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Dr Martin Homer

Dr Martin Homer

Dr Martin Homer
BA, MSc, PhD(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Applied nonlinear mathematics

Office 2.38
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5607

Research summary

My main research interest is mathematical modelling of real-world systems, in a wide range of application areas from engineering to the life sciences. I am an expert in the theory and computation of nonlinear dynamical systems, especially those that are nonsmooth. 

Current research problems include:

  • Hearing mechanisms in mammals and insects,
  • Collective behaviour of insect swarms,
  • High-speed atomic force microscopy,
  • Temperature-mediated architectural adaptations of plants,
  • Noise and vibration in gearboxes and other mechanical systems,
  • Cellular dynamics of intestinal crypts,
  • AMR in gonorrhoea,
  • Dynamical systems approaches to complexity sciences,
  • Smart materials.

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I am a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director in the Department of Engineering Mathematics, and a member of the Applied Nonlinear Mathematics research group.


PhD (1999) Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol
MSc in Advanced Fluid Dynamics (1995) School of Mathematics, University of Bristol.
BA Mathematics (1994) St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.

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