Dr Robert Teed
 Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (Mathematics)
telephone:
0141 330 5674
email:
Robert.Teed@glasgow.ac.uk
Room 424, School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Glasgow, University Place, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Biography
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Sept 2017  : Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow

Oct 2014  Aug 2017: Research Associate, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

Sept 2011  Sept 2014: Research Associate, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds

Oct 2007  July 2011: PhD in Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds (Thesis title: The effects of zonal flow on rapidly rotating convection in planetary interiors)

Oct 2002  June 2006: MMath in Maths & Physics, Dept. of Mathematics, University of York
Research interests

Magnetohydrodynamics

Dynamo theory

Convection in astrophysical and geophysical bodies

The geodynamo and other planetary dynamos

The solar dynamo and solar cycle
Research summary:
My research involves the theoretical/numerical modelling of fluid systems in the presence of rotation and magnetic fields. To do this I use various numerical techniques (and computer power) to solve the equations relevant to fluid dynamics and magnetic field generation.
This research is primarily motivated by a desire to better understand the fluid dynamics  including convection processes  and magnetic field generation  the 'dynamo process'  within planets and stars. In particular, numerical simulations are able to provide insight into the dynamics of the chaotic fluid regions (e.g. Earth's liquid iron outer core, the solar convection zone, and planetary atomspheres) where magnetic fields are generated.
If you are a prospective PhD student and would like to know more about possible projects in my research area, then please look at the 'Supervision' section below.
Research units
 Continuum Mechanics
 Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
Supervision
Potential PhD projects:
 Modelling the force balance in planetary dynamos.
This project would involve working with existing numerical code to perform simulations of the dynamics within Earth's core and planetary atmospheres. The importance of different forces (e.g. Coriolis, Lorentz, viscous forces) determine the dynamics, the dynamo regime, and hence the morphology and strength of the magnetic field that is produced.  Identifying waves in dynamo models.
This project would involve using existing (and developing new) techniques to isolate and study MHD waves in numerical calculations. Various classes of waves exist and may play a role in the dynamo process and/or help us better understand changes in the magnetic field.  The effects of magnetic fields on zonal flows in planetary interiors.
This project would involve analytical and numerical solutions of equations governing (magneto)convection in simplified geometries. For example, the Jovian atmosphere can be modelled using plane or annular geometries which simplfy the solutions to the governing equations. It would be good to better understand how magnetic fields of different morphology can affect the zonal flows visible on Jupiter's surface.  Modelling the solar dynamo and solar cycle.
This project would require working with simulations to look at the roles shear flow and helicity could play in generating magnetic field and producing the 11year solar cycle.
If you are a prospective PhD student and would like to know more about these projects, then please get in touch with me: Robert.Teed@glasgow.ac.uk.
Current PhD students:
 Hunter, Emma
Numerical simulations of planetary and stellar dynamos  Sarwar, Ayesha
The zoo of stellar and planetary dynamos
Teaching
Current teaching:
Mathematics 2A: Multivariable Caluclus (Moodle page) (2022)
Previous teaching:
Mathematics 1 (20192022)
3H/S Mathematical Methods (20172019)
5M Applied Mathematical Methods (SMSTC) (20172019)
Tutor for courses (past and present):
 Mathematics 1, Mathematics 1X, Mathematics 1Y;
 Mathematics 2A, Mathematics 2B;
 3H/3S Mathematical Methods, 3H/3Q: Mechanics of Rigid and Deformable Bodies, 3H/3U Methods in Complex Analysis, 3H/3V Dynamical Systems;
 4H/5E Partial Differential Equations;
 5M Applied Mathematical Methods (SMSTC).