Professor Anthony Mulholland
BSc, MSc, PhD
- Ultrasound, mathematics, fractals, stochastic, materials, manufacturing, modelling
Professor/Head of DepartmentDepartment of Engineering Mathematics
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. 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 was elected as Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in 2011. 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, this device has now been manufactured.
Current PhD Students
Current Postdoctoral Researchers
2019-2027 EPSRC EP/S023879/1, Centre for Doctoral Training, "Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE)", CI.
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
05/01/2023 to 04/01/2025
01/01/2021 to 30/09/2023
01/09/2019 to 31/07/2021
- Conference paper
Real-time grain orientation mapping of anisotropic media for improved ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation
- Conference paper
Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences
Real-time super-resolution mapping of locally anisotropic grain orientations for ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation of crystalline material
Neural Computing and Applications