Dr Radostin Simitev
- Reader (Mathematics)
Mathematics and Statistics
University of Glasgow
My research interests are in two distinct branches of Applied Mathematics. I have an active interest in Mathematical Physiology, in particular, the application of non-linear analysis, singular perturbation and asymptotic methods to study the properties of electrical waves in cardiac tissue and other excitable media. The other major direction of my research is Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics. In this area, I use a combination of analytical techniques and carefully designed numerical experiments to study convection in rotating systems and self-consistent hydromagnetic dynamo action. This research is motivated by applications to geo-, planetary, Solar and stellar magnetism.
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Simitev, R.D. and Biktashev, V.N. (2011) Asymptotics of conduction velocity restitution in models of electrical excitation in the heart. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 73(1), pp. 72-115. (doi:10.1007/s11538-010-9523-6)
Simitev, R.D. (2011) Double-diffusive convection in a rotating cylindrical annulus with conical caps. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 186(3-4), pp. 183-190. (doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2011.04.007)
Simitev, R. and Busse, F.H. (2009) Bistability and hysteresis of dipolar dynamos generated by turbulent convection in rotating spherical shells. Europhysics Letters, 85(1), p. 19001. (doi:10.1209/0295-5075/85/19001)
Biktashev, V.N., Suckley, R., Elkin, Y.E. and Simitev, R.D. (2008) Asymptotic analysis and analytical solutions of a model of cardiac excitation. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 70(2), pp. 517-554. (doi:10.1007/s11538-007-9267-0)
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- EPSRC, Centre for Multiscale Soft Tissue Mechanics with applications to heart and cancer, R Ogden (PI), X Luo, N Hill, D Husmeier, RD SIMITEV (CI at 6%), P Stewart, C Berry, G Smith, M Olson, H Yin, R Insall, M Chaplain, S McDougall, P Watton, 2016 – 2019 (£ 2,498,870).
- Edinburgh Mathematical Society (£1,600) and Glasgow Mathematical Journal Research Fund (£1,000), STFC (£2,000) - Conference Support Grants for organising UK MHD 2016, (total awarded £4,600).
- The Carnegie Trust, Carnegie Research Grant, CI (PI - D MacTaggart), 2015 - 2016, (£ 4,900).
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Travel and Subsistence Grant, 2015 (£2,800).
- The Carnegie Trust, Carnegie Research Grant, CI (PI - D MacTaggart), 2014, (£ 1,000).
- London Mathematical Society (£3,000), Edinburgh Mathematical Society (£1,000) and Glasgow Mathematical Journal Research Fund (£2,000), STFC (£1,000) - Conference Support Grants for organising UK MHD 2013, (total awarded £7,000).
- Leverhulme Trust, Research Project Grant, PI, 2013-2015, £147,661.
- University of Glasgow, College of Science and Engineering, Small Equipment Grant, 2013, £10,222.
- NASA Science Mission Directorate, Computing Resources Grant, joint with N. Mansour and G. Guerrero,approx $30,000, 2013.
- University of Glasgow, Lord Kelvin and Adam Smith Scholarship, joint with M. Cartmell, A.~Workman, A. Rankin, 2013-2016, £131,360.
- University of Glasgow, College of Science and Engineering, Research Fund, PI, 2012, £4,802.
- Royal Society, Research Grant, PI, 2011-2012, £12,715.
- Royal Society, International Joint Project, CI, joint with X. Luo, N.A. Hill, A. van Hirtum, 2011-2013, £12,000.
- EPSRC KTA (Knowledge Transfer Application Grant)}, CI, joint with X. Luo, Devro Scotland plc, 2011, £ 39,269.
- NORDITA Sweden, Subsistence and Conference Fees Grant, PI, 2011, £2,230.
- CTR Stanford, Subsistence and Conference Fees Grant}, PI, 2010, £3,000.
- Edinburgh Mathematical Society, Research and Visitor Grant, PI, 2010, £500.
- USA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),"Living with a star" Research Grant, PI: F.H. Busse (UCLA, USA),Collaborators: R. Simitev, A. Kosovitchev, A. Brandenburg, 2009-2014, $657,100.
- Edinburgh Mathematical Society, Research and Visitor Grant, PI, 2009, £800.
- Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Subsistence and Conference Grant, PI, 2009, £450.
- Royal Society,Conference Grant, PI,2008, £1,100.
- Kavli Institute of Theoretial Physics, Santa Barbara, Subsistence and Conference Fees Grant, PI, 2008, £850.
- British Council, Paris,International Travel and Research Grant, PI, joint with A. Van Hirtum, X. Luo, N.A. Hill, 2008--2010, £4,800.
- Royal Society, Conference Grant}, PI, 2007, £960.
- Royal Society, International Outgoing Travel Grant, PI, 2007, £930.
Current PhD students
Ameneh Asgari Targhi (Nonlinear dynamics and control of the electrophysiology of atrial fibbrillation)
Muhamad Bin Noor Aziz (Efficient asymptotic-numerical methods for cardiac electrophysiology)
- Numerical Methods (Level 4)
- Mathematics 2A (Level 2)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Member of the EPSRC Associate Peer Review College (2016 - ).
- Visiting Research Scholar at Stanford University (2012).
- External Examiner of Honours Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of St Andrews, UK (2014 - ).