Mathematical Sciences

Department staff

Professor Phil McIver

Photo of Professor Phil McIver
  • 1972 - 1975 University of Liverpool, BSc Mathematics
  • 1975 - 1978 University of Liverpool, PhD Engineering Science
  • 1979 - 1985 University of Bristol, Research Assistant in the Department of Mathematics
  • 1985 - 1990 Brunel University, Lecturer in Mathematics
  • 1991 Loughborough University, Lecturer in Mathematics
  • 1992 - 1995 Loughborough University, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
  • 1995 - 2001 Loughborough University, Reader in Applied Mathematics
  • 2001 onwards Loughborough University, Professor of Applied Mathematics

My main research interests are in the area of wave interaction with structures and, in particular, scattering and radiation problems in water waves and acoustics. Some of the topics I have written papers on are listed below.

  • Time-domain interactions between water waves and structures
  • Wave propagation through doubly-periodic arrays
  • Uniqueness, trapped modes, and resonances in the water-wave problem
  • Scattering of water waves by large arrays of cylinders
  • Diffraction of waves by permeable and segmented barriers with application to the modelling of offshore breakwaters
  • The hydrodynamics of wave-power devices
  • Acoustic resonances in wave guides
  • The mathematical modelling of noise barriers

Professor McIver is a member of the editorial board of Applied Ocean Research and reviews papers for many other prestigious journals including the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A.

Teaching

In the academic year 2012-2013 my main teaching duties are as follows:

  • MAB156 Modelling with Differential Equations: Loughborough students can obtain further information from the LEARN server
  • MAB241 Complex Variables: Loughborough students can obtain further information from the LEARN server

Administration

In the academic year 2012-2013 my main administrative duties are as follows:

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
  • Publicity Officer for the Department of Mathematical Sciences.