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Name Dr Isaac Chenchiah
Job title Senior Lecturer
Department School of Mathematics University of Bristol
Personal web page http://www.maths.bristol.ac.uk/~maivc
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Qualifications BTech (IIT Madras), MS (Caltech), PhD (Caltech)
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Keywords molecular and tissue biomechanics
bistable structures
microstructures in solids
phase transitions
elasticity
damage in solids
partial differential equations
calculus of variations
Areas of expertise Multi-phase solids have long been a research interest of mine. I have studied their evolution (in superalloys), equilibrium microstructures (in martensites) and the interaction of microstructure with damage.

Another area in which I have diverse interests is biomechanics, broadly understood. This includes the mechanics of plant structures, and of viruses but particularly biological growth both at the cellular and tissue level.