New George Sinclair Chair of Mathematics

Published: 27 March 2012

World-leading expert on theoretical solid mechanics, Professor Raymond Ogden FRS, is to rejoin the University of Glasgow.

World-leading expert in theoretical solid mechanics, Professor Raymond Ogden FRS, is to rejoin the University of Glasgow to take up the George Sinclair Chair of Mathematics from 1st October 2012.

Ray Ogden graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class degree in Mathematics and gained his PhD in Applied Mathematics, specializing in Solid Mechanics, from Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, also at Cambridge University.

He has held appointments as Science Research Council Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, Lecturer/Reader in Mathematics at the University of Bath, Professor of Mathematics at Brunel University, George Sinclair Professor of Mathematics, University of Glasgow (1984-2010) and 6th Century Chair in Solid Mechanics, University of Aberdeen (2010-2012), and returns to the University of Glasgow as George Sinclair Professor of Mathematics in October this year.  He was also Head of the Mathematics Department, University of Glasgow from 1986 to 1994.

Professor Nicholas Hill, Head of the School of Mathematics & Statistics welcomed the appointment:

“Professor Ray Ogden is an internationally-renowned expert in theoretical Solid Mechanics and its many applications, who has influenced several generations of researchers. His work ranges from a 'classical' description of rubbers (known as Ogden materials), that are used in engineering computer software programmes, to understanding how the latest smart materials work. His mathematical modelling of biological materials, such as the responses of the walls of large arteries to the forces generated by the beating heart, underpins the latest developments in the search for diagnostic tests and patient-specific treatments of cardiovascular diseases. He is a major addition to the University's research groups in Applied Mathematics, and his appointment emphasizes the University's commitment to world-class innovation in Science, Engineering and Medicine.”

First published: 27 March 2012

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