of operational effectiveness of a turbocharger volute

    Karina Zala (Speaker), Taimoor Asim (Speaker), Paul Baker (Speaker), Kuldip Ubbi (Speaker), Rakesh Mishra (Speaker)
    15 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk