# Dr Katarzyna Kowal

**Lecturer**(Mathematics)

**telephone**:
01413307705

**email**:
Katarzyna.Kowal@glasgow.ac.uk

## Biography

## Research interests

I am an applied mathematician who uses mathematical modelling, computations and laboratory experiments to understand a broad range of industrial, biological, environmental and geophysical processes.

### Research groups

## Grants

- Royal Society Research Grant RG/R1/241306
- EPSRC NIA EP/Y021959/1
- Innovate UK AKT #1308
- COSE Rewards for Excellence
- L'Oreal-UNESCO FWIS

## Supervision

#### Current PhD Students

- Haolin Yang
- Joseph Ijuptil Kwajighu
- Tanisha Kumari
- Hessah Almaaz
- Zubaydah Alotaibi

#### Prospective PhD Students

I am currently looking for PhD students.

Possible PhD projects involve mathematical modelling and analysis (theoretical/computational) of various geophysical, industrial or environmental phenomena, including, for example:

- Ice sheet dynamics (the fluid mechanics of ice sheets, subglacial processes, including basal lubrication, ice-ocean interactions, ice sheet stability)
- Viscous fingering instabilities
- The fluid mechanics of additive manufacturing/3D printing (thermocapillary effects, rapid solidification)
- Fluid-structure interaction
- Thin-film flow
- Thermocapillary convection
- Flows involving phase change (solidification of fluids, morphological instabilities)

Prospective applicants should contact me at katarzyna.kowal@glasgow.ac.uk to discuss possibilities.

**Almaaz**, Hessah Motlaq K

Interfacial fluid mechanics: mathematical modelling and applications**Alotaibi**, Zubaydah Naif F

Pilot-wave hydrodynamics: modelling and computation**Joseph**, Ijuptil

Mathematical Modelling of Active Fluids**Kumari**, Tanisha

The mathematics of glacial ice sheets and their role in the changing climate